Objective

The Mid-Cap Blend folio was designed for investors seeking aggressive long-term capital appreciation with volatility generally higher than the overall U.S. equity market.

Strategy

The Mid-Cap Blend folio consists of companies that have both high earnings growth potential and appear to be undervalued based on their price-to-book ratio as compared to the overall market. Mid-cap companies are defined as having market capitalizations between $1.7 billion and $11 billion USD.

A blend investing strategy provides aspects of both value and growth investing, without making the difficult determination as to which style the market may favor. Mid-cap securities may offer greater return potential than larger firms with less risk than small-caps. This folio’s broad diversification makes it potentially less volatile than more concentrated mid-cap blend mutual funds.

Last Updated: December 11, 2018

Category: Investment Style
Inception Date: 2000-10-26 00:00:00.0
Date Funded: 2009-08-31*

Folio Returns
One-Month -2.77%
Three-Month -12.04%
Year-to-Date -4.5%
One-Year -3.62%
Three-Year (Annualized) 7.88%
Five-Year (Annualized) 8.2%
Since Inception 8.65%
Volatility 15.09%

Past performance is no guarantee of future results.
See how returns are calculated

* Returns reflect model performance from the Inception Date to the Date Funded, and funded performance since the Date Funded, if funded. Note that the data source for determining the composition of the folio changed on 11/30/2018, which resulted in changes to the composition of the folio, and that performance after this date may differ from the performance using the prior data source. Your returns may deviate significantly from the values displayed here, due to many factors, including how long after a strategy has been updated that you place orders to update your holdings.

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Steps to Create This Folio

  1. We identified mid-cap stocks as those having market capitalizations between $1.7 billion and $11 billion.
  2. We then ranked these mid-cap stocks according to their price-to-book ratios from lowest to highest.
  3. We divided the ranked list into quartiles and determined the median of all the price-to-book ratios.
  4. We targeted the sector weights of the folio to be comparable to the sector weights of the largest 500 securities ranked by market capitalization.
  5. We selected stocks that had price-to-book ratios closest to the median.
  6. We equally weighted all securities in the folio.

Number of Securities

There are generally 30 securities in the folio.

Update Frequency

Quarterly.

If the characteristics of the Folio have changed substantially, the securities included may change. Also, corporate actions, such as a merger, or other events may cause changes to the securities held at any time. Your returns may deviate significantly from the values displayed here, due to many factors, including how long after a folio has been updated that you place orders to update your holdings. RTGs are updated using market data from multiple sources including Zacks Investment Research ( www.zacks.com ), International Data Corporation (IDC) ( www.idc.com ), and other suppliers.