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I am a fairly new and young investor, 18, and I am trying to decide where to put my money for some long term growth. I would like to open a Roth IRA, but I haven't decided where to put my money under the IRA. Would I benefit more from putting it in something somewhat safer, such as a Vanguard Index fund, or should I try and find a good mutual fund to invest in? Any help would be much appreciated.


I recommend you put it in a good mutual fund - The Vanguard Index Fund! :-)
Might appear drab, but low cost and pretty good returns (net, some of the best in the long term).

This is what I have my Roth IRA set to, btw - but I suggest you read the Fool articles on retirement investing and the ones on mutual funds in general.

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