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Trending ETFs

Name

Price

Aum/Mkt Cap

YIELD

Exp Ratio

Watchlist

$29.62

$31.3 B

1.30%

$0.38

0.19%

Vitals

YTD Return

9.1%

1 yr return

-7.5%

3 Yr Avg Return

7.4%

5 Yr Avg Return

7.1%

Net Assets

$31.3 B

Holdings in Top 10

17.4%

52 WEEK LOW AND HIGH

$29.3
$25.47
$32.36

Expenses

OPERATING FEES

Expense Ratio 0.19%

SALES FEES

Front Load N/A

Deferred Load N/A

TRADING FEES

Turnover 5.00%

Redemption Fee N/A


Min Investment

Standard (Taxable)

$0

IRA

N/A


Fund Classification

Fund Type

Open End Mutual Fund


Name

Price

Aum/Mkt Cap

YIELD

Exp Ratio

Watchlist

$29.62

$31.3 B

1.30%

$0.38

0.19%

DFQTX - Profile

Distributions

  • YTD Total Return 9.1%
  • 3 Yr Annualized Total Return 7.4%
  • 5 Yr Annualized Total Return 7.3%
  • Capital Gain Distribution Frequency Annually
  • Net Income Ratio 1.29%
DIVIDENDS
  • Dividend Yield 1.3%
  • Dividend Distribution Frequency Quarterly

Fund Details

  • Legal Name
    DFA U.S. Core Equity II Fund
  • Fund Family Name
    Dimensional Fund Advisors
  • Inception Date
    Sep 15, 2005
  • Shares Outstanding
    N/A
  • Share Class
    Inst
  • Currency
    USD
  • Domiciled Country
    United States
  • Manager
    Jed Fogdall

Fund Description

To achieve the U.S. Core Equity 2 Portfolio’s investment objective, Dimensional Fund Advisors LP (the “Advisor”) implements an integrated investment approach that combines research, portfolio design, portfolio management, and trading functions. As further described below, the Portfolio’s design emphasizes long-term drivers of expected returns identified by the Advisor’s research, while balancing risk through broad diversification across 
companies and sectors. The Advisor’s portfolio management and trading processes further balance those long-term drivers of expected returns with shorter-term drivers of expected returns and trading costs. 
The U.S. Core Equity 2 Portfolio is designed to purchase a broad and diverse group of securities of U.S. companies. The Portfolio invests in companies of all sizes, with increased exposure to smaller capitalization, lower relative price and higher profitability companies as compared to their representation in the U.S. Universe. The Advisor generally defines the U.S. Universe as a market capitalization weighted set (e.g., the larger the company, the greater the proportion of the U.S. Universe it represents) of U.S. operating companies listed on a securities exchange in the United States that is deemed appropriate by the Advisor. The Portfolio’s increased exposure to smaller capitalization, lower relative price and higher profitability companies may be achieved by decreasing the allocation of the Portfolio’s assets to larger capitalization, higher relative price, or lower profitability companies relative to their weight in the U.S. Universe. An equity issuer is considered to have a high relative price (i.e., a growth stock) primarily because it has a high price in relation to its book value. An equity issuer is considered to have a low relative price (i.e., a value stock) primarily because it has a low price in relation to its book value. In assessing relative price, the Advisor may consider additional factors such as price to cash flow or price to earnings ratios. An equity issuer is considered to have high profitability because it has high earnings or profits from operations in relation to its book value or assets. The criteria the Advisor uses for assessing relative price and profitability are subject to change from time to time. 
As a non‑fundamental policy, under normal circumstances, U.S. Core Equity 2 Portfolio will invest at least 80% of its net assets in equity securities of U.S. companies. The percentage allocation of the assets of the Portfolio to securities of the largest U.S. high relative price companies will generally be reduced from between 5% and 35% of their percentage weight in the U.S. Universe. For example, as of December 31, 2021, securities of the largest U.S. high relative price companies comprised 43% of the U.S. Universe and the Advisor allocated approximately 31% of the Portfolio to securities of the largest U.S. high relative price companies. The percentage by which the Portfolio’s allocation to securities of the largest U.S. high relative price companies is reduced will change due to market movements. 
The Advisor may also increase or reduce the U.S. Core Equity 2 Portfolio’s exposure to an eligible company, or exclude a company, based on shorter-term considerations, such as a company’s price momentum and investment characteristics. In assessing a company’s investment characteristics, the Advisor considers ratios such as recent changes in assets divided by total assets. The criteria the Advisor uses for assessing a company’s investment characteristics are subject to change from time to time. In addition, the Advisor seeks to reduce trading costs using a flexible trading approach that looks for opportunities to participate in the available market liquidity, while managing turnover and explicit transaction costs. 
The U.S. Core Equity 2 Portfolio also may purchase or sell futures contracts and options on futures contracts for U.S. equity securities and indices to increase or decrease equity market exposure based on actual or expected cash inflows to or outflows from the Portfolio. 
The U.S. Core Equity 2 Portfolio may lend its portfolio securities to generate additional income. 
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DFQTX - Performance

