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). Click the ticker symbol for its daily market snapshot. Data through September 30, 2021Large-Company Stock Funds FUND NAME SYMBOL 1-YRRETURN 3-YRRETURN 5-YRRETURN 10-YRRETURN 20-YRRETURN EXPENSE RATIO DF Dent Midcap GrowthDFDMX24.42%18.85%20.21%18.57%—%0.98% Dodge & Cox StockDODGX50.4112.8915.1716.139.980.52 Fidelity Blue Chip GrowthFBGRX33.8127.7727.4322.2712.160.78 Mairs & Power GrowthMPGFX32.8915.5414.8516.0310.560.64 T. Rowe Price Dividend GrowthPRDGX26.5615.3515.3115.709.460.63 Vanguard Equity-IncomeVEIPX30.6610.5411.7513.648.820.28 S&P 500-Stock Index—30.00%15.99%16.90%16.63%9.51%— Data through September 30, 2021Small- and Midsize-Company Stock Funds FUND NAME SYMBOL 1-YRRETURN 3-YRRETURN 5-YRRETURN 10-YRRETURN 20-YRRETURN EXPENSE RATIO Parnassus Mid CapPARMX23.47%12.01%11.82%14.15%—%0.98% Primecap Odyssey GrowthPOGRX32.9510.2416.0917.10—0.65 T. Rowe Price QM U.S. Small-Cap Growth EquityPRDSX31.1412.4215.7616.6711.290.78 T. Rowe Price Small-Cap ValuePRSVX53.7911.2813.9514.3211.620.76 Russell 2000 Index—47.68%10.54%13.45%14.63%10.29%— Data through September 30, 2021International Stock Funds FUND NAME SYMBOL 1-YRRETURN 3-YRRETURN 5-YRRETURN 10-YRRETURN 20-YRRETURN EXPENSE RATIO Baron Emerging MarketsBEXFX17.70%11.89%9.34%8.64%—%1.35% Brown Capital Management International Small CompanyBCSVX31.0818.1919.42——1.32 Fidelity International GrowthFIGFX20.7014.6713.0711.66—1.00 Janus Henderson Global Equity Income HFQTX19.354.665.427.03—0.94 MSCI EAFE Index—25.73%7.62%8.81%8.10%6.55%— Data through September 30, 2021Specialized/Go-Anywhere Funds FUND NAME SYMBOL 1-YRRETURN 3-YRRETURN 5-YRRETURN 10-YRRETURN 20-YRRETURN EXPENSE RATIO Fidelity Select Health Care PortfolioFSPHX17.22%14.25%16.47%19.92%11.72%0.69% T. Rowe Price Global TechnologyPRGTX39.6434.7528.0826.4317.780.86 Vanguard WellingtonVWELX20.2111.9711.4711.498.730.24 MSCI Emerging Markets Index—18.20%8.58%9.236.09%10.96%— Data through September 30, 2021Bond Funds FUND NAME SYMBOL 1-YRRETURN 3-YRRETURN 5-YRRETURN 10-YRRETURN 20-YRRETURN EXPENSE RATIO DoubleLine Total ReturnDLTNX0.50%3.76%2.52%3.39%—%0.74% Fidelity Intermediate Municipal IncomeFLTMX2.454.442.813.133.860.34 Fidelity Strategic IncomeFADMX8.566.304.984.956.570.67 Metropolitan West Total ReturnMWTRX0.025.913.303.945.170.67 TIAA-CREF Core Impact Bond FundTSBRX0.335.263.15——0.61 Vanguard Emerging Markets BondVEMBX5.919.957.81——0.60 Vanguard High-Yield CorpVWEHX7.916.345.646.626.610.23 Vanguard Short-term Investment-GradeVFSTX1.233.912.612.543.250.20 Bloomberg Barclays US Agg Bond Index—-0.90%5.36%2.94%3.01%4.33%— Source: Morningstar Inc.