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Subject: Re: S&P 500 Index (lack of) performance Date: 10/5/2000 7:54 PM
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HamletsMill wrote:

"John Bogle, of Vanguard fame, has been suggesting for some time now that a better
index for long term investing is the Extended Total Market Index (which holds a
representative sampling of all stocks below the S&P500)"

I've never heard of the Extended Total Market Index. Are you by chance referring to a fund such as the Vanguard Total Stock Market Index fund, which mirrors the Wilshire 5000 Index? This Index, while more broadly diversified than the S+P500, is still heavily weighted toward the top handful of S+P large-cap stocks. I know of mid-cap and small-cap indices, but no other broad indices that specifically exclude the S+P500 stocks.

Thanks-
Tom
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