Objective

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

Strategy

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

Stocks of small companies can provide substantial growth potential but are generally subject to more risk and erratic price movements than larger company stocks. These companies often have limited product lines, markets, financial resources and management teams may lack depth and experience. This folio’s broad diversification may make it less volatile than small-cap growth funds that have more concentrated portfolios.

Last Updated: September 29, 2016

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

Folio S&P 500 Total Return
One-Month 3% -1.16%
Three-Month 7.62% 4.42%
Year-to-Date 4.5% 6.98%
One-Year 6.5% 16.66%
Three-Year (Annualized) 4.49% 10.64%
Five-Year (Annualized) 13.75% 15.58%
Since Inception 4.84% N/A
Volatility 21.46% 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.

#SymbolCompanyWeight
(% of Folio)
1AMBAambarella inc shs3.33%
2BBSIbarrett business services inc3.34%
3BSTCbiospecifics technologies corp3.33%
4CAMPcalamp corp com3.34%
5CATMcardtronics inc com3.33%
6CHEFchefs whse inc com3.33%
7CHUYchuys hldgs inc com3.33%
8DHILdiamond hill investment group com new3.33%
9DLchina distance ed hldgs ltd spons adr3.33%
10FLTXfleetmatics group plc com3.33%
11HFhff inc cl a3.33%
12MPXmarine prods corp3.34%
13NGVCnatural grocers by vitamin cot com3.33%
14NHTCnatural health trends corp par $.0013.34%
15NVGSnavigator holdings ltd shs3.33%
16OFLXomega flex inc com3.34%
17OMCLomnicell inc3.33%
18PATKpatrick inds inc3.33%
19PGTIpgt inc com3.33%
20QLYSqualys inc com3.34%
21REISreis inc com new3.33%
22SCMPsucampo pharmaceuticals inc cl a3.33%
23SGCsuperior uniform gp inc3.33%
24SPSCsps comm inc com3.34%
25STMPstamps com inc new3.34%
26TCXtucows inc3.34%
27THRMgentherm inc3.34%
28TPLtexas pac ld tr sub ctf prop i t3.33%
29TREElendingtree inc new3.33%
30WHGwestwood hldgs group inc3.33%

Steps to Create This Folio

  1. We identified small-cap growth stocks as those having market capitalizations smaller than $1.7 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 small-cap stocks keeping the sector weights comparable to the S&P 500.
  5. We equally weighted all stocks 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.