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DFA Short-Term Government Portfolio

mutual fund
DFFGX
Dividend policy
Active
Price as of:
$10.5 +0.0 +0%
primary theme
Short-Term U.S. Treasury Note
share class
DFFGX (Mutual Fund)

DFA Short-Term Government Portfolio

Dividend policy
Active
Price as of:
$10.5 +0.0 +0%
primary theme
Short-Term U.S. Treasury Note
share class
DFFGX (Mutual Fund)

DFA Short-Term Government Portfolio

Dividend policy
Active
Price as of:
$10.5 +0.0 +0%
primary theme
Short-Term U.S. Treasury Note
share class

Name

Price

Aum/Mkt Cap

YIELD & DIV

Exp Ratio

Watchlist

$10.50

-

0.10%

$0.01

0.20%

Vitals

YTD Return

-0.6%

1 yr return

-0.2%

3 Yr Avg Return

1.3%

5 Yr Avg Return

0.7%

Net Assets

$1.77 B

Holdings in Top 10

99.2%

52 WEEK LOW AND HIGH

$10.50
$10.47
$10.57

Expenses

OPERATING FEES

Expense Ratio 0.20%

SALES FEES

Front Load N/A

Deferred Load N/A

TRADING FEES

Turnover 85.00%

Redemption Fee N/A


Min Investment

Standard (Taxable)

$0

IRA

N/A


Fund Classification

Fund Type

Open End Mutual Fund

Investment Style

Short Government


Name

Price

Aum/Mkt Cap

YIELD & DIV

Exp Ratio

Watchlist

$10.50

-

0.10%

$0.01

0.20%

DFFGX - Profile

Distributions

  • YTD Total Return -0.6%
  • 3 Yr Annualized Total Return 1.3%
  • 5 Yr Annualized Total Return 0.7%
  • Capital Gain Distribution Frequency Annually
  • Net Income Ratio 0.52%
DIVIDENDS
  • Dividend Yield 0.1%
  • Dividend Distribution Frequency Quarterly

Fund Details

  • Legal Name
    DFA Short-Term Government Portfolio
  • Fund Family Name
    Dimensional Fund Advisors
  • Inception Date
    Jun 01, 1987
  • Shares Outstanding
    N/A
  • Share Class
    Inst
  • Currency
    USD
  • Domiciled Country
    United States
  • Manager
    David Plecha

Fund Description

The fund seeks to maximize total returns from a universe of obligations of the U.S. government and its agencies maturing in five years or less from the date of settlement. The credit quality of the securities purchased by the Portfolio will be that of the U.S. government or its agencies. As a non-fundamental policy, the Portfolio will invest at least 80% of its net assets in government securities that mature within five years from the date of settlement. It is the policy of the Portfolio that the maximum length of maturity of investments will not exceed five years from the date of settlement.


DFFGX - Performance

Return Ranking - Trailing

Period DFFGX Return Category Return Low Category Return High Rank in Category (%)
YTD -0.6% -4.1% 1.6% 23.26%
1 Yr -0.2% -2.2% 3.6% 53.49%
3 Yr 1.3%* 0.9% 4.3% 98.84%
5 Yr 0.7%* 0.0% 2.7% 95.35%
10 Yr 0.9%* -0.2% 2.3% 67.07%

* Annualized

Return Ranking - Calendar

Period DFFGX Return Category Return Low Category Return High Rank in Category (%)
2020 0.1% -1.8% 4.9% 87.80%
2019 0.7% -1.4% 3.8% 73.75%
2018 -0.4% -80.0% 0.1% 20.25%
2017 -0.7% -4.6% 0.9% 25.00%
2016 -0.3% -4.1% 3.5% 28.95%

Total Return Ranking - Trailing

Period DFFGX Return Category Return Low Category Return High Rank in Category (%)
YTD -0.6% -4.1% 1.6% 23.26%
1 Yr -0.2% -5.5% 3.6% 49.41%
3 Yr 1.3%* 0.0% 4.3% 96.47%
5 Yr 0.7%* -0.2% 2.7% 94.12%
10 Yr 0.9%* -0.2% 2.3% 65.43%

* Annualized

Total Return Ranking - Calendar

Period DFFGX Return Category Return Low Category Return High Rank in Category (%)
2020 0.1% -1.8% 4.9% 87.80%
2019 0.7% -1.4% 3.8% 73.75%
2018 0.7% -80.0% 2.2% 3.80%
2017 0.5% -4.6% 1.2% 5.26%
2016 1.0% -4.1% 3.5% 6.58%

NAV & Total Return History


DFFGX - Holdings

Concentration Analysis

DFFGX Category Low Category High DFFGX % Rank
Net Assets 1.77 B 1.79 M 19.2 B 16.28%
Number of Holdings 12 9 1558 95.35%
Net Assets in Top 10 1.76 B -752 M 8.57 B 11.63%
Weighting of Top 10 99.24% 18.7% 100.0% 6.33%

