Client Letter – Q4 2018

During the past quarter and year, the best performing asset classes were bonds and real estate. The 10-year returns below show how small of an impact this market decline has had on long term returns. The following chart shows the 3-month, 1-year, and 10-year performance of many DFA funds (representing different asset classes) compared to the S&P 500 Index: Market […]

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Quarterly Market Review – Q4 2018

For an in-depth look at the world capital market performance and a timeline of events during the past quarter, here is our Quarterly Market Review: About Christopher M. Jones, CFP® Christopher M. Jones is the Founder and President of Sparrow Wealth Management, a fee-only financial planning and investment management firm based in Hermosa Beach, CA. Before entering the investment field, […]

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Quarterly Market Review – Q3 2018

For an in-depth look at the world capital market performance and a timeline of events during the past quarter, here is our Quarterly Market Review: About Christopher M. Jones, CFP® Christopher M. Jones is the Founder and President of Sparrow Wealth Management, a fee-only financial planning and investment management firm based in Hermosa Beach, CA. Before entering the investment field, […]

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Client Letter – Q3 2018

During the past quarter, the best performing asset classes were U.S. large growth stocks, large value stocks, and U.S. small stocks. The following chart shows the 1-year, 5-year, and 10-year performance of many DFA funds (representing different asset classes) compared to the S&P 500 Index: Market Returns for the period ending September 30, 2018 DFA Fund / Index 1 Year […]

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Where’s the Value?

While never guaranteed, the value premium has historically had a greater chance of being positive the longer the time horizon observed. Periods of underperformance can happen, but a consistent approach that maintains emphasis on value stocks in all market environments may allow investors to more reliably capture the premium over the long run. Download File (214kb PDF)

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Quarterly Market Review – Q2 2018

For an in-depth look at the world capital market performance and a timeline of events during the past quarter, here is our Quarterly Market Review: About Christopher M. Jones, CFP® Christopher M. Jones is the Founder and President of Sparrow Wealth Management, a fee-only financial planning and investment management firm based in Hermosa Beach, CA. Before entering the investment field, […]

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Client Letter – Q2 2018

During the past quarter, the best performing asset classes were U.S. small growth stocks, U.S. small value stocks, and real estate.  The following chart shows the 1-month, 1-year, and 5-year performance of many DFA funds (representing different asset classes) compared to the S&P 500 Index: Market Returns for the period ending June 30, 2018 DFA Fund / Index 1 Month […]

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Client Letter – Q1 2018

During the first quarter of 2018, the best performing asset classes were emerging markets, international small, and 5-year global bonds.  Emerging markets had the only positive return for the quarter.  The following chart shows the 3-month, 1-year, and 5-year performance of many DFA funds (representing different asset classes) compared to the S&P 500 Index: Market Returns for the period ending […]

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Quarterly Market Review – Q1 2018

For an in-depth look at the world capital market performance and a timeline of events during the past quarter, here is our Quarterly Market Review: About Christopher M. Jones, CFP® Christopher M. Jones is the Founder and President of Sparrow Wealth Management, a fee-only financial planning and investment management firm based in Hermosa Beach, CA. Before entering the investment field, […]

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Client Letter – Q4 2017

During the past year, the best performing asset classes were international small, small value, and emerging markets stocks. The following chart shows the 1-year, 5-year, and 10-year performance of many DFA funds (representing different asset classes) compared to the S&P 500 Index: Market Returns for the period ending December 31, 2017 DFA Fund / Index 1 Year Return 5 Year […]

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