Dodge & Cox Balanced: The Best of Both Worlds

This fund, which invests in both stocks and bonds, has delivered superior returns with relatively low volatility.

Editor's note: This is part of a continuing series of articles looking at the 20 biggest no-load stock funds.

Dodge & Cox is so well known for its stock-picking prowess that people sometimes forget that the low-profile, San Francisco-based fund manager is also a dab hand at investing in bonds. Both skills are on display in Dodge & Cox Balanced, which borrows liberally from its two siblings, Dodge & Cox Stock and Dodge & Cox Income, a bond fund.

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Contributing Writer, Kiplinger's Personal Finance