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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.

In the tables below, see the current Kiplinger 25 funds and their one-year, and annualized three-, five-, 10- and 20-year returns, along with their expenses ratios.

Click on a fund's name to see its individual profile, or click the ticker symbol for its daily market snapshot.

Read more about our selection of this year’s Kip 25 lineup of funds.

Data through December 31, 2014

Large-Company Stock Funds

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EXPENSE RATIO
Artisan ValueARTLX4.96%14.47%11.99%—%—%0.98%
Dodge & Cox StockDODGX10.423.7115.567.1311.910.52
Fidelity New MillenniumFMILX6.9619.2815.659.714.050.87
Mairs & Power GrowthMPGFX8.1221.3716.168.3813.10.67
Vanguard Dividend GrowthVDIGX11.8517.5414.649.128.660.31
S&P 500-Stock Index
13.69%15.45%15.70%7.67%9.85%
Data through December 31, 2014

Small- and Midsize-Company Stock Funds

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Akre FocusAKREX10.56%21.24%18.75%—%—%1.35%
Baron Small CapBSCFX1.6918.2414.978.191.3
Davenport Equity OpportunitiesDEOPX15.2722.180.97
Homestead Small-Company StockHSCSX7.9720.8318.911.360.91
Parnassus Mid CapPARMX11.2519.1515.721.14
T. Rowe Price Small-Cap ValuePRSVX0.1416.1114.278.3412.210.81
Vanguard Selected ValueVASVX6.3620.315.969.260.41
Russell 2000 Index
4.89%19.21%15.55%7.77%9.63%
Data through December 31, 2014

International Stock Funds

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Cambiar International EquityCAMIX-8.32%10.71%7.07%5.12%—%1.2%
*Dodge & Cox Intl StockDODFX0.0815.237.896.730.64
Harding Loevner Emerging MarketsHLEMX-1.667.934.649.021.47
Matthews Asian Growth and IncomeMACSX-0.659.747.088.9110.441.08
MSCI EAFE Index
-4.48%11.56%5.81%4.91%5.43%
* Fund closed to new investors, as of January 16, 2015
Data through December 31, 2014

Specialized/Commodity/Go-Anywhere Funds

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FPA CrescentFPACX6.64%12.79%10.61%8.44%11.17%1.14%
Merger FundMERFX1.432.882.743.415.871.26
MSCI Emerging Markets Index
-1.82%4.41%2.11%8.78%6.01%
Data through December 31, 2014

Bond Funds

FUND NAME SYMBOL 1-YR
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EXPENSE RATIO
DoubleLine Total ReturnDLTNX6.47%5.01%—%—%—%0.73%
Fidelity Intermediate Municipal IncomeFLTMX6.713.324.14.055.240.37
Fidelity New Markets IncomeFNMIX4.325.427.018.111.230.84
Fidelity Total BondFTBFX5.543.665.365.120.45
Metropolitan West Unconstrained BondMWCRX3.367.180.99
Osterweis Strategic Income FundOSTIX1.265.426.076.350.85
Vanguard Short-term Investment-GradeVFSTX1.762.412.873.584.870.2
BARCLAYS US Agg Bond Index
5.97%2.66%4.45%4.71%6.20%

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