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The Kiplinger ETF 20 -- Best Exchange-Traded Funds

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 June 31, 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 ETFBND4.27%3.59%4.74%—%—%0.08%
Vanguard Total International Bond Index Fund ETF SharesBNDX5.590.2
Vanguard Total Intl Stock Idx ETFVXUS22.435.880.14
Vanguard Total Stock Market ETFVTI25.1816.4819.438.420.05
Data through June 31, 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 IndexIWR26.6%15.9%21.87%10.27%—%0.2%
iShares S&P 100 IndexOEF22.5616.2317.446.820.2
Schwab U.S. Large-Cap ETF™SCHX24.7716.420.04
Vanguard Small Cap ETFVB26.5116.1922.3310.210.09
Data through June 31, 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 ETFIEFA24.31%—%—%—%—%0.05%
iShares Core MSCI Emerging Market ETFIEMG13.270.05
iShares Dow Jones EPAC Select DividendIDV31.729.7215.850.5
iShares S&P Latin America 40 IdxILF6.58-6.774.8115.350.49
Data through June 31, 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 ETFHYLD14.01%9.86%—%—%—%1.25%
iShares S&P Preferred StockPFF8.766.6811.80.47
SPDR Lehman High Yield BondJNK11.738.6313.060.4
Vanguard REIT ETFVNQ13.3711.7823.80.1
Data through June 31, 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 BiotechnologyIBB48.09%34.34%29.04%13.25%—%0.48%
Select Sector SPDR IndustrialXLI29.1615.6322.278.720.17
Select Sector SPDR TechnologyXLK27.8216.3118.017.940.17
Vanguard Energy Index ETFVDE30.3711.117.390.14

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