Comments on: Beware those S&P 500 benchmarks A slice of lime in the soda Sun, 26 Oct 2014 19:05:02 +0000 hourly 1 By: mattmc Sat, 27 Mar 2010 03:53:12 +0000 I think it’s a fair comparison, because many people recommend investing S&P 500 based index funds as an alternative to other investments. Index funds just don’t offer enough diversification.