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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 May 31, 2016

Large-Company Stock Funds

FUND NAME SYMBOL 1-YR
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EXPENSE RATIO
American Century Equity IncTWEIX9.46%9.88%10.07%7.3%9.68%0.94%
Dodge & Cox StockDODGX-3.939.2710.55.429.650.52
Fidelity New MillenniumFMILX-2.48.4910810.90.71
Mairs & Power GrowthMPGFX6.1510.5912.468.2610.640.65
T. Rowe Price Blue Chip GrowthTRBCX0.313.4913.269.068.470.71
T. Rowe Price ValueTRVLX-2.789.6511.17.178.950.81
Vanguard Dividend GrowthVDIGX4.9810.6511.738.927.510.33
S&P 500-Stock Index
1.72%11.06%11.67%7.41%7.88%
Data through May 31, 2016

Small- and Midsize-Company Stock Funds

FUND NAME SYMBOL 1-YR
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EXPENSE RATIO
Akre FocusAKREX1.53%10.85%14.71%—%—%1.34%
Homestead Small-Company StockHSCSX-3.897.669.539.080.86
Parnassus Mid CapPARMX6.8310.9310.349.230.99
T. Rowe Price QM U.S. Small-Cap Growth EquityPRDSX-4.2610.8610.59.380.82
T. Rowe Price Small-Cap ValuePRSVX1.836.018.066.6310.10.8
Russell 2000 Index
-5.97%6.93%7.86%6.27%7.39%
Data through May 31, 2016

International Stock Funds

FUND NAME SYMBOL 1-YR
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Fidelity International GrowthFIGFX-5.41%5.02%4.9%—%—%0.96%
FMI InternationalFMIJX-2.386.99.310.98
Harding Loevner Emerging MarketsHLEMX-11.89-2.02-0.914.241.45
Matthews Asian Growth and IncomeMACSX-6.71-0.472.776.499.631.09
MSCI EAFE Index
-9.24%2.45%2.58%2.40%4.58%
Data through May 31, 2016

Specialized/Go-Anywhere Funds

FUND NAME SYMBOL 1-YR
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EXPENSE RATIO
Vanguard HealthCareVGHCX-5.19%18.54%17.16%11.84%14.03%0.36%
Vanguard WellingtonVWELX1.937.538.57.338.60.26
MSCI Emerging Markets Index
-17.33%-4.62%-4.50%3.44%5.08%
Data through May 31, 2016

Bond Funds

FUND NAME SYMBOL 1-YR
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EXPENSE RATIO
DoubleLine Total ReturnDLTNX2.45%2.98%4.59%—%—%0.72%
Fidelity Intermediate Municipal IncomeFLTMX4.453.033.84.174.770.36
Fidelity New Markets IncomeFNMIX3.182.625.517.5110.60.84
Metropolitan West Total ReturnMWTRX1.932.624.276.430.68
Pimco IncomePONDX2.394.187.50.79
Vanguard High-Yield CorpVWEHX0.163.35.536.386.260.23
Vanguard Short-term Investment-GradeVFSTX1.991.872.13.574.410.2
BARCLAYS US Agg Bond Index
2.99%2.91%3.33%4.97%5.65%
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