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 August 31, 2021Large-Company Stock Funds FUND NAME SYMBOL 1-YRRETURN 3-YRRETURN 5-YRRETURN 10-YRRETURN 20-YRRETURN EXPENSE RATIO DF Dent Midcap GrowthDFDMX25.64%20.04%21.18%17.75%—%0.98% Dodge & Cox StockDODGX50.9514.3216.2815.449.640.52 Fidelity Blue Chip GrowthFBGRX34.4529.7529.0521.7411.860.78 Mairs & Power GrowthMPGFX38.0018.4016.0615.8310.560.64 T. Rowe Price Dividend GrowthPRDGX29.6317.4816.2815.479.380.63 Vanguard Equity-IncomeVEIPX32.6811.8512.4313.468.760.28 S&P 500-Stock Index—31.17%18.07%18.02%16.34%9.31%— Data through August 31, 2021Small- and Midsize-Company Stock Funds FUND NAME SYMBOL 1-YRRETURN 3-YRRETURN 5-YRRETURN 10-YRRETURN 20-YRRETURN EXPENSE RATIO American Century Small Cap ValueASVIX65.91%13.72%14.44%13.69%10.68%1.19% Parnassus Mid CapPARMX28.7913.8912.9713.86—0.98 Primecap Odyssey GrowthPOGRX35.0111.4517.6716.68—0.65 T. Rowe Price QM U.S. Small-Cap Growth EquityPRDSX32.0413.1516.4415.6510.480.78 T. Rowe Price Small-Cap ValuePRSVX50.5311.0214.0313.1811.220.76 Russell 2000 Index—47.08%10.75%14.38%13.62%9.66%— Data through August 31, 2021International Stock Funds FUND NAME SYMBOL 1-YRRETURN 3-YRRETURN 5-YRRETURN 10-YRRETURN 20-YRRETURN EXPENSE RATIO Baron Emerging MarketsBEXFX19.72%11.96%10.25%7.54%—%1.35% Brown Capital Management International Small CompanyBCSVX35.6419.0121.77——1.32 Fidelity International GrowthFIGFX25.7316.4014.3510.85—1.00 Janus Henderson Global Equity Income HFQTX21.155.976.266.75—0.94 MSCI EAFE Index—26.12%9.00%9.72%7.34%6.14%— Data through August 31, 2021Specialized/Go-Anywhere Funds FUND NAME SYMBOL 1-YRRETURN 3-YRRETURN 5-YRRETURN 10-YRRETURN 20-YRRETURN EXPENSE RATIO Fidelity Select Health Care PortfolioFSPHX23.31%16.47%17.67%19.78%11.92%0.69% Vanguard WellingtonVWELX21.8413.3212.1911.398.620.24 MSCI Emerging Markets Index—21.12%9.87%10.404.85%10.26%— Data through August 31, 2021Bond Funds FUND NAME SYMBOL 1-YRRETURN 3-YRRETURN 5-YRRETURN 10-YRRETURN 20-YRRETURN EXPENSE RATIO DoubleLine Total ReturnDLTNX1.37%3.78%2.69%3.52%—%0.74% Fidelity Intermediate Municipal IncomeFLTMX3.144.482.883.253.900.34 Fidelity Strategic IncomeFADMX8.696.605.224.746.490.67 Metropolitan West Total ReturnMWTRX0.695.943.454.025.250.67 TIAA-CREF Core Impact Bond FundTSBRX1.105.323.32——0.61 Vanguard Emerging Markets BondVEMBX6.1511.378.39——0.60 Vanguard High-Yield CorpVWEHX7.196.565.816.436.360.23 Vanguard Short-term Investment-GradeVFSTX1.463.972.682.533.310.20 Bloomberg Barclays US Agg Bond Index—-0.08%5.43%3.113.18%4.44%— Source: Morningstar Inc.