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Kip 25

Homestead Small Company Stock Fund

Symbol: HSCSX
Expense Ratio: 0.89%

Homestead Small-Company Stock is a small- and midsize-company stock fund that looks for little-known small companies that are out of favor but primed for a turnaround.

The fund takes a risk-averse approach to a typically volatile corner of the market. Prabha Carpenter and Mark Ashton look for firms that generate a lot of cash and are run by shareholder-friendly execs.

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