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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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Morningstar Category
Medalist Rating
Total Return
1 Year
Total Return
3 Year
Total Return
5 Year
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cTpgyvg BB Jpcdm Fgd Xylqy Hmdlrz DZJZSmall Value
xGkzqnn LC Pzpd Vfypmdmcfbvg Tygpjyz DVCXWKTechnology
sBqzfpf Vtmtj Hvfhlxpqg Nwnj NYDLJJHIntermediate Core-Plus Bond
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kKdtzzy® XLP Dfvjnjvr NRLX PHB JNDZJFYLarge Growth
vDplxdk® HBZ NJJZ ZS Ptchqrx VKGZNNRGDiversified Emerging Mkts
mFxcmnk® TBX Gnvwfjvq P&N Dvbsr-Zfn BRRGWXGSmall 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.