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Best Books on Mutual Funds

    Mutual funds are a very popular investing option. A simple, tax-efficient, and effective tool to invest in, Mutual funds in India are regulated by the Securities and Exchange Board of India (SEBI).

    If you wish to know more about mutual fund investments, explore the books mentioned below. These books can improve your investment journey and help you build a good approach towards financial planning.

    • Common Sense on Mutual Funds

    by John C. Bogle

    Common Sense on Mutual Funds: New Imperatives for the Intelligent Investor, written by John Bogle, advises investors about mutual funds, with a focus on the praise of index funds and the importance of having a long-term strategy.

    The book explains all the fundamentals of investing in a lucid manner. It reflects transparency and depicts common sense. It also highlights the fluctuating nature of the market which brings about structural and regulatory changes in the mutual fund world.

    Since its release, it has received high accolades in the investment community. It has become a bestseller and is considered a "classic" even today. rated it on the list of "15 Business Books That Could Actually Help Make You Rich" list.

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    • The Mutual Fund Industry

    by R. Glenn Hubbard, Michael Koehn, Stanley Ornstein

    The authors of this book are industry experts who observed the industry closely for over 25 years. The book highlights the pros and cons of investing and the nature of the market. It helps you gain insights on how to build wealth.  

    This book provides the best understanding of today's mutual fund industry and is a vital tool for investors, money managers, fund directors, securities lawyers, economists, and anyone concerned with the regulation of mutual funds.

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    • How to Make a Fortune Through Mutual Funds

    by Ashu Dutt and Arshiya Dutt

    This book reveals how you can make extraordinary returns from mutual funds far beyond the steady, tortoise-like index parity aspect most investors are used to. Going much beyond fund mechanics and the familiar methods of investing in mutual funds, the book shows you how to apply the strategic power of mutual funds.
    As a reader you will find out:

    • Secrets of profitable mutual fund investing
    • Benefits and risks of mutual fund investing
    • Why choosing a fund manager is your single most important decision and how to choose one.

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    • Guide to Indian Mutual Fund

    by Ankit Gala, Jitendra Gala 

    Guide to Indian Mutual Fund is a practical guide for Indian Investors willing to invest in Mutual Funds. This book explains the basics of mutual funds, how they work, different types of schemes (equity schemes, debt schemes, balanced schemes & liquid schemes), NAV (Net Asset Value) of Schemes, factors to consider before investing, mutual funds risk factors, how to compare different mutual funds, financial planning, mutual fund industry regulations, taxation, etc.

    The objective of the book is to give step-by-step guidance to investors regarding the functioning of mutual funds.

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    • Bogle On Mutual Funds

    by John C. Bogle

    This comprehensive book provides investors with the wisdom of mutual funds. It helps you identify and execute the ideal mutual fund investment choices for a good portfolio.

    Bogle has long been mutual funds' most outspoken critic. In this classic book, he provides guidance on what you should and shouldn't believe when it comes to mutual funds. He also highlights the common mistakes many investors make. As a reader you will:

    • Learn how to recognise the risks and rewards of investing in mutual funds
    • Learn how to choose between the four basic types of funds
    • Learn how to choose the lower-cost, more reliable investment structure
    • Learn how to see through misleading advertising, and watch out for pitfalls

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    • Mutual Funds-Ladder To Wealth Creation

    by Vivek K Negi 

    This book will teach how to create long-term wealth via mutual funds. It teaches you the value of the one penny you save today which will work wonders for you in the future. It talks about diversification in different asset classes and highlights how to optimize your returns. In all, it’s a simple read for beginners or first-time investors.

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    All the above books are widely acclaimed by industry experts. Informative and easy to understand, you will get a handsome idea on how mutual fund works.

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