Book Review: Lowest Cost No Load Mutual Funds and ETFs

One way you can build wealth is with the help of low cost mutual funds and ETFs.

I’m a boring investor. While I am looking into dividend stocks, and I have a few dividend aristocrats in my portfolio, that’s about as wild as a I get. Most of my investments are in index funds — a type of mutual fund — and in low-cost ETFs.

One resource that could be helpful in choosing which investments to add to a portfolio is Low Cost Mutual Funds and ETFs by Larry Russell. This investment book focuses on what can be the largest challenge that many investors face: Investment expenses that are far too high.

Low Cost Mutual Funds and ETFs provides a clear and easy-to-understand overview concerning what really works with individual investing methods, and the book gives straight forward how-to information so that you can make your own informed investing decisions. With this book you can easily find low cost no load index mutual funds and exchange-traded funds.

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Some of the features of Low Cost Mutual Funds and ETFs include:

  • 212 lowest cost index mutual funds and 208 lowest cost exchange-traded funds in 30 and 27 separate categories, respectively.
  • Listed no load index mutual funds and exchange-traded funds have no sales loads, no marketing charges, and the lowest management fees.
  • Listed index funds have much lower investment portfolio turnover that is correlated with reduced securities trading expenses.
  • International, global, and US large-cap, mid-cap, small-cap, and multi-cap stock funds with low costs with value and growth equity funds
  • US international, and global short-, intermediate-, and long-term corporate, government, treasury, municipal, and inflation protected bond investment funds with low costs
  • Real estate and money funds with low costs

Reading this book can save you money on wealth-eroding fees charged on investments, as well as provide practical strategies for your own portfolio. There is enough diversity in asset class and geography to allow you the chance to build a reasonably diverse portfolio.

If you are looking for investing ideas that won’t cost you very much — and carry a reasonably low amount of risk — this book might not be a bad option.

(Book cover photograph taken by Alan Cleaver on

Disclosure: I was not paid to write this review. However, I will receive a commission if you buy the book through the link in this post. Regardless of the commission, though, I think this could be a good resource for the DIY investor looking for good, low-cost ideas for a fund portfolio.

Written by Miranda Marquit

Miranda Marquit is a freelance writer and professional blogger, specializing in personal finance, small business, and investing topics. She writes for a number of financial web sites and blogs, and has been featured in numerous media. Read about life as a freelancer at and in her book Confessions of a Professional Blogger.

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