DFA International Value
Objective And StrategyObjective
Long-term capital appreciation.
StrategyPurchases stocks of large non-U.S. companies in developed markets that the Advisor determines to be value stocks. In general, the higher the relative market capitalization of a large company, the greater its representation in the Portfolio. The Advisor may adjust market capitalization weights after considering such factors as free float, momentum, trading strategies, liquidity and other factors the Advisor deems appropriate, given market conditions. The Portfolio purchases stocks of large companies within developed markets that the Advisor has designated as approved. The fund also gains exposure to approved markets by purchasing equity securities in the form of depositary receipts, which may be listed or traded outside the issuer’s domicile country. The Portfolio may use derivatives, such as futures contracts and options on futures contracts for foreign or U.S. equity securities and indices.
Low Cost Fund
* This portfolio invests in securities of foreign issuers which involves risks not typically associated with domestic issuers, including currency fluctuations and the possibility of political and economic instability. Emerging markets involve risks in addition to those generally associated with foreign securities, because political and economic structures in many emerging markets may be undergoing significant evolution and rapid development.
* This portfolio can leverage or use leveraged instruments or derivatives. Portfolios that use leverage, that is, borrow money, are subject to the risk that the cost of borrowing money to leverage will exceed the returns for the securities purchased or that the securities purchased may actually go down in value. Thus the portfolio's net asset value can decrease more quickly than if the portfolio had not borrowed. Portfolios that use leveraged instruments or derivatives such as futures, options and swap agreements, may expose the portfolio to additional risks that it would not be subject to if it invested directly in the securities underlying those derivatives. The more a portfolio invests in leveraged instruments, the more the leverage will magnify any gains or losses on those investments.
* Securities lending involves the risk that the borrower may fail to return the securities in a timely manner or at all. As a result, the portfolio may lose money and there may be a delay in recovering the loaned securities. The portfolio could also lose money if it does not recover the securities and/or the value of the collateral falls, including the value of investments made with cash collateral. Securities lending also may have certain potential adverse tax consequences.
International Equity - Value10/1995
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