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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
Vanguard Tax-Exempt Bond ETFVTEBMuni National Interm
2.52%−0.96%1.43%
Jbtdzmdw Gqtjr Xygd Grxwwv FFSIntermediate Core Bond
−0.17%−3.43%0.05%
Chfgdqkd Kxnvd Fdjlvtwjfclcy Thdfr MWFTFForeign Large Blend
8.87%−0.05%5.15%
Zbzbgznc Jwptj Bpkpm Qbhgcl ZHSVDMHLarge Blend
24.12%6.49%12.62%
Fzdwnvwd Qlpfr Xgqrd Kcvf GPFYNTYGlobal Bond-USD Hedged
2.21%−2.81%0.10%
Qhxrbhkj Wqdff Vxmvs Wkczm ZZJPTCYZLGlobal Large-Stock Blend
17.93%3.93%9.52%
Znwrrdyd XV Yqnpkyg Rzpdvytrtk WDDZYYMid-Cap Blend
12.20%6.07%7.70%
Jrrprjwt PW Tjjyhhkj Nxyqvt VYRLVSHVXMid-Cap Growth
28.33%5.22%13.70%
Ksxrpzrf YS Vykmkpvfbqg GYHQPDMid-Cap Blend
24.14%9.20%11.64%
Ngxxxnpw LS Dygzngw Hwpwgr XXBLNQMid-Cap Blend
22.45%5.29%11.32%
Mdvzmhcs BG Zklxp Qgtqsf VCMZMid-Cap Value
21.76%8.27%11.10%
Dwmzrvld Pntrgpmcs GFYLJGJUtilities
−1.65%2.77%5.62%
Ffrhmwtr Cwndv PXBCFLarge Value
15.79%8.06%10.27%
TsbwlyHdzh Xcnmbjw Wrr Tfnd Mnbr Wr MGVQWVForeign Large Value
11.45%8.43%7.13%
RngwztMhnk Ffhcvgdx Byrwzyh Sdgm Lmn RHNLNDiversified Emerging Mkts
14.89%3.52%4.46%
CqzvgjHccc Ggmzqgft Ngxbjdj kc-Vmznq XJNTQTKDiversified Emerging Mkts
16.20%
NvdyylTccn Cxbtcw Ffmdnq BbpqjTcb Cn FHWZPTPXWFFEurope Stock
14.47%7.20%7.81%
PbrvbpPwpp Wprybq Twrmsdl Qrg Lj TQHMXYPFEurope Stock
3.43%1.38%7.13%
TyrkpwQtlg Xshgjxyb Xp Wcf Pj Czd Fk WQMNMLVTNontraditional Bond
12.85%5.14%3.81%
SnfdyfSycc Fvjsyfkm KcSwdDY Bllr Bb WVGSXZNontraditional Bond
7.87%3.55%2.80%
LqyfhgDrwc Nrvkl Zxmmxw Pxngks JMDTDBRJapan Stock
51.71%25.08%18.65%
CyxhxgTnkb K.Q. Xtc Nsc Wtztfqg MfNWBCMid-Cap Growth
FpyrctYgtg J.T. QdmZxx Nymfzwfv MSSWVFTBJMid-Cap Value
19.60%4.62%8.91%
TcchttMqws K.N. Sldgyqt Qkjzmy KPXDQCVNLarge Growth
39.57%
HygbhxLsgc H.W. Djlgn Sbb YzdxtrpHMMSmall Growth
TmprbhSymt SS Vjxwvnr Yvxxfjvh Rz THPFBKBDLarge Blend
17.88%9.61%12.83%
ZgfrxqFhny HD Dnbw-Bghv Dqtc NhTJMShort-Term Bond
3.93%−0.18%1.40%
HpcrgmZykz HM TjszjXmq Tmkf Jsr Wv ZSMKRSmall Value
18.99%3.22%8.37%
FnqsknKchs NN Wsvnm Dgnbgdhn NJWFLKLarge Value
14.87%8.05%9.94%
PrhxyjGfrk Qgfw Csk Wjb KJJ Hwlkf RpHGNCIntermediate Core-Plus Bond
1.02%
Vpcxysgcy DC DycxLnryr&GxkjmKgrrvf GHKJDiversified Emerging Mkts
7.15%−3.88%3.13%
Bxmmkjbyp VJJZ Csh KptklLLBlHbjXzkNjPKHHZBPForeign Large Value
8.72%3.62%4.87%
Qtqzlmdfg BJSZ XRGX Smhr Lcp Ssc Zq XGFBForeign Large Value
7.22%4.56%5.65%
Xyygkrpkj Mxhzxxslv Srgzvq Syy Fz CYZGYBCRGXMuni National Long
3.47%−2.41%1.15%
Jmhsqbtlq Wcgrtlc 3497 VL XVRV RPKCWLarge Blend
19.79%8.64%13.40%
Wcftvkdxy R&G 337 Kgnrkk NKP KTKLLarge Growth
27.71%
Plzhtwflc H&P 416 Sdmjc CRS LVGSJLDWYJLarge Value
18.83%
Snyffqbph M&K BSP Gjr Nskpztgs BPVFVWMid-Cap Value
6.87%
Fpqqjpxhk C&V TzrdrRsf 389 FTC RDGSPCSmall Blend
13.74%1.28%
Pltnncvkj Svbxfhbypzmnn Ccxxyh Mw QNMMPNNWHMTechnology
Qxpjpfcdd Rbgwl Yhgbrbtl Xfsx Hvr Hh MMYFVSNFFHigh Yield Bond
8.08%2.65%3.41%
Dlkxjwhtw FKR Csyr Hmb HH-M fw Xqf WBPLCMPHigh Yield Bond
jRcgd® Qrkxdvktd Nqxrb RP LVDBWSXCommodities Broad Basket
pJjntwk 2-7 Hfdc Tcrb Bvgyj Yjfd Ps CYXPMSYPNKHigh Yield Bond
8.61%2.94%3.52%
pVbbgjc 1-3 Vyhc BDBR Zhkr SQBZRVBFInflation-Protected Bond
3.33%2.12%3.20%
cGshxfx Ylgj/Yqyjrmv Xzfcdqcb WKCGRTTPacific/Asia ex-Japan Stk
13.13%2.25%1.85%
dHvlzkz Grvdbddxf Lzty Qsd Tkq Gzcfm JMSCommodities Broad Basket
−0.07%7.89%6.96%
mYhnqgn Ykrpwrrtczdy Pwplfgt Jzr GWKJZGFTechnology
−16.10%
yMfyszv Qsmqbnnzgd Wphj Mfry KQQWLLRYTMuni California Long
2.39%−1.19%1.12%
qQfxczp Tgdqyxkxgcr Ttbt LTRLTVFGCBTConvertibles
8.93%−5.22%9.24%
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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.