Fund Facts  

Inception Date: Feb 23, 2000
CUSIP: 233203595
Ticker Symbol: DFFVX
Morningstar Category:Small Value
As of Mar 31, 2018
Fund Net Assets ($millions) $10,749

Documents for Fund or Underlying Fund(s)  



The investment seeks long-term capital appreciation.

Principal Investment Strategies  

The fund purchases a broad and diverse group of the readily marketable securities of U.S. small and mid cap companies that the Advisor determines to be value stocks. It may purchase or sell futures contracts and options on futures contracts for U.S. equity securities and indices, to adjust market exposure based on actual or expected cash inflows to or outflows from the fund. The advisor does not intend to sell futures contracts to establish short positions in individual securities or to use derivatives for purposes of speculation or leveraging investment returns.

Principal Investment Risks  

There is no guarantee that the Fund will achieve its investment objective. You may lose money by investing in the Fund. Please see the Fund’s prospectus or other disclosure documents for information about the Fund’s risks.


Performance & Expenses

Standard Performance As of Mar 31, 2018
Fund/Benchmark Name QtrYTD1-Yr3-Yr5-Yr10-YrSince Inception
DFA US Targeted Value Instla-2.19%-2.19%6.92%7.25%10.63%9.76%11.54%
Russell 2000 Value Indexa,b-2.64%-2.64%5.13%7.87%9.96%8.61%N/A
Morningstar Small Valuea,c-2.75%-2.75%5.71%6.67%9.10%8.74%N/A

Fund past performance, as shown, is no guarantee of how the Fund will perform in the future. The performance shown has been annualized for periods greater than one year. Investment returns and principal value will fluctuate, so that an investor's shares, when redeemed, may be worth more or less than their original cost. For current performance, visit

Fund Expensesa
Gross Expenses0.37%
Net Expenses0.37%


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b. The Russell 2000® Value Index measures the performance of those Russell 2000 companies with lower price-to-book ratios and lower forecasted growth values.

c. The Morningstar category represents the average return for a category of funds with similar investment objectives and strategies. The average is calculated and funds are assigned to a category by Morningstar.


Dividends and Capital Gains  
Record Date Ex/Payable Date Income/Capital Gains Paid Per Share
Mar 28, 2018Mar 28, 2018$0.035560000
Dec 15, 2017Dec 15, 2017$1.194980000
Sep 28, 2017Sep 28, 2017$0.070990000
Jun 29, 2017Jun 29, 2017$0.060980000
Mar 30, 2017Mar 30, 2017$0.060820000
Dec 15, 2016Dec 15, 2016$0.849150000
Sep 29, 2016Sep 29, 2016$0.053360000
Jun 29, 2016Jun 29, 2016$0.061640000
Mar 30, 2016Mar 30, 2016$0.054350000
Dec 16, 2015Dec 16, 2015$0.978330000
Sep 9, 2015Sep 9, 2015$0.068280000
Jun 8, 2015Jun 8, 2015$0.071530000
Mar 9, 2015Mar 9, 2015$0.036220000
Dec 16, 2014Dec 16, 2014$1.105420000
Sep 9, 2014Sep 9, 2014$0.049500000
Jun 9, 2014Jun 9, 2014$0.054100000
Mar 10, 2014Mar 10, 2014$0.014030000
Dec 12, 2013Dec 12, 2013$1.382000000

Morningstar Information

Morningstar RatingTM   As of Mar 31, 2018
Period Stars Category Size
Overall 3 Stars348
3-Year 3 Stars348
5-Year 4 Stars301
10-Year 3 Stars209

The Morningstar Rating™ for funds, or “star rating”, is calculated for managed products (including mutual funds, variable annuity and variable life subaccounts, exchange–traded funds, closed–end funds, and separate accounts) with at least a three–year history. Exchange–traded funds and open–ended mutual funds are considered a single population for comparative purposes. It is calculated based on a Morningstar Risk–Adjusted Return measure that accounts for variation in a managed product′s monthly excess performance, placing more emphasis on downward variations and rewarding consistent performance. The top 10% of products in each product category receive 5 stars, the next 22.5% receive 4 stars, the next 35% receive 3 stars, the next 22.5% receive 2 stars, and the bottom 10% receive 1 star. The Overall Morningstar Rating for a managed product is derived from a weighted average of the performance figures associated with its three–, five–, and 10–year (if applicable) Morningstar Rating metrics. The weights are: 100% three–year rating for 36–59 months of total returns, 60% five–year rating⁄40% three–year rating for 60–119 months of total returns, and 50% 10–year rating⁄30% five–year rating⁄20% three-year rating for 120 or more months of total returns. While the 10-year overall star rating formula seems to give the most weight to the 10-year period, the most recent three-year period actually has the greatest impact because it is included in all three rating periods.

Morningstar Stylebox As of Mar 31, 2018
Equity Stylebox
Small Value
Allocation of Assets As of Feb 28, 2018
Type of Asset Percent
Fixed Income0%

Due to rounding, percentages shown may not add up to 100%.



Allocation of Assets As of Feb 28, 2018
Asset ClassPercent
Domestic Stock97.8%
Foreign Stock1.4%
Domestic Bond0.0%
Foreign Bond0.0%

Due to rounding, percentages shown may not add up to 100%.

Equity Sector As of Feb 28, 2018
Financial Services25.3%
Consumer Cyclical15.8%
Basic Materials7.3%
Consumer Defensive3.1%
Communication Services0.7%
Real Estate0.5%

Exposure reflects equity securities only and will sum to the equity exposure of the fund.

Top Ten Holdings As of Feb 28, 2018
Holding NamePercent
Kohl's Corp0.9%
HollyFrontier Corp0.8%
Arrow Electronics Inc0.8%
Toll Brothers Inc0.7%
S+p500 Emini Fut Mar18 Xcme 201803160.7%
People's United Financial Inc0.7%
Reliance Steel & Aluminum Co0.6%
Avnet Inc0.6%
PacWest Bancorp0.6%
Macy's Inc0.6%


Portfolio Statistics As of Mar 31, 2018
Standard Deviation14.3114.06



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