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TA US Core Equity 2 Portfolio (I)


Inception DateTicker SymbolCUSIP Number
October 4, 2007DFTCX233203314
The TA US Core Equity 2 Portfolio is a no-load mutual fund designed to achieve long-term capital appreciation while considering federal income tax implications of investment decisions. The Portfolio seeks to purchase a broad and diverse range of securities of US companies with an increased exposure to small cap companies and those Dimensional considers value companies relative to the US market universe. The US market universe is comprised of companies listed on the New York Stock Exchange, Nasdaq Global Market® or such other securities exchanges deemed appropriate by Dimensional. Securities are considered value stocks primarily because a company's shares have a high book value in relation to their market value (BtM). 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.

For a full description, please consult the Portfolio's prospectus.
Updated Daily
DateClosing PriceNAV Change$NAV Change %
April 16, 2014$13.43$0.141.05%
Updated Monthly
DateTotal Net Assets
March 31, 2014$4,564,711,871.10
Updated Daily
Total Returns Year-to-Date
April 16, 2014 0.56%
Updated Monthly
Total Returns One Month Three Month Year-to-Date
March 31, 2014 1.08% 1.98% 1.98%
Updated Monthly
Average Annual Total Returns One Year Five Years Ten Years Since Inception
March 31, 2014 25.06% 23.85% -- 6.68%
Updated Quarterly
Average Annual Total Returns One Year Five Years Ten Years Since Inception
As of March 31, 2014 25.06% 23.85% -- 6.68%
Annual ExpensesNet Expense Ratio (to investor)Total Operating Expense Ratio
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
Last 12 Months
TypeAmount per ShareRecord DateEx-dividend DatePayable DateEx-dividend Price
Dividend$0.0353 USD03/7/201403/10/201403/11/2014$13.64 USD
Dividend$0.0590 USD12/11/201312/12/201312/13/2013$12.78 USD
Long-Term Gain$0.1230 USD12/11/201312/12/201312/13/2013$12.78 USD
Dividend$0.0470 USD09/9/201309/10/201309/11/2013$12.23 USD
Dividend$0.0450 USD06/7/201306/10/201306/11/2013$11.70 USD
Top Holdings (2739 Total)
As of March 31, 2014% of portfolio
Exxon Mobil Corp2.56
General Electric Co1.39
Apple Inc1.36
Wells Fargo & Co1.31
JPMorgan Chase & Co1.20
Chevron Corp1.17
AT&T Inc1.07
Pfizer Inc1.05
Bank of America Corp0.91
Intel Corp0.79
Verizon Communications In0.77
Citigroup Inc0.72
Merck & Co Inc0.71
Comcast Corp0.67
Walt Disney Co/The0.64
Cisco Systems Inc0.62
Johnson & Johnson0.56
Microsoft Corp0.55
Procter & Gamble Co/The0.49
Visa Inc0.46
Sector Allocations
As of March 31, 2014% of portfolio
Financials 19.3
Information Technology 15.3
Industrials 13.8
Consumer Discretionary 13.7
Energy 11.7
Health Care 11.0
Consumer Staples 5.9
Materials 4.9
Telecommunication Services 2.5
Utilities 1.9
REITs 0.0
Other 0.0
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.

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.

Tax Advantage Strategy Risk
An investment strategy that considers the tax implications of investment decisions may alter the construction of the fund and affect fund holdings, when compared to those of non-tax-managed mutual funds. Dimensional anticipates that performance of the fund may deviate from that of non-tax-managed mutual funds.

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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.