Perspective on Premiums
Investors may be tempted to extrapolate recent returns into the future, which can lead them to abandon their investment philosophy at potentially inopportune times. While negative outcomes are disappointing, investors should view them with the proper perspective and stay the course.
2018 Market Review
Year-in-review features major headlines, performance data for world indices, and a market perspective for 2018. The text and graphics may be downloaded and adapted for client communication.
Where's the Value?
While never guaranteed, the value premium has historically had a greater chance of being positive the longer the time horizon observed. Periods of underperformance can happen, but a consistent approach that maintains emphasis on value stocks in all market environments may allow investors to more reliably capture the premium over the long run.
A Foundation Built on Great Ideas

Many of the greatest advancements in finance have come from academic research. Dimensional Fund Advisors is a pioneer in translating those discoveries into practical investment solutions for clients.

Dimensional Origins

Founder and Executive Chairman David Booth and others talk about the firm’s founding and its close ties to the academic community.

Becoming Dimensional

A brief introduction to Dimensional, this video highlights the firm’s academic roots and unique offering to clients.

Dimensional Investing

David Booth, Dave Butler, Eugene Fama, John McQuown, and Ken French explain the deep connections between academic finance and Dimensional’s approach to investing and how the firm’s focus on data and implementation, and its ability to adapt as research evolves, helps investors.

Dimensional's Trading Advantage

Dave Twardowski, PhD examines the pricing advantage that investors can get from Dimensional’s patient and flexible approach to trading.

Myron Scholes on Dimensional

Nobel prize winning economist Myron Scholes reflects on the beginnings of Dimensional and its unique approach to investing.

Applying Science to Investing

An introduction to Dimensional for investors, this video underscores how science has transformed every aspect of our lives, including investing.

Conversations with David Booth: John “Mac” McQuown

John “Mac” McQuown and David Booth discuss their history together, the evolution of finance, and Dimensional”s approach to investing.

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Pursuing a Better Investment Experience

Brochure features 10 decisions that can help investors target long-term wealth in the capital markets.

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2019 Matrix Book

The annual survey of investment performance draws on historical data to look beyond short-term market fluctuations and shed light on the dimensions that explain differences in returns.

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A Different Way to Invest

Presentation answers key questions many investors ask and highlights Dimensional‘s research-based approach to investing.

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Transforming Lives Through Financial Science

This four-page brochure offers an overview of Dimensional Investing and is designed to introduce the firm to investors.

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Putting Financial Science to Work

Brochure highlights Dimensional‘s view of markets and describes how the firm structures and implements strategies along the dimensions of expected returns.

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An Introduction to Dimensional Fund Advisors

A two-page introduction to Dimensional‘s philosophy, process and client-focused solutions.

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Mutual Fund Landscape 2019

2019 Report documents survivorship and performance in the US mutual fund industry and illustrates the impact of high fees and turnover on returns.

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The Evolution of Dimensional

David Booth reflects on how Dimensional has evolved with advances in financial science.

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Dimensional Research: Bridging the Gap between Academia and Investors

The intellectual curiosity and rigor of Dimensional‘s academic origins helps our Research team bring the latest advancements in financial science to life for clients.

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Under the Surface

Sophisticated systems and highly skilled people working with great efficiency and precision underpin every Dimensional fund. This Issue Brief provides an overview of Dimensional‘s operations.

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Bringing Academic Ideas to Life

David Booth congratulates Eugene Fama for being names a 2013 Nobel laureate and reflects on Dimensional’s history of putting financial science to work for investors.

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A Conversation Between David and Bob

David Booth sat down with Robert Merton, professor at the MIT Sloan School of Management, to discuss Merton’s illustrious career as an academic and practitioner and his involvement with Dimensional.