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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 April 30, 2015

Large-Company Stock Funds

FUND NAME SYMBOL 1-YR
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EXPENSE RATIO
Dodge & Cox StockDODGX9.94%19.73%14.14%7.55%11.3%0.52%
Fidelity New MillenniumFMILX7.915.8813.9911.3913.550.81
Mairs & Power GrowthMPGFX6.4415.9413.418.7712.30.65
T. Rowe Price ValueTRVLX10.8319.5114.368.9210.830.82
Vanguard Dividend GrowthVDIGX10.221513.749.48.210.32
S&P 500-Stock Index
12.98%16.73%14.33%8.32%9.29%
Data through April 30, 2015

Small- and Midsize-Company Stock Funds

FUND NAME SYMBOL 1-YR
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EXPENSE RATIO
Akre FocusAKREX13.48%17.31%17.49%—%—%1.35%
Davenport Equity OpportunitiesDEOPX16.6918.980.97
Homestead Small-Company StockHSCSX8.9916.8115.3111.920.89
Parnassus Mid CapPARMX9.6414.8914.089.351.09
T. Rowe Divrs. Sm-Cap Gro.PRDSX16.4618.4517.3911.680.85
T. Rowe Price Small-Cap ValuePRSVX0.6811.9710.969.1211.670.81
Vanguard Selected ValueVASVX7.3518.0314.139.420.41
Russell 2000 Index
9.71%15.87%12.73%9.18%9.36%
Data through April 30, 2015

International Stock Funds

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EXPENSE RATIO
Artisan InternationalARTIX6.16%12.47%11.04%7.97%—%1.17%
FMI InternationalFMIJX10.8114.931
Harding Loevner Emerging MarketsHLEMX3.035.364.969.841.45
Matthews Asian Growth and IncomeMACSX5.458.67.819.6410.961.08
MSCI EAFE Index
2.10%11.71%7.89%6.10%5.60%
Data through April 30, 2015

Specialized/Commodity/Go-Anywhere Funds

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EXPENSE RATIO
FPA CrescentFPACX6.13%11.05%9.97%8.62%10.83%1.15%
Merger FundMERFX1.92.882.763.665.781.23
MSCI Emerging Markets Index
8.17%3.60%3.35%9.93%6.99%
Data through April 30, 2015

Bond Funds

FUND NAME SYMBOL 1-YR
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EXPENSE RATIO
DoubleLine Total ReturnDLTNX4.91%4.24%7.55%—%—%0.73%
Fidelity Intermediate Municipal IncomeFLTMX3.532.663.763.984.940.36
Fidelity New Markets IncomeFNMIX3.694.466.878.6112.390.84
Fidelity Total BondFTBFX4.413.484.935.290.45
Metropolitan West Unconstrained BondMWCRX2.1850.99
Osterweis Strategic Income FundOSTIX1.935.255.886.830.85
Vanguard Short-term Investment-GradeVFSTX1.882.172.583.674.680.2
BARCLAYS US Agg Bond Index
4.46%2.60%4.12%4.75%5.94%

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