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>>There's no point in owning 2 funds, one S&P and 1 Small Cap, when you can simply buy the Total Stock Market Index fund, pushing the investment size over $10,000 and avoiding those fees.

>Yes, there IS a point

I disagree. By buying funds instead of individual stocks, you're saying you can't outperform the market. By selecting index funds, you're saying no one else can either.

But now you're willing to pay extra fees because you've somehow discovered the 4000 small cap stocks in the total market fund are undervalued vs the large caps and you want to overweight?

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