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Index Fund vs. ETF: What's the Difference?
Index funds and ETFs while traded differently, can both offer a low-cost way to invest in a diversified group of assets.
How to Invest in Index Funds: A Beginner’s Guide
An index fund is a type of fund that tries to mirror the performance of a benchmark market index, such as the S&P 500 stock market index. Investors can use a brokerage or retirement account to purchase exchange-traded funds (ETFs) or mutual funds that track indexes.
What Is an Index Fund & How Does It Work?
An index fund is a way to invest in every stock within a particular index or grouping, and their goal is usually to try to match the performance of a benchmark market index.
Index Fund vs. Mutual Fund: What’s the Difference?
Some mutual funds are also index funds, but more often, mutual fund managers actively manage the fund to try to outperform an index.