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Many investors use index funds as an easy way to gain diversified exposure to an asset class. But are the indices themselves precise representations of the underlying asset class? If not, it may not be worth incurring the costs required to track them perfectly. Click the button below to learn more and read the article written by our investment partner, Dimensional Funds.
Written by Jim Parker, Dimensional Funds Vice President
The New Year is a customary time to speculate. In a digital age, when past forecasts are available online, market and media professionals find it harder to hide their blushes when their financial predictions go awry. But there are ways around that.
The ignominy that goes with making bold forecasts was highlighted in a recent newspaper article, which listed many bad calls US economists had made about 2015. These included getting the timing of the Federal Reserve’s interest rate increase wrong, incorrectly calling for a rise in long-term bond yields, and assuming an end to the commodity rout.1