In our previous articles, we have spoken about mutual funds, why you should invest in them and what their benefits are.

But we know that some of you avid readers would want to know the nitty-gritty of mutual funds and how you can become a successful investor through mutual funds.

We have compiled 10 best books on mutual funds that we would want each and every investor to read.

So let’s get started

1. Common Sense on Mutual Funds: New Imperatives for the Intelligent Investor

Author – John. C. Bogle

Why should you read this book?

This national best selling book will take you on a journey that has never been unraveled before.

Warren Buffet describes this book as “Cogent, honest, and hard–hitting–a must read for every investor.”

This is the perfect book for a beginner as well as a seasoned investor. There are detailed explanations about each and every mutual fund term.

You can read the book from beginning to end, but you can also just read the parts that you are very inclined to know about.

2. Indian Mutual Funds Handbook 5th Edition: A Guide for Industry Professionals and Intelligent Investors

Author – Sundar Sankaran

Why should you read this book?

This book is a must read if you want to know how the Indian mutual fund industry works. It is a handy book when it comes to comparing mutual funds with other avenues.

It gives a detailed explanation of the different types of mutual funds and how one can invest in funds through different sectors as well.

In short, this book is a one-stop read for gaining knowledge about the Indian mutual fund industry

3. The Mutual Fund Industry

Author – R. Glenn Hubbard 

Why should you read this book?

This book will tell you about why the mutual fund industry has grown rapidly in the past couple of years and how it is expected to grow further in the coming years.

It also questions a few very critical points about mutual funds and can be considered a groundbreaking read in the economic sector.

It speaks about how the managing structure of mutual funds actually impacts the fund’s performance.

4. Mutual Funds-Ladder To Wealth Creation

Author – Vivek K Negi

Why should you read this book?

Another book which should be a must-read for every investor who aspires to be successful in the investing avenue.

This book has been rated as one of the best books for a mutual fund beginner. We suggest that if you are a newbie in the mutual fund spectrum, this is the first book that you should grab.

The book speaks about the basic nuances of a mutual fund and how you can create wealth by investing in them intelligently.

5.108 Questions & Answers on Mutual Funds & SIP

Author – Yandya Investments

Why should you read this book?

This book is great if you want to avoid unnecessary jargons that books sometimes come with.

It is formatted in the form of FAQs and answers all questions that you might have about various mutual funds and its techniques of investments.

The best part about this book is that the author has stated various recent examples which will help you to understand the concept better.

6. Bogle On Mutual Funds: New Perspectives For The Intelligent Investor 

Author: John.C. Bogle

Why should you read this book?

This is another amazing book by Bogle which will redefine the way you think about finance.

It will guide you to make the right choices for your portfolio. And show you a different spectrum of the mutual fund industry and how even passively managed funds can reap very good returns.

It is basically a guide on what you should and shouldn’t be doing when it comes to mutual funds.

7.How to Make a Fortune Through Mutual Funds: Hunt with the Hounds

Author: Ashu Dutt

Why should you read this book?

If you want to invest in mutual funds and your main motive is to gain decent returns, this book is a must-read.

It also busts a few very concrete myths about mutual funds, like you may lose money if you remain invested when the market is down and investing in mutual funds is a short-term process.

The language of the book is simple and it is easy for beginners.

8. A Guide to Indian Mutual Fund Investment

Author: Dr. Susanta Kumar Mishra

Why should you read this book?

This book is a guideline for all mutual fund investors to analyze risks regarding investments and the precautions that they should take before investing.

This book is again a very effective read if you want to know about the Indian mutual fund industry.

It also explains how mutual fund managers help to obtain substantial benefits from the capital market.

9. Mutual Funds For Dummies

Author: Eric Tyson

Why should you read this book?

This book helps you to choose the best funds according to your investment needs and is basically an investment guideline for you.

As the name suggests you don’t have to be a seasoned investor to read this book. This book is designed to help an amateur plan through the various nuances of mutual fund investment.

It is a hands-on guide to everything mutual funds.

10. Mutual Funds Made Easy!

Author: Gerard W. Perritt

Why should you read this book?

The author Gerard W. Perritt has written this book for novice investors and the book presents a step-by-step analysis of how to invest in mutual funds.

This book also talks about managing risk while investing, the importance of diversification and having a clear financial plan.


If you are not the bookish type but still want to read more about mutual funds, we have a simple and free ebook that’ll help you understand the basics. You can download it here.

Beginners Guide to Mutual Funds

Also, are there any other books that you think should make it to the list?

Happy Investing!

Disclaimer: The views expressed in this post are that of the author and not those of Groww


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