Monday, March 27, 2017Derick Kann
What Are Required Minimum Distributions? Required Minimum Distributions are distributions required to be taken annually from traditional IRAs and employer-sponsored retirement plans after you reach age 70.5. You can always take more out of your IRAs and retirement plans in any given year, but you must take at the veryRead More
Wednesday, March 22, 2017IFA.tv
In Part Two of Mark Hebner's interview with Dimensional Fund Advisors' Co-CEO and Co-CIO Eduardo Repetto, Eduardo talks about his responsibilities at Dimensional.
Wednesday, March 22, 2017Derick Kann
Many investors receive company stock or stock options from their employer as part of their overall compensation. What may seem like a small part of their overall portfolio, company stock can become a much larger part of an investor’s overall assets as time goes on, thus potentially exposing them toRead More
Tuesday, March 14, 2017IFA.tv
Mark Hebner sits down with Dimensional Fund Advisors' Co-CEO and Co-CIO Eduardo Repetto. Eduardo explains to Mark how Dimensional approaches finance.
Tuesday, March 14, 2017Dimensional Fund Advisors
Trivia time: how many stocks make up the Wilshire 5000 Total Market Index (a widely used benchmark for the US equity market)? While the logical guess might be 5,000, as of December 31, 2016, the index actually contained around 3,600 names. In fact, the last time this index contained 5,000Read More
Wednesday, March 8, 2017IFA.tv
The Index Funds Investing Kit provides three tools that will explain how to properly and prudently invest, the failure of active management, the sources of stock market returns, and the random nature of stock market prices. Learn to invest and relax!
Wednesday, March 8, 2017Tom Allen and Mark Hebner
Since the firm’s founding in 1999, investor education has been one of the cornerstones of our business model. Understanding the link between investment knowledge and risk capacity, our commitment to providing empirical insight to how financial markets work makes our clients better investors, able to handle a higher capacity forRead More
Monday, March 6, 2017Tom Allen and Mark Hebner
Back in 2007, Warren Buffett made a $1 Million bet with Ted Seides from Protégé Partners that a simple index fund will outperform hedge funds over the subsequent 10-year period. We have covered the story of this wager over time here and here. Armed with the Vanguard S&P 500 IndexRead More
Friday, March 3, 2017IFA.tv
One of numerous studies to show how hard it is to identify in advanced a fund manager that will outperform over the long-term was conducted by Cambridge Judge Business School in 2014.
Wednesday, March 1, 2017Tom Allen and Mark Hebner
We often remind our readers that when dealing with random variables, like returns in the market, it is crucial that you are able to speak the language of statistics, which we call Riskese. In the world of random variables, there is no “black” or “white.”Read More