Expense Ratio: 1.10%
Matthews Asia Dividend is an international stock fund and member of the Kiplinger 25. Managers Jesper Madsen and Yu Zhang will help you mitigate the risk of investing in a high-growth but volatile region with dividend payers. Their fund produces solid results with less risk than many emerging-markets funds.
See FUND TABLES: Kiplinger 25 at a Glance for the complete list of our favorite no-load mutual funds.
Visit Kiplinger's Model Portfolios for three examples of how you can put Kiplinger 25 funds to work. The portfolios are designed for investors with differing time horizons and levels of risk tolerance. If you find them too aggressive, cut back each basket's allocation to stocks by ten percentage points. If you're investing in a taxable account, replace one or more of the bond funds with Fidelity Intermediate Municipal Income (FLTMX).
And for the full collection of our Kiplinger 25 content, see KIPLINGER 25: A Guide to Our Favorite No-Load Funds.