Top 10 Holdings

  1. United States Treasury Notes 0.16% 13.71%
  2. United States Treasury Notes 0.2% 13.69%
  3. United States Treasury Notes 0.5% 11.27%
  4. United States Treasury Notes 1.62% 11.19%
  5. United States Treasury Notes 0.38% 11.16%
  6. Federal Home Loan Banks 0% 10.95%
  7. United States Treasury Notes 2.5% 10.52%
  8. United States Treasury Notes 0.75% 10.08%
  9. United States Treasury Notes 0.11% 9.47%
  10. United States Treasury Bills 0% 8.82%

Asset Allocation

Weighting Return Low Return High DFFGX % Rank
Bonds
99.72% 51.82% 113.77% 24.42%
Cash
0.28% -13.77% 33.17% 76.74%
Stocks
0.00% 0.00% 13.45% 38.37%
Preferred Stocks
0.00% 0.00% 0.03% 38.37%
Other
0.00% -4.33% 2.61% 39.53%
Convertible Bonds
0.00% 0.00% 0.24% 38.37%

Bond Sector Breakdown

Weighting Return Low Return High DFFGX % Rank
Government
99.72% 0.00% 99.97% 9.30%
Cash & Equivalents
0.28% 0.00% 35.91% 84.88%
Derivative
0.00% 0.00% 0.08% 39.53%
Securitized
0.00% 0.00% 100.00% 89.53%
Corporate
0.00% 0.00% 49.70% 48.84%
Municipal
0.00% 0.00% 11.40% 46.51%

Bond Geographic Breakdown

Weighting Return Low Return High DFFGX % Rank
US
99.72% 48.74% 113.77% 24.42%
Non US
0.00% 0.00% 22.87% 43.02%

DFFGX - Expenses

Operational Fees

DFFGX Fees (% of AUM) Category Return Low Category Return High Rank in Category (%)
Expense Ratio 0.20% 0.03% 1.83% 82.56%
Management Fee 0.16% 0.03% 0.80% 22.35%
12b-1 Fee N/A 0.00% 1.00% N/A
Administrative Fee N/A 0.05% 0.45% 1.89%

Sales Fees

DFFGX Fees (% of AUM) Category Return Low Category Return High Rank in Category (%)
Front Load N/A 1.50% 4.75% N/A
Deferred Load N/A 0.50% 1.00% N/A

Trading Fees

DFFGX Fees (% of AUM) Category Return Low Category Return High Rank in Category (%)
Max Redemption Fee N/A 0.25% 0.25% N/A

Related Fees

Turnover provides investors a proxy for the trading fees incurred by mutual fund managers who frequently adjust position allocations. Higher turnover means higher trading fees.

DFFGX Fees (% of AUM) Category Return Low Category Return High Rank in Category (%)
Turnover 85.00% 0.00% 445.85% 54.67%

DFFGX - Distributions

Dividend Yield Analysis

DFFGX Category Low Category High DFFGX % Rank
Dividend Yield 0.10% 0.00% 0.17% 38.37%

Dividend Distribution Analysis

DFFGX Category Low Category High Category Mod
Dividend Distribution Frequency Quarterly Monthly Monthly Monthly

Net Income Ratio Analysis

DFFGX Category Low Category High DFFGX % Rank
Net Income Ratio 0.52% -0.73% 1.81% 69.88%

Capital Gain Distribution Analysis

DFFGX Category Low Category High Capital Mode
Capital Gain Distribution Frequency Annually Annually Semi-Annually Annually

Dividend Payout History

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DFFGX - Fund Manager Analysis

Managers

David Plecha


Start Date

Tenure

Tenure Rank

Dec 31, 1989

31.69

31.7%

David Plecha is Dimensional’s Global Head of Fixed Income. A member of the Investment Committee and Investment Research Committee, he not only manages US and global portfolios but also maintains much of the fixed income research and client communications. Dave received his Chartered Financial Analyst® designation in 1996. Prior to joining Dimensional in 1989, he managed stock index futures and options for Leland O’Brien Rubinstein Associates and was an operations planner for Texas Instruments.

Joseph Kolerich


Start Date

Tenure

Tenure Rank

Feb 28, 2012

9.51

9.5%

Joseph Kolerich is Head of Fixed Income, Americas, Senior Portfolio Manager and Vice President of Dimensional and a member of the Investment Committee. Mr. Kolerich has an MBA from the University of Chicago Booth School of Business and a BS from Northern Illinois University. Mr. Kolerich joined DFA as a portfolio manager in 2001 and has been responsible for the fixed income portfolios since 2012.

Alan Hutchison


Start Date

Tenure

Tenure Rank

Feb 28, 2016

5.51

5.5%

Mr. Hutchison is a Portfolio Manager of Dimensional Fund Advisors LP. Mr. Hutchison holds an MBA from Drake University and a BBA from Texas Tech University. Mr. Hutchison joined the Dimensional Fund Advisors LP in 2006, has been a portfolio manager since 2010.

Tenure Analysis

Category Low Category High Category Average Category Mode
0.08 31.69 9.41 6.58