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Dimensional Fund Advisors (DFA)

2019 Fourth Quarter Market Review

When faced with short-term noise, it is easy to lose sight of the potential long-term benefits of staying invested. For investors, it can be easy to feel overwhelmed by the relentless stream of news about markets. Being bombarded with data and headlines presented as impactful to your financial well-being can evoke strong emotional responses from even the most experienced investors. While no one has a crystal ball, we believe that adopting a long-term perspective can help change how investors view market volatility and help them look beyond the headlines.

Attached is our full Fourth Quarter 2019 Market Review. This report features world capital market performance and a timeline of events for the past quarter. It begins with a global overview, then features the returns of stock and bond asset classes in the US and international markets. The report also illustrates the impact of globally diversified portfolios and features a quarterly topic, Tuning Out the Noise.

Please see important disclosures contained on page 20 of the attached Market Review.