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Subject: 401K Mutual Fund Question Date: 12/4/1998 4:42 PM
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Hi there. Good news: Vanguard is going to be managing my company's 401K plan. I'm a little confused which of their funds to choose, though. I am already heavily in their 500 Index Fund, both in and outside my retirement accounts. I like it, and I will continue to contribute.

Question: should I look at other similar Vanguard funds? By similar I mean fairly "high-risk" stock funds. Since the 500 is diversified by nature, does it make sense to buy into a similar fund? Or, should I check into a "bond fund" as well, to diversify?

I have decades 'til retirement, so I feel like going into bonds now is a bit premature -- I can do that when I want to "preserve" and not "grow" my money.

What about small-cap funds?

Foolish Thoughts?

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