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US Sustainability Core 1 Portfolio


Inception DateTicker SymbolCUSIP Number
March 12, 2008DFSIX233203215
The US Sustainability Core 1 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 of US companies with an increased exposure to small cap companies and those Dimensional considers to be value companies, relative to the US market universe, while adjusting the composition of the portfolio based on environmental impact considerations. The portfolio’s percentage allocation to all securities as compared to their representation in the US universe may be modified after considering factors such as free float, momentum, trading strategies, liquidity management, and expected profitability. In assessing expected profitability, Dimensional may consider different ratios, such as that of earnings or profits from operations relative to book value or assets. The US market universe is comprised of companies listed on the New York Stock Exchange, NYSE MKT LLC, Nasdaq Global Market® or such other securities exchanges deemed appropriate by Dimensional. An equity issuer is considered a growth company primarily because it has a low, non-negative book value in relation to its market capitalization. An equity issuer is considered a value company primarily because it has a high book value in relation to its market capitalization.

For a full description, please consult the Portfolio's prospectus.
Updated Daily
DateClosing PriceNAV Change$NAV Change %
August 27, 2014$16.70$0.000.00%
Updated Monthly
DateTotal Net Assets
July 31, 2014$388,357,465.27
Updated Daily
Total Returns Year-to-Date
August 27, 2014 8.29%
Updated Monthly
Total Returns One Month Three Month Year-to-Date
July 31, 2014 -2.49% 2.45% 4.08%
Updated Monthly
Average Annual Total Returns One Year Five Years Ten Years Since Inception
July 31, 2014 16.19% 17.67% -- 9.58%
Updated Quarterly
Average Annual Total Returns One Year Five Years Ten Years Since Inception
As of June 30, 2014 26.32% 20.21% -- 10.15%
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$0.0564 USD06/6/201406/9/201406/10/2014$16.32 USD
Dividend$0.0359 USD03/7/201403/10/201403/11/2014$15.80 USD
Short-Term Gain$0.0090 USD12/11/201312/12/201312/13/2013$14.83 USD
Dividend$0.0620 USD12/11/201312/12/201312/13/2013$14.83 USD
Long-Term Gain$0.1050 USD12/11/201312/12/201312/13/2013$14.83 USD
Dividend$0.0530 USD09/9/201309/10/201309/11/2013$14.16 USD
Top Holdings (2336 Total)
As of July 31, 2014Weight
Apple Inc1.63
Exxon Mobil Corp1.50
Microsoft Corp1.38
Chevron Corp1.09
Verizon Communications In1.04
Johnson & Johnson1.04
Berkshire Hathaway Inc0.88
JPMorgan Chase & Co0.86
Google Inc0.84
Wells Fargo & Co0.83
Comcast Corp0.78
AT&T Inc0.76
Intel Corp0.75
Gilead Sciences Inc0.71
Schlumberger Ltd0.68
General Electric Co0.67
Cisco Systems Inc0.66
Oracle Corp0.64
Procter & Gamble Co/The0.62
Altria Group Inc0.62
Sector Allocations
As of July 31, 2014% of portfolio
Information Technology 18.0
Consumer Discretionary 14.9
Financials 13.8
Industrials 12.5
Health Care 12.0
Energy 11.0
Consumer Staples 7.1
Materials 5.0
Utilities 3.0
Telecommunication Services 2.6
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.

Environmental Impact Consideration Investment Risk
A Portfolio's environmental impact considerations may limit the number of investment opportunities available to the Portfolio, and as a result, at times, the Portfolio may produce more modest gains than funds that are not subject to such special investment considerations. For example, a Portfolio may decline to purchase, or underweight its investment in, certain securities due to environmental impact considerations when other investment considerations would suggest that a more significant investment in such securities would be advantageous. In addition, a Porfolio may sell certain securities due to environmental impact considerations when it is otherwise disadvantageous to do so. The environmental impact considerations may cause the Portfolio's industry allocation to deviate from that of funds without these considerations and of conventional benchmarks.

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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.  

The implementation and management of the portfolio described above is protected by
U.S. Patent Nos. 7,596,525 B1, 7,599,874 B1 and 8,438,092 B2.