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The S&P500 represents about 70% of the US market. Number 501 is probably "Two Guys With a Truck Moving Company". #500 is so small that it could probably go totally belly-up and the index wouldn't noticibly change. For just about all intents and purposes, there IS no other place to put your money.

If that's not good enough for you, try Vanguard's "Total Stock Market Index". This pretty much picks up the remaining 30%.

Ray
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