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


The Mid-Cap Growth folio consists of companies with high earnings growth potential, in comparison to the overall market. Mid-cap companies are defined as having market capitalizations between $1.7 billion and $11 billion USD.

This folio provides the long-term growth potential of medium-sized companies with attractive growth prospects. These companies tend to have successfully weathered their start-up years, offer proven products and services, have experienced management teams, and can often finance their own growth. Growth stocks generally have higher valuations and lower dividend yields than stocks of slower-growth or cyclical firms. Growth stocks also tend to be more volatile than value stocks. This folio’s broad diversification may potentially makes it less volatile than mid-cap growth mutual funds that may have more concentrated portfolios.

Last Updated: October 21, 2016

Category: Investment Style
Inception Date: April 05, 2000
Date Funded: August 31, 2009*

Folio S&P 500 Total Return
One-Month 0.01% -0.86%
Three-Month -1.61% -0.57%
Year-to-Date 2.81% 6.5%
One-Year 2.85% 8.38%
Three-Year (Annualized) 3.7% 9.33%
Five-Year (Annualized) 11.35% 13.98%
Since Inception 6.79% N/A
Volatility 18.42% 14.18%

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)
1ABMDabiomed inc3.33%
2ALGTallegiant travel co com3.33%
3AMCXamc networks inc cl a3.33%
4AOSsmith a o3.34%
5CATMcardtronics inc com3.33%
6CBPOchina biologic prods inc com3.33%
7CMNcantel medical corp3.34%
8CONEcyrusone inc com3.33%
9CORcoresite rlty corp com3.33%
10CRIcarter inc3.33%
11DWdrew inds inc new3.33%
12DYdycom inds inc3.34%
13EEFTeuronet svcs inc3.34%
14EQMeqt midstream partners lp unit ltd partn3.34%
15EVRevercore partners inc class a3.34%
16FIVEfive below inc com3.34%
17HAINhain celestial group, inc3.34%
18LOGMlogmein inc com3.33%
19MANHmanhattan assocs inc3.34%
20MIDDmiddleby corp3.34%
21MKTXmarketaxess hldgs inc3.33%
22MTXminerals technologies inc3.33%
23PAYCpaycom software inc com3.33%
24SFMsprouts fmrs mkt inc com3.33%
25SPBspectrum brands inc com new3.33%
26TPLtexas pac ld tr sub ctf prop i t3.33%
27VIPSvipshop hldgs ltd sponsored adr3.33%
28WABwabtec corporation3.33%
29WWAVwhitewave foods co com cl a3.33%
30XRStal ed group ads repstg com3.33%

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 determined the average sales and earnings growth projections in a given sector.
  3. We screened for stocks with above-average earnings growth and sales projections compared to the sector average.
  4. We ranked these mid-cap stocks and targeted the sector weights to be comparable to those of the S&P 500.
  5. 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.