An index fund is a passively-managed fund that tracks a particular index, such as the Standard and Poor’s 500 (S&P 500).
There are dozens of low-cost index funds available, but these are our favorites:
GOVT, which tracks the ICE US Treasury Core Bond Index, is a wonderful option for purchasing the treasury market.
The fund is well diversified across sectors and geography, making it a compelling option for investors looking for broad exposure to developed markets.
investors can purchase VXUS, which tracks the FTSE Global All Cap ex-U.S. Index and holds 7,896 equities from developed and emerging markets.
It is the most passive kind of stock investment with an expense ratio of 0.07%.
The fund invests in all the stocks in the index in proportion to their weightings.