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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 October 31, 2016

Large-Company Stock Funds

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EXPENSE RATIO
Dodge & Cox StockDODGX5.85%7.28%14.55%5.19%9.81%0.52%
Fidelity New MillenniumFMILX5.106.3412.438.2211.110.71
Mairs & Power GrowthMPGFX7.196.2314.177.7410.140.65
T. Rowe Price Blue Chip GrowthTRBCX0.189.1414.808.708.220.71
T. Rowe Price Dividend GrowthPRDGX6.348.8913.227.287.750.64
T. Rowe Price ValueTRVLX4.527.4413.976.568.880.81
Vanguard Equity-IncomeVEIPX6.518.1013.187.158.570.26
S&P 500-Stock Index
4.51%8.84%13.57%6.70%7.66%
Data through October 31, 2016

Small- and Midsize-Company Stock Funds

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Akre FocusAKREX5.61%8.80%15.04%—%—%1.34%
Homestead Small-Company StockHSCSX-2.923.3511.618.620.86
Parnassus Mid CapPARMX8.268.1213.378.590.99
T. Rowe Price QM U.S. Small-Cap Growth EquityPRDSX1.176.0313.179.510.82
T. Rowe Price Small-Cap ValuePRSVX8.194.0610.926.8110.280.80
Russell 2000 Index
4.11%4.12%11.51%5.96%7.88%
Data through October 31, 2016

International Stock Funds

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Baron Emerging MarketsBEXFX9.31%1.84%5.62%—%—%1.45%
Fidelity International GrowthFIGFX-2.871.117.120.96
FMI InternationalFMIJX6.206.7211.440.98
Matthews Asian Growth and IncomeMACSX3.95-0.145.346.239.741.09
MSCI EAFE Index
-2.74%-0.86%5.48%1.70%4.65%
Data through October 31, 2016

Specialized/Go-Anywhere Funds

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Vanguard HealthCareVGHCX-8.24%11.35%16.82%10.12%13.54%0.36%
Vanguard WellingtonVWELX4.946.529.726.738.260.26
MSCI Emerging Markets Index
9.67%-1.70%0.90%3.82%6.07%
Data through October 31, 2016

Bond Funds

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EXPENSE RATIO
DoubleLine Total ReturnDLTNX3.10%3.63%4.23%—%—%0.72%
Fidelity Intermediate Municipal IncomeFLTMX3.323.653.393.904.600.36
Fidelity New Markets IncomeFNMIX13.796.116.617.6010.090.84
Metropolitan West Total ReturnMWTRX3.823.184.396.100.66
Pimco IncomePONDX6.475.528.530.79
Vanguard High-Yield CorpVWEHX7.164.726.556.526.260.23
Vanguard Short-term Investment-GradeVFSTX3.162.122.333.404.270.20
Bloomberg Barclays US Agg Bond Index
4.37%3.48%2.90%4.64%5.45%