The Mid-Cap Blend folio was developed for investors seeking aggressive long-term capital appreciation with higher volatility.


The Mid-Cap Blend folio consists of companies that have both high earnings growth potential and appear undervalued based on their price-to-book ratio, in comparison 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-caps may offer greater return potential than larger firms, with less risk than small-caps. This folio’s broad diversification may potentially makes it less volatile than mid-cap blend mutual funds that may have more concentrated portfolios.

Last Updated: April 25, 2017

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

Folio S&P 500 Total Return
One-Month 3.33% 2.04%
Three-Month 4.7% 4.45%
Year-to-Date 8.51% 7.33%
One-Year 20.48% 16.87%
Three-Year (Annualized) 12.21% 10.93%
Five-Year (Annualized) 15.96% 13.83%
Since Inception 9.52% N/A
Volatility 13.44% 9.86%

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. 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.

(% of Folio)
1AKAMakamai technologies inc3.34%
2BGSb & g foods inc new cl a3.33%
3CENTcentral garden & pet co3.34%
4CLGXcorelogic inc3.33%
5CONEcyrusone inc com3.34%
6COOcooper cos inc new3.34%
7CRcrane co3.33%
8EQMeqt midstream partners lp unit ltd partn3.34%
9EVRevercore partners inc class a3.33%
10FLfoot locker inc3.34%
11FLIRflir sys inc3.33%
12GEOgeo group inc3.33%
13GNTXgentex corp3.33%
14HAhawaiian holdings inc3.34%
15HOMBhome bancshares inc com3.33%
16KORSmichael kors hldgs ltd shs3.33%
17MATWmatthews intl corp cl a3.33%
18MSCCmicrosemi corp3.33%
19PDCOpatterson dental co3.33%
20PRIprimerica inc com3.33%
21PSXPphillips 66 partners lp com unit rep int3.34%
22ROLLrbc bearings inc3.33%
23SNPSsynopsys inc3.34%
24SSNCss&c technologies hldgs inc com3.33%
25STLDsteel dynamics inc3.33%
26THOthor inds inc3.33%
27UTHRunited therapeutics corp del3.33%
28VVCvectren corp3.33%
29WSMwilliams sonoma inc3.34%
30WTRaqua america inc3.33%

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 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 S&P 500.
  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


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.