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DFA VA US Large Value
Release date as of 2022-05-31. Data on page is subject to change.
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As of 2022-05-31
Out of 1145
Large Value Funds
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As of 2022-04-30
Total Fund Assets ($ Mil)
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  Investment Objective & Strategy  
The investment seeks long-term capital appreciation.
The fund purchases a broad and diverse group of readily marketable securities of large U.S. companies that the Advisor determines to be value stocks. As a non-fundamental policy, under normal circumstances, it will invest at least 80% of its net assets in securities of large cap U.S. companies. The fund may purchase or sell futures contracts and options on futures contracts for U.S. equity securities and indices, to increase or decrease equity market exposure based on actual or expected cash inflows to or outflows from the Portfolio.
  Morningstar Category: Large Value
Large-value portfolios invest primarily in big U.S. companies that are less expensive or growing more slowly than other large-cap stocks. Stocks in the top 70% of the capitalization of the U.S. equity market are defined as large cap. Value is defined based on low valuations (low price ratios and high dividend yields) and slow growth (low growth rates for earnings, sales, book value, and cash flow). 
  Investment Risks
There are no additional fund specific investment risks (e.g. liquidity risk, currency risk, foreign investment risk, etc.) associated with this fund beyond the normal risks generally associated with investing in a mutual fund.
  Portfolio Profile
Asset Allocation
% of Net Assets
Bullet U.S. Stocks U.S. Stocks 97.6
Bullet Non-U.S. Stocks Non-U.S. Stocks 2.3
Bullet Bonds Bonds 0.0
Bullet Cash Cash 0.1
Bullet Other Other 0.0
Asset Allocation Rescaled Graph
Data through 2022-04-30
Morningstar Equity Sectors
% of Stocks
Cyclical 34.48
Basic Materials 8.20
Consumer Cyclical 5.89
Financial Services 19.89
Real Estate 0.50
Sensitive 41.54
Communication Services 8.50
Energy 12.78
Industrials 11.05
Technology 9.21
Defensive 23.99
Consumer Defensive 7.03
Healthcare 16.75
Utilities 0.21
Data through 2022-04-30
Holding Status
Total Number of Stock Holdings 364
Total Number of Bond Holdings 0
% of Net Assets in Top 10 Holdings 21.04
Turnover % (as of 2021-10-31) 15.00
30 Day SEC Yield % ---
Top Holdings
Sector P/E % of Net
Pfizer Inc 11.95 2.73
JPMorgan Chase & Co 9.80 2.62
Exxon Mobil Corp 15.92 2.57
Chevron Corp 16.42 2.08
Berkshire Hathaway Inc Class B 8.54 2.05
Walmart Inc 27.72 2.05
Comcast Corp Class A 14.24 1.83
Intel Corp 7.38 1.76
Verizon Communications Inc 9.98 1.74
ConocoPhillips 11.57 1.61
Data through 2022-04-30
  Principal Risks   
Lending, Loss of Money, Not FDIC Insured, Value Investing, Market/Market Volatility, Equity Securities, Other, Derivatives, Management
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Inception Date: 1995-01-12
Portfolio Manager(s)
Jed S. Fogdall   (2012-02-28)
Jed S. Fogdall is a Co-Head of Portfolio Management and Vice President of Dimensional and a member of Dimensional’s Investment Committee. Mr. Fogdall has an MBA from the University of California, Los Angeles and a BS from Purdue University. Mr. Fogdall joined Dimensional as a Portfolio Manager in 2004 and has been responsible for international portfolios since 2010 and domestic portfolios since 2012.
Mary T. Phillips   (2022-02-28)
Mary T. Phillips, CFA, Deputy Head of Portfolio Management, North America, Senior Portfolio Manager and Vice President of Dimensional, joined Dimensional in 2012 and has been a portfolio manager since 2014. Ms. Phillips began managing Dimensional’s allocated portion of the Fund’s portfolio in March 2018. Ms. Phillips earned an MBA with concentration in analytic finance, statistics and econometrics, and managerial and organizational behavior from the University of Chicago and a BA from the University of Puget Sound.
John A. Hertzer   (2022-02-28)
Mr. Hertzer joined DFA in 2013. Mr. Hertzer began his investment career in 2004 and earned a B.A. from Dartmouth College and an M.B.A. from the University of California Los Angeles.
Investment Advisor(s)
Dimensional Fund Advisors LP
Dimensional Fund Advisors
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