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I need a little Foolish advice.
My company 401(k) offers the basic variety of choices...company stock, fixed income, s&p 500 index fund, US government securities, russell 2000 small stock index, an international fund, and a capital fund which invests in equity securities of larger market capitalization quality companies. I invest the maximum amount of $9500 a year with my company contributing $1000 a year. I am 36 years old. My contribution elections are 70% to S&P 500 index fund, and 30% to the international fund. The international fund has returned approximately 11% the previous year. My question is, if I am able to handle the market fluctuations, should I be fully invested in the S&P 500 index fund? I ask this question because after reading "The Motley Fool Investment Guide" it suggests that since most companies do not offer a variety of Dow Jones stocks to invest in, the next best thing is a S&P index fund if it is offered by your company, but the book does not say to what percentage you should be invested. Is 100% in a company S&P the way to go?
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