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DFA US Small Cap I (DFSTX) Fund Ranking and Research

Ranking, Research and Recommendation of DFA US Small Cap I (DFSTX) Fund

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Graph of DFA US Small Cap I Fund (DFSTX) ManagerFund Manager - Joseph H. Chi

Fund Manager Information

Fund Manager Tenure: 7.6 years
Similar Funds: DFSCX 
Fund Family: Dimensional Fund Advisors
Fund Category: Small Blend
Fund Performance: May 30, 2016
Fundmojo Fund Grade: B (Score: 0.68)     (What does this score mean?)
Clark is Dimensional's Head of Portfolio Management and Vice President and is chairman of the Investment Committee. He joined Dimensional in 2001 as a general portfolio manager in U.S. equities, became head of international equities trading in 2004 and assumed his current position in 2006. His financial career began at John Nuveen & Co. in 1997, where he worked on mergers and acquisitions for the health care services division. He earned an MBA from the University of Chicago and a BS from Bradley University.  Get more insights on Joseph H. Chi

 

Graph of DFA US Small Cap I Fund (DFSTX) ProfileDFA US Small Cap I Fund (DFSTX) Profile

Fund Profile and Description

DFA US Small Cap I Fund seeks long-term capital appreciation. DFA US Small Cap I Fund normally invests at least 80% of net assets in securities of small cap U.S. companies. It can invest in derivatives, such as futures contracts and options on futures contracts for U.S. equity securities and indices. DFA US Small Cap I Fund may also lend its portfolio securities to generate additional income.

 

DFA US Small Cap I (DFSTX) Fund Strength What we like about DFA US Small Cap I (DFSTX) Fund

Data for DFA US Small Cap I Fund (DFSTX) as of May 30, 2016

  • DFA US Small Cap I Fund (DFSTX) management has been with DFA US Small Cap I Fund for 7.6 years
  • DFA US Small Cap I Fund (DFSTX) has good short-term performance (1-year return -2.58% vs -5.18% Small Blend category median performance)
  • DFA US Small Cap I Fund (DFSTX) has good mid-term performance (3-year return 8.42% vs 6.96% Small Blend category median performance)
  • DFA US Small Cap I Fund (DFSTX) has good Long-term performance (5-year return 9.47% vs 7.84% Small Blend category median performance)
  • DFA US Small Cap I Fund (DFSTX) ratio of up-years vs down years is greater than 2
  • DFA US Small Cap I Fund (DFSTX) has a Morningstar rating of 4 and above
  • Asset base in DFA US Small Cap I Fund (DFSTX) has been consistently increasing at a reasonable pace in the last 2 months. It shows investor confidence and market support
  • DFA US Small Cap I Fund (DFSTX) has an annual stock turnover rate of 11.00% vs Small Blend average of 52.13%. It is good that DFA US Small Cap I management does not trade extensively for its return.
  • DFA US Small Cap I Fund (DFSTX) is less volatile than its peers as it has a 3-year Standard Deviation of 14.36, lower than category average of 14.58
  • DFA US Small Cap I Fund (DFSTX) has a lower expense ratio than its Small Blend average: 0.37% vs 1.22%
  • DFA US Small Cap I Fund (DFSTX) is a true no-load fund as it has no load and no 12b1 promotion, distributions, marketing expenses

DFA US Small Cap I Fund (DFSTX) Weakness What we are cautious about DFA US Small Cap I (DFSTX) Fund

Data for DFA US Small Cap I Fund (DFSTX) as of May 30, 2016

  • DFA US Small Cap I Fund (DFSTX) is less safe compared to its Small Blend peers
See DFA US Small Cap I Fund (DFSTX) performance details as of May 30, 2016

 

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Compare DFA US Small Cap I Fund (DFSTX)Compare with Small Blend category ETFs

Some Small Blend ETFs for your consideration

ETFYear to DateOne YearThree Year
SPDR S&P 600 Small Cap ETF (SLY)5.61%0.29%9.84%
Wilshire Micro-Cap ETF (WMCR)000
Vanguard Small-Cap ETF (VB)000
Vanguard S&P Small-Cap 600 ETF (VIOO)000
WisdomTree SmallCap Earnings ETF (EES)000

 

Graph of DFA US Small Cap I Fund (DFSTX) Net Asset TrackingDFA US Small Cap I (DFSTX) Fund Net Asset

Track net asset change of DFA US Small Cap I fund (DFSTX)

DateNet Asset
05/2016$12.13B
03/2016$11.54B
02/2016$10.43B
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Graph of DFA US Small Cap I Fund (DFSTX) Portfolio TrackingDFA US Small Cap I (DFSTX) Fund Portfolio Allocation

Track portfolio allocation change of DFA US Small Cap I fund (DFSTX)

DateCashStockBondOther
04/20161.26%98.73%0%0%
02/20161.57%98.43%0%0%
01/20162.09%97.91%0%0%
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graph of DFA US Small Cap I Fund (DFSTX) Top 10 Position TrackingTop 10 Holdings in DFA US Small Cap I (DFSTX) Fund

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Apr 29, 2016
Russell 2000 Mini Jun16 Ifus 20160617 [0.59%]
MarketAxess Holdings, Inc. [0.29%]
S+p500 Emini Fut Jun16 Xcme 20160617 [0.29%]
Euronet Worldwide, Inc. [0.27%]
Valmont Industries, Inc. Common [0.26%]
Pool Corporation [0.26%]
Thor Industries, Inc. Common St [0.25%]
Prestige Brand Holdings, Inc. C [0.25%]
Cracker Barrel Old Country Stor [0.25%]
Black Hills Corporation Common [0.25%]

Feb 28, 2016
Russell 2000 Mini Mar16 Ifus 20160318 [0.62%]
S+p500 Emini Fut Mar16 Xcme 20160318 [0.47%]
Piedmont Natural Gas Company, I [0.36%]
StanCorp Financial Group Inc [0.34%]
MarketAxess Holdings, Inc. [0.32%]
Cracker Barrel Old Country Stor [0.3%]
Heartland Payment Systems, Inc. [0.29%]
Microsemi Corporation [0.28%]
Post Holdings, Inc. Common Stoc [0.28%]
Health Net Inc [0.28%]

Jan 30, 2016
Russell 2000 Mini Mar16 Ifus 20160318 [0.63%]
S+p500 Emini Fut Mar16 Xcme 20160318 [0.48%]
Piedmont Natural Gas Company, I [0.36%]
StanCorp Financial Group, Inc. [0.34%]
Euronet Worldwide, Inc. [0.33%]
MarketAxess Holdings, Inc. [0.32%]
Health Net Inc. Common Stock [0.31%]
Manhattan Associates, Inc. [0.3%]
Integrated Device Technology, I [0.3%]
Pool Corporation [0.29%]
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