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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-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 July 31, 2015

Core Stock-Market Funds

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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EXPENSE RATIO
iShares Core S&P 500IVV11.15%17.51%16.16%7.67%0.07%
iShares Core S&P Mid-CapIJH11.1818.5616.169.070.13
iShares Core S&P Small-CapIJR11.8918.7416.728.450.13
Vanguard FTSE Emerging MarketsVWO-10.351.520.896.490.15
Vanguard FTSE Developed MarketsVEA-0.5212.367.890.09
Vanguard Total International StockVXUS-3.859.430.14
Vanguard Total Stock MarketVTI11.1317.9216.368.070.05
Data through July 31, 2015

Dividend Stock Funds

FUND NAME SYMBOL 1-YR
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5-YR
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10-YR
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EXPENSE RATIO
iShares U.S. Preferred StockPFF6.14%6.51%6.75%—%0.47%
Schwab U.S. Dividend EquitySCHD5.513.880.07
Vanguard High Dividend YieldVYM7.4914.8715.930.1
WisdomTree International Largecap DividendDOL-4.0710.447.30.49
Data through July 31, 2015

Core Bond Fund

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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EXPENSE RATIO
iShares iBonds Mar 2020 CorporateIBDC2.55%—%—%—%0.08%
Data through July 31, 2015

Opportunistic Stock Funds

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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EXPENSE RATIO
Guggenheim S&P 500 Equal Weight Health Care RYH32.07%31.77%25.76%—%0.4%
Financial Select Sector SPDRXLF14.2921.7813.170.370.15
Vanguard Information Technology VGT12.9217.5716.519.490.12
WisdomTree Europe Hedged EquityHEDJ19.9318.7211.290.59
Data through July 31, 2015

Opportunistic Bond Funds

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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EXPENSE RATIO
iShares J.P. Morgan USD Emerging Markets BondEMB-0.63%1.89%5.14%—%0.59%
Market Vectors Fallen Angel High Yield Bond ANGL2.527.960.4
Pimco Total Return ActiveBOND4.143.50.56
PowerShares Senior Loan PortfolioBKLN-0.193.140.64
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