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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 June 30, 2015

Large-Company Stock Funds

FUND NAME SYMBOL 1-YR
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EXPENSE RATIO
Dodge & Cox StockDODGX4.54%20.44%17.79%7.2%11%0.52%
Fidelity New MillenniumFMILX2.6316.9117.410.53130.81
Mairs & Power GrowthMPGFX3.2216.816.468.4211.890.65
T. Rowe Price ValueTRVLX5.0720.5117.878.5210.470.82
Vanguard Dividend GrowthVDIGX6.1914.916.139.167.890.32
S&P 500-Stock Index
7.42%17.31%17.34%7.89%8.91%
Data through June 30, 2015

Small- and Midsize-Company Stock Funds

FUND NAME SYMBOL 1-YR
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EXPENSE RATIO
Akre FocusAKREX10.12%19.04%19.74%—%—%1.35%
Davenport Equity OpportunitiesDEOPX12.7520.950.96
Homestead Small-Company StockHSCSX8.5618.571911.450.89
Parnassus Mid CapPARMX3.5415.0716.259.051.09
T. Rowe Divrs. Sm-Cap Gro.PRDSX13.2821.5921.610.990.85
T. Rowe Price Small-Cap ValuePRSVX-1.7813.5314.578.3211.390.81
Vanguard Selected ValueVASVX1.161917.128.730.41
Russell 2000 Index
6.49%17.81%17.08%8.40%9.15%
Data through June 30, 2015

International Stock Funds

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Artisan InternationalARTIX-0.66%13.48%13.15%7.67%—%1.17%
FMI InternationalFMIJX4.8114.321
Harding Loevner Emerging MarketsHLEMX-6.875.85.978.51.45
Matthews Asian Growth and IncomeMACSX-2.037.687.498.7610.381.08
MSCI EAFE Index
-3.82%12.45%10.03%5.60%5.58%
Data through June 30, 2015

Specialized/Commodity/Go-Anywhere Funds

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FPA CrescentFPACX1.53%11.48%11.04%7.98%10.47%1.15%
Merger FundMERFX-0.712.722.833.445.621.23
MSCI Emerging Markets Index
-4.77%4.08%4.03%8.46%6.35%
Data through June 30, 2015

Bond Funds

FUND NAME SYMBOL 1-YR
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EXPENSE RATIO
DoubleLine Total ReturnDLTNX2.92%3.74%6.56%—%—%0.72%
Fidelity Intermediate Municipal IncomeFLTMX1.922.313.473.824.810.36
Fidelity New Markets IncomeFNMIX-3.383.496.557.8111.820.84
Fidelity Total BondFTBFX1.622.644.364.950.45
Metropolitan West Unconstrained BondMWCRX0.984.661.03
Osterweis Strategic Income FundOSTIX1.495.336.26.690.82
Vanguard Short-term Investment-GradeVFSTX1.021.962.433.554.530.2
BARCLAYS US Agg Bond Index
1.86%1.83%3.35%4.44%5.62%

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