The Motley Fool and Kiplinger offer detailed lists of no-load index funds. The data includes year-to-date returns, index fund names, current assets and expense ratios. The lists allow users to see how well the funds performed in previous years, according to each company's website.
No-load index funds are mutual funds that do not charge commissions when investors buy shares directly from the investment companies. Load funds charge commissions when investors buy mutual funds, and the transactions occur through intermediaries such as securities brokers or banks. However, there is no real evidence to suggest that no-load funds continuously outperform load funds because investors pay commissions, explains Investopedia.