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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 March 31, 2015

Large-Company Stock Funds

FUND NAME SYMBOL 1-YR
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EXPENSE RATIO
Dodge & Cox StockDODGX6.5%18.2%13.81%6.99%11.32%0.52%
Fidelity New MillenniumFMILX3.9915.0314.2410.4113.810.81
Mairs & Power GrowthMPGFX7.6316.1614.588.7312.550.65
T. Rowe Price ValueTRVLX10.3618.6514.968.610.90.82
Vanguard Dividend GrowthVDIGX10.7215.0114.119.348.360.32
S&P 500-Stock Index
12.73%16.11%14.47%8.01%9.39%
Data through March 31, 2015

Small- and Midsize-Company Stock Funds

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EXPENSE RATIO
Akre FocusAKREX12.02%17.77%18.21%—%—%1.35%
Davenport Equity OpportunitiesDEOPX16.6718.990.97
Homestead Small-Company StockHSCSX11.318.1717.7111.890.89
Parnassus Mid CapPARMX13.2315.314.781.09
T. Rowe Divrs. Sm-Cap Gro.PRDSX15.5718.9719.0311.360.85
T. Rowe Price Small-Cap ValuePRSVX0.3212.6612.838.7711.950.81
Vanguard Selected ValueVASVX5.516.9514.559.030.41
Russell 2000 Index
8.21%16.27%14.57%8.82%9.62%
Data through March 31, 2015

International Stock Funds

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EXPENSE RATIO
Artisan InternationalARTIX5.16%11.95%10.3%7.56%—%1.17%
FMI InternationalFMIJX10.9214.851
Harding Loevner Emerging MarketsHLEMX-0.973.244.199.171.45
Matthews Asian Growth and IncomeMACSX0.866.696.649.0610.61.08
MSCI EAFE Index
-0.48%9.52%6.64%5.43%5.58%
Data through March 31, 2015

Specialized/Commodity/Go-Anywhere Funds

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FPA CrescentFPACX4.67%10.45%9.73%8.17%10.83%1.15%
Merger FundMERFX2.342.992.673.65.741.23
MSCI Emerging Markets Index
0.79%0.67%2.08%8.82%6.83%
Data through March 31, 2015

Bond Funds

FUND NAME SYMBOL 1-YR
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EXPENSE RATIO
DoubleLine Total ReturnDLTNX5.76%4.55%—%—%—%0.73%
Fidelity Intermediate Municipal IncomeFLTMX5.063.234.054.194.970.36
Fidelity New Markets IncomeFNMIX1.423.676.228.3112.550.84
Fidelity Total BondFTBFX5.293.895.235.40.45
Metropolitan West Unconstrained BondMWCRX2.475.040.99
Osterweis Strategic Income FundOSTIX1.125.045.916.580.85
Vanguard Short-term Investment-GradeVFSTX1.982.222.663.724.720.2
BARCLAYS US Agg Bond Index
5.72%3.10%4.41%4.93%6.03%

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