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Trending ETFs

Name

Price

Aum/Mkt Cap

YIELD

Exp Ratio

Watchlist

$43.81

$14.4 B

1.65%

$0.72

0.30%

Vitals

YTD Return

11.5%

1 yr return

3.9%

3 Yr Avg Return

10.3%

5 Yr Avg Return

3.0%

Net Assets

$14.4 B

Holdings in Top 10

8.1%

52 WEEK LOW AND HIGH

$43.2
$36.64
$44.79

Expenses

OPERATING FEES

Expense Ratio 0.30%

SALES FEES

Front Load N/A

Deferred Load N/A

TRADING FEES

Turnover 22.00%

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

$43.81

$14.4 B

1.65%

$0.72

0.30%

DFSVX - Profile

Distributions

  • YTD Total Return 11.5%
  • 3 Yr Annualized Total Return 10.3%
  • 5 Yr Annualized Total Return 3.1%
  • Capital Gain Distribution Frequency Annually
  • Net Income Ratio 1.94%
DIVIDENDS
  • Dividend Yield 1.7%
  • Dividend Distribution Frequency Quarterly

Fund Details

  • Legal Name
    DFA U.S. Small Cap Value Portfolio
  • Fund Family Name
    Dimensional Fund Advisors
  • Inception Date
    Mar 02, 1993
  • Shares Outstanding
    N/A
  • Share Class
    Inst
  • Currency
    USD
  • Domiciled Country
    United States
  • Manager
    Jed Fogdall

Fund Description

To achieve the U.S. Small Cap Value 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. Small Cap Value Portfolio, using a market capitalization weighted approach, is designed to purchase a broad and diverse group of the readily marketable securities of U.S. small cap companies that the Advisor determines to be value stocks. A company’s market capitalization is the number of its shares outstanding times its price per share. Under a market capitalization weighted approach, companies with higher market capitalizations generally represent a larger proportion of the Portfolio than companies with relatively lower market capitalizations. 
The U.S. Small Cap Value Portfolio may emphasize certain stocks, including smaller capitalization companies, lower relative price stocks, and/or higher profitability stocks as compared to their representation in the small-cap value segment of the U.S. market. 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, the U.S. Small Cap Value Portfolio will invest at least 80% of its net assets in securities of small cap U.S. companies. As of the date of this Prospectus, for purposes of the Portfolio, the Advisor considers small cap companies to be companies whose market capitalizations are generally in the lowest 10% of total market capitalization or companies whose market capitalizations are smaller than the 1,000th largest U.S. company, whichever results in the higher market capitalization break. Total market capitalization is based on the market capitalization of eligible U.S. operating companies listed on a securities exchange in the United States that is deemed appropriate by the Advisor. Under the Advisor’s market capitalization guidelines described above, based on market capitalization data as of December 31, 2021, the market capitalization of a small cap company would be below $10,142 million. This threshold will change due to market conditions. 
The Advisor may also increase or reduce the U.S. Small Cap Value 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. Small Cap Value Portfolio 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. Small Cap Value Portfolio may lend its portfolio securities to generate additional income. 
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DFSVX - Performance

Return Ranking - Trailing

Period DFSVX Return Category Return Low Category Return High Rank in Category (%)
YTD 11.5% -28.3% 20.7% 63.54%
1 Yr 3.9% -49.3% 255.5% 19.33%
3 Yr 10.3%* -19.5% 104.9% 21.56%
5 Yr 3.0%* -23.9% 48.5% 31.84%
10 Yr 4.6%* -20.4% 26.9% 30.00%

* Annualized

Return Ranking - Calendar

Period DFSVX Return Category Return Low Category Return High Rank in Category (%)
2022 -9.6% -57.8% 212.9% 22.62%
2021 12.4% -38.4% 60.6% 33.41%
2020 0.0% -47.8% 66.8% 66.15%
2019 3.5% -27.9% 16.6% 71.63%
2018 -4.6% -12.3% 24.5% 36.39%

Total Return Ranking - Trailing

Period DFSVX Return Category Return Low Category Return High Rank in Category (%)
YTD 11.5% -28.3% 20.7% 63.54%
1 Yr 3.9% -49.3% 255.5% 19.67%
3 Yr 10.3%* -19.5% 104.9% 21.41%
5 Yr 3.1%* -18.4% 48.5% 39.11%
10 Yr 7.4%* -9.2% 26.9% 34.19%

* Annualized

Total Return Ranking - Calendar

Period DFSVX Return Category Return Low Category Return High Rank in Category (%)
2022 -9.6% -57.8% 212.9% 22.62%
2021 12.4% -38.4% 60.6% 33.41%
2020 0.0% -47.8% 66.8% 66.15%
2019 3.5% -25.6% 16.6% 71.63%
2018 -4.5% -12.3% 24.5% 57.59%

