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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 March 31, 2016

Large-Company Stock Funds

FUND NAME SYMBOL 1-YR
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EXPENSE RATIO
American Century Equity IncTWEIX6.78%9.62%9.85%6.97%9.65%0.93%
Dodge & Cox StockDODGX-4.299.5110.145.049.660.52
Fidelity New MillenniumFMILX-3.858.689.57.1811.150.71
Mairs & Power GrowthMPGFX2.8610.7512.167.7710.850.65
T. Rowe Price Blue Chip GrowthTRBCX-0.8614.5413.068.48.520.71
T. Rowe Price ValueTRVLX-2.0510.8410.9879.120.81
Vanguard Dividend GrowthVDIGX4.6611.8412.338.77.460.33
S&P 500-Stock Index
1.78%11.82%11.58%7.01%7.98%
Data through March 31, 2016

Small- and Midsize-Company Stock Funds

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Akre FocusAKREX1.73%12.78%14.95%—%—%1.34%
Homestead Small-Company StockHSCSX-8.667.998.768.380.86
Parnassus Mid CapPARMX0.6410.0210.118.330.99
T. Rowe Price QM U.S. Small-Cap Growth EquityPRDSX-7.5610.8810.098.090.82
T. Rowe Price Small-Cap ValuePRSVX-2.785.627.265.7810.360.8
Russell 2000 Index
-9.76%6.84%7.20%5.26%7.68%
Data through March 31, 2016

International Stock Funds

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Fidelity International GrowthFIGFX-4.5%4.2%5.18%—%—%0.96%
FMI InternationalFMIJX-2.787.489.530.98
Harding Loevner Emerging MarketsHLEMX-9.2-1.71-0.573.591.45
Matthews Asian Growth and IncomeMACSX-2.58-0.293.236.619.791.09
MSCI EAFE Index
-7.87%2.68%2.76%2.27%4.52%
Data through March 31, 2016

Specialized/Go-Anywhere Funds

FUND NAME SYMBOL 1-YR
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EXPENSE RATIO
Vanguard HealthCareVGHCX-6.34%18.2%17.85%11.07%13.87%0.36%
Vanguard WellingtonVWELX1.117.778.517.158.510.26
MSCI Emerging Markets Index
-11.70%-4.15%-3.80%3.34%5.43%
Data through March 31, 2016

Bond Funds

FUND NAME SYMBOL 1-YR
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DoubleLine Total ReturnDLTNX2.2%2.93%5.11%—%—%0.72%
Fidelity Intermediate Municipal IncomeFLTMX2.62.684.154.124.710.36
Fidelity New Markets IncomeFNMIX4.021.365.567.110.920.84
Metropolitan West Total ReturnMWTRX0.982.464.636.390.68
Pimco IncomePONDX2.134.27.660.79
Vanguard High-Yield CorpVWEHX-1.122.715.466.16.140.23
Vanguard Short-term Investment-GradeVFSTX1.761.682.263.584.390.2
BARCLAYS US Agg Bond Index
1.96%2.50%3.78%4.90%5.59%

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