For the average investor, Warren Buffet advocates for index funds.
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According to Warren Buffet, if you invest in a very low-cost index fund over time, you'll do better than 90% of people who start investing at the same time. To start, Buffet advises to put 10% of the cash in short-term government bonds, and 90% in a very low-cost S&P 500 index fund.
There are hundreds of different indexes you can track using index funds. The most popular index is the S&P 500 Index
Here's a short list of some additional top indexes, broken down by what part of the market they cover:
Once you've chosen an index, you can generally find at least one index fund that tracks it. For popular indexes like the S&P 500, you might have a dozen or more choices all tracking the same index.
If you have more than one index fund option for your chosen index, you'll want to ask...
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