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Mid-cap fund takes it slow and steady.

This story appears in the September 1998 issue of Entrepreneur. Subscribe »

Trying to decide between large-cap and small-cap companies? One solution might be to stay in the middle--with mid-cap funds, that is.

Once a successful small company establishes itself, it's often not long before it grows into a midsized firm. It's in this area that the Nicholas II Fund has made a mark for itself: Since the fund's inception in 1983, it has returned an average of 17 percent per year to its shareholders. That's well ahead of the 12.26 percent average annual return of its benchmark index, the Russell 2000.

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