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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- and 20-year returns, along with their expense ratios. Click the ticker symbol for its daily market snapshot

READ MORE: 20 ETFs to Fill Gaps in Your Portfolio

Data through April 30, 2015

Whole-Market Funds for a Diversified Portfolio

FUND NAME SYMBOL 1-YR
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3-YR
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5-YR
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10-YR
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20-YR
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EXPENSE RATIO
Vanguard Total Bond Market Index ETFBND4.4%2.53%4.05%—%—%0.07%
Vanguard Total International Bond Index Fund ETF SharesBNDX7.220.19
Vanguard Total International Stock Index Fund ETF SharesVXUS2.639.060.14
Vanguard Total Stock Market ETFVTI12.7216.8114.368.860.05
Data through April 30, 2015

ETFs to Track Segments of the U.S. Stock Market

FUND NAME SYMBOL 1-YR
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3-YR
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5-YR
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10-YR
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20-YR
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EXPENSE RATIO
iShares Russell Midcap IndexIWR13.12%17.67%14.91%10.12%—%0.2%
iShares S&P 100 IndexOEF11.8115.3513.477.460.2
Schwab U.S. Large-Cap ETFSCHX13.0516.6814.340.04
Vanguard Small Cap ETFVB10.5217.2614.1710.410.09
Data through April 30, 2015

ETFs to Track Foreign Stocks

FUND NAME SYMBOL 1-YR
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3-YR
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5-YR
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10-YR
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20-YR
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EXPENSE RATIO
iShares Core MSCI EAFE ETFIEFA1.81%—%—%—%—%0.13%
iShares Core MSCI Emerging Markets ETFIEMG8.030.17
iShares Dow Jones EPAC Select DividendIDV-7.28.97.570.5
iShares S&P Latin America 40 IdxILF-13.06-8.61-5.089.750.49
Data through April 30, 2015

ETFs for Income Investors

FUND NAME SYMBOL 1-YR
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3-YR
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5-YR
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10-YR
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20-YR
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EXPENSE RATIO
AdvisorShares Peritus High Yield ETFHYLD-13.61%2.41%—%—%—%1.18%
iShares S&P Preferred StockPFF7.167.357.440.47
SPDR Lehman High Yield BondJNK1.056.27.350.4
Vanguard REIT ETFVNQ12.9410.7512.888.580.12
Data through April 30, 2015

Sector-specific ETFs

FUND NAME SYMBOL 1-YR
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3-YR
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5-YR
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10-YR
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20-YR
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EXPENSE RATIO
iShares NASDAQ BiotechnologyIBB45.59%38.98%30.03%18.26%—%0.48%
Select Sector SPDR IndustrialXLI6.9916.9113.618.790.15
Select Sector SPDR TechnologyXLK18.914.6814.659.970.15
Vanguard Energy Index ETFVDE-11.535.937.738.890.12
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