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Kip 25

Vanguard Wellington

Symbol: VWELX
Expense Ratio: 0.26%

Vanguard Wellington is a member of the Kiplinger 25, the annual list of our favorite no-load funds. The oldest balanced fund in the country, Wellington holds two-thirds of its assets in stocks and the rest in high-quality bonds. Ed Bousa picks the stocks and John Keogh selects the bonds. The fund, which is only available to new investors if purchased directly through Vanguard, yields 2.7%.

See FUND TABLES: Kiplinger 25 at a Glance for the complete list of our favorite no-load mutual funds.

Visit Kiplinger's Model Portfolios for three examples of how you can put Kiplinger 25 funds to work.

And for the full collection of our Kiplinger 25 content, see KIPLINGER 25: A Guide to Our Favorite No-Load Funds.