Tool | May 2018

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

These days, investors can choose from about 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 ticker symbol to see each fund's daily market snapshot

Data through May 31, 2018

Core Stock-Market Funds

FUND NAME SYMBOL 1-YR
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5-YR
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10-YR
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EXPENSE RATIO
iShares Core S&P 500IVV14.34%10.93%12.92%9.09%0.05%
iShares Core S&P Mid-CapIJH14.8310.1912.109.840.09
Powershares Dynamic Large Cap Value ETFPWV4.066.779.338.760.56
Vanguard FTSE All-World ex-US Small-Cap ETFVSS14.167.447.760.13
Vanguard Russell 2000 ValueVTWV16.2710.9310.830.20
Vanguard Total International StockVXUS9.915.126.061.980.11
Vanguard Total Stock MarketVTI15.1010.7012.839.320.04
Data through May 31, 2018

Dividend Stock Funds

FUND NAME SYMBOL 1-YR
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5-YR
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10-YR
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EXPENSE RATIO
Schwab U.S. Dividend EquitySCHD11.44%10.49%11.35%—%0.07%
Schwab U.S. REITSCHH2.444.516.900.07
Vanguard High Dividend YieldVYM10.969.7411.419.050.08
WisdomTree International Largecap DividendDOL5.662.944.881.240.48
Data through May 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 IBDM-0.01%1.84%—%—%0.10%
Data through May 31, 2018

Strategic 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
Fidelity MSCI Industrials IndexFIDU12.86%11.71%—%—%0.08%
iShares Edge MSCI USA Momentum FactorMTUM25.3916.7517.730.15
iShares Mortgage Real Estate CappedREM4.218.347.413.220.48
Powershares S&P 500 Equal Weight Health Care RYH8.564.5914.3313.500.40
Financial Select Sector SPDRXLF18.7912.9313.035.020.14
Data through May 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
PowerShares Senior Loan PortfolioBKLN2.56%2.52%2.37%—%0.63%
Pimco Total Return ActiveBOND0.341.812.470.55
Market Vectors Fallen Angel High Yield Bond ANGL2.477.377.070.35