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 September 30, 2021

Large-Company Stock Funds

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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, 2021

Small- and Midsize-Company Stock Funds

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EXPENSE RATIO
Parnassus Mid CapPARMX23.47%12.01%11.82%14.15%—%0.98%
Primecap Odyssey GrowthPOGRX32.9510.2416.0917.100.65
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, 2021

International Stock Funds

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EXPENSE RATIO
Baron Emerging MarketsBEXFX17.70%11.89%9.34%8.64%—%1.35%
Brown Capital Management International Small CompanyBCSVX31.0818.1919.421.32
Fidelity International GrowthFIGFX20.7014.6713.0711.661.00
Janus Henderson Global Equity Income HFQTX19.354.665.427.030.94
MSCI EAFE Index
25.73%7.62%8.81%8.10%6.55%
Data through September 30, 2021

Specialized/Go-Anywhere Funds

FUND NAME SYMBOL 1-YR
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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, 2021

Bond Funds

FUND NAME SYMBOL 1-YR
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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 FundTSBRX0.335.263.150.61
Vanguard Emerging Markets BondVEMBX5.919.957.810.60
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.

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