Tool | November 2016

The Kiplinger ETF 20 -- Our Best Exchange-Traded Fund Picks for Every Investor

These days, investors can choose from about 1,500 exchange-traded funds (ETFs). You don't need most of them. We've picked 20 ETFs to help you reach your investing goals -- from funds that give you a broad exposure to the stock market to narrower slices that can help you fill specific gaps in your portfolio.

In the tables below, see the funds in the Kiplinger ETF 20 and their one-year, and annualized three-, five-, 10-year returns, along with their expense ratios. Click the fund name to learn more about each fund the ticker symbol for its daily market snapshot

READ MORE: Build Winning Portfolios with the Kiplinger ETF 20

Data through October 31, 2016

Core Stock-Market Funds

FUND NAME SYMBOL 1-YR
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EXPENSE RATIO
iShares Core S&P 500IVV4.45%8.78%13.5%6.65%0.07%
iShares Core S&P Mid-CapIJH6.196.9712.828.260.12
iShares Core S&P Small-CapIJR6.386.113.547.620.12
Powershares Dynamic Large Cap Value ETFPWV6.597.1712.917.40.57
Vanguard FTSE Emerging MarketsVSS4.110.725.440.17
Vanguard Total International StockVXUS1.39-0.844.380.13
Vanguard Total Stock MarketVTI4.268.0913.326.920.05
Data through October 31, 2016

Dividend Stock Funds

FUND NAME SYMBOL 1-YR
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EXPENSE RATIO
iShares U.S. Preferred StockPFF5.11%7.13%7.15%—%0.47%
Schwab U.S. Dividend EquitySCHD9.568.6713.420.07
Vanguard High Dividend YieldVYM8.189.0513.710.09
WisdomTree International Largecap DividendDOL-3.25-2.333.80.860.48
Data through October 31, 2016

Core Bond Fund

FUND NAME SYMBOL 1-YR
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EXPENSE RATIO
iShares iBonds December 2021 Term Corporate IBDM5.17%—%—%—%0.1%
Data through October 31, 2016

Opportunistic Stock Funds

FUND NAME SYMBOL 1-YR
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EXPENSE RATIO
iShares Global InfrastructureIGF5.51%3.96%6.8%—%0.47%
Guggenheim S&P 500 Equal Weight Health Care RYH-3.6411.7617.530.4
Financial Select Sector SPDRXLF3.297.7814.6-1.680.15
Vanguard Information Technology VGT9.9614.4314.959.810.1
Data through October 31, 2016

Opportunistic Bond Funds

FUND NAME SYMBOL 1-YR
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EXPENSE RATIO
iShares Mortgage Real Estate CappedREM17.97%8%8.33%—%0.48%
Pimco Total Return ActiveBOND4.283.70.55
PowerShares Senior Loan PortfolioBKLN5.271.963.740.65
Market Vectors Fallen Angel High Yield Bond ANGL18.058.710.4