Originally Posted by mathjak107
your welcome. much better choice than mixing a total market fund with an s&p fund.
the name total market fund is very deceiving . while yes it contains thousands of other stocks the way it is weighted not only do the s&p stocks control the entire fund but did you know that the top 50 holdings in an s&p fund can out weigh the other 450 and negate their moves too.
Yes I do occasionally look at how the funds are weighted. I have noticed that many funds own the same mix of stocks but since they are great companies that I know and like I am comfortable with the overlap.
Top Ten Securities1 in SP 500.
Exxon Mobil Corp.
Johnson & Johnson
Berkshire Hathaway Inc. Class B Wells Fargo & Co.
General Electric Co.
JPMorgan Chase & Co.
Procter & Gamble Company Pfizer Inc.
In my 401k I have 15% in the Russell 2000 and 15% in the SP 400.
I will now start to focus more on extended index ETFs outside of my 401k.