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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.

Data through July 31, 2015

Large-Company Stock Funds

FUND NAME SYMBOL 1-YR
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EXPENSE RATIO
Dodge & Cox StockDODGX6.7%20.13%16.43%6.94%10.85%0.52%
Fidelity New MillenniumFMILX6.2617.1915.949.8912.570.81
Mairs & Power GrowthMPGFX7.5416.7915.268.0611.560.65
T. Rowe Price ValueTRVLX819.7316.188.1910.240.82
Vanguard Dividend GrowthVDIGX12.0615.8715.589.218.010.32
S&P 500-Stock Index
11.21%17.58%16.24%7.72%8.85%
Data through July 31, 2015

Small- and Midsize-Company Stock Funds

FUND NAME SYMBOL 1-YR
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EXPENSE RATIO
Akre FocusAKREX13.59%19.65%19.46%—%—%1.35%
Davenport Equity OpportunitiesDEOPX15.2820.710.96
Homestead Small-Company StockHSCSX11.6118.1516.8510.570.89
Parnassus Mid CapPARMX7.0614.8215.298.991.09
T. Rowe Divrs. Sm-Cap Gro.PRDSX19.3721.9119.9810.450.85
T. Rowe Price Small-Cap ValuePRSVX313.1612.847.5211.110.81
Vanguard Selected ValueVASVX3.4918.3215.358.170.41
Russell 2000 Index
12.03%17.90%15.27%7.61%8.78%
Data through July 31, 2015

International Stock Funds

FUND NAME SYMBOL 1-YR
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EXPENSE RATIO
Artisan InternationalARTIX1.74%12.54%11.04%7.18%—%1.17%
FMI InternationalFMIJX713.961
Harding Loevner Emerging MarketsHLEMX-10.583.953.037.231.45
Matthews Asian Growth and IncomeMACSX-4.616.336.268.1210.341.08
MSCI EAFE Index
0.15%12.80%8.50%5.50%5.37%
Data through July 31, 2015

Specialized/Commodity/Go-Anywhere Funds

FUND NAME SYMBOL 1-YR
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EXPENSE RATIO
FPA CrescentFPACX2.22%11.37%10.48%7.67%10.33%1.15%
Merger FundMERFX-0.422.572.533.275.511.23
MSCI Emerging Markets Index
-13.07%0.96%0.92%6.95%5.85%
Data through July 31, 2015

Bond Funds

FUND NAME SYMBOL 1-YR
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EXPENSE RATIO
DoubleLine Total ReturnDLTNX3.9%3.63%6.37%—%—%0.72%
Fidelity Intermediate Municipal IncomeFLTMX2.292.153.383.934.80.36
Fidelity New Markets IncomeFNMIX-3.432.115.797.811.810.84
Fidelity Total BondFTBFX2.582.284.195.070.45
Metropolitan West Unconstrained BondMWCRX0.494.021.03
Osterweis Strategic Income FundOSTIX1.564.945.626.530.82
Vanguard Short-term Investment-GradeVFSTX1.311.762.253.594.520.2
BARCLAYS US Agg Bond Index
2.82%1.60%3.27%4.61%5.67%

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