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ABCSX - AllianceBern Small-Mid Cap Value C

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AllianceBern Small-Mid Cap Value C (ABCSX)
Expense Ratio: 1.99%
Expected Lifetime Fees: $53,526.47


The AllianceBern Small-Mid Cap Value C fund (ABCSX) is a Mid-Cap Value fund started on 3/29/2001 and has $1.30 billion in assets under management. The current manager has been running AllianceBern Small-Mid Cap Value C since 12/21/2002. The fund is rated by Morningstar. In addition to trading fees and broker commissions, this fund has 12b-1 fees of 1.00%

MarketRiders Prefers The Following ETF

Vanguard Mid-Cap Value ETF (VOE)
Expense Ratio: 0.10%
Expected Lifetime Fees: $3,271.86


The Vanguard Mid-Cap Value ETF (VOE) is an Exchange Traded Fund. It is a "basket" of securities that index the Mid-Cap Value investment strategy and is an alternative to a Mid-Cap Value mutual fund. Fees are very low compared to a comparable mutual fund like AllianceBern Small-Mid Cap Value C because computers automatically manage the stocks.




The Following Mid-Cap Value Funds Have Lower Fees Than AllianceBern Small-Mid Cap Value C (ABCSX). Why are these metrics important?
Mutual Fund Name Ticker Symbol Turnover Assets (M) Annual Fees
AllianceBern Small-Mid Cap Value A ABASX 72.0% 1,300 1.27%
AllianceBern Small-Mid Cap Value Ad ABYSX 72.0% 1,300 0.97%
AllianceBern Small-Mid Cap Value I ABSIX 72.0% 1,300 0.91%
AllianceBern Small-Mid Cap Value K ABSKX 72.0% 1,300 1.25%
Allianz NFJ Mid-Cap Value A PQNAX 55.0% 662 1.26%
Allianz NFJ Mid-Cap Value Admin PRAAX 55.0% 662 1.16%
Allianz NFJ Mid-Cap Value D PREDX 55.0% 662 1.26%
Allianz NFJ Mid-Cap Value Instl PRNIX 55.0% 662 0.91%
American Beacon Mid Cap Value AMR AMDIX 107.0% 182 0.84%
American Beacon Mid Cap Value Fund Class Y ACMYX 107.0% 182 1.08%
American Beacon Mid Cap Value Instl AACIX 107.0% 182 0.98%
American Beacon Mid Cap Value Inv AMPAX 107.0% 182 1.23%
American Century Mid Cap Value A ACLAX 82.0% 2,200 1.26%
American Century Mid Cap Value Inst AVUAX 82.0% 2,200 0.81%
American Century Mid Cap Value Inv ACMVX 82.0% 2,200 1.01%
American Century Mid Cap Value R AMVRX 82.0% 2,200 1.51%
Artisan Mid Cap Value Investor ARTQX 31.9% 7,600 1.20%
BlackRock Mid Cap Value Opps Instl MARFX 68.0% 416 0.89%
BlackRock Mid Cap Value Opps Inv A MDRFX 68.0% 416 1.22%
BlackRock Mid-Cap Value Equity Instl CMVIX 137.0% 927 0.97%
BlackRock Mid-Cap Value Equity Inv A BMC1Z 137.0% 927 1.29%
BlackRock Mid-Cap Value Equity Inv A BMCAX 137.0% 927 1.29%
Columbia Mid Cap Value A CMUAX 39.0% 3,600 1.15%
Columbia Mid Cap Value B CMUBX 39.0% 3,600 1.90%
Columbia Mid Cap Value C CMUCX 39.0% 3,600 1.90%
Columbia Mid Cap Value Fund Class R4 CMUFX 39.0% 3,600 1.02%
Columbia Mid Cap Value Opportunity A AMVAX 46.0% 1,600 1.18%
Columbia Mid Cap Value Opportunity B AMVBX 46.0% 1,600 1.93%
Columbia Mid Cap Value Opportunity C AMVCX 46.0% 1,600 1.93%
Columbia Mid Cap Value Opportunity R RMVTX 46.0% 1,600 1.43%
Columbia Mid Cap Value Opportunity R3 RMCRX 46.0% 1,600 1.31%
Columbia Mid Cap Value Opportunity R4 RMCVX 46.0% 1,600 1.06%
Columbia Mid Cap Value Opportunity R5 RSCMX 46.0% 1,600 0.81%
Columbia Mid Cap Value R CMVRX 39.0% 3,600 1.40%
Columbia Mid Cap Value Z NAM1Z 39.0% 3,600 0.90%
Columbia Mid Cap Value Z NAMAX 39.0% 3,600 0.90%
Delafield Fund DEFIX 38.0% 1,300 1.25%
DFA US Vector Equity I DFVEX 10.0% 1,800 0.33%
