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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 portfolio’s increased exposure to small and value companies may be achieved by decreasing the allocation of the portfolio’s assets to the largest U.S. growth companies relative to their weight in the U.S. Universe. 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. 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 MKET LLC, Nasdaq Global Market® or such other securities exchanges deemed appropriate by Dimensional.

For a full description, please consult the Portfolio's prospectus.
Updated Daily
DateClosing PriceNAV Change$NAV Change %
August 19, 2014$14.17$0.060.43%
Updated Monthly
DateTotal Net Assets
July 31, 2014$4,829,738,756.58
Updated Daily
Total Returns Year-to-Date
August 19, 2014 6.48%
Updated Monthly
Total Returns One Month Three Month Year-to-Date
July 31, 2014 -2.82% 2.06% 3.55%
Updated Monthly
Average Annual Total Returns One Year Five Years Ten Years Since Inception
July 31, 2014 15.71% 18.03% -- 6.58%
Updated Quarterly
Average Annual Total Returns One Year Five Years Ten Years Since Inception
As of June 30, 2014 26.21% 20.77% -- 7.12%
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$0.0502 USD06/6/201406/9/201406/10/2014$14.06 USD
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
Top Holdings (2741 Total)
As of July 31, 2014Weight
Exxon Mobil Corp2.50
Apple Inc1.68
Wells Fargo & Co1.27
Chevron Corp1.23
AT&T Inc1.19
General Electric Co1.17
JPMorgan Chase & Co1.08
Intel Corp0.99
Pfizer Inc0.89
Verizon Communications In0.77
Comcast Corp0.75
Citigroup Inc0.70
Merck & Co Inc0.67
Cisco Systems Inc0.66
Walt Disney Co/The0.65
Johnson & Johnson0.65
Bank of America Corp0.62
Microsoft Corp0.57
Hewlett-Packard Co0.52
Sector Allocations
As of July 31, 2014% of portfolio
Financials 17.6
Information Technology 15.7
Consumer Discretionary 14.0
Industrials 14.0
Energy 12.2
Health Care 10.9
Consumer Staples 5.9
Materials 5.3
Telecommunication Services 2.7
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.