Get to Know Primecap Odyssey Aggressive Growth

This fund may be overshadowed by its older siblings, but it's worth considering if you're willing to take a bit of risk.

I'm nervous about the stock market. My allocations to stocks are below average, and most of the funds I own specialize in big, boring blue chips, the kind of stocks I expect to hold up best in a rocky market.

That said, my portfolio isn't entirely free of frisky funds, and one in particular is too appealing to overlook. The fund is Primecap Odyssey Aggressive Growth (symbol POAGX), which specializes in small-capitalization and mid-cap stocks -- almost three-quarters of them in biotech and computer-related tech names.

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Steven Goldberg
Contributing Columnist,
Steve has been writing for Kiplinger's for more than 25 years. As an associate editor and then senior associate editor, he covered mutual funds for Kiplinger's Personal Finance magazine from 1994-2006. He also authored a book, But Which Mutual Funds? In 2006 he joined with Jerry Tweddell, one of his best sources on investing, to form Tweddell Goldberg Investment Management to manage money for individual investors. Steve continues to write a regular column for and enjoys hearing investing questions from readers. You can contact Steve at 301.650.6567 or