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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, 2016

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 500IVV5.56%11.1%13.31%7.69%0.07%
iShares Core S&P Mid-CapIJH5.479.7712.189.20.12
iShares Core S&P Small-CapIJR5.959.5813.018.70.12
Powershares Dynamic Large Cap Value ETFPWV4.368.2912.798.370.57
Vanguard FTSE Emerging MarketsVSS1.524.192.410.17
Vanguard Total International StockVXUS-4.321.961.780.13
Vanguard Total Stock MarketVTI4.4610.5412.977.970.05
Data through July 31, 2016

Dividend 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
iShares U.S. Preferred StockPFF7.78%7.62%7.09%—%0.47%
Schwab U.S. Dividend EquitySCHD13.9510.770.07
Vanguard High Dividend YieldVYM11.2110.8914.330.09
WisdomTree International Largecap DividendDOL-8.571.072.21.680.48
Data through July 31, 2016

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 December 2021 Term Corporate IBDM6.17%—%—%—%0.1%
Data through July 31, 2016

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 RYH-1.92%17.54%18.92%—%0.4%
Financial Select Sector SPDRXLF-3.96.911.87-1.250.15
Vanguard Information Technology VGT8.3515.5614.16110.1
WisdomTree Europe Hedged EquityHEDJ-8.877.348.250.58
Data through July 31, 2016

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 Mortgage Real Estate CappedREM8.93%7.57%7.54%—%0.48%
Pimco Total Return ActiveBOND4.154.380.55
PowerShares Senior Loan PortfolioBKLN2.161.743.30.65
Market Vectors Fallen Angel High Yield Bond ANGL11.088.080.4
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