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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 June 30, 2014

Large-Company Stock Funds

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EXPENSE RATIO
Artisan ValueARTLX23.87%15.21%17.55%—%—%1.04%
Dodge & Cox StockDODGX27.9518.3120.138.0512.010.52
Fidelity New MillenniumFMILX27.9317.6921.0710.3214.550.87
Mairs & Power GrowthMPGFX24.0317.9519.878.7113.270.67
Vanguard Dividend GrowthVDIGX19.3915.3817.339.168.330.31
S&P 500-Stock Index
20.45%15.15%18.40%7.77%9.54%
Data through June 30, 2014

Small- and Midsize-Company Stock Funds

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Akre FocusAKREX22.7%21.23%—%—%—%1.36%
Baron Small CapBSCFX22.5513.3819.619.451.31
Davenport Equity OpportunitiesDEOPX24.3818.070.97
Homestead Small-Company StockHSCSX20.9615.8523.9111.90.91
Parnassus Mid CapPARMX23.414.8420.021.14
T. Rowe Price Small-Cap ValuePRSVX21.3814.7719.6710.0112.370.81
Vanguard Selected ValueVASVX29.8218.492210.630.43
Russell 2000 Index
16.79%11.73%19.32%8.59%9.34%
Data through June 30, 2014

International Stock Funds

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Cambiar International EquityCAMIX19.32%8.04%14.05%7.13%—%1.23%
Dodge & Cox Intl StockDODFX29.3110.4114.899.550.64
Harding Loevner Emerging MarketsHLEMX19.124.8311.8912.911.47
Matthews Asian Growth and IncomeMACSX8.067.0712.0311.231.08
MSCI EAFE Index
18.54%7.79%11.92%7.55%5.91%
Data through June 30, 2014

Specialized/Commodity/Go-Anywhere Funds

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FPA CrescentFPACX16.04%11.52%13.3%8.72%11.14%1.14%
Merger FundMERFX6.252.943.763.776.111.26
MSCI Emerging Markets Index
4.61%-1.44%8.71%12.05%6.32%
Data through June 30, 2014

Bond Funds

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EXPENSE RATIO
DoubleLine Total ReturnDLTNX4.71%5.8%—%—%—%0.73%
Fidelity Intermediate Municipal IncomeFLTMX4.774.134.534.265.10.37
Fidelity New Markets IncomeFNMIX12.128.5911.3710.3312.110.84
Fidelity Total BondFTBFX5.714.616.885.530.45
Metropolitan West Unconstrained BondMWCRX5.550.99
Osterweis Strategic Income FundOSTIX7.186.478.917.010.85
Vanguard Short-term Investment-GradeVFSTX3.192.483.943.764.910.2
BARCLAYS US Agg Bond Index
2.71%3.55%4.96%4.99%6.14%

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