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It is quite common for media and advisory services to use the S&P 500 as a comparison index for stocks and funds. It is also a good index to give a feel for the entire market. I agree that it is perhaps not a good comparison but the reasons for using it are many. The S&P 500 is available as a fund from very many sources as well as frequent quotes in the media. It is always an alternative to any other investment. The stocks you are referring to may track the NASDAQ index better than the S&P 500 but is that what you really want?
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