The International Value ex Tobacco Portfolio is a no-load mutual fund designed to achieve long-term capital appreciation. The Portfolio seeks to achieve its investment objective by purchasing the stocks of large non-US companies that Dimensional determines to be value stocks at the time of the purchase, while excluding securities of tobacco companies based upon the Portfolio's social issue screen. Securities are considered value stocks primarily because a company's shares have a high book value in relation to its market value. In assessing value, additional factors such as price-to-cash-flow or price-to-earnings ratios may be considered, as well as economic conditions and developments in the issuer's industry. The criteria for assessing value are subject to change from time to time. The Portfolio currently may invest in companies in Australia, Austria, Belgium, Canada, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hong Kong, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Japan, the Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Portugal, Singapore, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland and the United Kingdom.
For a full description, please consult the Portfolio's prospectus.
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.
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).
Social Investment Risk Social issue screens may limit the number of investment opportunities available; and as a result, at times, investors may experience more modest gains than when investing in a fund not subject to such special investment conditions.
Securities Lending Risk Securities lending involves the risk that the borrower may fail to return the securities in
a timely manner or at all. As a result, an Underlying Fund may lose money and there may be a delay in
recovering the loaned securities. An Underlying Fund 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 adverse tax consequences. To the extent that the Portfolio holds securities directly
and lends those securities, it will be also subject to the foregoing risks with respect to its loaned securities.
Value Investment Risk Value stocks may perform differently from the market as a whole and following a value-oriented investment strategy may cause the Portfolio to at times underperform equity funds that use other investment strategies.
Social Investment Risk The DFA International Value ex Tobacco Portfolio's social issue screen may limit the number of investment opportunities available to the Portfolio, and as a result, at times the Portfolio may produce different returns than funds that are not subject to such special investment conditions. For example, the Portfolio may decline to purchase certain securities when it is otherwise advantageous to do so, or the Portfolio may sell certain securities for social reasons when it is otherwise disadvantageous to do so.
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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.