Mid-cap stocks comprise approximately 29%1 of the equity universe yet investors have only 15%2 exposure to this asset class.
By not participating in the mid-cap arena, investors are potentially missing out on a major portion of the market. Just as it is important to diversify portfolios across various sectors of the market, it is also important to diversify across market capitalizations.
For more information, read our white paper — The Unique Positioning of Mid Cap Investing.
1 Source: The Frank Russell Company as of 12/31/2013
2 Source: Morningstar Direct as of 12/31/2013
Russell 2000® Index measures the performance of the small-cap segment of the U.S. equity universe. The Russell 2000® Index is a subset of the Russell 3000® Index. It includes approximately 2,000 of the smallest securities based on a combination of their market cap and current index membership.
Russell Top 200® Index measures the performance of the largest cap segment of the U.S. equity universe. The Russell Top 200® Index is a subset of the Russell 3000® Index. It includes approximately 200 of the largest securities based on a combination of their market cap and current index membership.
Russell Midcap® Index measures the performance of the mid-cap segment of the U.S. equity universe. The Russell Midcap® Index is a subset of the Russell 1000® Index. It includes approximately 800 of the smallest securities based on a combination of their market cap and current index membership.
Standard & Poor’s 500 Index consists of 500 stocks chosen for market size, liquidity and industry grouping, among other factors. The S&P 500 is designed to be a leading indicator of U.S. equities and is meant to reflect the risk/return characteristics of the large cap universe.
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Risk Measures: Sharpe Ratio is a measure used to determine a portfolio’s reward per unit of risk. It is calculated by dividing annualized excess returns by annualized Standard Deviation.
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