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Kiplinger's 25 Favorite No-Load Mutual Funds

The Kiplinger 25 is 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 November 30, 2016

Large-Company Stock Funds

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EXPENSE RATIO
Dodge & Cox StockDODGX16.60%9.08%16.97%6.03%9.86%0.52%
Fidelity New MillenniumFMILX8.546.5313.318.2611.010.71
Mairs & Power GrowthMPGFX10.526.8814.628.0310.020.65
T. Rowe Price Blue Chip GrowthTRBCX0.468.2215.298.557.880.71
T. Rowe Price Dividend GrowthPRDGX8.849.0413.897.437.580.64
T. Rowe Price ValueTRVLX8.037.5615.066.748.770.81
Vanguard Equity-IncomeVEIPX10.268.6113.767.418.470.26
S&P 500-Stock Index
8.06%9.07%14.45%6.89%7.47%
Data through November 30, 2016

Small- and Midsize-Company Stock Funds

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Akre FocusAKREX5.78%8.47%15.05%—%—%1.34%
Homestead Small-Company StockHSCSX5.286.0613.789.380.86
Parnassus Mid CapPARMX11.709.4213.998.640.99
T. Rowe Price QM U.S. Small-Cap Growth EquityPRDSX7.367.2814.7010.060.82
T. Rowe Price Small-Cap ValuePRSVX17.016.4313.197.6410.680.80
Russell 2000 Index
12.08%6.45%13.98%6.81%8.24%
Data through November 30, 2016

International Stock Funds

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Baron Emerging MarketsBEXFX4.96%-0.68%5.37%—%—%1.45%
Fidelity International GrowthFIGFX-5.28-0.376.800.96
FMI InternationalFMIJX5.456.3411.600.94
Matthews Asian Growth and IncomeMACSX2.46-0.705.165.359.261.09
MSCI EAFE Index
-3.17%-1.77%6.10%1.19%4.34%
Data through November 30, 2016

Specialized/Go-Anywhere Funds

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Vanguard HealthCareVGHCX-8.11%10.24%17.19%10.31%13.34%0.36%
Vanguard WellingtonVWELX7.186.6210.356.788.100.26
MSCI Emerging Markets Index
8.86%-2.75%1.34%2.60%5.73%
Data through November 30, 2016

Bond Funds

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EXPENSE RATIO
DoubleLine Total ReturnDLTNX1.76%3.24%3.85%—%—%0.72%
Fidelity Intermediate Municipal IncomeFLTMX-0.222.642.593.514.350.36
Fidelity New Markets IncomeFNMIX9.105.655.947.119.590.84
Metropolitan West Total ReturnMWTRX1.822.464.045.750.66
Pimco IncomePONDX6.305.518.700.79
Vanguard High-Yield CorpVWEHX7.744.306.796.266.100.23
Vanguard Short-term Investment-GradeVFSTX2.281.742.263.244.180.20
Bloomberg Barclays US Agg Bond Index
2.17%2.79%2.43%4.27%5.23%