Kiplinger's 25 Favorite No-Load Mutual Funds
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Kiplinger's 25 Favorite No-Load Mutual Funds

The Kiplinger 25 is 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.

See Also: 25 Best Mutual Funds for Low Fees

In the tables below, you can see for each of the 25 funds, expense ratios and one-year, and annualized three-, five-, 10- and 20-year total returns (the fund’s rate of return over a given period of time, including interest, capital gains, dividends and distributions).

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Data through July 31, 2022

Large-Company Stock Funds

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EXPENSE RATIO
Dodge & Cox StockDODGX-2.16%12.37%10.64%13.45%9.85%0.52%
Fidelity Blue Chip GrowthFBGRX-22.8416.1716.4517.0511.470.78
Mairs & Power GrowthMPGFX-7.9211.8111.3012.6310.090.61
Primecap Odyssey GrowthPOGRX-11.098.9810.3013.680.65
T. Rowe Price Dividend GrowthPRDGX-1.1812.1012.7713.4810.000.62
Vanguard Equity-IncomeVEIPX4.2710.8710.1611.769.570.28
S&P 500-Stock Index
-4.64%13.36%12.83%13.80%10.01%
Data through July 31, 2022

Small- and Midsize-Company Stock Funds

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EXPENSE RATIO
DF Dent Midcap GrowthDFDMX-22.23%6.01%11.75%13.54%—%0.98%
Parnassus Mid CapPARMX-10.725.927.7210.730.96
T. Rowe Price QM U.S. Small-Cap Growth EquityPRDSX-15.276.008.6512.2710.890.78
T. Rowe Price Small-Cap ValuePRSVX-6.219.248.3810.8810.520.75
Russell 2000 Index
-14.29%7.51%7.12%10.60%9.60%
Data through July 31, 2022

International Stock Funds

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EXPENSE RATIO
Baron Emerging MarketsBEXFX-26.81%-0.20%-0.07%4.63%—%1.33%
Brown Capital Management International Small CompanyBCSVX-25.936.629.701.30
Fidelity International GrowthFIGFX-18.266.186.317.950.99
Janus Henderson Global Equity Income HFQTX-3.605.582.635.550.94
MSCI EAFE Index
-14.32%3.16%2.61%5.79%6.08%
Data through July 31, 2022

Specialized/Go-Anywhere Funds

FUND NAME SYMBOL 1-YR
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EXPENSE RATIO
Fidelity Select Health Care PortfolioFSPHX-11.75%11.73%11.50%16.20%12.15%0.67%
T. Rowe Price Global TechnologyPRGTX-46.894.367.4116.2814.330.86
TCW Enhanced Commodity Strategy NTGABX26.25%18.42%10.29%0.69%0.75%
Data through July 31, 2022

Bond Funds

FUND NAME SYMBOL 1-YR
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EXPENSE RATIO
Fidelity Intermediate Municipal IncomeFLTMX-5.45%0.51%1.79%2.08%3.36%0.32%
Fidelity Strategic IncomeFADMX-8.011.502.363.186.020.66
Metropolitan West Total ReturnMWTRX-10.19-0.121.332.134.990.65
T. Rowe Price Floating RatePRFRX-0.841.902.593.260.75
TIAA-CREF Core Impact Bond FundTSBRX-10.24-0.691.070.64
Vanguard Emerging Markets BondVEMBX-17.14-0.683.100.55
Vanguard High-Yield CorpVWEHX-6.161.812.874.416.290.23
Vanguard Short-term Investment-GradeVFSTX-5.210.551.371.672.900.20
Bloomberg US Agg Bond Index
-9.12%-0.21%1.28%1.65%3.63%

Source: Morningstar Inc.