DWS Dreman Mid Cap Value A MIDVX 47.0% 185 1.43%
DWS Dreman Mid Cap Value I MIDIX 47.0% 185 1.10%
DWS Dreman Mid Cap Value S MIDTX 47.0% 185 1.19%
Epiphany FFV Small Cap Fund Class N EPFNX 88.0% 929,600 1.50%
Fidelity Advisor Mid Cap Value A FMPAX 173.0% 566 1.18%
Fidelity Advisor Mid Cap Value I FMPOX 173.0% 566 0.91%
Fidelity Mid Cap Value FSMVX 173.0% 566 0.88%
Fidelity Value FDVLX 95.0% 6,100 0.60%
FPA Capital FPPTX 15.0% 1,200 0.87%
Franklin Balance Sheet Investment A FRB1Z 9.7% 1,300 0.95%
Franklin Balance Sheet Investment Adv FBSAX 9.7% 1,300 0.70%
Franklin Balance Sheet Investment B FBSBX 9.7% 1,300 1.69%
Franklin Balance Sheet Investment C FCBSX 9.7% 1,300 1.70%
Franklin Balance Sheet Investment R FBSRX 9.7% 1,300 1.20%
Goldman Sachs Mid Cap Value A GCMAX 77.0% 7,400 1.16%
Goldman Sachs Mid Cap Value B GCMBX 77.0% 7,400 1.91%
Goldman Sachs Mid Cap Value C GCMCX 77.0% 7,400 1.91%
Goldman Sachs Mid Cap Value Instl GSMCX 77.0% 7,400 0.76%
Goldman Sachs Mid Cap Value IR GCMTX 77.0% 7,400 0.91%
Goldman Sachs Mid Cap Value Service GSMSX 77.0% 7,400 1.26%
Hartford Mid Cap Value A HMVAX 54.0% 310 1.33%
Hartford Mid Cap Value Fund Class I HMVJX 54.0% 310 0.99%
Hartford Mid Cap Value Fund Class R3 HMVRX 54.0% 310 1.55%
Hartford Mid Cap Value Fund Class R4 HMVSX 54.0% 310 1.24%
Hartford Mid Cap Value Fund Class R5 HMVTX 54.0% 310 0.94%
Heartland Select Value HRSVX 47.0% 715 1.22%
Heartland Select Value Inst HNSVX 47.0% 715 0.91%
Hotchkis and Wiley Mid-Cap Value A HWMAX 62.0% 1,200 1.33%
Hotchkis and Wiley Mid-Cap Value A HWMTZ 62.0% 1,200 1.33%
Hotchkis and Wiley Mid-Cap Value I HWM1Z 62.0% 1,200 1.08%
JHancock3 Disciplined Value Mid Cap A JVMAX 41.0% 1,400 1.35%
JHancock3 Disciplined Value Mid Cap Adv JVMVX 41.0% 1,400 1.25%
JHancock3 Disciplined Value Mid Cap I JVMIX 41.0% 1,400 1.00%
Legg Mason Cap Mgmt Opportunity I LMNOX 33.0% 895 1.67%
Managers AMG Systematic Mid Cap Value A SYAMX 114.0% 284 1.13%
Managers AMG Systematic Mid Cap Value I SYIMX 114.0% 284 0.88%
MFS Mid Cap Value A MVCAX 56.0% 930 1.22%
MFS Mid Cap Value B MCBVX 56.0% 930 1.97%
MFS Mid Cap Value C MVCCX 56.0% 930 1.97%
Neuberger Berman Equity Income A NBHAX 22.0% 2,400 1.16%
Neuberger Berman Equity Income Inst NBHIX 22.0% 2,400 0.80%
Nicholas Equity Income I NSEIX 38.6% 200 0.99%
Nuveen Mid Cap Value A FASEX 123.0% 183 1.32%
Nuveen Mid Cap Value I FSEIX 123.0% 183 1.07%
Nuveen Mid Cap Value R3 FMVSX 123.0% 183 1.57%
Perkins Mid Cap Value Fund Class A JDPAX 66.0% 12,600 1.17%
Perkins Mid Cap Value Fund Class C JMVCX 66.0% 12,600 1.88%
Perkins Mid Cap Value Fund Class I JMVAX 66.0% 12,600 0.85%
Perkins Mid Cap Value Fund Class R JDPRX 66.0% 12,600 1.50%
Perkins Mid Cap Value Fund Class S JMVIX 66.0% 12,600 1.25%
Perkins Mid Cap Value L JMIVX 66.0% 12,600 1.00%
Perkins Mid Cap Value T JMCVX 66.0% 12,600 1.00%
Pioneer Mid-Cap Value A PCG1Z 72.0% 1,100 1.12%
Pioneer Mid-Cap Value A PCGRX 72.0% 1,100 1.12%
Pioneer Mid-Cap Value C PCCGX 72.0% 1,100 1.98%
Pioneer Mid-Cap Value R PCMRX 72.0% 1,100 1.42%
Pioneer Mid-Cap Value Y PYCGX 72.0% 1,100 0.73%
Principal MidCap Value I R3 PMPRX 80.3% 1,500 1.54%
Prudential Mid Cap Value A SPRAX 37.0% 116 1.63%
Prudential Mid Cap Value L NABVX 37.0% 116 1.88%
Prudential Mid Cap Value Z SPVZX 37.0% 116 1.38%
Putnam Equity Spectrum Fund Class A PYSAX 107.0% 494 1.58%
Putnam Equity Spectrum Fund Class Y PYSYX 107.0% 494 1.33%
