KEY TAKEAWAYS Financial journalists periodically stoke investors' record-high anxiety by suggesting the laws of physics apply to financial markets—that what goes up must come down.But shares are not heavy objects kept aloft through strenuous effort. They are perpetual claim tickets on companies' earnings and dividends.If stocks have a positive expected return, reaching record highs with some frequency is exactly the outcome we would expect. Read the full article by Dimensional VP … [Read more...] about All-Time-High Anxiety
Investors may wonder whether stock returns will suffer if inflation keeps rising. Here's some good news: Inflation isn't necessarily bad news for stocks. Read Dimensional Funds's recent article, "Will Inflation Hurt Stock Returns? Not Necessarily." HERE. History shows that stocks tend to outpace inflation over time. DISCLOSURES The information in this document is provided in good faith without any warranty and is intended for the recipient's background information only. It does … [Read more...] about Will Inflation Hurt Stock Returns? Not Necessarily.
Investment opportunities exist all around the globe, but the randomness of global stock returns makes it exceedingly difficult to figure out which markets are likely to be outperformers. How should investors deal with this kind of uncertainty? Read Dimensional's article, "Which Country Will Outperform? Here's Why It Shouldn't Matter.," HERE. LEARN MORE One Pager: The Randomness of Global Stock Returns … [Read more...] about Which Country Will Outperform? Here’s Why It Shouldn’t Matter.
In the early months of the pandemic, markets struggled to understand how COVID-19 would affect the economy, and volatility went through the roof. Read Dimensional Funds Director and Consultant Kenneth French, PhD's article, "Equilibrium Markets in the Time of COVID" HERE. LEARN MORE Righting the Ship: One Year Later False Negatives and False Positives Do Downturns Lead to Down Years? … [Read more...] about Equilibrium Markets in the Time of COVID
The State of Investing: One Year Following COVID Market Lows THURSDAY, APRIL 812 PM AZ/2 PM ET Complimentary Online Public Forum Back by popular demand, Dimensional VP and special guest of Scottsdale Wealth Planning Joel Hefner will lead us in a thoughtful discussion and examination of the State of Investing following the 12-month period since Markets hit the "COVID Low" of March 2020. Together we will take a deep dive into what happened in the Markets, how Markets function, and … [Read more...] about Join Us for ONE YEAR INTO THE COVID MARKETS! Webcast
The anticipation building up to elections often brings with it questions about how financial markets will respond. But the outcome of an election is only one of many inputs to the market. Click HERE to explore Dimensional's interactive exhibit to examine market and economic data for nearly 100 years of US presidential terms. Past performance is no guarantee of future results. Investing risks include loss of principal and fluctuating value. There is no guarantee an investment … [Read more...] about How Much Impact Does the President Have on Stocks?