As I mentioned in my past Index Funds post the Index Funds are an hands-off, diversified, low-cost and very easy to invest in the stock market.
Index Funds are very easy to buy and right now we will go through it.
Step 1 ) Pick Which Index
There are many index mutual funds which track various indexes. There are many indexes together with corresponding index funds that are composed of stocks together with other assets that are chosen based on = Asset type, Market opportunities, Company size and capitalisation.
Step 2) Select which index fund you want
When you decide which index you are most interested in, then you need to move to choosing which index fund to buy.
Keep in mind that low costs are for the most part one of the biggest selling points of index funds. This is because they are cheap to run but also they are automated to follow the shifts in value in an index. But dont assume possible all index mutual funds are cheap.
Step 3) Decide where to buy the index fund
You can buy index funds for the most part directly from a mutual fund company but you can also buy them from a brokerage.
The same thing is with ETFs aka exchange-traded funds. Which are basically a small mutual funds that trade like stocks throughout the day.