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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 January 31, 2017

Large-Company Stock Funds

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EXPENSE RATIO
Dodge & Cox StockDODGX33.18%10.59%16.24%5.96%9.93%0.52%
Fidelity New MillenniumFMILX23.626.8012.868.2710.780.57
Mairs & Power GrowthMPGFX20.628.6413.818.0410.040.65
T. Rowe Price Blue Chip GrowthTRBCX15.999.5915.128.757.970.71
T. Rowe Price Dividend GrowthPRDGX18.0110.5113.427.347.500.64
T. Rowe Price ValueTRVLX19.638.6214.196.698.800.81
Vanguard Equity-IncomeVEIPX19.1210.4613.337.368.480.26
S&P 500-Stock Index
20.04%10.85%14.09%6.99%7.46%
Data through January 31, 2017

Small- and Midsize-Company Stock Funds

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Akre FocusAKREX16.96%9.05%14.65%—%—%1.34%
Homestead Small-Company StockHSCSX25.657.4512.829.810.86
Parnassus Mid CapPARMX24.5410.7013.748.770.99
T. Rowe Price QM U.S. Small-Cap Growth EquityPRDSX25.108.3614.0810.270.82
T. Rowe Price Small-Cap ValuePRSVX36.268.5112.477.7310.570.80
Russell 2000 Index
33.53%7.89%13.00%6.93%8.16%
Data through January 31, 2017

International Stock Funds

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Baron Emerging MarketsBEXFX16.83%1.63%5.36%—%—%1.45%
Fidelity International GrowthFIGFX6.832.477.040.98
FMI InternationalFMIJX13.847.5811.820.94
Matthews Asian Growth and IncomeMACSX8.601.504.794.999.351.09
MSCI EAFE Index
12.59%1.17%6.52%1.44%4.92%
Data through January 31, 2017

Specialized/Go-Anywhere Funds

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EXPENSE RATIO
Vanguard HealthCareVGHCX2.71%9.77%16.84%10.22%13.19%0.36%
Vanguard WellingtonVWELX15.237.739.936.928.210.25
MSCI Emerging Markets Index
25.88%1.81%0.55%2.83%5.66%
Data through January 31, 2017

Bond Funds

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EXPENSE RATIO
DoubleLine Total ReturnDLTNX0.81%2.79%3.51%—%—%0.72%
Fidelity Intermediate Municipal IncomeFLTMX-0.492.562.213.684.400.36
Fidelity New Markets IncomeFNMIX18.387.486.057.499.540.84
Metropolitan West Total ReturnMWTRX1.292.223.535.700.66
Pimco IncomePONDX8.985.628.210.79
Vanguard High-Yield CorpVWEHX13.434.786.126.356.130.23
Vanguard Short-term Investment-GradeVFSTX2.521.772.053.244.180.20
Bloomberg Barclays US Agg Bond Index
1.45%2.59%2.09%4.37%5.28%