February Investor Letter

In 1984, 33-year-old Gary Kusin started an educational software retailer named Babbage’s. Started in Dallas, Texas, Babbage’s quickly expanded from educational software to focusing on Atari and Nintendo video games. Little did Gary know at the time, but his company would one day become a symbol of a market movement and capture the attention of… Read More


COVID Will Likely Impact Your 2020 Tax Return

The CARES Act, a direct response to the economic turmoil caused by COVID-19, sought to provide economic support to millions of Americans. This support extended to the way taxes are filed and processed for 2020, creating additional benefits depending on your circumstances. Read on to learn five ways the events that took place in 2020… Read More


Monthly Investor Letter— November 2020

This year isn’t the first time Election Day has come and gone without a confirmed winner. Think back to the “hanging chad” in Florida that caused a weeks-long examination of the results in that presidential race. Of course, a different set of circumstances is driving this year’s election uncertainty. Because of the global COVID-19 pandemic,… Read More


Monthly Investor Letter— September 2020

In recent years, U.S. stocks have outperformed international stocks and growth stocks have outperformed value stocks. This has led many to question the benefits of diversification and ask what they should do when an investment strategy performs poorly. We should begin with a look at the appropriate lens through which to view investment strategy performance…. Read More


What History Tells Us About Elections and the Market

Investors often wonder whether the market will rise or fall based on who is elected president. The data show that capturing the long-term returns of the capital markets does not depend on which party controls the White House. In a recent webcast, Dimensional’s Mark Gochnour and Jake DeKinder offered lessons from history.


Bulls, Bears, and Benefits of Stock Investing

The stock market’s ups and downs are unpredictable, but history supports an expectation of positive returns over the long term. For the best shot at the benefits the market can offer, stay the course. Stock returns are volatile, but nearly a century of bull and bear markets shows that the good times have outshined the bad… Read More


2nd Quarter Investor Letter

The first six months of 2020 saw the advent of the worst global public health crisis in a century—since the 1918 influenza pandemic. In response, the world locked down, putting its economy into a kind of medically induced coma. In this country, the immediate effects were (1) a savage and nearly instantaneous economic recession, accompanied… Read More


Updated: Relief for Retirement Account Owners

On March 27, 2020, the Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security (CARES) Act was signed into law. Since then, the U.S. Treasury Department has issued guidance to clarify and, in some cases, expand the provisions of the CARES Act dealing with retirement accounts and the relief offered to retirement account owners and/or beneficiaries. We’ll answer… Read More


Investor Letter – May 2020

It has been said that one of the most difficult feats in all of sports is hitting a Major League curveball. Yet many pro baseball players have successfully made a name for themselves by doing just that, although you probably cannot list the game’s top three hitters. If you just tried, a name that probably… Read More


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