3 small but mighty funds

When it comes to mutual funds, smaller is often better. Tiny portfolios, like Oceanstone, are nimbler than billion-dollar behemoths, allowing managers to seize opportunities; the downside is that their fees are often higher. Here are three pint-size funds with reasonable fees and excellent records.

Delaware Pooled Focus Smid-Cap Growth
Ticker: DCGTX

Size of fund: $15.7 million

This fund, focused on small- and mid-cap stocks (thus "smid-cap"), has returned 9.4% a year since its 2003 inception. Its largest holding now is SBA Communications, a tower operator that leases space to wireless carriers.

By Mina Kimes, writer @FortuneMagazine - Last updated March 12 2012: 6:23 AM ET
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