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): 0.24% Expense Ratio: 0.45%

#2

PowerShares Golden Dragon China Portfolio (PGJ)

Performance (1-YR): 56.62% Expense Ratio: 0.60%

#3

iShares MSCI China ETF (MCHI)

Performance (1-YR): 1.23% Expense Ratio: 0.61%

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Emerging Markets

#1

BLDRS Emerging Markets 50 ADR Index Fund (ADRE)

Performance (1-YR): 0.50% Expense Ratio: 0.30%

#2

Schwab Emerging Markets Equity ETF (SCHE)

Performance (1-YR): 0.71% Expense Ratio: 0.15%

#3

iShares Core MSCI Emerging Markets ETF (IEMG)

Performance (1-YR): 0.37% Expense Ratio: 0.18%

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European Region

#1

Vanguard FTSE Europe ETF (VGK)

Performance (1-YR): 22.98% Expense Ratio: 0.12%

#2

iShares MSCI United Kingdom ETF (EWU)

Performance (1-YR): 16.93% Expense Ratio: 0.53%

#3

iShares MSCI EMU ETF (EZU)

Performance (1-YR): 28.78% Expense Ratio: 0.53%

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International

#1

iShares Core MSCI Total International Stock ETF (IXUS)

Performance (1-YR): 11.57% Expense Ratio: 0.16%

#2

iShares Core MSCI EAFE ETF (IEFA)

Performance (1-YR): 15.26% Expense Ratio: 0.14%

#3

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

Performance (1-YR): 16.85% Expense Ratio: 0.42%

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Japanese

#1

iShares MSCI Japan ETF (EWJ)

Performance (1-YR): 2.09% Expense Ratio: 0.53%

#2

DBX-Trackers MSCI Japan Hedged Equity Fund (DBJP)

Performance (1-YR): 0.04% Expense Ratio: 0.50%

#3

WisdomTree Japan Hedged Equity Fund (DXJ)

Performance (1-YR): 0.56% Expense Ratio: 0.48%

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Pacific Region

#1

Vanguard FTSE Pacific ETF (VPL)

Performance (1-YR): 1.59% Expense Ratio: 0.12%

#2

iShares MSCI Malaysia ETF (EWM)

Performance (1-YR): 3.93% Expense Ratio: 0.53%

#3

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

Performance (1-YR): 3.66% Expense Ratio: 0.69%

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Specialty: Currency

#1

PowerShares DB G10 Currency Harvest Fund (DBV)

Performance (1-YR): 5.67% Expense Ratio: 0.75%

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Updated 04.23.2014

Top Performing ETFs As of 04.22.2014

EGShares India Infrastructure ETF (INXX)

Global Equity | Infrastructure Funds

Total Return: 17.13%

Global X/InterBolsa FTSE Colombia 20 ETF (GXG)

Global Equity | Latin American Funds

Total Return: 15.09%

iShares MSCI Colombia Capped ETF (ICOL)

Global Equity | Emerging Markets Funds

Total Return: 14.81%

Guggenheim Solar ETF (TAN)

Global Equity | Natural Resources Funds

Total Return: 178.42%

Market Vectors Solar Energy ETF (KWT)

Global Equity | Natural Resources Funds

Total Return: 131.39%

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

Equity | Natural Resources Funds

Total Return: 84.21%

Guggenheim S&P 500 Pure Value ETF (RPV)

Equity | Value Funds

Total Return: 36.65%

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

Equity | Value Funds

Total Return: 36.05%

PowerShares NASDAQ Internet Portfolio (PNQI)

Equity | Science & Technology Funds

Total Return: 34.37%

* Annualized