Best ETFs

U.S. News has identified exchange-traded funds best suited for long-term investors seeking low-cost, diversified portfolios. Our rankings compare the cost and structure of hundreds of ETFs. Read more about our Best Fit ranking methodology.

China Region

#1

PowerShares Chinese Yuan Dim Sum Bond Portfolio (DSUM)

Performance (1-YR): 0.20% Expense Ratio: 0.45%

#2

PowerShares Golden Dragon China Portfolio (PGJ)

Performance (1-YR): 60.62% Expense Ratio: 0.60%

#3

iShares MSCI China ETF (MCHI)

Performance (1-YR): 8.01% Expense Ratio: 0.61%

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Emerging Markets

#1

Schwab Emerging Markets Equity ETF (SCHE)

Performance (1-YR): 2.14% Expense Ratio: 0.15%

#2

BLDRS Emerging Markets 50 ADR Index Fund (ADRE)

Performance (1-YR): 3.69% Expense Ratio: 0.30%

#3

iShares Core MSCI Emerging Markets ETF (IEMG)

Performance (1-YR): 3.71% Expense Ratio: 0.18%

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European Region

#1

Vanguard FTSE Europe ETF (VGK)

Performance (1-YR): 26.52% Expense Ratio: 0.12%

#2

iShares MSCI United Kingdom ETF (EWU)

Performance (1-YR): 18.89% Expense Ratio: 0.53%

#3

iShares MSCI EMU ETF (EZU)

Performance (1-YR): 33.28% Expense Ratio: 0.53%

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International

#1

iShares Core MSCI Total International Stock ETF (IXUS)

Performance (1-YR): 14.43% Expense Ratio: 0.16%

#2

iShares Core MSCI EAFE ETF (IEFA)

Performance (1-YR): 17.91% Expense Ratio: 0.14%

#3

FlexShares Morningstar Developed Markets ex-US Factor Tilt Index Fund (TLTD)

Performance (1-YR): 18.47% Expense Ratio: 0.42%

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Japanese

#1

DBX-Trackers MSCI Japan Hedged Equity Fund (DBJP)

Performance (1-YR): 3.69% Expense Ratio: 0.50%

#2

iShares MSCI Japan ETF (EWJ)

Performance (1-YR): 0.09% Expense Ratio: 0.53%

#3

WisdomTree Japan Hedged Equity Fund (DXJ)

Performance (1-YR): 3.22% Expense Ratio: 0.48%

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Pacific Region

#1

Vanguard FTSE Pacific ETF (VPL)

Performance (1-YR): 3.84% Expense Ratio: 0.12%

#2

iShares MSCI Malaysia ETF (EWM)

Performance (1-YR): 4.80% Expense Ratio: 0.53%

#3

iShares MSCI All Country Asia ex Japan Index Fund (AAXJ)

Performance (1-YR): 8.09% Expense Ratio: 0.69%

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Specialty: Currency

#1

PowerShares DB G10 Currency Harvest Fund (DBV)

Performance (1-YR): 4.25% Expense Ratio: 0.75%

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Updated 04.16.2014

Top Performing ETFs As of 03.05.2014

iPath Dow Jones-UBS Coffee Subindex Total Return ETN (JO)

Commodity | Agriculture Funds

Total Return: 44.79%

iPath Pure Beta Coffee ETN (CAFE)

Commodity | Agriculture Funds

Total Return: 41.65%

iPath Global Carbon ETN (GRN)

Commodity | Commodities Funds

Total Return: 30.40%

Guggenheim Solar ETF (TAN)

Global Equity | Natural Resources Funds

Total Return: 164.18%

Market Vectors Solar Energy ETF (KWT)

Global Equity | Natural Resources Funds

Total Return: 118.46%

First Trust NASDAQ Clean Edge Green Energy Index Fund (QCLN)

Equity | Natural Resources Funds

Total Return: 94.83%

Guggenheim S&P Smallcap 600 Pure Value ETF (RZV)

Equity | Value Funds

Total Return: 40.35%

PowerShares NASDAQ Internet Portfolio (PNQI)

Equity | Science & Technology Funds

Total Return: 39.43%

Guggenheim S&P 500 Pure Value ETF (RPV)

Equity | Value Funds

Total Return: 39.20%

* Annualized