Dimensional Fund Advisors

by Anonymous Questions | January 13, 2014 9:29 pm

Anyone have an opinion on Dimensional Fund Advisors? Any input would be appreciated! Thanks!

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  1. Adam S. Drake, CFA
    Jan 15 2014, 10:16:48 am

    Dimensional Fund Advisors (DFA), overall, offers some excellent, low-cost mutual funds. The firm is known for applying academic research to its investment strategy. The funds are index-like, meaning they follow broad asset classes without individual stock picking. They do not, however, follow well know indexes like S&P or Russell. One limitation is that their funds can only be bought or sold through financial advisors that have been approved to work with DFA. I’ve been working with DFA funds for about 9 years.

  2. Todd Moerman, Integrity Investment Advisors
    Jan 16 2014, 11:08:27 am

    Here is some detailed information about Dimensional (DFA) vs. Vanguard. Both are great companies with different philosophies about how to build portfolios.
    DFA funds are no-load (commission-free), low cost, very diversified, and tax-efficient. They provide a much broader and deeper coverage of the global markets than other mutual funds. DFA currently manages about $332 Billion in assets. DFA funds focus on “factor investing”. They have enhanced the 3 factor model into the 4 factor model (market factor (beta), small cap factor, value factor and direct profitability factor). They also use momentum as a trading strategy. This is very different than the Vanguard strategy.
    Read more –
    http://www.integrityia.com/index.php/why-dfa-funds-vs-vanguard
    http://online.barrons.com/article/SB50001424053111904742804579284652021894432.html
    http://online.barrons.com/article/SB50001424052748704329604578636040239374904.html
    I hope this helps. Good luck.

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