On top for 2003: Small-cap and midcap growth

Appell, Douglas
February 2004
Pensions & Investments;2/9/2004, Vol. 32 Issue 3, p19
Small-capitalization and mid-capitalization growth stocks were the stars of the great equity market revival of 2003, according to the latest quarterly Pensions & Investments survey of mutual funds most used in defined contribution plans. In a sign of just how strongly the sector performed, Vanguard's Extended Market Index Fund, claimed sixth place in the survey, with a 12-month return of 43.43% through December 31. Managers of value equity and technology funds also delivered gains of 40% or more, while managers of high-yield fixed income and overseas bond funds posted returns in excess of 25%.


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