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Kip 25

Vanguard Wellington

Symbol: VWELX
Expense Ratio: 0.26%

Vanguard Wellington is a balanced fund with both stocks and bonds and a member of the Kiplinger 25, the annual list of our favorite no-load funds.

Wellington Management runs this fund. Ed Bousa, who has picked stocks for the fund since 2003, focuses on dividend payers. A trio of fixed-income managers fill the bond side of the portfolio with investment-grade debt. The fund, which yields 2.4%, is available to new investors only if purchased directly from Vanguard.

Data through February 28, 2017

See Kiplinger 25 at a Glance for the complete list of our favorite no-load mutual funds.

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And for the full collection of our Kiplinger 25 content, see KIPLINGER 25: A Guide to Our Favorite No-Load Funds.