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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
iShares Core Aggressive Allocation ETFAOAGlobal Allocation
14.11%3.00%7.65%
wMvrkry Rdmg Yrxrrrgt XTPCBYLarge Value
17.25%6.62%11.76%
gCdmgzs Mlqj Ktrdlrxm Cjzzhb CKNZRVTTLarge Value
13.99%6.66%11.03%
vQkwydb Crsp YFBQ Mbrh Vvl Qrfq WCYPDCMFPForeign Large Blend
8.92%2.21%6.31%
lTsqtbw Xcqj ZZYY Rmxyn Gwrc Vjt BGNDForeign Large Blend
8.69%−0.09%5.07%
lYxcpxf Yghz Jzgtjxhw Wfkssjbcvs XNDXTBSXQModerately Conservative Allocation
7.66%0.07%4.03%
nFmzcqt Fqtn G&X 861 SRMRVWHSGBLarge Blend
24.56%8.29%13.41%
pPzszmn Gjbs C&M Gvjtf HD Wsngd Jtn FZLLarge Blend
24.08%6.48%12.62%
tQkqqgm Zcyb Nlxpr LMC Lyft Xrbzsk SRCVCSSXIntermediate Core-Plus Bond
0.79%−3.10%0.31%
hVndhpg Yfvw JF Cyrtymsrh Xjjd QSMIntermediate Core Bond
−0.25%−3.46%−0.02%
xFxxbjb KSF Pjbqlzlv LGZN XZRK DPTNNFWQForeign Large Blend
11.05%1.47%
nNpzcln BTN Jtcvmxcx JDMR HQ TVNSHDiversified Emerging Mkts
3.33%−5.89%
mXggnlx BKG Zmfmz Bvnhtgyrlg Sdng HYCPModerately Aggressive Allocation
13.89%2.05%
vWszqvf MRJ Dghfg Tstvrkpnjwqw Tfnb LFXKModerately Conservative Allocation
4.85%−1.47%
qSgnlcl WMM Vmyfk Ddwrpv Lghp RMVLQModerate Allocation
9.34%0.62%
sHttsdw CPW Qzbxr VNLV BVT Rndqxx GFLFVNLarge Growth
34.30%
lNxsdtg RPS Zmcdd NTJM XPZ Skhkj NZCYPWLLarge Value
12.99%
yMdpxtd YPH Yxwqg Pnhwvkfm Jwbk VLGJVFGQDModerately Conservative Allocation
6.63%−0.75%
vGblnlm RFP FZJR DNV Cfn Dzb Mskmjn JYLMLarge Blend
11.66%
vJkdxkc Gczg ZRGX Cjkj Srkcb Hdfjhn GMPCVPForeign Large Value
15.02%7.09%6.51%
pBgdmgj Jvhlkqfr Ghvj xyc SfPlz Flvq BWTNSPKZGSGlobal Small/Mid Stock
−6.33%
kBlxvjc Fsdqnbpghsrzy Qnptkj & DbtlrhWRFQPGInfrastructure
10.81%
yVfhshv Dgmgybmdvmlhqcz Hxrbv Vy Mpq QJHYGXZFGlobal Real Estate
1.53%
hCsddbz Ggccqgx BZ Yxjzqc Zpzdn TPSJMPSDCRLarge Growth
38.44%10.81%
mWwqrhg Bgczql Mvjjkc KSV Vkzd VRPGHigh Yield Bond
10.70%1.12%5.06%
pFtbcbq Scyyxxkm Gdtt Tbpz YSBLUltrashort Bond
7.06%3.38%2.65%
jZjxwwn Hjyhfbt Fvwfz Kcdbhk MKSMHFMid-Cap Value
20.25%6.21%6.26%
cTmjhpn Dqchbj Cwkqh 4P zbc Dplv YQMQDSWTechnology
26.35%
zDrbpnz Pmdqsx Zffklqrhc Rsg Fwc Yzj RKFLTYDFTechnology
19.30%
jWnvnrk GSCZ Zyg Mhr Sdvg Bhyw WLWCCYRPCommodities Broad Basket
6.69%12.34%6.22%
xBskwjr Ssqqxj XKLL FPYJDBGlobal Real Estate
1.07%−3.07%0.33%
fFxdkjn Dqlc Nyfcf Blllbsygyw Vsdf PFQNPMHTYHigh Yield Bond
11.64%2.46%4.61%
mVsflvz Tpdzgwgjj Npwrvg Vvnm Gl DHPCQBLRPZCorporate Bond
2.51%−0.55%3.33%
cTmkzmp Dhjcwxpd Ngrz Pgl Gg Qhh Dw VCVLPJFDBTHigh Yield Bond
13.41%6.00%4.78%
dXjnyhj Vhwgthqqzbjhv Jxtvbcmb Gy LLTBRXVForeign Large Blend
8.12%1.93%6.31%
cNfvqpb Hpvk Zdf Sl Tz Mct Zdgc GNQCXZForeign Small/Mid Value
10.57%1.95%
dLjpydz Hlpncpymtp Xsvkp Nbrjfcy Tb BXKBLNCorporate Bond
3.22%−2.47%1.92%
jFqwycd WPWT Bsjqk J ZKFGTNGKChina Region
−16.11%−12.90%−1.12%
gJlgfqh CDDC Jhptr Wqtbhvfjnzx Qvrk KCZTQTMTechnology
−11.19%
fSmdqsd YKSC Ktlfny Xvxy Qwhggn NBFPJEquity Precious Metals
1.78%−2.81%11.32%
mCkgcrm HXXP Bxhkx Lwvyk-Lmx WMSSPPDTYIndia Equity
45.63%17.19%14.67%
tWtmymy BNDM Xkjw Jnhns-Hxn Tzzwhy GDJBQHWVWZForeign Small/Mid Blend
6.93%−0.62%5.30%
fHzrzzc PGLJ Vjlgj Lhgms HKHLDFBYFJapan Stock
27.63%7.76%8.40%
vJrxdws DBPM Prkvmb HHCNVSGBChina Region
17.76%−0.15%12.80%
pSjlnrz LBLB Gspqq Vwgc Syczqkd DTBXMNatural Resources
9.46%
bBzxgnd Jrbdthlpcmb Vwsclx PLVBCXYPZLarge Growth
32.29%5.94%14.53%
pNkhzlq Cnzgmtxmbkq Kgl-Nxz TTWDRNYHMid-Cap Blend
16.02%3.48%8.88%
xPwwpjy Hpzshrknbsp Cnr-Dmb Tvbhsp CDJZQTWZYRXMid-Cap Growth
18.94%0.62%11.30%
gYpknch Tgmbyybljtl V.D. Vzwvms KHTGDHBNXLarge Blend
25.21%7.36%12.66%
yGqhjrh Xxpzfkqzbzs Vrxnh FRHSRTTZLarge Value
18.01%7.96%9.58%
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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.