NAV & Total Return History


DFSVX - Holdings

Concentration Analysis

DFSVX Category Low Category High DFSVX % Rank
Net Assets 14.4 B 805 K 47.3 B 1.03%
Number of Holdings 1026 10 1551 3.94%
Net Assets in Top 10 1.14 B 340 K 2.82 B 8.09%
Weighting of Top 10 8.13% 2.6% 95.7% 90.36%

Top 10 Holdings

  1. DFA Short Term Investment 5.04%
  2. Future on S&P 500 PR Dec21 2.94%
  3. Future on S&P 500 PR Dec21 2.94%
  4. Future on S&P 500 PR Dec21 2.94%
  5. Future on S&P 500 PR Dec21 2.94%
  6. Future on S&P 500 PR Dec21 2.94%
  7. Future on S&P 500 PR Dec21 2.94%
  8. Future on S&P 500 PR Dec21 2.94%
  9. Future on S&P 500 PR Dec21 2.94%
  10. Future on S&P 500 PR Dec21 2.94%

Asset Allocation

Weighting Return Low Return High DFSVX % Rank
Stocks
98.86% 14.38% 100.19% 38.17%
Cash
1.03% -52.43% 47.85% 63.90%
Preferred Stocks
0.11% 0.00% 5.63% 2.90%
Other
0.00% -0.88% 5.25% 23.86%
Convertible Bonds
0.00% 0.00% 2.63% 22.41%
Bonds
0.00% 0.00% 51.67% 23.65%

Stock Sector Breakdown

Weighting Return Low Return High DFSVX % Rank
Financial Services
27.35% 0.00% 44.90% 21.34%
Industrials
19.77% 0.65% 48.61% 29.08%
Consumer Cyclical
12.78% 0.00% 51.62% 39.75%
Energy
11.02% 0.00% 29.42% 18.41%
Basic Materials
8.07% 0.00% 67.30% 12.97%
Technology
7.96% 0.00% 34.03% 60.46%
Consumer Defense
5.60% 0.00% 13.67% 23.22%
Healthcare
3.99% 0.00% 25.76% 75.52%
Communication Services
2.26% 0.00% 24.90% 56.90%
Real Estate
0.77% 0.00% 44.41% 91.84%
Utilities
0.43% 0.00% 14.62% 74.69%

Stock Geographic Breakdown

Weighting Return Low Return High DFSVX % Rank
US
96.04% 11.42% 100.16% 37.14%
Non US
2.82% 0.00% 78.53% 48.76%

DFSVX - Expenses

Operational Fees

DFSVX Fees (% of AUM) Category Return Low Category Return High Rank in Category (%)
Expense Ratio 0.30% 0.05% 2.66% 94.83%
Management Fee 0.28% 0.00% 1.50% 5.17%
12b-1 Fee N/A 0.00% 1.00% N/A
Administrative Fee N/A 0.01% 0.35% 100.00%

Sales Fees

DFSVX 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

DFSVX Fees (% of AUM) Category Return Low Category Return High Rank in Category (%)
Max Redemption Fee N/A 0.50% 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.

DFSVX Fees (% of AUM) Category Return Low Category Return High Rank in Category (%)
Turnover 22.00% 3.00% 252.00% 9.48%

DFSVX - Distributions

Dividend Yield Analysis

DFSVX Category Low Category High DFSVX % Rank
Dividend Yield 1.65% 0.00% 9.02% 17.83%

Dividend Distribution Analysis

DFSVX Category Low Category High Category Mod
Dividend Distribution Frequency Quarterly Annually Quarterly Annually

Net Income Ratio Analysis

DFSVX Category Low Category High DFSVX % Rank
Net Income Ratio 1.94% -1.43% 4.13% 2.32%

Capital Gain Distribution Analysis

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

Distributions History

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DFSVX - 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.

Joel Schneider


Start Date

Tenure

Tenure Rank

Jul 21, 2015

6.87

6.9%

Mr. Schneider is a Senior Portfolio Manager and Vice President of Dimensional Fund Advisors LP. Mr. Schneider holds an MBA from the University of Chicago Booth School of Business, an MS from the University of Minnesota, and a BS from Iowa State University. Mr. Schneider joined Dimensional in 2011, has been a portfolio manager since 2013.

Marc Leblond


Start Date

Tenure

Tenure Rank

Feb 28, 2020

2.25

2.3%

Mr. Leblond is a Senior Portfolio Manager and Vice President of Dimensional. He joined Dimensional in 2015. Prior to joining Dimensional, Mr. Leblond was an associate at Duchossois Capital Management from June to December 2014.

Tenure Analysis

Category Low Category High Category Average Category Mode
0.08 37.45 8.13 3.58