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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 December 31, 2016

Large-Company Stock Funds

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EXPENSE RATIO
Dodge & Cox StockDODGX21.28%8.55%17.01%5.93%10.00%0.52%
Fidelity New MillenniumFMILX14.925.9813.568.4411.120.71
Mairs & Power GrowthMPGFX15.386.5414.868.0710.180.65
T. Rowe Price Blue Chip GrowthTRBCX0.987.0415.518.437.950.71
T. Rowe Price Dividend GrowthPRDGX11.628.6813.957.347.600.64
T. Rowe Price ValueTRVLX10.967.3215.186.738.810.81
Vanguard Equity-IncomeVEIPX14.708.7613.687.428.650.26
S&P 500-Stock Index
11.96%8.87%14.66%6.95%7.68%
Data through December 31, 2016

Small- and Midsize-Company Stock Funds

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Akre FocusAKREX8.29%7.07%14.62%—%—%1.34%
Homestead Small-Company StockHSCSX18.856.7614.739.970.86
Parnassus Mid CapPARMX16.078.5814.258.870.99
T. Rowe Price QM U.S. Small-Cap Growth EquityPRDSX11.316.6115.1110.170.82
T. Rowe Price Small-Cap ValuePRSVX28.977.1713.988.0410.700.80
Russell 2000 Index
21.31%6.74%14.46%7.07%8.25%
Data through December 31, 2016

International Stock Funds

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Baron Emerging MarketsBEXFX3.75%-1.57%6.11%—%—%1.45%
Fidelity International GrowthFIGFX-3.30-0.897.340.98
FMI InternationalFMIJX10.005.9111.840.94
Matthews Asian Growth and IncomeMACSX1.34-1.305.054.759.121.09
MSCI EAFE Index
1.51%-1.15%7.02%1.22%4.59%
Data through December 31, 2016

Specialized/Go-Anywhere Funds

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EXPENSE RATIO
Vanguard HealthCareVGHCX-8.99%9.63%16.78%10.22%13.26%0.36%
Vanguard WellingtonVWELX11.016.8510.446.898.330.26
MSCI Emerging Markets Index
11.60%-2.19%1.64%2.17%5.73%
Data through December 31, 2016

Bond Funds

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EXPENSE RATIO
DoubleLine Total ReturnDLTNX1.92%3.46%3.79%—%—%0.72%
Fidelity Intermediate Municipal IncomeFLTMX-0.012.942.433.604.400.36
Fidelity New Markets IncomeFNMIX14.726.256.147.269.660.84
Metropolitan West Total ReturnMWTRX2.292.673.855.680.66
Pimco IncomePONDX8.365.818.580.79
Vanguard High-Yield CorpVWEHX11.194.676.516.316.120.23
Vanguard Short-term Investment-GradeVFSTX2.721.842.193.234.190.20
Bloomberg Barclays US Agg Bond Index
2.65%3.03%2.23%4.34%5.29%