Vanguard Index Funds and ETFs
The Vanguard Group created the index fund industry in 1976, when founder John Bogle launched the first practical index fund, tracking the S&P 500 index.
(That fund is still in business - it's the first fund shown in the list below.)
Here are Vanguard's index funds and ETFs for some core equity asset classes that are useful for most investors:
The Admiral Shares funds charge lower fees, but require a higher minimum investment, than the Investor Shares funds.
You can buy Vanguard ETFs commission-free within a Vanguard brokerage account, which is an extremely low-cost option.
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Vanguard Group web site: www.vanguard.com
See the index funds article, and Investing 101.
Also compare Fidelity, iShares, and Schwab index funds.