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Kip 25

Vanguard Health Care

Symbol: VGHCX
Expense Ratio: 0.36%
800-635-1511

Vanguard Health Care is a specialized fund and a member of the Kiplinger 25, the list of our favorite no-load funds.

Manager Jean Hynes looks for newcomers that are at the forefront of innovative drug-development techniques and older firms that have adapted quickly to new technologies. Although the fund posted a double-digit gain over the past year, it’s hard to sugarcoat disappointing results. Hurt by too big a stake in drug stocks, Vanguard Health Care trailed the average health fund by 6.4 percentage points.

Data through February 28, 2017

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