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I believe VFINX a most excellent fund to start a ROTH.
Depending on who you talk to, you may find as many recommendations. Safe? "All" investments have a certain amount of risk. Risk correlates to the potential return. You need to understand your risk tolerance, how far are you from retirement, etc. Here is a good website to evaluate the fund:

You have until the end business on April 16 to open or contribute to an IRA for 2000. Yes, I've filed our tax return for 2000 and have yet to contribute. Hope this helps.

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