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Short-Term Muni. Bond Portfolio (I)

 

Inception DateTicker SymbolCUSIP Number
August 20, 2002DFSMX233203439
The Short-Term Municipal Bond Portfolio is a no-load mutual fund designed to provide current income that is exempt from federal personal income taxes and to preserve investors' principal. The Portfolio will invest primarily in investment grade municipal securities. As a fundamental investment policy, under normal market conditions, the Portfolio will invest at least 80% of its net assets in municipal securities that pay interest exempt from federal income tax. Under normal circumstances, the Portfolio will maintain a dollar-weighted average portfolio maturity of three years or less. The Portfolio does not currently intend to invest in securities whose interest is subject to the federal alternative minimum tax.

For a full description, please consult the Portfolio's prospectus.
Prices
Updated Daily
DateClosing PriceNAV Change$NAV Change %
April 17, 2014$10.22$0.000.00%
Updated Monthly
DateTotal Net Assets
March 31, 2014$1,969,937,907.47
Performance
Updated Daily
Total Returns Year-to-Date
April 17, 2014 0.37%
Updated Monthly
Total Returns One Month Three Month Year-to-Date
March 31, 2014 -0.40% 0.11% 0.11%
Updated Monthly
Average Annual Total Returns One Year Five Years Ten Years Since Inception
March 31, 2014 0.40% 1.41% 1.94% 2.03%
Updated Quarterly
Average Annual Total Returns One Year Five Years Ten Years Since Inception
As of March 31, 2014 0.40% 1.41% 1.94% 2.03%
Annual ExpensesNet Expense Ratio (to investor)Total Operating Expense Ratio
 0.22%0.22%
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.
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Distributions
Last 12 Months
TypeAmount per ShareRecord DateEx-dividend DatePayable DateEx-dividend Price
Dividend$0.0067 USD04/7/201404/8/201404/9/2014$10.20 USD
Dividend$0.0090 USD03/7/201403/10/201403/11/2014$10.23 USD
Dividend$0.0125 USD02/7/201402/10/201402/11/2014$10.23 USD
Dividend$0.0080 USD12/10/201312/11/201312/12/2013$10.21 USD
Dividend$0.0070 USD11/7/201311/8/201311/12/2013$10.22 USD
Dividend$0.0080 USD10/7/201310/8/201310/9/2013$10.21 USD
Dividend$0.0070 USD09/9/201309/10/201309/11/2013$10.19 USD
Dividend$0.0070 USD08/7/201308/8/201308/9/2013$10.20 USD
Dividend$0.0080 USD07/8/201307/9/201307/10/2013$10.19 USD
Dividend$0.0080 USD06/7/201306/10/201306/11/2013$10.23 USD
Dividend$0.0080 USD05/7/201305/8/201305/9/2013$10.25 USD
Top Holdings
As of March 31, 2014% of portfolio
DIST OF COLUMBIA-TRAN0.03
CO GEN FD-A-TRANS0.02
DANBURY-BANS0.02
CO EDU-A-TRANS0.01
MARYLAND ST-A 0.01
FL BOE-A-REF 0.01
NY DORM AUTH-A0.01
MA ST WTR-GEN-J 0.01
HARTFORD CO MET-BANS0.01
SALT LAKE CITY-TRANS0.01
HOUSTON-TRANS0.01
HOUSTON0.01
WI ST-REF-SER 10.01
OKLAHOMA ST-REF0.01
FAIRFAX CO-A-REF0.01
GA ST 0.01
HI REF-SER DG0.01
PA ST ECON DEV-A0.01
NORTH CAROLINA ST-E0.01
MINNESOTA ST-A 0.01
Total0.24
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.

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.

Call Risk
Call risk is the risk that during periods of falling interest rates, a bond issuer will call or repay a higher-yielding bond before its maturity date, forcing the fund to reinvest in bonds with lower interest rates than the original obligations.

Tax Liability Risk
Tax liability risk is the risk that distributions by the fund become taxable to shareholders as ordinary income due to noncompliant conduct by a municipal bond issuer, changes in federal or state tax laws, or adverse interpretations of tax laws by the Internal Revenue Service or state tax authorities.


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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.

Top Holdings data provided by State Street.