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100% in the S&P 500 is not a sound investment strategy. The S&P is a weighted index so if you invest $500 you don't have $1 go to each of the 500 stocks in the index. You will have $7 in the largest then 6$ in the next few adn so on down the line. The S&P does well if Large Caps are doing well, particularly the 10 largest large cap sionce they control almost 20% of the indexes weighting, thats not much diversification at all now is it. A better strategy would be a total market index as well as other indices. Such as the Small Cap Index, International Index, Bond Index etc.
Then you can get into the debate over whether activelyt managed funds have a place in your portfolio or if should be just comprised of indexes. Thats a debate that can go on for a while.
I happen to feel there is always some need to have actively funds in the portfolio, especially in bear markets.
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