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World ex US Value Portfolio

 

Inception DateTicker SymbolCUSIP Number
August 23, 2010DFWVX23320G471
The World ex US Value Portfolio is a no-load mutual fund designed to achieve long-term capital appreciation. The portfolio pursues its objective through exposure to a broad portfolio of securities of non-US companies associated with countries with developed and emerging markets that Dimensional believes to be value stocks at the time of purchase. Securities are considered value stocks primarily because a company's shares have a high book value in relation to its market value (BtM). To achieve this exposure, the portfolio will generally purchase shares of the International Value Series, International Small Cap Value Portfolio, and Dimensional Emerging Markets Value Fund. In addition to, or in place of, investments in the underlying funds, the portfolio is permitted to invest directly in securities of companies that are eligible investments for the underlying funds as described in the Prospectus for such funds. Dimensional may modify market capitalization weights and even exclude companies after considering such factors 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.

For a full description, please consult the Portfolio's prospectus.
Prices
Updated Daily
DateClosing PriceNAV Change$NAV Change %
August 29, 2014$12.33$0.000.00%
Updated Monthly
DateTotal Net Assets
August 29, 2014$119,348,050.09
Performance
Updated Daily
Total Returns Year-to-Date
August 29, 2014 4.97%
Updated Monthly
Total Returns One Month Three Month Year-to-Date
August 31, 2014 0.57% 0.70% 4.97%
Updated Monthly
Average Annual Total Returns One Year Five Years Ten Years Since Inception
August 31, 2014 18.78% -- -- 8.45%
Updated Quarterly
Average Annual Total Returns One Year Five Years Ten Years Since Inception
As of June 30, 2014 25.24% -- -- 9.07%
Annual ExpensesNet Expense Ratio (to investor)Total Operating Expense Ratio
 0.60%0.77%
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$0.1588 USD06/6/201406/9/201406/10/2014$12.45 USD
Dividend$0.1139 USD03/7/201403/10/201403/11/2014$11.92 USD
Dividend$0.0770 USD12/11/201312/12/201312/13/2013$11.48 USD
Dividend$0.0380 USD09/9/201309/10/201309/11/2013$11.40 USD
Top Holdings (4812 Total)
As of July 31, 2014Weight
Royal Dutch Shell PLC2.66
BP PLC2.52
Novartis AG1.89
HSBC Holdings PLC1.46
Daimler AG1.27
Mitsubishi UFJ Financial 1.22
Suncor Energy Inc1.08
Petroleo Brasileiro SA0.98
Vodafone Group PLC0.94
Allianz SE0.92
Swiss Re AG0.91
BNP Paribas SA0.91
Canadian Natural Resource0.79
Wesfarmers Ltd0.73
ING Groep NV0.70
Barclays PLC0.69
Zurich Insurance Group AG0.67
Mizuho Financial Group In0.67
AXA SA0.66
Sumitomo Mitsui Financial0.66
Total22.32
Sector Allocations
As of July 31, 2014% of portfolio
Financials 33.3
Materials 13.4
Energy 13.2
Industrials 11.9
Consumer Discretionary 9.9
Information Technology 4.7
Consumer Staples 4.4
Telecommunication Services 3.4
Utilities 3.0
Health Care 2.7
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.

Derivatives Risk
Derivatives can be used for hedging (attempting to reduce risk by offsetting one investment position with another) or non-hedging purposes. While hedging can reduce or eliminate losses, it also can reduce or eliminate gains. The use of derivatives for non-hedging purposes may be considered more speculative than other types of investments. When the Portfolio uses derivatives, the Portfolio will be directly exposed to the risks of those derivatives. Derivative securities are subject to a number of risks, including commodity, correlation, interest rate, liquidity, market, credit and management risks, and the risk of improper valuation. The Portfolio also may use derivatives for leverage. The Portfolio's use of derivatives, particularly commodity-linked derivatives, involves risks different from, or possibly greater than, the risks associated with investing directly in securities and other traditional investments. Changes in the value of a derivative may not correlate perfectly with the underlying asset, rate, or index, and the Portfolio could lose more than the principal amount invested. For example, potential losses from commodity-linked notes or swap agreements can be unlimited. Additional risks are associated with the use of credit default swaps, including counterparty and credit risk (the risk that the other party to a swap agreement will not fulfill its contractual obligations, whether because of bankruptcy or other default) and liquidity risk (the possible lack of a secondary market for the swap agreement). Also, suitable derivative transactions may not be available in all circumstances and there can be no assurance that the Portfolio will engage in these transactions to reduce exposure to other risks when that would be beneficial.

Fund of Funds Risk
The investment performance of each Portfolio is affected by the investment performance of the Underlying Funds in which the Portfolio invests. The ability of a Portfolio to achieve its investment objective depends on the ability of the Underlying Funds to meet their investment objectives and on the Advisor's decisions regarding the allocation of the Portfolio's assets among the Underlying Funds. There can be no assurance that the investment objective of any Portfolio or Underlying Fund will be achieved. Through their investments in the Underlying Funds, the Portfolios are subject to the risks of the Underlying Funds investments. The risks of the Underlying Funds may include Market Risk, Small Company Risk, Risks of Concentrating in the Real Estate Industry, Emerging Markets Risk, Interest Rate Risk, Credit Risk, and Risks of Banking Concentration. For more details regarding these risks, please see the DIG Global Portfolios Prospectus.


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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.