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DFA VA US Targeted 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 434
Small 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, using a market capitalization weighted approach, purchases a broad and diverse group of readily marketable securities of U.S. small and mid cap companies that the Advisor determines to be value stocks with higher profitability. As a non-fundamental policy, it will invest at least 80% of its net assets in securities of 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: Small Value
Small-value portfolios invest in small U.S. companies with valuations and growth rates below other small-cap peers. Stocks in the bottom 10% of the capitalization of the U.S. equity market are defined as small 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
Small Cap Funds: Smaller companies typically have higher risk of failure, and are not as well established as larger blue-chip companies. Historically, the smaller company stocks have experienced a greater degree of market volatility than the overall market average.
  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 2.2
Bullet Bonds Bonds 0.0
Bullet Cash Cash 0.2
Bullet Other Other 0.0
Asset Allocation Rescaled Graph
Data through 2022-04-30
Morningstar Equity Sectors
% of Stocks
Cyclical 48.58
Basic Materials 8.71
Consumer Cyclical 13.29
Financial Services 25.48
Real Estate 1.10
Sensitive 39.38
Communication Services 3.15
Energy 10.14
Industrials 17.01
Technology 9.08
Defensive 12.04
Consumer Defensive 5.80
Healthcare 5.42
Utilities 0.82
Data through 2022-04-30
Holding Status
Total Number of Stock Holdings 1254
Total Number of Bond Holdings 0
% of Net Assets in Top 10 Holdings 6.96
Turnover % (as of 2021-10-31) 23.00
30 Day SEC Yield % ---
Top Holdings
Sector P/E % of Net
Reliance Steel & Aluminum Co 7.43 0.88
Marathon Oil Corp 10.99 0.84
Steel Dynamics Inc 4.44 0.75
Alcoa Corp 16.16 0.67
Arrow Electronics Inc 6.82 0.66
Alleghany Corp 12.34 0.66
Bunge Ltd 9.39 0.64
Antero Resources Corp --- 0.62
AutoNation Inc 5.63 0.62
First Horizon Corp 13.59 0.62
Data through 2022-04-30
  Principal Risks   
Lending, Loss of Money, Not FDIC Insured, Value Investing, Market/Market Volatility, Equity Securities, Other, Derivatives, Management, Small Cap, Mid-Cap
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Inception Date: 1995-10-03
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.
Joel P. Schneider   (2015-07-21)
Mr. Schneider is a Senior Portfolio Manager and Vice President of Dimensional Fund Advisors LP. Mr. Schneider holds an MBA from the University of Chicago Booth School of Business, an MS from the University of Minnesota, and a BS from Iowa State University. Mr. Schneider joined Dimensional in 2011, has been a portfolio manager since 2013.
Marc C. Leblond   (2020-02-28)
Mr. Leblond is a Senior Portfolio Manager and Vice President of Dimensional. He joined Dimensional in 2015. Prior to joining Dimensional, Mr. Leblond was an associate at Duchossois Capital Management from June to December 2014.
Investment Advisor(s)
Dimensional Fund Advisors LP
Dimensional Fund Advisors
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