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): 4.03% Expense Ratio: 0.45%

#2

iShares MSCI China ETF (MCHI)

Performance (1-YR): 15.21% Expense Ratio: 0.61%

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Emerging Markets

#1

BLDRS Emerging Markets 50 ADR Index Fund (ADRE)

Performance (1-YR): 17.48% Expense Ratio: 0.30%

#2

Schwab Emerging Markets Equity ETF (SCHE)

Performance (1-YR): 13.92% Expense Ratio: 0.15%

#3

iShares Core MSCI Emerging Markets ETF (IEMG)

Performance (1-YR): 13.76% Expense Ratio: 0.18%

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European Region

#1

Vanguard FTSE Europe ETF (VGK)

Performance (1-YR): 18.88% Expense Ratio: 0.12%

#2

iShares MSCI United Kingdom ETF (EWU)

Performance (1-YR): 16.68% Expense Ratio: 0.53%

#3

iShares MSCI EMU ETF (EZU)

Performance (1-YR): 20.76% Expense Ratio: 0.53%

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International

#1

iShares Core MSCI Total International Stock ETF (IXUS)

Performance (1-YR): 15.38% Expense Ratio: 0.16%

#2

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

Performance (1-YR): 16.04% Expense Ratio: 0.42%

#3

iShares Core MSCI EAFE ETF (IEFA)

Performance (1-YR): 15.50% Expense Ratio: 0.14%

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Japanese

#1

DBX-Trackers MSCI Japan Hedged Equity Fund (DBJP)

Performance (1-YR): 4.57% Expense Ratio: 0.50%

#2

iShares MSCI Japan ETF (EWJ)

Performance (1-YR): 2.84% Expense Ratio: 0.53%

#3

WisdomTree Japan Hedged Equity Fund (DXJ)

Performance (1-YR): 5.28% Expense Ratio: 0.48%

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Pacific Region

#1

Vanguard FTSE Pacific ETF (VPL)

Performance (1-YR): 9.09% Expense Ratio: 0.12%

#2

iShares MSCI Pacific ex Japan ETF (EPP)

Performance (1-YR): 15.33% Expense Ratio: 0.50%

#3

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

Performance (1-YR): 15.49% Expense Ratio: 0.69%

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Updated 07.22.2014

Top Performing ETFs As of 07.03.2014

Market Vectors India Small-Cap Index ETF (SCIF)

Global Equity | Small-Cap Funds

Total Return: 26.03%

EGShares India Small Cap ETF (SCIN)

Global Equity | Small-Cap Funds

Total Return: 25.06%

EGShares India Infrastructure ETF (INXX)

Global Equity | Infrastructure Funds

Total Return: 23.93%

Guggenheim Solar ETF (TAN)

Global Equity | Natural Resources Funds

Total Return: 66.46%

Market Vectors Solar Energy ETF (KWT)

Global Equity | Natural Resources Funds

Total Return: 61.21%

Market Vectors Egypt Index ETF (EGPT)

Global Equity | Emerging Markets Funds

Total Return: 57.46%

* Annualized