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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 October 31, 2014

Large-Company Stock Funds

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EXPENSE RATIO
Artisan ValueARTLX7.05%13.56%13.58%—%—%1.04%
Dodge & Cox StockDODGX15.5922.6816.727.9111.630.52
Fidelity New MillenniumFMILX13.6319.2917.8610.6913.810.87
Mairs & Power GrowthMPGFX10.421.3417.478.9112.980.67
Vanguard Dividend GrowthVDIGX14.717.715.79.578.450.31
S&P 500-Stock Index
17.27%19.77%16.69%8.20%9.60%
Data through October 31, 2014

Small- and Midsize-Company Stock Funds

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Akre FocusAKREX15.38%21.75%18.7%—%—%1.35%
Baron Small CapBSCFX6.8217.4717.119.461.31
Davenport Equity OpportunitiesDEOPX14.0220.510.97
Homestead Small-Company StockHSCSX8.6119.4420.0411.720.91
Parnassus Mid CapPARMX12.5518.5817.011.14
T. Rowe Price Small-Cap ValuePRSVX4.4615.8916.369.2711.950.81
Vanguard Selected ValueVASVX11.0219.8517.6910.050.43
Russell 2000 Index
8.06%18.18%17.39%8.67%9.40%
Data through October 31, 2014

International Stock Funds

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EXPENSE RATIO
Cambiar International EquityCAMIX-2.54%10.82%9.59%6.61%—%1.2%
Dodge & Cox Intl StockDODFX6.3814.169.718.340.64
Harding Loevner Emerging MarketsHLEMX3.788.067.6811.211.47
Matthews Asian Growth and IncomeMACSX2.3610.059.1410.3410.361.08
MSCI EAFE Index
-0.17%10.17%7.00%6.29%5.31%
Data through October 31, 2014

Specialized/Commodity/Go-Anywhere Funds

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FPA CrescentFPACX8.48%12.43%11.1%8.69%11.06%1.14%
Merger FundMERFX1.563.022.813.665.861.26
MSCI Emerging Markets Index
0.98%3.59%4.98%10.90%5.58%
Data through October 31, 2014

Bond Funds

FUND NAME SYMBOL 1-YR
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EXPENSE RATIO
DoubleLine Total ReturnDLTNX4.71%4.98%—%—%—%0.73%
Fidelity Intermediate Municipal IncomeFLTMX5.773.914.24.015.210.37
Fidelity New Markets IncomeFNMIX7.517.418.199.0611.160.84
Fidelity Total BondFTBFX4.63.845.485.150.45
Metropolitan West Unconstrained BondMWCRX3.778.030.99
Osterweis Strategic Income FundOSTIX3.976.317.016.780.85
Vanguard Short-term Investment-GradeVFSTX1.952.4233.594.870.2
BARCLAYS US Agg Bond Index
4.14%2.73%4.22%4.64%6.19%

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