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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.

Data through February 28, 2015

Large-Company Stock Funds

FUND NAME SYMBOL 1-YR
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EXPENSE RATIO
Dodge & Cox StockDODGX9.77%19.87%15.67%7.11%11.6%0.52%
Fidelity New MillenniumFMILX4.1916.1116.1910.114.040.81
Mairs & Power GrowthMPGFX9.2518.2516.238.7512.780.65
T. Rowe Price ValueTRVLX13.119.8816.418.5111.110.82
Vanguard Dividend GrowthVDIGX13.916.3615.389.298.440.31
S&P 500-Stock Index
15.51%18.00%16.18%7.99%9.64%
Data through February 28, 2015

Small- and Midsize-Company Stock Funds

FUND NAME SYMBOL 1-YR
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EXPENSE RATIO
Akre FocusAKREX11.87%19.31%19.45%—%—%1.35%
Davenport Equity OpportunitiesDEOPX15.5519.780.97
Homestead Small-Company StockHSCSX9.8817.8719.0511.620.91
Parnassus Mid CapPARMX14.2716.5916.181.09
T. Rowe Divrs. Sm-Cap Gro.PRDSX1018.7420.4610.960.85
T. Rowe Price Small-Cap ValuePRSVX-0.4512.9413.998.3511.920.81
Vanguard Selected ValueVASVX8.0318.1116.349.260.41
Russell 2000 Index
5.63%16.58%15.97%8.31%9.62%
Data through February 28, 2015

International Stock Funds

FUND NAME SYMBOL 1-YR
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EXPENSE RATIO
Artisan InternationalARTIX3.48%12.84%11.82%7.43%—%1.17%
FMI InternationalFMIJX10.8215.141
Harding Loevner Emerging MarketsHLEMX3.493.966.148.541.45
Matthews Asian Growth and IncomeMACSX2.047.057.498.7510.591.08
MSCI EAFE Index
0.39%9.90%8.27%5.32%5.98%
Data through February 28, 2015

Specialized/Commodity/Go-Anywhere Funds

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FPA CrescentFPACX7.14%11.41%10.69%8.31%10.98%1.14%
Merger FundMERFX2.413.072.793.65.781.26
MSCI Emerging Markets Index
5.38%0.01%3.97%8.23%6.94%
Data through February 28, 2015

Bond Funds

FUND NAME SYMBOL 1-YR
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EXPENSE RATIO
DoubleLine Total ReturnDLTNX4.87%4.49%—%—%—%0.73%
Fidelity Intermediate Municipal IncomeFLTMX4.793.013.944.15.010.36
Fidelity New Markets IncomeFNMIX3.033.576.857.9812.360.84
Fidelity Total BondFTBFX4.823.615.275.270.45
Metropolitan West Unconstrained BondMWCRX2.585.690.99
Osterweis Strategic Income FundOSTIX1.335.086.226.490.85
Vanguard Short-term Investment-GradeVFSTX1.552.142.673.674.740.2
BARCLAYS US Agg Bond Index
5.05%2.76%4.29%4.82%6.04%

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