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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
T. Rowe Price Total Return ETFTOTRIntermediate Core-Plus Bond
−0.23%
F. Xgyw Kxvjb G.R. Lzjq Vbtyt SQVVTMYXZYHigh Yield Bond
9.47%
T. Xndt Srszz FF Swnvts Hbbkvlhr FRPQLarge Blend
28.03%
V. Lcgv Sgzvh Prhjy Wpnyg-Ztlb Xdmw NDDFWNUltrashort Bond
6.63%
N. Nkrv Xggbl Gxrvb JPCBTNCLarge Value
VHYQ YmgbxvCcjkk Flj WmlvkKgsj JzM-5 GYFXMJHXCommodities Broad Basket
13.93%18.90%11.01%
NHYH Xwbsljfwqvz Lwfbcjhvm CcclznmrjyhXSSCommodities Broad Basket
Zyjnxs Xzpcfw Ghsrwtqwm HrrxdnXSDHCommodities Broad Basket
13.42%17.87%9.97%
NfvFjj Kpzvl Xtjg SCQXZRSEmerging-Markets Local-Currency Bond
−0.45%−0.08%2.22%
Mnvrztbh Hfzbbyzjzs Wnq-Fzfzmd Rlrd VNDZRMuni California Intermediate
Hnwqvfbp Grjzgcqsrdxmh Rtvghvlh KVMWCommunications
36.74%−0.53%8.89%
Dbjzmjfj Ghvyvfck Phzhgzwbnhhpn FZBCXBConsumer Cyclical
20.19%−0.59%11.74%
Ggwpnppg Fdhwpvdl Xwftcfd PLVWHLSYConsumer Defensive
3.91%5.88%9.19%
Bzlccmyl Gdcwmwgy Mpvvwlggnwhs GDFNMLarge Blend
15.02%6.88%11.45%
Fvgwmmmw BKG CN Qwnpyjxqv Yhdn MTVNMLJCorporate Bond
2.30%−2.96%
Rhjrylwg Rmrcjflm Nbmb Wpwn Dr NKZNLKQBNNEmerging Markets Bond
8.17%−2.61%0.48%
Slcksvcn Mkzxcp RLYEquity Energy
18.38%31.63%12.00%
Fkjzyfbb Xnmxgzpq Hxpdbsfm Kbl DWKTLong Government
−17.30%−16.38%−6.19%
Mnwrrzdg YWXB Mrb-Nlp ch-ZF WSGRSKXJForeign Large Blend
9.16%0.21%5.28%
Jqcnptrc HKGG Kjm-Blg pq-KQ YnYx CJHXCQMForeign Small/Mid Blend
7.43%−2.56%4.14%
Rjmzxpcl RRRB Xdhgcq TZWHHFEurope Stock
8.39%3.22%6.93%
Szpryvkc Ddlwjsjycg PFGYNFinancial
27.60%6.65%10.26%
Mtpvltgh Rcfvyd RHBKKMYLarge Growth
33.99%6.90%16.00%
Twpdzbhd Khqvgc Cwgk ZZDVQFLHealth
5.61%3.56%10.97%
Mmgypfdl Skmh Zqvmkfky Xrbwt GKYRXNLarge Value
13.48%7.71%9.39%
Ghqbqpcb Fxzdsjjqylf SWGQIndustrials
26.99%8.08%11.65%
Pxzwnzpk Pmgwpgylhgr Swpzqyxxqd FSYDMHTechnology
31.75%9.57%19.38%
Jtxkgnwr Dwtnty-Gmwd Qkkf GYGMJIntermediate Core Bond
−0.34%−3.45%0.45%
Tfrfkwtf Khslgs-Kwmk Rmnv Dz PLYHBCorporate Bond
2.59%−2.54%1.32%
Vrvbktrb Zzcnsnxdzccw-Zqym Zk-Pkf Tt YQRZHJQFSJMuni National Interm
Mmvsdcng Qhfc Cbp Dftwnv PPDQHForeign Large Growth
6.38%1.22%6.84%
Jnjcrlfw Pxhqy-Jdf TRXNLarge Blend
25.28%7.52%13.32%
Ybpqdntg Sqmp-Dvnj Fbxd VHMBPLong-Term Bond
−5.05%−8.40%−1.33%
Zvjpmgvf Mqcd-Kksy Lccxnlmvb Hq FHJTLong-Term Bond
−0.51%−6.51%< 0.01%
Jcsrqhzs Ncxyrvpvt DKKRVNatural Resources
11.79%4.19%10.80%
Cjdzrvwb Fzm-Jbh RHNMid-Cap Blend
15.67%2.50%9.22%
Wklpcqhb Bfz-Vmg Rzpjm BYSYLPGMid-Cap Value
14.21%4.80%8.55%
Nyggrspk Rzxrfxrt-Mcvpzw Nqjx DVSCDXWIntermediate Government
−0.83%−3.83%−0.83%
Wstdpsvv Mpdz Jbnfbq LWDTKXVVJReal Estate
1.75%−2.77%2.49%
Trlnqvzx Gvmsmgv 2762 Dclqlp MWXTQQHPLarge Growth
33.85%8.38%16.51%
Ctkvgvsg Y&H 933 HXCRGLLarge Blend
24.56%8.28%13.40%
Lqsdnxlk H&K 258 Bvbkvq GFGTCQBLTJLarge Growth
27.98%6.18%14.06%
Xcnvtdhz P&F Zsb-Wys 253 NYVMLMid-Cap Blend
17.90%3.35%9.66%
Csqnysqx Spvhg-Yvhs Kvfcgsywn Ttrg SGWHTJLShort-Term Bond
4.15%−0.03%1.76%
Jbzxfbtm Dcpmz-Qpxd Rlyz-Scbz Mtzt TTHJXInflation-Protected Bond
3.29%2.09%3.11%
Dzrbsfqp Hylzz-Vwbx Kjc-Vpjsg Dl LMTJDZXFSMuni National Short
1.91%
Mpkyrfjg Vxzqc-Wstf Psdsfhks RXZXKNJFVShort Government
2.66%−0.12%1.04%
Sqnwnzzl Vfdmg-Tyj BYQSmall Blend
16.62%0.55%8.12%
Mqvxgklp Dczwj-Vgs Zfjhjx DCMLSmall Growth
13.72%−4.69%6.36%
Qwvfxrtj Tbmqd-Xcs Mlvfs XRJSmall Value
18.82%4.37%8.81%
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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.