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Kiplinger's 25 Favorite No-Load Mutual Funds

Every year, we put together the Kiplinger 25, a list of our favorite no-load mutual funds. We favor funds run by seasoned managers who take a long view and have proved themselves able to weather many a storm. And we prefer low to below-average fees.

See Also: 25 Best Mutual Funds for Low Fees

In the tables below, you can one-year, and annualized three-, five-, 10- and 20-year returns, along with their expenses ratios, for each of the 25 funds.

Click on a fund's name to see a description of the fund's makeup, management and strategy, or click the ticker symbol for its daily market snapshot.

Data through April 30, 2016

Large-Company Stock Funds

FUND NAME SYMBOL 1-YR
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EXPENSE RATIO
American Century Equity IncTWEIX7.94%9.45%9.57%6.99%9.7%0.93%
Dodge & Cox StockDODGX-4.829.579.7859.590.52
Fidelity New MillenniumFMILX-2.999.189.457.210.980.71
Mairs & Power GrowthMPGFX6.4911.2911.937.8710.720.65
T. Rowe Price Blue Chip GrowthTRBCX-0.5713.9612.528.358.420.71
T. Rowe Price ValueTRVLX-2.9210.2510.446.778.940.81
Vanguard Dividend GrowthVDIGX5.2510.9111.658.647.490.33
S&P 500-Stock Index
1.21%11.26%11.02%6.91%7.92%
Data through April 30, 2016

Small- and Midsize-Company Stock Funds

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EXPENSE RATIO
Akre FocusAKREX2.38%11.75%14.71%—%—%1.34%
Homestead Small-Company StockHSCSX-2.529.58.658.530.86
Parnassus Mid CapPARMX2.5410.249.48.470.99
T. Rowe Price QM U.S. Small-Cap Growth EquityPRDSX-4.6611.129.478.280.82
T. Rowe Price Small-Cap ValuePRSVX0.446.267.195.8910.180.8
Russell 2000 Index
-5.94%7.53%6.98%5.42%7.48%
Data through April 30, 2016

International Stock Funds

FUND NAME SYMBOL 1-YR
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Fidelity International GrowthFIGFX-5.41%3.57%4.12%—%—%0.96%
FMI InternationalFMIJX-3.087.298.830.98
Harding Loevner Emerging MarketsHLEMX-12.38-2.12-1.13.111.45
Matthews Asian Growth and IncomeMACSX-8.13-1.382.626.049.691.09
MSCI EAFE Index
-8.89%1.92%2.16%2.09%4.53%
Data through April 30, 2016

Specialized/Go-Anywhere Funds

FUND NAME SYMBOL 1-YR
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EXPENSE RATIO
Vanguard HealthCareVGHCX-3.34%17.97%17.11%11.44%13.93%0.36%
Vanguard WellingtonVWELX1.467.488.227.18.60.26
MSCI Emerging Markets Index
-17.56%-4.23%-4.28%2.69%5.26%
Data through April 30, 2016

Bond Funds

FUND NAME SYMBOL 1-YR
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DoubleLine Total ReturnDLTNX2.43%2.63%4.91%—%—%0.72%
Fidelity Intermediate Municipal IncomeFLTMX3.782.624.014.194.750.36
Fidelity New Markets IncomeFNMIX3.21.655.97.3810.810.84
Metropolitan West Total ReturnMWTRX1.652.184.496.440.68
Pimco IncomePONDX2.443.897.560.79
Vanguard High-Yield CorpVWEHX0.53.045.666.346.290.23
Vanguard Short-term Investment-GradeVFSTX1.961.732.193.594.410.2
BARCLAYS US Agg Bond Index
2.72%2.29%3.60%4.95%5.64%

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