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 June 30, 2021

Large-Company Stock Funds

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EXPENSE RATIO
DF Dent Midcap GrowthDFDMX29.33%21.44%21.04%—%—%0.98%
Dodge & Cox StockDODGX58.9215.7917.4413.899.460.52
Fidelity Blue Chip GrowthFBGRX56.2030.5829.6620.3211.020.78
Mairs & Power GrowthMPGFX42.9819.6115.1614.0110.240.64
T. Rowe Price Dividend GrowthPRDGX35.9717.8215.6913.958.880.63
Vanguard Equity-IncomeVEIPX37.7212.5712.1812.408.490.28
S&P 500-Stock Index
40.79%18.67%17.65%14.84%8.61%
Data through June 30, 2021

Small- and Midsize-Company Stock Funds

FUND NAME SYMBOL 1-YR
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EXPENSE RATIO
American Century Small Cap ValueASVIX82.75%15.21%16.85%12.46%10.86%1.19%
Parnassus Mid CapPARMX36.9214.1013.3212.230.98
Primecap Odyssey GrowthPOGRX45.0614.6819.6515.270.65
T. Rowe Price QM U.S. Small-Cap Growth EquityPRDSX40.0714.9616.9713.889.650.78
T. Rowe Price Small-Cap ValuePRSVX59.5812.4215.0511.8010.920.76
Russell 2000 Index
62.03%13.52%16.47%12.34%9.26%
Data through June 30, 2021

International Stock Funds

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EXPENSE RATIO
Baron Emerging MarketsBEXFX42.12%12.48%12.38%7.43%—%1.35%
Brown Capital Management International Small CompanyBCSVX40.8117.9320.891.32
Fidelity International GrowthFIGFX31.3715.1713.879.371.00
Janus Henderson Global Equity Income HFQTX26.385.856.705.840.94
MSCI EAFE Index
32.35%8.27%10.28%5.89%5.78%
Data through June 30, 2021

Specialized/Go-Anywhere Funds

FUND NAME SYMBOL 1-YR
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EXPENSE RATIO
Fidelity Select Health Care PortfolioFSPHX24.55%18.92%17.88%18.19%11.81%0.69%
Vanguard WellingtonVWELX26.0513.3511.7910.378.360.24
MSCI Emerging Markets Index
40.90%11.27%13.034.28%10.08%
Data through June 30, 2021

Bond Funds

FUND NAME SYMBOL 1-YR
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EXPENSE RATIO
DoubleLine Total ReturnDLTNX1.34%3.70%2.62%3.76%—%0.74%
Fidelity Intermediate Municipal IncomeFLTMX4.064.492.833.444.020.34
Fidelity Strategic IncomeFADMX11.466.405.634.626.570.67
Metropolitan West Total ReturnMWTRX1.055.853.404.075.360.67
TIAA-CREF Core Impact Bond FundTSBRX1.705.233.250.61
Vanguard Emerging Markets BondVEMBX10.4911.309.140.60
Vanguard High-Yield CorpVWEHX11.536.966.376.136.420.23
Vanguard Short-term Investment-GradeVFSTX2.034.072.702.513.420.20
Bloomberg Barclays US Agg Bond Index
-0.33%5.34%3.03%3.39%4.56%

Source: Morningstar Inc.

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