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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 August 31, 2014

Large-Company Stock Funds

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EXPENSE RATIO
Artisan ValueARTLX21.56%17.98%15.76%—%—%1.04%
Dodge & Cox StockDODGX27.5323.7117.58.6211.670.52
Fidelity New MillenniumFMILX23.4620.1718.1411.3614.140.87
Mairs & Power GrowthMPGFX20.3922.0117.189.1312.90.67
Vanguard Dividend GrowthVDIGX19.9118.3115.949.588.230.31
S&P 500-Stock Index
25.25%20.61%16.88%8.38%9.53%
Data through August 31, 2014

Small- and Midsize-Company Stock Funds

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Akre FocusAKREX23.58%23.45%18.25%—%—%1.36%
Baron Small CapBSCFX16.8117.4317.5610.231.31
Davenport Equity OpportunitiesDEOPX22.8121.020.97
Homestead Small-Company StockHSCSX15.1520.0620.7612.040.91
Parnassus Mid CapPARMX20.1519.1917.721.14
T. Rowe Price Small-Cap ValuePRSVX15.5117.4416.1710.0612.060.81
Vanguard Selected ValueVASVX24.5122.4218.6610.810.43
Russell 2000 Index
17.68%19.00%17.03%9.36%9.35%
Data through August 31, 2014

International Stock Funds

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EXPENSE RATIO
Cambiar International EquityCAMIX10.02%11.39%11.09%7.58%—%1.2%
Dodge & Cox Intl StockDODFX27.2215.5911.519.750.64
Harding Loevner Emerging MarketsHLEMX22.268.1610.1312.741.47
Matthews Asian Growth and IncomeMACSX13.59.4310.9311.191.08
MSCI EAFE Index
16.92%11.87%8.69%7.50%5.60%
Data through August 31, 2014

Specialized/Commodity/Go-Anywhere Funds

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FPA CrescentFPACX14.62%13.47%12.23%9.06%11.02%1.14%
Merger FundMERFX5.574.193.63.945.991.26
MSCI Emerging Markets Index
20.40%4.70%8.24%12.52%5.89%
Data through August 31, 2014

Bond Funds

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EXPENSE RATIO
DoubleLine Total ReturnDLTNX6.24%5.08%—%—%—%0.73%
Fidelity Intermediate Municipal IncomeFLTMX7.633.754.294.075.040.37
Fidelity New Markets IncomeFNMIX14.218.129.999.6611.420.84
Fidelity Total BondFTBFX74.176.085.280.45
Metropolitan West Unconstrained BondMWCRX5.620.99
Osterweis Strategic Income FundOSTIX6.087.057.867.010.85
Vanguard Short-term Investment-GradeVFSTX3.122.463.333.644.850.2
BARCLAYS US Agg Bond Index
5.66%2.91%4.48%4.72%6.09%

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