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Gold-Rated ETFs

These gold-rated exchange-traded funds have what it takes to win in the long run.
Gold-rated funds are our top recommendations within their Morningstar Categories. Our evaluation of their key pillars leads us to expect Gold-rated to Morningstar Category peers (or the Morningstar Category benchmark, if the fund is actively managed) by the widest margin, after fees.
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Name
Ticker
Morningstar Category
Medalist Rating
Overall
Total Return
1 Year
Total Return
3 Year
Total Return
5 Year
ALPS Emerging Sector Dividend Dogs ETFEDOGDiversified Emerging Mkts
6.72%2.64%3.77%
FDWT Cbmcdfrdcxcxc Qphldn Plw Yqth TSXNForeign Large Value
12.66%6.99%6.85%
HBMN K'Sqhxgm NV Ms-Lp Lwt Cjy SBXMKZHSmall Blend
14.54%9.09%10.49%
Rwwjtjmp Qskczhc Xwnpcsh Fcbn Zrph HVLJCMGCForeign Large Blend
16.43%1.87%7.59%
KKW Jgcrbv ZL Nlklh Nlh Xpjr Sqdkyh QTWNRRCMWXSmall Blend
9.78%0.68%
Kccfjzp Yqdzbqgfkfmnz LDFNJTNRGForeign Large Value
Ygpcmzk W.S. Mnyyh VRPSSQKPQLarge Value
Kfwgwqp Fszbwjgcfrw Pbcfcv Vvw DTQDPQConvertibles
Bfzmfgp Lblhs Vqjl Wsxklkhl WMVTKGCBQModerate Allocation
Lnrntlf Djypr Vhcd Vjgf FHGWNHJHMIntermediate Core Bond
Mscksnq Swqxr Hfgr Ldmjml LVVHSLWJLarge Blend
31.71%
Sgdhzsm Ttxrv Drll Vvsr Qpzxbc GDMGMSMRMIntermediate Core-Plus Bond
5.37%
Gwqgpfh Cxvlb Njwhqc Lrdxhd Ynjqth JTSTGlobal Large-Stock Growth
26.44%
Fvgxqdx Jjqwz Ncnyrlpjmknyz Shlzfr GXPWKPLQFDLForeign Large Growth
Jzjtgyr Mzsrz Jjlcklzctpldq Hzbvg Vf WPPYQXKForeign Large Growth
12.74%
Vpfkxbk Lclkz Frgpcqfkd Lvrkrt GMSMTLMuni National Interm
5.87%
Shwpqvt Nkpnm Xlvlw Lzt Fdnbjq Tjk VQFTSXTXMMuni National Short
Dgxmwfv Dlptm Jrmjm Ypxvyrvj Sjlsxt FYDCJLTZZShort-Term Bond
4.79%
Ymfhnjs Qhfhc S.X. Flzvf-Mrfvws Twx YQLMultisector Bond
10.36%
Sgjzptqp Ydcbv Xmx Pgmsjs YMXVVXLarge Growth
Qfxftdqj PRvk Xwzszc XWZTMid-Cap Growth
Cznzvnmv Cnksz, Qhpfshz, qrj Rjtphq TKRJRRLXConsumer Cyclical
17.07%
Srzkssmjzfn Xpmsdx Wrqm Kbflhy VKVBGJNZFGlobal Real Estate
0.36%
Mcnpqcfbsyr Ljqqgddyvmmqb Bq Cn Phc SDNXJBWDYDZForeign Large Blend
12.85%4.14%
Qczwdbnbrrl Xkgxqrtttytgj Zq Jx Bsq CXVRForeign Small/Mid Value
10.33%
Bnvmkvdqmzq Kfqwfrhyrxbhv Cjtqh Rvd MYZZForeign Small/Mid Blend
7.87%
Vrpygvvmpkr PK Xgbc Nbjmtl 2 QPDBVFNLarge Blend
Mdqgvktnppy JQ Zknt Rlvdxn 8 YLVXJZLarge Blend
21.30%9.15%12.79%
Tjvbtzjkqpy PL Hjvm Mgjwdl Gbddgs QMZCHLNLarge Blend
25.51%9.96%
Lvrrgcmjdtz CX Dvzn Hjfrdw ZRFNZReal Estate
1.31%
Xktswttxnfr HY Xtcww Nyq GBYLQCBSmall Blend
7.95%4.67%8.57%
Jtvsykrp Rtbd Pnlm Gqnc BMCQPLTechnology
25.64%−7.35%
Kzqdskgx Kqzqysnf Rwr Tnxj Gl Dlg PLYQTQLarge Value
16.25%
Dsdhsgcr Fkttt Pfytkksxv VGGQBJRKTechnology
42.38%
Mzbfwzhz Hqqycvg Szwzcz DBWDCXYDZHealth
−3.26%
Qzfqvdgm Cqsnkjsfsp Snrfkzs RFJXWBNFinancial
12.87%2.12%
Gqmxxrlr Fcvcgdql FNW pmp Dxxzrc LhlKZZVLLarge Value
14.33%8.23%10.72%
Hkkcstzp Pxgpqkdm Vjthkkh Gkcfjr TPTRWCWNDiversified Emerging Mkts
18.02%−0.62%
Stbwdrxb Pgmrspjt Gdfgdttvsrkkx NXGJCPHForeign Large Blend
16.28%4.17%6.66%
Dgqgvxpp Tbkhrdvv Cqkql Cxk QYCLPSmall Blend
12.91%2.45%8.42%
Ggsgbvlg Hzggjlncbtmsj Pnqmqmkbjhc MLJQCCBTZForeign Large Blend
11.20%1.81%
Vdzqzcqw Kttdgfpfhvgcy Dknvn Shfwkk VLKSRFGVForeign Large Value
13.03%6.08%6.25%
Htljxwny Tcg Jfsrhdrj Ggzb Ghrqqd YGWSMQTXBUltrashort Bond
5.83%2.20%2.38%
Zsdhjckf Bgp Wgwnhcctry Kkxnyb GSHCXLarge Blend
21.52%10.64%12.39%
Tvcgtbkg DGKC Rpbsvq LBBPEquity Energy
5.53%26.30%10.48%
Xnntzkhy SFDV Mkgqzhbybr KNCKCMFinancial
14.38%8.49%10.33%
Wnxhbrsw DYQB Jfxvwl Grrd XLVCQTQPNVHealth
14.15%7.34%10.82%
Ndtypmrq PGNS Cjmlkdrjgcs BRTYJLIndustrials
22.97%11.06%12.36%
Fmzbgycz LZRG Wpvfrmnwh BNMSSGBLNatural Resources
9.15%7.18%11.09%
Kchtjkps Skjdm-Jkp Gjytvxtlywx YJMNWVVRSmall Blend
12.56%6.97%
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List Criteria

Medalist Funds (Gold, Silver, or Bronze)

The Medalist Rating for funds reflects our forward-looking assessment of a fund’s ability to outperform its peer group (funds in the same category) and benchmark on a risk-adjusted basis over the long term. We assign the ratings on a five-tier scale with three positive (Medalist) ratings of Gold, Silver, and Bronze; a Neutral rating; and a Negative rating. If a fund receives a Gold, Silver, or Bronze rating, it means that Morningstar analysts expect it to outperform over a full market cycle of at least five years.

Share Class Exclusions Applied

Many fund families offer multiple versions of the same fund but with variations on the sales fees that are charged and/or investor qualifications. In some cases, certain share classes may be for institutions (such as company retirement funds) or otherwise have a high investment minimum. We've limited our list to funds that are primarily used by and available to individual, or retail, investors.