Growth Fund



Seeks capital appreciation.


Primarily focuses on the stocks of companies that have shown and are expected to show above-average growth in earnings.

The Management Team

The Fund is managed by the Equity Strategy Team, a group of senior-level investment professionals who average 29 years of experience.


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In general, greater returns are associated with greater risks.

Fund Statistics

Inception Date 12/12/94
Ticker Symbol CFGRX
Cusip 200626406
Minimum Initial Investment $1,000


U.S. equity markets were higher after the Republican sweep in the 2016 Election. We believe prospects of lower corporate taxes, less regulation and a stronger economy gave investors hope that earnings growth will begin to accelerate over the coming years. However, investors favored value stocks, driving up energy, financial and industrial sectors while neglecting sectors heavily represented in the Growth Index, such as healthcare and technology. The Commerce Growth Fund returned -0.20% underperforming the Russell 1000 Growth Index return of 1.01%.

Stock selection was the main detractor to the Fund's performance for the period. The Fund's biggest detractors for the period were Cerner Corporation (0.97%), Edwards Lifesciences Corporation (0.97%), and Newell Brands (1.26%), down 23%, 22%, and 15%, respectively. The strongest stocks were CBS Corporation (1.21%), Ameriprise Financial (0.00%), and Kroger Co. (1.20%), all up 17%.

Sector allocation had no material impact on the Fund's relative performance. The Fund's 3.5% underweight to the Health Technology sector (down -5%) benefitted the Fund's performance. However, the Fund's 2% underweight to the Consumer Services sector (up 7%), detracted from the Fund's performance.

During the quarter the Fund increased its position in the Electronic Technology sector from 10.1% to 11.7%, with the purchase of Amphenol Corp (1.15%). The Fund reduced its position in the Distribution Services sector from 2.2% to 1.0% through the sale of McKesson Corp. (0.00%).

Total Fund Assets as of 12/31/2016 $89,957,528
Net Asset Value1 $27.01
Asset Allocation  
Equities 99.0%
Cash 1.0%
Weighted Average Market Capitalization $118.2 Billion


Top Ten Equity Holdings2 as of 12/31/2016

Apple Inc 4.9%
Microsoft Corporation 4.0%
Alphabet Inc, Class A 3.7%, Inc. 2.5%
Facebook, Inc. Class A 2.2%
Home Depot, Inc. 1.4%
Walt Disney Company 1.3%
Newell Brands Inc. 1.3%
Johnson Controls International PLC 1.3%
Johnson & Johnson 1.3%

1. The Net Asset Value represents the assets of the fund (ex dividend) by the total number of shares.
2. The composition of the portfolio is subject to change in the future.
3. The Russell 1000 Growth Index is an unmanaged index that measures the performance of those Russell 1000 companies with higher price-to-book ratios and higher forecasted growth values. The Index figures do not reflect any fees or expenses.

Portfolio Holdings

The Fund invests in mid-capitalization securities. The securities of mid-capitalization companies involve greater risks than those associated with larger, more established companies and may be subject to more abrupt or erratic price movements.

Holdings and allocations shown are unaudited, and may not be representative of current or future investments. Holdings and allocations may not include the Fund's entire investment portfolio, which may change at any time. Fund holdings should not be relied on in making investment decisions and should not be construed as research or investment advice regarding particular securities.

Commerce Growth Fund Holdings

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