S&P 500 v Total Stock - What is your favorite and why?

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Adam Mundorf
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Re: S&P 500 v Total Stock - What is your favorite and why?

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Total Stock Market here but preferably Total World.
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Re: S&P 500 v Total Stock - What is your favorite and why?

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ivgrivchuck wrote: Sat Mar 27, 2021 2:48 pm
abuss368 wrote: Sat Mar 27, 2021 2:32 pm What is your preference and why between Total Stock and S&P 500?
Total Stock.

- It's the simplest to own the whole market.
- I don't like that a committee decides on the stocks I invest in.
+1
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Re: S&P 500 v Total Stock - What is your favorite and why?

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bck63 wrote: Mon Apr 05, 2021 1:04 pm I own 500 of the biggest and most successful companies in the world that conduct business around the globe. Pretty awesome investment.
So do I. I also (already) own their (eventual) replacements while they're still small. Some people I'm sure would rather wait for them get really big before they buy.
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Re: S&P 500 v Total Stock - What is your favorite and why?

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S&P 500.

For availability, and therefore simplicity.

Most of my accounts don't have a total market fund available (401(k), 403(b), 529, etc), but they all have an S&P 500 option. So to get to total market, I'd have to evaluate the percentage of this and that to get there. Doing that would interfere with my goal of simplicity. Also, I know that I struggle behaviorally to see an underperforming fund, so the impulse to tinker is strong. I'd like to avoid that.
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Re: S&P 500 v Total Stock - What is your favorite and why?

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TropikThunder wrote: Wed Apr 07, 2021 12:10 am
bck63 wrote: Mon Apr 05, 2021 1:04 pm I own 500 of the biggest and most successful companies in the world that conduct business around the globe. Pretty awesome investment.
So do I. I also (already) own their (eventual) replacements while they're still small. Some people I'm sure would rather wait for them get really big before they buy.
Meh. S&P is good enough.
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