“According to the latest SPIVA® report, that measures the performance of active funds against their benchmarks, at least 75% of all mid-cap value funds underperformed the S&P MidCap 400 Value Index benchmark over each of the latest 1-, 3-, 5-, 10-, and 15-year periods!,” notes WisdomTree.

Over a long-term horizon, though, mid-caps have outshined the competition. Since 1996, the S&P MidCap 400 generated an average annual return of 10.4%, compared to 7.3% for the S&P 500 and 9.7% for the SmallCap 600.

“Following another strong year relative to its benchmark, DON is in the top quartile of its Morningstar Mid-Cap Value peer group on all time frames. This includes the latest 5- and 10-year periods in which DON is in the first percentile of all mid-cap value funds,” said WisdomTree.

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