Expense ratio: 1.31%
Baron Small Cap is a small-company stock fund and a member of the Kiplinger 25. Manager Cliff Greenberg likes small, growing companies with smart managers and competitive advantages -- and he won't pay a premium for their stocks. That often leads him to out-of-favor firms poised for a turnaround, such as BJ's Restaurants (BJRI).
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