Best Index Funds for a Low-Priced Portfolio

Index funds are popular thanks to their low fees and wider diversity of stock selections. Here are nine that stand out.

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The world of exchange-traded funds (ETFs) has been growing in popularity over the past few decades. While there are a seemingly endless number of ETFs for investors to choose from, index funds have emerged as some of the most sought-after thanks in part to their lower fees and wider diversity of stock selection.

Index funds seek to track the return of a broader benchmark like the Dow Jones Industrial Average or a subset of the market such as small-cap growth stocks or healthcare.


Data is as of May 31. Dividend yields represent the trailing 12-month yield, which is a standard measure for equity funds. 

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Will Ashworth
Contributing Writer,

Will has written professionally for investment and finance publications in both the U.S. and Canada since 2004. A native of Toronto, Canada, his sole objective is to help people become better and more informed investors. Fascinated by how companies make money, he's a keen student of business history. Married and now living in Halifax, Nova Scotia, he's also got an interest in equity and debt crowdfunding.