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The 3 Best Funds to Buy for a Roth IRA in June 2023

This article promotes three best Roth IRA funds for June: U.S. equity fund, international equity fund, and bond fund.

Investing in a Roth IRA has advantages, such as tax-efficient growth and withdrawals, as well as diverse investment options. Choosing the right funds for investment can be burdensome. It’s also important to consider the current economy and select funds that perform well in the present and future.

Diversification is crucial in a Roth IRA, so these funds have been carefully selected and explored. Equities and stocks have an inverse relationship, while bonds provide stability against volatility. International exposure is also beneficial for investors seeking independence from the U.S. economy.

Here are the three recommended funds for your Roth IRA.

VTI Vanguard Total Stock Market ETF $208.68
FZILX Fidelity Zero International Index Fund  $10.53
BND Vanguard Total Bond Market ETF  $72.71

Vanguard Total Stock Market ETF (VTI)

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Consider investing in Vanguard Total Stock Market ETF (NYSEARCA:VTI) for your Roth IRA. VTI offers extensive market coverage and low fees, making it an optimal investment option.

It aims to replicate the CRSP US Total Market Index which encompasses almost all US investable stocks. This provides exposure to various sectors and company sizes, thereby promoting diversification of equity exposure.

VTI is an excellent choice because of its low expense ratio, which stands at just 0.03%, making it one of the least expensive ETFs on the market today.

Owning VTI helps reduce sector-specific risks, as it holds a diversified stock portfolio. With VTI, you can avoid the risk of keeping all your funds in one area. These factors make VTI one of the best Roth IRA funds for June.

Fidelity Zero International Index Fund (FZILX)

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The Fidelity Zero International Index Fund (MUTF:FZILX) is a favorable choice for investors seeking access to foreign stocks from developed and emerging markets without incurring management fees or expenses. 

By providing international diversification at no cost, FZILX lets investors distribute their investments globally. This diversification balances geographical risk and tapping into flourishing economies.

The fund’s strategy is to invest in blue chip and mid-cap stocks outside of the United States. The fund is adjusted for the float and market caps of the companies it tracks, meaning it has more exposure to larger companies than smaller ones.

At the time of writing, it holds 2,305 companies. The fund has returned 10.28% over the last three years.

In the long term, FZILX is helpful for Roth IRAs as it offers tax-free growth and the opportunity to benefit from the progress of international markets.

Vanguard Total Bond Market ETF (BND)

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Vanguard Total Bond Market ETF (NYSEARCA:BND) is a recommended option for investment-grade bonds in the US with a stable value and solid yield comparative to assets of similar risks.

It is a suitable selection for a Roth IRA as it can bear financial cushion during market volatility. 

It is also an effective method for offsetting financial risks by balancing the risk of equity investments. This provides a consistent flow of income.

This fund also has a low expense ratio of 0.03%, making it an affordable option for almost every investor. As it invests in the entire bond market, it includes instruments such as treasury bills to corporate bonds and of various maturity lengths.

On the date of publication, Matthew Farley did not have (either directly or indirectly) any positions in the securities mentioned in this article. The opinions expressed are those of the writer, subject to the InvestorPlace.com Publishing Guidelines.

Matthew started writing coverage of the financial markets during the crypto boom of 2017 and was also a team member of several fintech startups. He then started writing about Australian and U.S. equities for various publications. His work has appeared in MarketBeat, FXStreet, Cryptoslate, Seeking Alpha, and the New Scientist magazine, among others.