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Dimensional Fund Advisors, an investment consulting firm, is a believer in market efficiency and its managers make money by applying this strong belief.
Go to the following website and find information about Dimensional Fund Advisors and the process they follow: http://us.dimensional.com/
After reading all the available information carefully and doing some additional research on your own, prepare a two page (double-spaced) essay presenting the investment consulting firm and answer the following question.
“How does this firm and other make money by taking advantage of the Efficient Market Hypothesis?”
Cite references to material that you use in preparing the essay. You may find some additional, helpful information here: http://www.oakwoodcap.com/library/dimensional-fund-advisors-library/
Your essay will be graded on the following criteria:
1. Described at least 4 of the following elements: (1) Definition of market efficiency, (2) Availability of information, (3) Arbitrage, (4) Risk versus return, (5) Portfolio management, and (6) Indexing.
2. Discussed at least 2 of the following topics in discussing how to make a profit by taking advantage of the Efficient Market Hypothesis:
Risk versus return
3. Used at least one example in the essay.