Return Ranking - Trailing

Period DFQTX Return Category Return Low Category Return High Rank in Category (%)
YTD 9.1% -51.8% 22.1% 23.64%
1 Yr -7.5% -62.6% 46.9% 15.55%
3 Yr 7.4%* -28.1% 189.4% 16.24%
5 Yr 7.1%* -28.1% 96.7% 22.93%
10 Yr 8.5%* -16.7% 37.7% 19.24%

* Annualized

Return Ranking - Calendar

Period DFQTX Return Category Return Low Category Return High Rank in Category (%)
2022 -17.8% -69.4% 53.7% 22.61%
2021 10.7% -94.0% 152.6% 25.34%
2020 4.4% -13.9% 183.6% 40.84%
2019 5.7% -18.2% 8.9% 38.60%
2018 -2.5% -80.2% 35.2% 44.29%

Total Return Ranking - Trailing

Period DFQTX Return Category Return Low Category Return High Rank in Category (%)
YTD 9.1% -97.2% 22.1% 23.64%
1 Yr -7.5% -62.6% 67.6% 16.99%
3 Yr 7.4%* -28.1% 189.4% 18.10%
5 Yr 7.3%* -27.1% 96.7% 26.64%
10 Yr 10.0%* -11.5% 37.7% 18.93%

* Annualized

Total Return Ranking - Calendar

Period DFQTX Return Category Return Low Category Return High Rank in Category (%)
2022 -17.8% -69.4% 53.7% 22.61%
2021 10.7% -94.0% 152.6% 25.88%
2020 4.4% -13.9% 183.6% 40.84%
2019 5.7% -12.8% 8.9% 39.27%
2018 -2.3% -60.0% 35.2% 64.86%

NAV & Total Return History


DFQTX - Holdings

Concentration Analysis

DFQTX Category Low Category High DFQTX % Rank
Net Assets 31.3 B 38 K 1.21 T 6.49%
Number of Holdings 2515 1 4154 2.23%
Net Assets in Top 10 5.45 B 1.74 K 270 B 9.13%
Weighting of Top 10 17.38% 1.8% 100.0% 95.50%

Top 10 Holdings

  1. Apple Inc 5.07%
  2. Microsoft Corp 4.04%
  3. Amazon.com Inc 1.77%
  4. DFA Short Term Investment 1.71%
  5. Johnson & Johnson 1.10%
  6. Meta Platforms Inc Class A 1.09%
  7. S+p500 Emini Fut Sep20 Xcme 20200918 1.05%
  8. S+p500 Emini Fut Sep20 Xcme 20200918 1.05%
  9. S+p500 Emini Fut Sep20 Xcme 20200918 1.05%
  10. S+p500 Emini Fut Sep20 Xcme 20200918 1.05%

Asset Allocation

Weighting Return Low Return High DFQTX % Rank
Stocks
99.08% 0.00% 130.24% 48.58%
Cash
0.90% -102.29% 100.00% 49.26%
Preferred Stocks
0.01% 0.00% 2.23% 8.80%
Other
0.00% -13.91% 134.98% 93.98%
Convertible Bonds
0.00% 0.00% 5.54% 94.59%
Bonds
0.00% -0.04% 95.81% 94.38%

