Mid Caps Dominate in Long-Term Performance
In any given 1-year rolling period since 1999, small-, mid-, and large-cap stocks have outperformed 36%, 33%, and 31% of the time. However, the longer mid-cap stocks are held, the more often they outperformed. In fact, 86% of the time, mid-caps outperformed small- and large-cap stocks over any 10-year rolling period in the past 20 years.
Lower Volatility, Better Risk-Adjusted Performance
Not only have mid-cap stocks generated higher absolute returns over a longer time frame, they have also provided these returns with less associated risk. Over the 20-year period ended 12/31/20, investors in mid-caps have experienced higher returns and lower risk relative to investors in small-caps. In addition, while mid-caps had more risk than large-caps, investors have been rewarded with a higher return over the same period.
Hennessy Funds’ “Dynamic Duo”
Consider increasing your clients’ mid-cap exposure through a combination of two complementary, Hennessy Funds.
Hennessy Cornerstone Mid Cap 30 Fund generally holds 30 purely mid-cap companies that exhibit both value and momentum attributes. The Fund has been managed since inception by Neil Hennessy.
Hennessy Focus Fund maintains a concentrated, high-conviction portfolio of approximately 20 companies with approximately 60% to 80% of the assets in the top 10 holdings. The Fund’s three Portfolio Managers have been working together continuously on this Fund for 15 years.