Category Archives: DFA Articles

Educational articles written by professionals at Dimensional Fund Advisors (DFA).

The Devil Wears Nada – By Jim Parker

The Devil Wears Nada Written By: Jim Parker, Vice President - Dimensional Fund Advisors The global fashion industry is fickle by nature, pushing and then pulling trends to keep hapless consumers forever turning over their wardrobes. Much of the financial services industry works the same way. Fashion designers, manufacturers, and media operate by telling consumers…
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Is Gold Worth It’s Weight in a Portfolio? – By Bryan Harris

Is Gold Worth It's Weight in a Portfolio? Written By: Bryan Harris, Senior Editor – Dimensional Fund Advisors Is Gold Worth Its Weight in a Portfolio? During a weak global economy and uncertain financial markets, many investors tout the benefits of holding gold. Some proponents claim that gold deserves a significant weighting in most investors’…
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2013 Review: Economy & Markets

2013 Review: Economy & Markets Written By: Bryan Harris, Senior Editor - Dimensional Fund Advisors The financial markets encountered strong headwinds but little turbulence on the way to a record-setting year. 2013 has been described as a “year about nothing.” In reality, a lot happened—but nothing could challenge the market’s profitable run. Investors shrugged off…
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