Tool | July 2017

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

These days, investors can choose from more than 2,000 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 August 31, 2017

Core Stock-Market Funds

FUND NAME SYMBOL 1-YR
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EXPENSE RATIO
iShares Core S&P 500IVV16.19%9.49%14.28%7.56%0.05%
iShares Core S&P Mid-CapIJH12.29813.98.770.09
Powershares Dynamic Large Cap Value ETFPWV16.727.2313.528.450.56
Vanguard FTSE Emerging MarketsVSS18.973.949.330.13
Vanguard Russell 2000 ValueVTWV13.426.9412.350.2
Vanguard Total International StockVXUS18.852.97.871.760.11
Vanguard Total Stock MarketVTI15.999.0214.217.810.04
Data through August 31, 2017

Dividend Stock Funds

FUND NAME SYMBOL 1-YR
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EXPENSE RATIO
Schwab U.S. Dividend EquitySCHD11.12%8.75%13.13%—%0.07%
Schwab U.S. REITSCHH-3.326.878.540.07
Vanguard High Dividend YieldVYM12.078.7513.337.390.08
WisdomTree International Largecap DividendDOL16.610.871.060.48
Data through August 31, 2017

Core Bond Fund

FUND NAME SYMBOL 1-YR
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EXPENSE RATIO
iShares iBonds December 2021 Term Corporate IBDM1.72%—%—%—%0.1%
Data through August 31, 2017

Opportunistic Stock Funds

FUND NAME SYMBOL 1-YR
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EXPENSE RATIO
iShares Edge MSCI USA Momentum FactorMTUM22.5%13.96%—%—%0.15%
iShares Global InfrastructureIGF16.374.459.520.48
Guggenheim S&P 500 Equal Weight Health Care RYH13.1511.2319.2612.930.4
Financial Select Sector SPDRXLF25.8511.2417.050.980.14
Data through August 31, 2017

Opportunistic Bond Funds

FUND NAME SYMBOL 1-YR
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EXPENSE RATIO
iShares Mortgage Real Estate CappedREM20.2%8.24%7.38%2.14%0.48%
Pimco Total Return ActiveBOND2.763.293.360.55
PowerShares Senior Loan PortfolioBKLN3.541.872.90.64
Market Vectors Fallen Angel High Yield Bond ANGL10.088.179.10.35