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Emerging Markets Core Equity Portfolio (I)

 

Inception DateTicker SymbolCUSIP Number
April 5, 2005DFCEX233203421
The Emerging Markets Core Equity Portfolio is a no-load mutual fund designed to achieve long-term capital appreciation. The portfolio seeks to purchase a broad and diverse group of securities with an increased exposure to securities of small cap issuers and securities that it considers to be value securities. In assessing value, Dimensional may consider factors such as the issuer's securities having a high book value in relation to their market value, as well as price to cash flow or price to earnings ratios. The criteria for assessing value are subject to change from time to time. The portfolio invests in securities associated with emerging markets, which may include frontier markets, that Dimensional has designated as approved markets. Dimensional may adjust the representation in the portfolio of an eligible company, or exclude a company, after considering expected profitability relative to other eligible companies. In assessing expected profitability, Dimensional may consider different ratios, such as that of earnings or profits from operations relative to book value or assets.

For a full description, please consult the Portfolio's prospectus.
Prices
Updated Daily
DateClosing PriceNAV Change$NAV Change %
August 22, 2014$21.45$0.050.23%
Updated Monthly
DateTotal Net Assets
July 31, 2014$15,921,063,856.56
Performance
Updated Daily
Total Returns Year-to-Date
August 22, 2014 10.75%
Updated Monthly
Total Returns One Month Three Month Year-to-Date
July 31, 2014 0.91% 6.95% 8.38%
Updated Monthly
Average Annual Total Returns One Year Five Years Ten Years Since Inception
July 31, 2014 15.02% 8.18% -- 10.33%
Updated Quarterly
Average Annual Total Returns One Year Five Years Ten Years Since Inception
As of June 30, 2014 15.53% 10.47% -- 10.32%
Annual ExpensesNet Expense Ratio (to investor)Total Operating Expense Ratio
 0.63%0.63%
Operating Expense ratio as of 10/31/2013. The net expense ratio takes into account contractual management fee waivers/caps and expense assumption agreements that are in effect through 2/28/2015. 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$0.0988 USD06/6/201406/9/201406/10/2014$20.72 USD
Dividend$0.1230 USD12/10/201312/11/201312/12/2013$19.25 USD
Dividend$0.1210 USD09/9/201309/10/201309/11/2013$19.21 USD
Top Holdings (4014 Total)
As of July 31, 2014Weight
Samsung Electronics Co Lt2.53
Taiwan Semiconductor Manu1.37
Petroleo Brasileiro SA1.09
Itau Unibanco Holding SA0.98
Banco Bradesco SA0.98
Tencent Holdings Ltd0.96
China Construction Bank C0.95
China Mobile Ltd0.92
Vale SA0.89
Industrial & Commercial B0.87
Hon Hai Precision Industr0.83
Sasol Ltd0.69
MTN Group Ltd0.63
CNOOC Ltd0.62
Gazprom OAO0.58
Cemex SAB de CV0.56
Hyundai Motor Co0.55
Naspers Ltd0.51
America Movil SAB de CV0.50
Bank of China Ltd0.48
Total17.49
Sector Allocations
As of July 31, 2014% of portfolio
Financials 24.3
Information Technology 15.7
Materials 11.5
Consumer Discretionary 11.3
Industrials 10.6
Energy 8.0
Consumer Staples 7.5
Telecommunication Services 4.6
Utilities 3.8
Health Care 2.5
REITs 0.0
Other 0.0
Total100.00
Sectors defined by MSCI
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).

Small Company Risk
Securities of small companies are often less liquid than those of large companies. As a result, small company stocks may fluctuate relatively more in price. In general, small companies are also more vulnerable than larger companies to adverse business or economic developments and they may have more limited resources.

Emerging Markets Risk
Numerous emerging countries have recently experienced serious, and potentially continuing, economic and political problems. Stock markets in many emerging countries are relatively small, expensive and risky. Foreigners are often limited in their ability to invest in, and withdraw assets from, these markets. Additional restrictions may be imposed under other conditions.


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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.