While growth funds have the potential to deliver stellar returns, their performance has been uneven over the past 10 years, in which they declined 32%, USA Today reports. By comparison, large-cap value funds have lost only 1%.

Known for chasing performance, investors have responded in kind, with $185 billion in net redemptions from large-cap growth funds over the past decade, three times the amount that was redeemed from large-cap value.

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