DFA International Small Cap Value Portfolio

Class Inst (DISVX)
Scorecard
4 / 5 Stars
Lipper
3 3 2 2
Zacks Investment Research
1 (Strong Buy)
Standard & Poor's
4 / 5 Stars
TheStreet.com
C+ (Hold)

#4 in Foreign Small/Mid Value

U.S. News evaluated 22 Foreign Small/Mid Value Funds. Our list highlights the top-rated funds for long-term investors based on the ratings of leading fund industry researchers.

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Performance

The fund has returned 35.75 percent over the past year, 11.58 percent over the past three years, 15.78 percent over the past five years, and 10.35 percent over the past decade.

Trailing Returns Updated 06.30.2014
Year to date 8.2%
1 Year 35.8%
3 Years (Annualized) 11.6%
5 Years (Annualized) 15.8%
10 Years (Annualized) 10.4%

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Summary

The investment seeks long-term capital appreciation. The fund intends to purchase securities of small value companies associated with developed market countries that the Advisor has designated as approved markets. As a non-fundamental policy, under normal circumstances, it will invest at least 80% of its net assets in securities of small companies in the particular markets in which it invests. The fund may gain exposure to companies associated with approved markets by purchasing equity securities in the form of depositary receipts, which may be listed or traded outside the issuer's domicile country.

Fees

Fees are Above Average compared to funds in the same category.
DFA International Small Cap Value Portfolio has an expense ratio of 0.69 percent.

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Risk

Risk is Above Average compared to funds in the same category according to Morningstar.

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Fund Opinions

The fund's Value Line Overall Rank, a measure of risk-adjusted performance and relative growth in fund returns, is 3 on a scale of 1 to 5, with 1 being the best and 5 the worst.

Value Line 2014-06-11

The fund's Value Line Growth Persistence rank, which awards funds that consistently outperform their broad universes, is 1 for one year, 3 for five years, and 3 for 10 years. Scores are on a 1 to 5 scale, with 1 being the best and 5 the worst.

Value Line 2014-06-11

The fund's Value Line Risk Rank, a measure of volatility, is 4 on a scale of 1 to 5, with 1 being the least volatile and 5 the most.

Value Line 2014-06-11