Tool | July 2016

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

Track the performance of Kiplinger's 20 favorite exchange-traded funds (ETFs).

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 August 31, 2016

Core Stock-Market Funds

FUND NAME SYMBOL 1-YR
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EXPENSE RATIO
iShares Core S&P 500IVV12.49%12.24%14.61%7.46%0.07%
iShares Core S&P Mid-CapIJH12.2511.3613.969.140.12
iShares Core S&P Small-CapIJR13.2510.9815.148.660.12
Powershares Dynamic Large Cap Value ETFPWV12.019.7414.158.140.57
Vanguard FTSE Emerging MarketsVSS7.14.554.190.17
Vanguard Total International StockVXUS3.92.773.740.13
Vanguard Total Stock MarketVTI11.4211.6914.437.750.05
Data through August 31, 2016

Dividend Stock Funds

FUND NAME SYMBOL 1-YR
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EXPENSE RATIO
iShares U.S. Preferred StockPFF8.62%8.36%7.48%—%0.47%
Schwab U.S. Dividend EquitySCHD19.8911.920.07
Vanguard High Dividend YieldVYM17.4212.2214.880.09
WisdomTree International Largecap DividendDOL-0.641.53.991.430.48
Data through August 31, 2016

Core Bond Fund

FUND NAME SYMBOL 1-YR
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EXPENSE RATIO
iShares iBonds December 2021 Term Corporate IBDM6.47%—%—%—%0.1%
Data through August 31, 2016

Opportunistic Stock Funds

FUND NAME SYMBOL 1-YR
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EXPENSE RATIO
Guggenheim S&P 500 Equal Weight Health Care RYH3.27%17.73%19.33%—%0.4%
Financial Select Sector SPDRXLF6.9810.1215-0.990.15
Vanguard Information Technology VGT17.4816.5516.210.440.1
WisdomTree Europe Hedged EquityHEDJ2.588.6310.280.58
Data through August 31, 2016

Opportunistic Bond Funds

FUND NAME SYMBOL 1-YR
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EXPENSE RATIO
iShares Mortgage Real Estate CappedREM14.59%9.41%8%—%0.48%
Pimco Total Return ActiveBOND4.944.610.55
PowerShares Senior Loan PortfolioBKLN3.522.064.410.65
Market Vectors Fallen Angel High Yield Bond ANGL15.419.220.4