Parnassus Mid Cap Fund

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Symbol: PARMX
Expense Ratio: 1.14%
800-999-3505

Parnassus Mid Cap, the first socially responsible fund in the Kip 25, has delivered solid returns with below-average volatility.

The fund favors companies that it believes behave ethically, and it won't invest in tobacco stocks, beer and booze companies and weapons makers, among others.


It holds just $250 million in assets, giving Matthew Gershuny and co-manager Lori Keith plenty of flexibility to buy and sell stocks.

See FUND TABLES: Kiplinger 25 at a Glance for the complete list of our favorite no-load mutual funds.

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The views and opinions expressed herein are the views and opinions of the author and do not necessarily reflect those of The NASDAQ OMX Group, Inc.



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