CBS.MarketWatch.com SAN FRANCISCO (IRAjunction.com) -- Just about every investor dreams about beating the S&P 500. But, especially lately, not everyone can The S&P 500 does extremely well when large companies do well, and suffers when the largest companies do poorly. If you have IRA accounts that are invested in a diversified portfolio of large U.S. stocks, and they have been underperforming the S&P 500 lately, don't despair. It can be discouraging to own an IRA that doesn't do as well as what most consider to represent "the market." But there are some good reasons why the index has been so difficult to beat lately. Read on, and you'll find out what they are ? and also learn why you can't always compare your mutual fund's performance to that of an index. Construction of…
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