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: September 26, 2016

Category: Investment Style
Inception Date: October 26, 2000
Date Funded: August 31, 2009*

Folio S&P 500 Total Return
One-Month -1.85% -0.9%
Three-Month 7.91% 5.9%
Year-to-Date 6.55% 6.7%
One-Year 8.53% 13.55%
Three-Year (Annualized) 10.68% 10.39%
Five-Year (Annualized) 16.3% 15.48%
Since Inception 8.85% N/A
Volatility 18.37% 14.52%

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 inc3.33%
2COLMcolumbia sportswear co3.33%
3CRUScirrus logic corp3.33%
4CSLcarlisle cos inc3.34%
5DKSdicks sporting goods inc3.34%
6EMNeastman chem co3.33%
7EQMeqt midstream partners lp unit ltd partn3.34%
8EVRevercore partners inc class a3.33%
9FLOflowers foods inc3.33%
10GGALgrupo financiaro galicia s a sp adr 10 s3.34%
11HAWKblackhawk network hldgs inc cl a3.33%
12HXLhexcel corp new3.34%
13IMAXimax corp3.34%
14ITCitc hldgs corp com3.33%
15LKQlkq corp3.33%
16LOPEgrand canyon ed inc com3.34%
17MSCCmicrosemi corp3.34%
18OZRKbank of the ozarks inc3.33%
19PACgrupo aeroportuario del pac sa spon adr3.34%
20PDCOpatterson dental co3.34%
21PFpinnacle foods inc del com3.33%
22RAXrackspace hosting inc com3.33%
23ROLLrbc bearings inc3.33%
24SCSsteelcase inc cl a3.33%
25SIGsignet jewelers limited shs3.33%
26SSNCss&c technologies hldgs inc com3.33%
27THCtenet healthcare corp3.33%
28THOthor inds inc3.33%
29UTHRunited therapeutics corp del3.33%
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.