MidCap Growth Fund

Overview

Objective

Seeks capital appreciation.

Strategy

Invests in a diversified portfolio of equity securities of medium-sized companies that show the potential for 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 35 years of experience.

Risk/Return

LOW - - - - - • - HIGH

In general, greater returns are associated with greater risks.

Fund Statistics

Inception Date 12/12/94
Ticker Symbol CFAGX
Cusip 200626505
Minimum Initial Investment $1,000

Commentary

Despite concerns of rising inflation, the equity market continued its rally while the Russell Mid Cap Growth Index soared to new highs. This was fueled by an accelerated pace of vaccinations, decelerated rates of COVID-19 cases, and continued support from the Federal Reserve to remain accommodative. For the second quarter, The Commerce Mid Cap Growth Fund’s return of 6.46% underperformed the Russell Mid Cap Growth Index of 11.07%.

Stock selection was the largest contributor to the Fund’s underperformance relative to the Index. The Fund’s top detractors were Scotts Miracle-Gro Company Class A (1.21%), and Citrix Systems, Inc. (1.23%), returning -21.43%, and -16.19%, respectively. The Fund’s strongest stock contributors were Pool Corporation (1.20%) and EPAM Systems, Inc. (1.19%) returning 33.10% and 28.81%, respectively.

The Fund’s sector allocation slightly detracted from performance. The Consumer Staples sector was one of the worst performing sectors returning 0.41% for the quarter. The Index had a weight of 3.44% in the Consumer Staples sector, while the Fund’s weight was 5.76%. In addition, the Fund had a 1.50% overweight in the Materials sector, which was the worst performing sector returning -2.98%. The Index had a 2.03% weight to the Materials sector. Helping performance, the Fund had a 3.53% underweight to the Consumer Discretionary sector, which only returned 8.22% for the quarter. The Index had a 11.08% weight to the Consumer Discretionary sector.

Total Fund Assets as of 6/30/2021 $314,374,681
Net Asset Value1 $56.51
Asset Allocation  
Equities 99.3%
Cash 0.7%
Weighted Average Market Capitalization 20.20 Billion

Holdings

Top Ten Equity Holdings2 as of 6/30/2021

iShares Russell MidCap Growth 1.7%
Skyworks Solutions Inc
1.3%
Clorox Company
1.3%
Globus Medical Inc
1.3%
Morningstar Inc
1.3%
Chipotle Mexican Grill Inc
1.3%
Floor & Deco Holdings Inc
1.3%
Monolithic Power Systems Inc
1.3%
Polaris Inc
1.3%
PTC Inc
1.3%

Footnotes:
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 MidCap Growth Holdings

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