Expense ratio: 0.31%
Vanguard Dividend Growth is a large-company stock fund and a member of the Kiplinger 25, the annual list of our favorite no-load funds.
Manager Donald Kilbride has turned in steady returns with below-average volatility by focusing on companies with low debt, high profitability and a consistent history of raising dividends. The fund yields 2.0%.
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