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Wes Crill

Vice President, Research, Dimensional Fund Advisors

Wes Crill, a vice president in the Research group, conducts empirical research on a broad range of investment topics to support client relations. Wes creates and delivers presentations conveying Dimensional's philosophy and process. In addition, he assists with internal training for client-facing employees and contributes to the construction of marketing materials for client distribution.
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Jul 17, 2020

Why Should You Diversify?

When international stock returns lag, investors may feel tempted to double down on their home market. Historical data suggests the long-term benefits of diversifying globally. With US stocks outperforming non-US stocks in recent years, some investors have again turned their attention toward the role that global diversification plays in their portfolios. In the five-year period…

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Jan 9, 2020

The Uncommon Average

The US stock market has delivered an average annual return of around 10% since 1926.[1] But short-term results may vary, and in any given period stock returns can be positive, negative, or flat. When setting expectations, it’s helpful for investors saving for retirement to see the range of outcomes experienced historically. For example, how often…

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Mar 5, 2018

How Much Will My Retirement Income Cost? Part 2

Understanding how much future spending, or consumption, an investor’s savings can support is critical in planning for retirement. As we discussed in part 1, the S&P STRIDE Index Series can help by providing a framework for estimating the annual income stream available in retirement using the concept of the Generalized Retirement Income Liability or “GRIL”…

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Mar 1, 2018

How Much Will My Retirement Income Cost? Part 1

Gaining clarity around the future spending, or consumption, that an investor’s savings can support is critical in planning for retirement. Being armed with information about retirement preparedness can inform one’s decisions about savings rate, expense budget in retirement, and investment selections. A first step towards solving this challenge is to understand how much retirement income…

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