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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 November 30, 2014

Large-Company Stock Funds

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EXPENSE RATIO
Artisan ValueARTLX6.06%14.18%12.65%—%—%1.04%
Dodge & Cox StockDODGX13.5924.2216.137.5611.990.52
Fidelity New MillenniumFMILX11.3119.8116.8910.1114.110.87
Mairs & Power GrowthMPGFX9.8921.216.638.7213.330.67
Vanguard Dividend GrowthVDIGX14.1718.3114.869.488.710.31
S&P 500-Stock Index
16.86%20.93%15.96%8.06%9.95%
Data through November 30, 2014

Small- and Midsize-Company Stock Funds

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Akre FocusAKREX15.39%22.14%18.94%—%—%1.35%
Baron Small CapBSCFX5.4517.9516.598.841.31
Davenport Equity OpportunitiesDEOPX17.1622.280.97
Homestead Small-Company StockHSCSX7.5219.7719.311.180.91
Parnassus Mid CapPARMX14.2218.8316.321.14
T. Rowe Price Small-Cap ValuePRSVX-0.3515.3815.468.3212.050.81
Vanguard Selected ValueVASVX8.9620.3216.459.570.43
Russell 2000 Index
3.99%18.36%16.69%7.78%9.63%
Data through November 30, 2014

International Stock Funds

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EXPENSE RATIO
Cambiar International EquityCAMIX-1.88%12.02%8.73%6.12%—%1.2%
Dodge & Cox Intl StockDODFX6.8416.089.437.750.64
Harding Loevner Emerging MarketsHLEMX4.478.946.4410.221.47
Matthews Asian Growth and IncomeMACSX2.5210.428.39.510.541.08
MSCI EAFE Index
0.41%12.52%6.86%5.73%5.64%
Data through November 30, 2014

Specialized/Commodity/Go-Anywhere Funds

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FPA CrescentFPACX8.79%12.95%10.83%8.57%11.31%1.14%
Merger FundMERFX1.882.912.823.585.921.26
MSCI Emerging Markets Index
1.40%5.63%3.88%9.81%5.81%
Data through November 30, 2014

Bond Funds

FUND NAME SYMBOL 1-YR
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EXPENSE RATIO
DoubleLine Total ReturnDLTNX5.69%5.09%—%—%—%0.73%
Fidelity Intermediate Municipal IncomeFLTMX6.163.734.044.125.320.37
Fidelity New Markets IncomeFNMIX8.787.177.88.7711.120.84
Fidelity Total BondFTBFX5.494.245.375.260.45
Metropolitan West Unconstrained BondMWCRX3.697.590.99
Osterweis Strategic Income FundOSTIX2.926.16.646.590.85
Vanguard Short-term Investment-GradeVFSTX1.932.682.873.674.90.2
BARCLAYS US Agg Bond Index
5.27%3.00%4.10%4.79%6.24%

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