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Kiplinger's 25 Favorite No-Load Mutual Funds

See 1, 3, 5 and 10-year returns for Kiplinger 25 funds as well as other key data. Click on the fund name to see individual profiles of our favorites, or click the ticker symbol for a daily market snapshot of the fund.

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 August 31, 2016

Large-Company Stock Funds

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EXPENSE RATIO
American Century Equity IncTWEIX21.34%12.13%12.90%7.31%9.91%0.94%
Dodge & Cox StockDODGX8.4410.0314.615.7010.020.52
Fidelity New MillenniumFMILX8.929.3212.928.9911.560.71
Mairs & Power GrowthMPGFX16.3611.0415.618.7910.840.65
T. Rowe Price Blue Chip GrowthTRBCX5.7913.3815.429.268.590.71
T. Rowe Price Dividend GrowthPRDGX15.3212.6514.668.178.270.64
T. Rowe Price ValueTRVLX9.9810.4614.837.339.240.81
S&P 500-Stock Index
12.55%12.30%14.69%7.51%8.21%
Data through August 31, 2016

Small- and Midsize-Company Stock Funds

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Akre FocusAKREX8.24%12.40%16.67%—%—%1.34%
Homestead Small-Company StockHSCSX3.156.7512.839.380.86
Parnassus Mid CapPARMX16.5412.2014.769.470.99
T. Rowe Price QM U.S. Small-Cap Growth EquityPRDSX6.9410.7614.8610.430.82
T. Rowe Price Small-Cap ValuePRSVX15.298.4412.337.6810.630.80
Russell 2000 Index
8.59%8.53%12.85%7.04%8.21%
Data through August 31, 2016

International Stock Funds

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Baron Emerging MarketsBEXFX11.34%4.94%4.90%—%—%1.45%
Fidelity International GrowthFIGFX3.215.647.460.96
FMI InternationalFMIJX9.609.1312.420.98
Matthews Asian Growth and IncomeMACSX10.182.914.706.799.961.09
MSCI EAFE Index
0.38%2.93%5.48%2.19%4.78%
Data through August 31, 2016

Specialized/Go-Anywhere Funds

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Vanguard HealthCareVGHCX-1.51%17.05%18.57%11.02%14.11%0.36%
Vanguard WellingtonVWELX10.588.7810.607.308.720.26
MSCI Emerging Markets Index
12.25%1.48%-0.07%4.23%5.89%
Data through August 31, 2016

Bond Funds

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DoubleLine Total ReturnDLTNX3.65%4.28%4.37%—%—%0.72%
Fidelity Intermediate Municipal IncomeFLTMX5.624.823.634.134.760.36
Fidelity New Markets IncomeFNMIX14.947.546.607.8210.660.84
Metropolitan West Total ReturnMWTRX4.874.144.596.350.66
Pimco IncomePONDX5.856.188.330.79
Vanguard High-Yield CorpVWEHX6.835.627.066.666.360.23
Vanguard Short-term Investment-GradeVFSTX3.632.532.373.514.400.20
BARCLAYS US Agg Bond Index
5.97%4.37%3.24%4.89%5.70%