• Posted by JerryV
    Thursday, August 10 2017 at 1:59 PM
    Comparing natural resource funds with an S&P 500 index fund is like comparing apples and car parts. It's easy to buy large cap, highly liquid stocks, so naturally S&P 500 index funds are significantly cheaper. Diversification often comes at a cost. Obviously, some funds in this list will be better than others, but the fact that U.S. equity has been the best-performing asset class for a number of years doesn't mean that the long-term value of diversification has gone away.