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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 June 30, 2016

Large-Company Stock Funds

FUND NAME SYMBOL 1-YR
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EXPENSE RATIO
American Century Equity IncTWEIX15.37%10.88%10.97%7.52%9.74%0.94%
Dodge & Cox StockDODGX-5.098.2810.445.139.570.52
Fidelity New MillenniumFMILX-2.898.4310.197.84110.71
Mairs & Power GrowthMPGFX8.2111.4812.888.4410.720.65
T. Rowe Price Blue Chip GrowthTRBCX-1.613.0712.848.828.320.71
T. Rowe Price ValueTRVLX-0.839.9111.617.219.020.81
Vanguard Dividend GrowthVDIGX9.1311.4312.229.087.390.33
S&P 500-Stock Index
3.99%11.66%12.10%7.42%7.87%
Data through June 30, 2016

Small- and Midsize-Company Stock Funds

FUND NAME SYMBOL 1-YR
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EXPENSE RATIO
Akre FocusAKREX1.19%10.99%14.7%—%—%1.34%
Homestead Small-Company StockHSCSX-5.037.649.99.090.86
Parnassus Mid CapPARMX8.1711.3911.159.30.99
T. Rowe Price QM U.S. Small-Cap Growth EquityPRDSX-4.9611.0910.879.530.82
T. Rowe Price Small-Cap ValuePRSVX1.926.718.646.6610.260.8
Russell 2000 Index
-6.73%7.09%8.35%6.20%7.61%
Data through June 30, 2016

International Stock Funds

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Fidelity International GrowthFIGFX-3.85%5.36%5.04%—%—%0.96%
FMI InternationalFMIJX0.767.679.430.98
Harding Loevner Emerging MarketsHLEMX-6.251.320.124.731.45
Matthews Asian Growth and IncomeMACSX-1.181.513.516.839.831.09
MSCI EAFE Index
-9.72%2.52%2.15%2.05%4.38%
Data through June 30, 2016

Specialized/Go-Anywhere Funds

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EXPENSE RATIO
Vanguard HealthCareVGHCX-4.88%18.36%17.28%11.71%14.04%0.36%
Vanguard WellingtonVWELX4.758.38.967.48.590.26
MSCI Emerging Markets Index
-11.71%-1.21%-3.44%3.88%5.26%
Data through June 30, 2016

Bond Funds

FUND NAME SYMBOL 1-YR
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EXPENSE RATIO
DoubleLine Total ReturnDLTNX4.3%3.97%4.92%—%—%0.72%
Fidelity Intermediate Municipal IncomeFLTMX6.044.234.064.364.80.36
Fidelity New Markets IncomeFNMIX9.775.956.318.0510.720.84
Metropolitan West Total ReturnMWTRX4.483.934.756.560.66
Pimco IncomePONDX3.575.57.850.79
Vanguard High-Yield CorpVWEHX2.384.625.96.516.290.23
Vanguard Short-term Investment-GradeVFSTX3.162.452.323.634.410.2
BARCLAYS US Agg Bond Index
6.00%4.06%3.76%5.13%5.67%
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