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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 September 30, 2014

Large-Company Stock Funds

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EXPENSE RATIO
Artisan ValueARTLX11.52%18.5%13.58%—%—%1.04%
Dodge & Cox StockDODGX20.7827.2216.078.1711.770.52
Fidelity New MillenniumFMILX14.7122.0516.0610.5913.90.87
Mairs & Power GrowthMPGFX11.9624.05168.7612.890.67
Vanguard Dividend GrowthVDIGX15.7119.8715.059.358.330.31
S&P 500-Stock Index
19.73%22.99%15.70%8.11%9.59%
Data through September 30, 2014

Small- and Midsize-Company Stock Funds

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Akre FocusAKREX13.05%23.5%17.49%—%—%1.35%
Baron Small CapBSCFX6.5220.915.449.471.31
Davenport Equity OpportunitiesDEOPX12.5923.170.97
Homestead Small-Company StockHSCSX6.723.0118.1111.210.91
Parnassus Mid CapPARMX12.1121.3116.131.14
T. Rowe Price Small-Cap ValuePRSVX2.8319.4113.98.8911.650.81
Vanguard Selected ValueVASVX13.6324.2716.7410.170.43
Russell 2000 Index
3.93%21.26%14.29%8.19%9.03%
Data through September 30, 2014

International Stock Funds

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Cambiar International EquityCAMIX-0.01%14.92%9.11%6.96%—%1.2%
Dodge & Cox Intl StockDODFX13.1918.79.388.860.64
Harding Loevner Emerging MarketsHLEMX7.0111.676.8311.231.47
Matthews Asian Growth and IncomeMACSX4.0811.488.7410.3710.51.08
MSCI EAFE Index
4.70%14.16%7.04%6.80%5.57%
Data through September 30, 2014

Specialized/Commodity/Go-Anywhere Funds

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FPA CrescentFPACX10.74%15.02%11.2%8.57%11.05%1.14%
Merger FundMERFX3.394.063.233.825.91.26
MSCI Emerging Markets Index
4.66%7.56%4.76%11.03%5.43%
Data through September 30, 2014

Bond Funds

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EXPENSE RATIO
DoubleLine Total ReturnDLTNX4.72%4.68%—%—%—%0.73%
Fidelity Intermediate Municipal IncomeFLTMX5.923.63.814.035.110.37
Fidelity New Markets IncomeFNMIX8.398.589.1210.980.84
Fidelity Total BondFTBFX4.773.855.495.160.45
Metropolitan West Unconstrained BondMWCRX4.789.990.99
Osterweis Strategic Income FundOSTIX4.236.917.066.790.85
Vanguard Short-term Investment-GradeVFSTX2.162.53.093.64.860.2
BARCLAYS US Agg Bond Index
3.96%2.43%4.12%4.62%6.13%

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