Tool | January 2017

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 February 28, 2017

Core Stock-Market Funds

FUND NAME SYMBOL 1-YR
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EXPENSE RATIO
iShares Core S&P 500IVV24.91%10.58%13.95%7.56%0.07%
iShares Core S&P Mid-CapIJH31.619.5413.739.040.12
iShares Core S&P Small-CapIJR34.889.6914.898.930.12
Powershares Dynamic Large Cap Value ETFPWV30.6910.6614.58.660.57
Vanguard FTSE Emerging MarketsVSS18.730.385.110.13
Vanguard Total International StockVXUS19.730.34.11.360.11
Vanguard Total Stock MarketVTI26.299.8613.87.80.04
Data through February 28, 2017

Dividend Stock Funds

FUND NAME SYMBOL 1-YR
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EXPENSE RATIO
Schwab U.S. Dividend EquitySCHD21.57%10.35%13.57%—%0.07%
Schwab U.S. REITSCHH14.7411.1911.060.07
Vanguard High Dividend YieldVYM23.9911.5214.047.640.08
WisdomTree International Largecap DividendDOL15.37-1.734.210.740.48
Data through February 28, 2017

Core Bond Fund

FUND NAME SYMBOL 1-YR
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EXPENSE RATIO
iShares iBonds December 2021 Term Corporate IBDM4.53%—%—%—%0.1%
Data through February 28, 2017

Opportunistic Stock Funds

FUND NAME SYMBOL 1-YR
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EXPENSE RATIO
iShares Global InfrastructureIGF16.24%3.44%6.41%—%0.47%
Guggenheim S&P 500 Equal Weight Health Care RYH15.3310.8618.0912.390.4
Financial Select Sector SPDRXLF46.0413.7417.530.30.14
Vanguard Information Technology VGT33.5114.6314.8310.840.1
Data through February 28, 2017

Opportunistic Bond Funds

FUND NAME SYMBOL 1-YR
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EXPENSE RATIO
iShares Mortgage Real Estate CappedREM34.7%7.9%8.55%—%0.48%
Pimco Total Return ActiveBOND4.053.344.460.55
PowerShares Senior Loan PortfolioBKLN10.532.153.550.64
Market Vectors Fallen Angel High Yield Bond ANGL29.968.530.4