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


The Small-Cap Value folio consists of small-cap companies that appear undervalued based on their price-to-book ratio, 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 more 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. By investing in stocks that already appear to be out of favor or undervalued, the folio is intended to be less volatile than investing in growth stocks. This folio’s broad diversification may make it less volatile than small-cap value funds that have more concentrated portfolios.

Last Updated: June 26, 2017

Category: Investment Style
Inception Date: 2000-04-05 00:00:00.0
Date Funded: 2009-08-31*

Folio S&P 500 Total Return
One-Month 3.95% 1.11%
Three-Month 4.7% 4.58%
Year-to-Date 4.87% 10.01%
One-Year 26.83% 22.23%
Three-Year (Annualized) 7.79% 9.89%
Five-Year (Annualized) 16.62% 15.49%
Since Inception 9.93% N/A
Volatility 16.03% 8.48%

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)
1ACTGacacia resh corp acacia tch com3.34%
2AIRaar corp3.34%
3AMRCameresco inc cl a3.33%
4APTSpreferred apt cmntys inc com3.33%
5ARCXarc logistics partners lp com ut rep lpn3.33%
6ARTNAartesian resources corp cl a3.34%
7ASNAascena retail group inc com3.33%
8BNEDbarnes & noble ed inc com3.33%
9CSScss inds inc3.33%
10DLNGdynagas lng partners lp com unit ltd pt3.33%
11EXACexactech inc3.33%
12FORTYformula sys 1985 ltd gdr reg s3.33%
13GPREgreen plains renewable energy3.37%
14IPARinter parfums inc3.33%
15IRDMiridium communications inc3.33%
16LDLlydall inc del3.33%
17MANTmantech intl corp cl a3.33%
18MLRmiller inds inc tenn3.34%
19NHCnational healthcare corp3.33%
20NQnq mobile, inc new3.34%
21PFSIpennymac finl svcs inc cl a3.33%
22PKYparkway inc new3.33%
23PMCpharmerica corp com3.33%
24RUNsunrun inc com3.34%
25SAHsonic automotive inc cl a3.33%
26SCHLscholastic corp3.33%
27SCSCscansource inc3.33%
28TPREthird pt reins ltd com3.33%
29WLHlyon william homes cl a new3.33%
30XINxinyuan real estate co ltd spons adr3.33%

Steps to Create This Folio

  1. We identified small-cap stocks as those having market capitalizations smaller than $1.7 billion.
  2. We determined the average price-to-book and price-to-earnings ratios in a given sector.
  3. We screened for stocks with low price-to-earnings and price-to-book ratios 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


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.