You don't need to know much or have a lot of money to start investing. You just need a basic understanding of the investing building blocks: stocks and mutual funds (exchange-traded funds (ETFs) and index funds).

Investing building blocks

Let's keep things simple. Below are three investing building blocks to get you off to a great start. These simple building blocks are the cornerstone of many investment portfolios. Let's get started below.

Intro to index funds

An index fund is a type of mutual fund that tracks the returns of a market index, such as the S&P 500 index, Nasdaq 100 index, etc. Learn more or invest now.

Intro to mutual funds

A mutual fund is a type of investment that pools money from different investors to purchase other investments, such as stocks, bonds. Learn more or invest now.

Intro to ETFs

An ETF or exchange-traded fund is type of investment traded on the market actively like stocks. They have benefits similar to stocks and index funds. Learn more or invest now.

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