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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 July 31, 2016

Large-Company Stock Funds

FUND NAME SYMBOL 1-YR
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EXPENSE RATIO
American Century Equity IncTWEIX16.20%10.69%12.08%7.46%10.05%0.94%
Dodge & Cox StockDODGX-1.138.2612.485.6210.100.52
Fidelity New MillenniumFMILX0.947.9711.389.0111.730.71
Mairs & Power GrowthMPGFX10.119.8814.828.9711.130.65
T. Rowe Price Blue Chip GrowthTRBCX-0.7812.8014.069.578.780.71
T. Rowe Price Dividend GrowthPRDGX8.6511.4613.488.388.420.64
T. Rowe Price ValueTRVLX2.389.1313.047.469.420.81
S&P 500-Stock Index
5.61%11.16%13.38%7.75%8.31%
Data through July 31, 2016

Small- and Midsize-Company Stock Funds

FUND NAME SYMBOL 1-YR
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EXPENSE RATIO
Akre FocusAKREX4.30%11.36%16.60%—%—%1.34%
Homestead Small-Company StockHSCSX1.336.6411.449.840.86
Parnassus Mid CapPARMX11.2410.7712.739.850.99
T. Rowe Price QM U.S. Small-Cap Growth EquityPRDSX-0.9010.0612.8210.650.82
T. Rowe Price Small-Cap ValuePRSVX8.396.4510.257.6610.740.80
Russell 2000 Index
0.00%6.74%10.43%7.17%8.42%
Data through July 31, 2016

International Stock Funds

FUND NAME SYMBOL 1-YR
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EXPENSE RATIO
Baron Emerging MarketsBEXFX2.31%3.79%3.48%—%—%1.45%
Fidelity International GrowthFIGFX-2.725.296.080.96
FMI InternationalFMIJX3.147.7110.930.98
Matthews Asian Growth and IncomeMACSX2.211.793.977.0310.161.09
MSCI EAFE Index
-7.07%2.45%3.49%2.46%4.79%
Data through July 31, 2016

Specialized/Go-Anywhere Funds

FUND NAME SYMBOL 1-YR
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EXPENSE RATIO
Vanguard HealthCareVGHCX-2.45%18.19%19.12%11.79%14.55%0.36%
Vanguard WellingtonVWELX5.387.899.767.488.820.26
MSCI Emerging Markets Index
-0.38%0.07%-2.41%4.24%5.89%
Data through July 31, 2016

Bond Funds

FUND NAME SYMBOL 1-YR
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EXPENSE RATIO
DoubleLine Total ReturnDLTNX3.87%4.19%4.71%—%—%0.72%
Fidelity Intermediate Municipal IncomeFLTMX5.444.433.904.254.760.36
Fidelity New Markets IncomeFNMIX11.756.196.287.9010.760.84
Metropolitan West Total ReturnMWTRX4.684.024.686.490.66
Pimco IncomePONDX4.295.687.920.79
Vanguard High-Yield CorpVWEHX4.154.686.026.646.350.23
Vanguard Short-term Investment-GradeVFSTX3.452.462.293.604.410.20
BARCLAYS US Agg Bond Index
5.94%4.23%3.57%5.06%5.69%
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