Janus Henderson Global Equity Income (HFQTX) Joins the Kip 25

HFQTX's investments in dividend payers have helped it hold up better than its foreign-value peers.

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Our search for a foreign fund with a value tilt to replace Oakmark International (OAKIX) in the Kiplinger 25, the list of our favorite no-load mutual funds, has been difficult. Part of the reason: Bargain-priced foreign stocks have lagged their growth-oriented counterparts for seven of the past 11 calendar years, as well as so far in 2020. All told, the typical large-company foreign-value fund has logged a negative 2.8% annualized return over the past three years.

In the end, we didn't abandon value-style investing, but we found a fund that can soften the sting of lagging returns for this investing style.

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Nellie S. Huang
Senior Associate Editor, Kiplinger's Personal Finance

Nellie joined Kiplinger in August 2011 after a seven-year stint in Hong Kong. There, she worked for the Wall Street Journal Asia, where as lifestyle editor, she launched and edited Scene Asia, an online guide to food, wine, entertainment and the arts in Asia. Prior to that, she was an editor at Weekend Journal, the Friday lifestyle section of the Wall Street Journal Asia. Kiplinger isn't Nellie's first foray into personal finance: She has also worked at SmartMoney (rising from fact-checker to senior writer), and she was a senior editor at Money.