Parnassus Mid Cap’s Bets on Industrials and Tech Take Off

This member of the Kiplinger 25 gained 9.5% over the past 12 months, beating 76% of its peers.

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The past year was full of highs and lows in the stock market overall. But for midsize company stocks, 2020 was less extreme. “I would put it smack in the middle,” says Parnassus Mid Cap (PARMX) comanager Matt Gershuny. Over the past 12 months, the fund, a member of the Kiplinger 25, the list of our favorite no-load funds, gained 9.5%. That beat 76% of its peers, but lagged the 10.0% gain in the fund’s benchmark, the Russell Midcap index.

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Nellie S. Huang
Senior Associate Editor, Kiplinger's Personal Finance

Nellie joined Kiplinger in August 2011 after a seven-year stint in Hong Kong. There, she worked for the Wall Street Journal Asia, where as lifestyle editor, she launched and edited Scene Asia, an online guide to food, wine, entertainment and the arts in Asia. Prior to that, she was an editor at Weekend Journal, the Friday lifestyle section of the Wall Street Journal Asia. Kiplinger isn't Nellie's first foray into personal finance: She has also worked at SmartMoney (rising from fact-checker to senior writer), and she was a senior editor at Money.