Tool | January 2018

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

These days, investors can choose from more than 2,000 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 March 31, 2018

Core Stock-Market Funds

FUND NAME SYMBOL 1-YR
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EXPENSE RATIO
iShares Core S&P 500IVV13.95%10.73%13.25%9.44%0.05%
iShares Core S&P Mid-CapIJH10.958.8911.8910.800.09
Powershares Dynamic Large Cap Value ETFPWV5.318.1310.509.470.56
Vanguard FTSE Emerging MarketsVSS19.609.417.780.13
Vanguard Russell 2000 ValueVTWV5.077.769.820.20
Vanguard Total International StockVXUS17.056.936.412.830.11
Vanguard Total Stock MarketVTI13.8710.2013.029.740.04
Data through March 31, 2018

Dividend Stock Funds

FUND NAME SYMBOL 1-YR
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10-YR
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EXPENSE RATIO
Schwab U.S. Dividend EquitySCHD13.02%10.74%12.18%—%0.07%
Schwab U.S. REITSCHH-3.700.635.860.07
Vanguard High Dividend YieldVYM9.469.9711.869.120.08
WisdomTree International Largecap DividendDOL12.323.985.341.850.48
Data through March 31, 2018

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 IBDM1.00%1.64%—%—%0.10%
Data through March 31, 2018

Strategic Stock Funds

FUND NAME SYMBOL 1-YR
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10-YR
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EXPENSE RATIO
Fidelity MSCI Industrials IndexFIDU14.64%11.57%—%—%0.08%
iShares Edge MSCI USA Momentum FactorMTUM29.2116.030.15
iShares Mortgage Real Estate CappedREM3.107.184.064.070.48
Guggenheim S&P 500 Equal Weight Health Care RYH12.435.3615.4313.940.40
Financial Select Sector SPDRXLF17.8814.1715.305.160.14
Data through March 31, 2018

Strategic 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
Pimco Total Return ActiveBOND1.78%1.50%2.32%—%0.55%
PowerShares Senior Loan PortfolioBKLN2.972.602.430.63
Market Vectors Fallen Angel High Yield Bond ANGL3.817.607.390.35