Putnam Multi-Cap Value A PMVAX 98.0% 433 1.17%
Putnam Multi-Cap Value B PMVBX 98.0% 433 1.92%
Putnam Multi-Cap Value C PMPCX 98.0% 433 1.92%
Putnam Multi-Cap Value M PMCVX 98.0% 433 1.67%
Putnam Multi-Cap Value Y PMVYX 98.0% 433 0.92%
RBB Free Market U.S. Equity Fund Institutional Class FMUEX 9.0% 832 0.96%
RidgeWorth Mid-Cap Value Equity A SAMVX 182.0% 2,000 1.35%
RidgeWorth Mid-Cap Value Equity I SMVTX 182.0% 2,000 1.04%
Sterling Capital Mid Cap Value A OVEAX 38.3% 342 1.19%
Sterling Capital Mid Cap Value I OVEIX 38.3% 342 0.94%
T. Rowe Price Mid-Cap Value TRMCX 53.6% 8,500 0.81%
T. Rowe Price Mid-Cap Value Adv TAMVX 53.6% 8,500 1.04%
T. Rowe Price Mid-Cap Value R RRMVX 53.6% 8,500 1.33%
TIAA-CREF Mid-Cap Value Instl TIMVX 39.0% 2,900 0.46%
TIAA-CREF Mid-Cap Value Premier TRVPX 39.0% 2,900 0.61%
TIAA-CREF Mid-Cap Value Retail TCMVX 39.0% 2,900 0.81%
TIAA-CREF Mid-Cap Value Retire TRVRX 39.0% 2,900 0.71%
Touchstone Mid Cap Value Opportunities Fund Class Y TMOYX 100.6% 100 1.05%
Touchstone Mid Cp Val Opp A TMOAX 100.6% 100 1.30%
Touchstone Mid Cp Val Opp Instl TMOIX 100.6% 100 0.90%
Vanguard Mid-Cap Value Index Inv VMVIX 41.0% 1,700 0.24%
Vanguard Selected Value Inv VASVX 25.0% 4,000 0.45%
Victory Established Value A VETAX 38.0% 1,100 1.08%
Victory Established Value R GETGX 38.0% 1,100 1.25%
Virtus Mid-Cap Value A FMIVX 22.0% 371 1.48%
Virtus Mid-Cap Value A PMVBZ 22.0% 371 1.48%
Virtus Mid-Cap Value I PIMVX 22.0% 371 1.23%
Wells Fargo Advantage C&B Mid Cap Val A CBMAX 44.0% 141 1.21%
Wells Fargo Advantage C&B Mid Cap Val A CBMSZ 44.0% 141 1.21%
Wells Fargo Advantage C&B Mid Cap Val Ad CBMIX 44.0% 141 1.16%
Wells Fargo Advantage C&B Mid Cap Val B CBMBX 44.0% 141 1.96%
Wells Fargo Advantage C&B Mid Cap Val C CBMCX 44.0% 141 1.96%
Wells Fargo Advantage C&B Mid Cap Val I CBMSX 44.0% 141 0.91%
Wells Fargo Advantage C&B Mid Cp Val Inv CBMDX 44.0% 141 1.26%
Wells Fargo Advantage C&B Mid Cp Val Inv CBMTZ 44.0% 141 1.26%



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Turnover
Turnover represents how much of a mutual fund's holdings are changed over the course of a year through buying and selling. Active mutual funds have an average turnover rate of about 85%, meaning that funds are turning over nearly all of their holdings every year. A high turnover means you could make lower returns because: 1) buying and selling stocks costs money through commissions and spreads and 2) the fund will distribute yearly capital gains which increases your taxes. Look for funds with turnover rates below 50%. For comparison, ETF turnover rates average around 10% or lower.

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Generally, smaller funds do better than larger ones. The more assets in a mutual fund, the lower the chance that it will beat its index. Managers outperform an index by choosing stocks that are undervalued. In order to find these undervalued stocks, the manager has to know more than his competitors to develop an "edge." There are only a finite number of stocks a mutual fund manager can reasonably analyze and actively track to gain such a competitive edge. When the fund has more assets, the manager must analyze large companies because he needs to take larger positions. Large companies are more efficiently priced in the market and it becomes increasingly difficult to get an edge.

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