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Five-Year Global Fixed Portfolio (I)

 

Inception DateTicker SymbolCUSIP Number
November 6, 1990DFGBX233203884
The Five-Year Global Fixed Income Portfolio is a no-load mutual fund designed to provide a market rate of return for a fixed income portfolio with low relative volatility of returns. Generally, the Portfolio will invest in US and foreign debt securities which mature within five years from the date of settlement. Currently, most investments are made in developed countries, but other countries may be added in the future. Investments in obligations of other foreign issuers rated AA or better, corporate debt obligations, bank obligations, commercial paper, repurchase agreements, obligations of other domestic and foreign issuers, securities of domestic or foreign issuers denominated in US dollars but not trading in the United States, and supranational organizations may also be included. The Portfolio will also enter into forward foreign currency contracts to hedge against fluctuations in currency exchange rates.

For a full description, please consult the Portfolio's prospectus.
Prices
Updated Daily
DateClosing PriceNAV Change$NAV Change %
April 17, 2014$10.93$-0.02-0.18%
Updated Monthly
DateTotal Net Assets
March 31, 2014$8,500,785,268.60
Performance
Updated Daily
Total Returns Year-to-Date
April 17, 2014 1.07%
Updated Monthly
Total Returns One Month Three Month Year-to-Date
March 31, 2014 -0.49% 0.79% 0.79%
Updated Monthly
Average Annual Total Returns One Year Five Years Ten Years Since Inception
March 31, 2014 0.02% 3.80% 3.38% 5.78%
Updated Quarterly
Average Annual Total Returns One Year Five Years Ten Years Since Inception
As of March 31, 2014 0.02% 3.80% 3.38% 5.78%
Annual ExpensesNet Expense Ratio (to investor)Total Operating Expense Ratio
 0.28%0.28%
Operating Expense ratios as of 10/31/2013. The fund's prospectus contains more information on fees and expenses.
Performance data shown represents past performance and is no guarantee of future results. Current performance may be higher or lower than the performance shown. The investment return and principal value of an investment will fluctuate so that an investor's shares, when redeemed, may be worth more or less than their original cost. To obtain performance data current to the most recent month-end, visit www.dimensional.com.
Distributions
Last 12 Months
TypeAmount per ShareRecord DateEx-dividend DatePayable DateEx-dividend Price
Dividend$0.0262 USD03/7/201403/10/201403/11/2014$10.92 USD
Long-Term Gain$0.1360 USD12/10/201312/11/201312/12/2013$10.91 USD
Short-Term Gain$0.0180 USD12/10/201312/11/201312/12/2013$10.91 USD
Dividend$0.0690 USD12/10/201312/11/201312/12/2013$10.91 USD
Dividend$0.0430 USD06/7/201306/10/201306/11/2013$11.07 USD
Top Holdings
As of March 31, 2014% of portfolio
UK TSY 1.25% 2018 1.250000% 07/22/20180.03
JPN BANK FOR INT'L COOP 1.750000% 07/31/20180.02
STATOIL ASA 1.150000% 05/15/20180.02
JOHNSON & JOHNSON 1.650000% 12/05/20180.02
TORONTO-DOMINION BANK 2.625000% 09/10/20180.02
NEW ZEALAND GOVERNMENT 6.000000% 12/15/20170.02
KOMMUNEKREDIT 1.125000% 03/15/20180.02
MICROSOFT CORP 1.625000% 12/06/20180.02
REPUBLIC OF AUSTRIA 1.150000% 10/19/20180.02
KFW 1.000000% 12/07/20170.02
ROYAL BANK OF CANADA 2.200000% 07/27/20180.02
TOYOTA MOTOR CREDIT CORP 2.000000% 10/24/20180.02
WAL-MART STORES INC 1.125000% 04/11/20180.02
CHEVRON CORP 1.718000% 06/24/20180.02
PFIZER INC 1.500000% 06/15/20180.01
FRANCE (GOVT OF) 1.000000% 05/25/20180.01
KOMMUNALBANKEN AS 1.000000% 09/26/20170.01
IBM CORP 1.950000% 02/12/20190.01
MUNICIPALITY FINANCE PLC 1.125000% 12/07/20170.01
COMMONWEALTH BK AUSTR NY 2.500000% 09/20/20180.01
Total0.35
Market Risk
Even a long-term investment approach cannot guarantee a profit. Economic, political, and issuer-specific events will cause the value of securities, and the funds that own them, to rise or fall. Because the value of your investment in a fund will fluctuate, there is a risk that you will lose money.

Foreign Securities and Currencies Risk
Foreign securities prices may decline or fluctuate because of: (a) economic or political actions of foreign governments, and/or (b) less regulated or liquid securities markets. Investors holding these securities are also exposed to foreign currency risk (the possibility that foreign currency will fluctuate in value against the US dollar).

Interest Rate Risk
Fixed income securities are subject to interest rate risk because the prices of fixed income securities tend to move in the opposite direction of interest rates. In general, fixed income securities with longer maturities are more sensitive to these price changes.

Credit Risk
Credit risk is the risk that the issuer of a security may be unable to make interest payments and/or repay principal when due. A downgrade to an issuer's credit rating or a perceived change in an issuer's financial strength may affect a security's value, and thus, impact a fund's performance. Credit risk is greater for fixed income securities with ratings below investment grade. Fixed income securities that are below investment grade involve high credit risk and are considered speculative. Below-investment grade fixed income securities may also fluctuate in value more than higher-quality fixed income securities.

Income Risk
Income risk is the risk that falling interest rates will cause the fund's income to decline.


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Mutual funds distributed by DFA Securities LLC.

These Net Asset Values ("NAVs") have been prepared by the fund accounting agent. Dimensional Fund Advisors reserves the right to restate these NAV figures, if necessary, at any time.

Top Holdings data provided by State Street.