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 May 31, 2021

Large-Company Stock Funds

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EXPENSE RATIO
DF Dent Midcap GrowthDFDMX26.53%20.50%20.13%—%—%0.98%
Dodge & Cox StockDODGX62.1816.4316.8613.639.360.52
Fidelity Blue Chip GrowthFBGRX58.0028.8627.2019.3210.590.78
Mairs & Power GrowthMPGFX40.7619.0114.9313.6910.170.64
T. Rowe Price Dividend GrowthPRDGX36.0418.0415.8713.728.710.63
Vanguard Equity-IncomeVEIPX37.6512.9612.7712.348.380.28
S&P 500-Stock Index
40.32%18.00%17.16%14.38%8.35%
Data through May 31, 2021

Small- and Midsize-Company Stock Funds

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EXPENSE RATIO
American Century Small Cap ValueASVIX91.24%16.38%16.52%12.32%11.06%1.19%
Parnassus Mid CapPARMX36.8114.5612.9511.640.98
Primecap Odyssey GrowthPOGRX47.2212.5118.2514.630.65
T. Rowe Price QM U.S. Small-Cap Growth EquityPRDSX37.6514.7216.5113.479.700.78
T. Rowe Price Small-Cap ValuePRSVX64.3412.5615.1811.5610.990.76
Russell 2000 Index
64.56%13.06%16.01%11.86%9.34%
Data through May 31, 2021

International Stock Funds

FUND NAME SYMBOL 1-YR
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EXPENSE RATIO
Baron Emerging MarketsBEXFX56.78%10.41%13.38%7.31%—%1.35%
Brown Capital Management International Small CompanyBCSVX44.8217.6720.281.25
Fidelity International GrowthFIGFX35.4014.7513.429.081.00
Janus Henderson Global Equity Income HFQTX32.346.026.635.850.94
MSCI EAFE Index
38.41%8.23%9.77%5.88%5.61%
Data through May 31, 2021

Specialized/Go-Anywhere Funds

FUND NAME SYMBOL 1-YR
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EXPENSE RATIO
Fidelity Select Health Care PortfolioFSPHX22.61%18.04%16.95%17.68%11.41%0.69%
Vanguard WellingtonVWELX25.6512.8611.7010.098.200.24
MSCI Emerging Markets Index
51.00%9.65%13.884.10%9.96%
Data through May 31, 2021

Bond Funds

FUND NAME SYMBOL 1-YR
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EXPENSE RATIO
DoubleLine Total ReturnDLTNX2.05%3.59%2.76%3.67%—%0.73%
Fidelity Intermediate Municipal IncomeFLTMX4.984.463.073.444.040.34
Fidelity Strategic IncomeFADMX11.525.965.644.466.490.67
Metropolitan West Total ReturnMWTRX1.325.603.583.925.360.67
TIAA-CREF Core Impact Bond FundTSBRX2.204.943.470.61
Vanguard Emerging Markets BondVEMBX14.0910.649.710.60
Vanguard High-Yield CorpVWEHX10.666.716.325.926.210.23
Vanguard Short-term Investment-GradeVFSTX3.244.142.902.503.460.20
Bloomberg Barclays US Agg Bond Index
-0.40%5.06%3.25%3.29%4.55%

Source: Morningstar Inc.

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