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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 July 31, 2014

Large-Company Stock Funds

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EXPENSE RATIO
Artisan ValueARTLX19.18%14.67%15.82%—%—%1.04%
Dodge & Cox StockDODGX20.2819.517.788.2811.760.52
Fidelity New MillenniumFMILX17.3616.9218.4210.7714.260.87
Mairs & Power GrowthMPGFX12.031917.28.7512.90.67
Vanguard Dividend GrowthVDIGX12.515.8515.759.248.050.31
S&P 500-Stock Index
16.94%16.84%16.79%8.00%9.53%
Data through July 31, 2014

Small- and Midsize-Company Stock Funds

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Akre FocusAKREX16.57%22.07%—%—%—%1.36%
Baron Small CapBSCFX10.5912.4217.149.551.31
Davenport Equity OpportunitiesDEOPX15.3117.40.97
Homestead Small-Company StockHSCSX7.2214.9720.0611.390.91
Parnassus Mid CapPARMX14.1215.1917.771.14
T. Rowe Price Small-Cap ValuePRSVX8.0413.4116.179.711.980.81
Vanguard Selected ValueVASVX17.918.6419.0710.590.43
Russell 2000 Index
8.56%13.59%16.56%8.78%9.38%
Data through July 31, 2014

International Stock Funds

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EXPENSE RATIO
Cambiar International EquityCAMIX9.08%7.75%11.26%7.3%—%1.2%
Dodge & Cox Intl StockDODFX20.9611.0912.159.670.64
Harding Loevner Emerging MarketsHLEMX16.245.039.6812.911.47
Matthews Asian Growth and IncomeMACSX8.177.6110.6611.461.08
MSCI EAFE Index
15.55%8.45%9.88%7.56%5.73%
Data through July 31, 2014

Specialized/Commodity/Go-Anywhere Funds

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FPA CrescentFPACX12.17%11.86%12.47%8.81%11.07%1.14%
Merger FundMERFX4.743.23.593.926.041.26
MSCI Emerging Markets Index
15.72%0.74%7.68%12.72%6.39%
Data through July 31, 2014

Bond Funds

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EXPENSE RATIO
DoubleLine Total ReturnDLTNX4.81%5.26%—%—%—%0.73%
Fidelity Intermediate Municipal IncomeFLTMX5.593.944.294.175.010.37
Fidelity New Markets IncomeFNMIX10.967.910.5510.0211.960.84
Fidelity Total BondFTBFX5.033.986.135.390.45
Metropolitan West Unconstrained BondMWCRX5.420.99
Osterweis Strategic Income FundOSTIX5.26.118.156.990.85
Vanguard Short-term Investment-GradeVFSTX2.632.233.563.74.850.2
BARCLAYS US Agg Bond Index
3.97%3.04%4.47%4.80%6.04%

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