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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.

Read more about our selection of this year’s Kip 25 lineup of funds.

Data through February 28, 2015

Large-Company Stock Funds

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EXPENSE RATIO
Artisan ValueARTLX9.44%12.66%12.82%—%—%0.98%
Dodge & Cox StockDODGX9.7719.8715.677.1111.60.52
Fidelity New MillenniumFMILX4.1916.1116.1910.114.040.81
Mairs & Power GrowthMPGFX9.2518.2516.238.7512.780.65
Vanguard Dividend GrowthVDIGX13.916.3615.389.298.440.31
S&P 500-Stock Index
15.51%18.00%16.18%7.99%9.64%
Data through February 28, 2015

Small- and Midsize-Company Stock Funds

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Akre FocusAKREX11.87%19.31%19.45%—%—%1.35%
Baron Small CapBSCFX4.8215.8916.18.551.3
Davenport Equity OpportunitiesDEOPX15.5519.780.97
Homestead Small-Company StockHSCSX9.8817.8719.0511.620.91
Parnassus Mid CapPARMX14.2716.5916.181.09
T. Rowe Price Small-Cap ValuePRSVX-0.4512.9413.998.3511.920.81
Vanguard Selected ValueVASVX8.0318.1116.349.260.41
Russell 2000 Index
5.63%16.58%15.97%8.31%9.62%
Data through February 28, 2015

International Stock Funds

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EXPENSE RATIO
Cambiar International EquityCAMIX0.91%9.47%9.6%5.62%—%1.2%
FMI InternationalFMIJX10.8215.141
Harding Loevner Emerging MarketsHLEMX3.493.966.148.541.45
Matthews Asian Growth and IncomeMACSX2.047.057.498.7510.591.08
MSCI EAFE Index
0.39%9.90%8.27%5.32%5.98%
Data through February 28, 2015

Specialized/Commodity/Go-Anywhere Funds

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FPA CrescentFPACX7.14%11.41%10.69%8.31%10.98%1.14%
Merger FundMERFX2.413.072.793.65.781.26
MSCI Emerging Markets Index
5.38%0.01%3.97%8.23%6.94%
Data through February 28, 2015

Bond Funds

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EXPENSE RATIO
DoubleLine Total ReturnDLTNX4.87%4.49%—%—%—%0.73%
Fidelity Intermediate Municipal IncomeFLTMX4.793.013.944.15.010.36
Fidelity New Markets IncomeFNMIX3.033.576.857.9812.360.84
Fidelity Total BondFTBFX4.823.615.275.270.45
Metropolitan West Unconstrained BondMWCRX2.585.690.99
Osterweis Strategic Income FundOSTIX1.335.086.226.490.85
Vanguard Short-term Investment-GradeVFSTX1.552.142.673.674.740.2
BARCLAYS US Agg Bond Index
5.05%2.76%4.29%4.82%6.04%

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