Why using the S&P 500 as benchmark may not be in your best interest.
2020 is definitely becoming a year we won’t forget. Even the S&P 500 is anomaly with the greatest divide in performers in over 20 years. Portfolios that are allocated to a value sector have greatly underperformed their growth counterparts. 60% of the stocks in the S&P 500 have a negative return for 2020. If your benchmark is the S&P 500 you may be in for some disappointment if other sectors begin to rotate and growth stocks fall out of favor.
Source Bloomberg; Craig Israelsen