Stock Sector Breakdown

Weighting Return Low Return High DFQTX % Rank
Technology
21.39% 0.00% 48.94% 67.90%
Financial Services
15.81% 0.00% 55.59% 22.84%
Industrials
13.74% 0.00% 29.90% 12.14%
Healthcare
12.24% 0.00% 60.70% 83.95%
Consumer Cyclical
11.30% 0.00% 50.47% 33.06%
Consumer Defense
7.44% 0.00% 49.14% 31.82%
Communication Services
6.57% 0.00% 27.94% 74.76%
Energy
5.07% 0.00% 41.64% 23.05%
Basic Materials
4.17% 0.00% 26.10% 19.27%
Utilities
1.91% 0.00% 25.44% 68.11%
Real Estate
0.37% 0.00% 37.52% 83.33%

Stock Geographic Breakdown

Weighting Return Low Return High DFQTX % Rank
US
97.96% 0.00% 127.77% 34.78%
Non US
1.12% 0.00% 33.69% 60.22%

DFQTX - Expenses

Operational Fees

DFQTX Fees (% of AUM) Category Return Low Category Return High Rank in Category (%)
Expense Ratio 0.19% 0.01% 3.53% 89.12%
Management Fee 0.16% 0.00% 2.00% 17.09%
12b-1 Fee N/A 0.00% 1.00% N/A
Administrative Fee N/A 0.00% 0.85% 97.85%

Sales Fees

DFQTX Fees (% of AUM) Category Return Low Category Return High Rank in Category (%)
Front Load N/A 0.00% 5.75% N/A
Deferred Load N/A 1.00% 5.00% N/A

Trading Fees

DFQTX Fees (% of AUM) Category Return Low Category Return High Rank in Category (%)
Max Redemption Fee N/A 0.25% 2.00% N/A

Related Fees

Turnover provides investors a proxy for the trading fees incurred by mutual fund managers who frequently adjust position allocations. Higher turnover means higher trading fees.

DFQTX Fees (% of AUM) Category Return Low Category Return High Rank in Category (%)
Turnover 5.00% 0.00% 496.00% 14.33%

DFQTX - Distributions

Dividend Yield Analysis

DFQTX Category Low Category High DFQTX % Rank
Dividend Yield 1.30% 0.00% 14.76% 18.41%

Dividend Distribution Analysis

DFQTX Category Low Category High Category Mod
Dividend Distribution Frequency Quarterly Annually Monthly Quarterly

Net Income Ratio Analysis

DFQTX Category Low Category High DFQTX % Rank
Net Income Ratio 1.29% -54.00% 6.06% 15.87%

Capital Gain Distribution Analysis

DFQTX Category Low Category High Capital Mode
Capital Gain Distribution Frequency Annually Annually Annually Annually

Distributions History

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DFQTX - Fund Manager Analysis

Managers

Jed Fogdall


Start Date

Tenure

Tenure Rank

Feb 28, 2012

10.26

10.3%

Jed S. Fogdall is a Co-Head of Portfolio Management and Vice President of Dimensional and a member of Dimensional’s Investment Committee. Mr. Fogdall has an MBA from the University of California, Los Angeles and a BS from Purdue University. Mr. Fogdall joined Dimensional as a Portfolio Manager in 2004 and has been responsible for international portfolios since 2010 and domestic portfolios since 2012.

Mary Phillips


Start Date

Tenure

Tenure Rank

Feb 28, 2022

0.25

0.3%

Mary T. Phillips, CFA, Deputy Head of Portfolio Management, North America, Senior Portfolio Manager and Vice President of Dimensional, joined Dimensional in 2012 and has been a portfolio manager since 2014. Ms. Phillips began managing Dimensional’s allocated portion of the Fund’s portfolio in March 2018. Ms. Phillips earned an MBA with concentration in analytic finance, statistics and econometrics, and managerial and organizational behavior from the University of Chicago and a BA from the University of Puget Sound.

John Hertzer


Start Date

Tenure

Tenure Rank

Feb 28, 2022

0.25

0.3%

Mr. Hertzer joined DFA in 2013. Mr. Hertzer began his investment career in 2004 and earned a B.A. from Dartmouth College and an M.B.A. from the University of California Los Angeles.

Tenure Analysis

Category Low Category High Category Average Category Mode
0.04 39.02 7.12 2.42