Brad Tinnon

Brad Tinnon

Volatility, China, and Oil

by Dimensional Fund Advisors

January 2016 saw the worst start to the year for the S&P 500 in history, while the Chinese equity market experienced a decline in prices as well as continued volatility and a decline in oil prices coincided with a decline in stock prices. These events provide an opportunity to examine several questions important to investors and revisit some fundamental principles of investing in capital markets.

The following articles provide answers to some of the most frequently asked questions about market declines, China’s equity market, and the relationship between oil and financial markets.

The market events of January 2016 provide an opportunity to examine several questions important to investors and revisit some fundamental principles of investing in capital markets: Read Recent Market Volatility.

With the recent decline in both oil and stock prices, we have received a number of questions about the historical relation between oil prices and financial markets. Here are brief answers to some of the most common questions: Crude Oil and Financial Markets.

This article provides a review of the Chinese equity market and Dimensional’s (B.E.S.T. Wealth Management primarily utilizes this company’s mutual funds for our clients’ portfolios) approach to investing there , and also discusses recent events while highlighting some of the differences between shares traded on local Chinese exchanges and Chinese shares traded in Hong Kong and other overseas markets: An Update on China.

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