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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 August 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 ETFBND5.68%2.86%4.4%—%—%0.08%
Vanguard Total International Bond Index Fund ETF SharesBNDX7.450.2
Vanguard Total International Stock Index Fund ETF SharesVXUS18.389.430.14
Vanguard Total Stock Market ETFVTI24.7320.6517.39.040.05
Data through August 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 IndexIWR25.06%20.84%19.1%10.91%—%0.2%
iShares S&P 100 IndexOEF24.12015.747.410.2
Schwab U.S. Large-Cap ETF™SCHX25.1620.520.04
Vanguard Small Cap ETFVB22.2421.031910.910.09
Data through August 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 ETFIEFA16.77%—%—%—%—%0.05%
iShares Core MSCI Emerging Markets ETFIEMG20.050.05
iShares Dow Jones EPAC Select DividendIDV19.311.7111.350.5
iShares S&P Latin America 40 IdxILF24.62-0.454.8915.850.49
Data through August 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 ETFHYLD11.18%11.55%—%—%—%1.25%
iShares S&P Preferred StockPFF12.878.379.890.47
SPDR Lehman High Yield BondJNK10.659.7511.470.4
Vanguard REIT ETFVNQ24.3314.4618.870.1
Data through August 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 BiotechnologyIBB42.99%42.48%29.01%15.27%—%0.48%
Select Sector SPDR IndustrialXLI24.9221.119.069.020.17
Select Sector SPDR TechnologyXLK30.6720.2216.869.60.17
Vanguard Energy Index ETFVDE24.3114.315.560.14

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