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    The Performance of Late-Cycle Premiums

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    by Dimensional Fund Advisors — Thursday, February 25, 2021

    The media has been sharpening its focus on cycles lately, but not in anticipation of the Tour de France. Rather, the financial media’s spotlight is on ...Read More

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    FANMAG: Because FAANGs Are So Yesterday

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    by Dimensional Fund Advisors — Thursday, February 18, 2021

    A handful of large technology stocks have garnered attention for outsize returns in recent years. Collectively referred to by the FANMAG acronym, Facebook, ...Read More

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    Gauging Market Expectations?

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    by Dimensional Fund Advisors — Thursday, February 4, 2021

    A recent flurry of return spikes for a handful of US stocks has captivated investors and noninvestors alike. Wall Street news trending on social media even ...Read More

  • murray@ifa.com

    2020 Q4 Market Review

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    by Murray Coleman — Monday, January 18, 2021

    Patient investors who kept their tilts to small-cap and value stocks were rewarded in the year's final ...Read More

  • jackson

    The Right Thing, Not the Easy Thing

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    by Dimensional Fund Advisors — Wednesday, November 25, 2020

    New entrants into the field of systematic investing must look for ways to differentiate themselves. Impressive backtested performance is one way to stand out. ...Read More

  • murray@ifa.com

    2020 Q3 Market Review

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    by Murray Coleman — Tuesday, November 3, 2020

    IFA's stock and bond indexes kept gaining ground in the year's third quarter. Here's a breakdown of what took ...Read More

  • Dimensional Fund Advisors

    An Exceptional Value Premium

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    by Dimensional Fund Advisors — Friday, October 9, 2020

    It’s probably not news to most value investors that the value premium has struggled over the past decade. What might be news is just how extreme an ...Read More

  • Murray Coleman

    Bad Brokers

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    by Murray Coleman — Updated: Wednesday, June 17, 2020

    The list of misdeeds involves brokers from Merrill Lynch, Morgan Stanley, JPMorgan Chase and ...Read More

  • Murray Coleman

    Diary of a 'Reformed' Journalist

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    by Murray Coleman — Updated: Thursday, May 21, 2020

    I was trained as a journalist to approach any type of speculative claim with a high degree of skepticism. But it took years of sifting through a wealth of ...Read More

  • Jim Parker

    Sailing with the Tides

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    by Jim Parker — Updated: Thursday, April 30, 2020

    Embarking on a financial plan is like sailing around the world. The voyage won’t always go to plan, and there’ll be rough seas. But the odds of ...Read More

  • murray@ifa.com

    Fear, Greed and Knowledge

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    by Mark Hebner and Murray Coleman — Wednesday, April 8, 2020

    It might not seem intuitive, but this graph shows valuable discipline is when markets ...Read More

  • Mark Hebner

    Time for the Fire Drill

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    by Mark Hebner — Updated: Monday, February 10, 2020

    Most of us remember the days at school when we had our routine fire drill. The fire alarms around the school would ring, we would all calmly and collectedly ...Read More

  • Mark Hebner

    Standard Deviation

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    by Mark Hebner and Murray Coleman — Updated: Monday, January 13, 2020

    In the field of finance, standard deviation represents the risk associated with a security or the risk of a portfolio of ...Read More