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Global Market Breakdown

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The Dimensional global market breakdown represents the value of capitalism among the U.S., International/Developed, and Emerging Markets around the world that Dimensional Fund Advisors considers within their investable universe. Investors can use the global market breakdown as a starting point in determining their overall equity asset allocation and then make adjustments as they see fit. IFA believes that deviating from the global market towards dimensions of higher expected return allows investors to more fully capture the benefits that markets provide. Nonetheless, the global market breakdown highlights the importance of global diversification, long-term discipline, and the power of markets.


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Source: Dimensional Fund Advisors LP.

Results shown during periods prior to each Index’s index inception date do not represent actual returns of the respective index. Other periods selected may have different results, including losses. Backtested index performance is hypothetical and is provided for informational purposes only to indicate historical performance had the index been calculated over the relevant time periods. Backtested performance results assume the reinvestment of dividends and capital gains.

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