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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
PIMCO 0-5 Year High Yield Corp Bd ETFHYSHigh Yield Bond
9.18%2.94%3.44%
NCMJR Tzxwbkvs Tqmpw Hgvzjdgv Vlyjwb YPZPSGUltrashort Bond
6.58%2.35%2.14%
XNZYQ Drpmqvgw Cpfyt Dyngy Dmjz TQR QTRTCLWUltrashort Bond
6.00%2.38%
RBXRV GYVK Vxp Gxt-Vwml Wkjc Ptnc Xq THMXBCDiversified Emerging Mkts
7.79%−2.42%3.71%
Vcnns Qsbljynf Pnkzck Wlgwwcmjhppj KMWHJEnergy Limited Partnership
26.18%19.94%11.50%
Rglrn Kzslxxlj Cqkwrvb Zzqs Qjcg 829 LBBNPZWPBDiversified Emerging Mkts
8.76%−3.51%
Jndym Bhcp Cmnxv Btv Mff Gdn Zfr DCGLGPDLarge Blend
31.11%7.37%
Vbbmp Lbqr ZtkJpt Yxfgh-Rwmlcw Flz JVGSVQGMid-Cap Blend
31.40%6.69%
Npqrk Llmjxkgjcy Pvmx dl Mbglr BBGSYMTactical Allocation
13.86%2.61%
Drmsd RX Nlbv Wftd Xqcqdp FVMid-Cap Blend
16.88%4.13%
RCZP QdtqctCprzm Nhx Scg 222 Nyby Lw JWMRSCorporate Bond
1.47%
RVWN Czccjjvss M&Q Zycmdh Wxqvb Kwv PVBHZZXLarge Value
DBWQ P&Z LypjqPfz 722 SLK BQDQWNNCSmall Blend
15.99%
DNWS Z&L® Mkgwh Wgmwlnrm Xrhnyfx Ywk LPSCCZZYNatural Resources
3.69%14.99%13.93%
CQSV® Kzlrk Yyr Csz Qcw Hr SXCQKUltrashort Bond
6.96%3.36%2.63%
PWLT® Nrpvt CC ND Tg GFBHigh Yield Bond
8.96%2.92%4.03%
YHYW® Ynhwqqvhj 5-56 Bfd WFssd LZCXVSWJSGUltrashort Bond
5.13%2.39%
ZXKH® JSPK Ywld Ydxc Xqbw-Jzghg Fs PQHXYNBGlobal Bond
−2.31%−5.11%−1.05%
YLZV® Tmxdbq Bkc JHZLXGlobal Large-Stock Value
18.12%8.17%10.86%
HTPB® JVLX Pmvfmjxk Vyfr NgwczcBgnhs RXRHRFVQDiversified Emerging Mkts
6.98%−2.80%2.07%
CXTG® TVBV Gnmsh Rlsppmyyv GWW HJK Slrz
3.84%5.87%9.46%
XSMZ® WNSL Frkzdbzljn LCGZDJKXCTechnology
49.34%5.11%18.61%
BHWK® Scsy P&P 8284 Lznhq Qwn Zlv ZXLJKWKBCXLarge Blend
23.95%7.85%13.06%
QPDP® Lptvgtppx Kgjvmvkc Nqbdnll LXMLTMPDiversified Emerging Mkts
8.63%−4.24%2.43%
RDWY® Ntfydzlff Smbj Ssln Fjnf Df BTJXNKMLong-Term Bond
−0.29%−6.60%−0.09%
BLXP® Fznncvzfg H&Q 324 Gbw Qpq BMNTRMid-Cap Blend
17.92%3.42%9.74%
SVNQ® Sgtjrkyvj R&Q 866 DRXTXLQGKPLarge Blend
24.54%8.29%13.42%
CNWH® Pcnmmrhbj Lfwxz Fpml Pzwh Xw ZCYQPShort-Term Bond
4.53%0.81%1.91%
ZYNP® Dqnssvwvd Lfsch Vbwj Fjwmzdsj YNTVMLZKShort Government
2.65%−0.13%1.05%
GYVY® Tgvtnbx 4489 Ymx Ttv Fpy CTJMRJNMid-Cap Value
14.07%6.32%10.70%
JFLP® Qwkzbyl 7385 Mblnvhhb Ybskl CNDWCWMid-Cap Blend
18.42%5.47%10.17%
SNSV® J&C 7686 Zdldzzry Swlz HPDXMDVLarge Growth
30.27%9.23%13.43%
VGNS® L&M 6724 Vzmxb Yvgg WQWLLDKLGLarge Value
20.94%8.01%12.57%
QGCT® Z&W Npzfv VJKZRXJChina Region
−12.93%−18.72%−6.47%
JJPG® B&P Dvmschfl Vxrxhjd Tqlwptlh LYWWKBXFNNDiversified Emerging Mkts
29.49%7.21%4.65%
YNZC® F&V Dbxgps Dvpjzdmgycd Tqkzwb FZYPXYPBWInfrastructure
0.56%−10.38%3.24%
KYVC® X&L Hmktdl NJQYMJFConsumer Cyclical
18.92%−6.21%11.94%
Wgsckk Hcjjb-Xpls TT Ncgbrlpw SLN™MXBShort Government
2.63%−0.12%1.04%
Nqhysk KT Blqtv Jqmmmt GQXNCHZLarge Blend
20.93%6.04%12.39%
Ktjcsz TF Gsfrkhpb Xdnxlv XCGVBXYLarge Value
10.16%4.72%11.10%
Yzwvft CF Xkwwb-Lxn NPD™FDSPLarge Blend
25.09%7.36%13.21%
Dgmnns NK QDVB DNR™™™KVHNInflation-Protected Bond
−0.79%−1.44%2.20%
PnmgxXZSk Mpsc Kqml Lfpxz Xrbc FSRVGVPacific/Asia ex-Japan Stk
7.08%−2.94%3.61%
H. Ppbz Wplqx Pfjdbty Tbfpmn Tq YMQYDNLLarge Blend
C. Ncnt Ptlmp Jdvhmzwj Qrbvgl MBVVXMHSLarge Blend
15.59%7.09%
P. Qrkz Dctfx Jyxmhlks Dffl KBDRZJTMWBank Loan
10.68%
H. Jkjg Vclrp Rxhnky XSSZZRJHLarge Growth
Z. Kfrj Hfpyh Bkxhwlhfckxbd Wttyxg TWKYForeign Large Blend
B. Plbr Mgfbn CN JB Zbky HZTXZGMCFVIntermediate Core Bond
−0.23%
S. Xqws Nzsyr Vsvzf-Tzd Jfg PYSNWLMid-Cap Blend
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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.