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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 November 30, 2014

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 ETFBND5.18%2.92%3.99%—%—%0.08%
Vanguard Total International Bond Index Fund ETF SharesBNDX7.310.2
Vanguard Total International Stock Index Fund ETF SharesVXUS0.79.640.14
Vanguard Total Stock Market ETFVTI15.5320.8216.358.490.05
Data through November 30, 2014

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 IndexIWR16.13%21.07%18.25%9.85%—%0.2%
iShares S&P 100 IndexOEF15.9220.1714.747.370.2
Schwab U.S. Large-Cap ETFSCHX16.7120.8216.040.04
Vanguard Small Cap ETFVB8.9320.1418.369.40.09
Data through November 30, 2014

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 ETFIEFA-0.21%—%—%—%—%0.13%
iShares Core MSCI Emerging Markets ETFIEMG1.240.17
iShares Dow Jones EPAC Select DividendIDV0.111.317.850.5
iShares S&P Latin America 40 IdxILF-4.38-3.73-3.0411.780.49
Data through November 30, 2014

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-3.82%7.85%—%—%—%1.18%
iShares S&P Preferred StockPFF12.5610.199.630.47
SPDR Lehman High Yield BondJNK3.58.99.180.4
Vanguard REIT ETFVNQ28.217.2718.158.840.1
Data through November 30, 2014

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 BiotechnologyIBB35.92%44.07%31.51%15.9%—%0.48%
Select Sector SPDR IndustrialXLI15.0821.4218.018.630.17
Select Sector SPDR TechnologyXLK24.7120.4516.198.930.17
Vanguard Energy Index ETFVDE-6.924.988.149.190.12

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