Exchange-traded funds (ETFs) are among the fastest-growing investment vehicles in the U.S. With industry-wide net assets topping $1 trillion and the number of funds available expanding 14-fold since 2000, ETFs have gone from niche investment to major market force. Publicly traded index funds are now a key component in the portfolios of both professional traders and everyday investors thanks to low costs, stock-like trading, and constantly expanding variety of funds tracking virtually every popular asset class, index, and commodity.
For long-term investors, such explosive growth also means finding the right investment is more difficult than ever. The U.S. News Best Fit ETF ranking is designed to help long-term investors choose the right investment based on common metrics measuring cost, index tracking ability and fund diversity. Our rankings are designed to highlight funds for use as part of a long-term asset allocation investment plan. For more information, please see our ETF ranking methodology.
Best Fit ETFs in popular categories:
Schwab Emerging Markets ETF (NYSEARCA:SCHE) #1 among Best Emerging Markets ETFs
iShares COMEX Gold Trust (NYSEARCA:IAU) #1 among Best Gold-Oriented ETFs
SPDR Dow Jones REIT ETF (NYSEARCA:RWR) #1 among Best Real Estate ETFs
iShares Russell Top 200 Index Fund (NYSEARCA:IWL) #1 among Best Large-Cap ETFs
iShares Silver Trust (NYSEARCA:SLV) #1 among Best Precious Metals ETFs
Vanguard Small-Cap Index Fund (NYSEARCA:VB) #1 among Best Small-Cap ETFs
SPDR S&P China ETF (NYSEARCA:GXC) #1 among Best China Region ETFs
“Selecting the right investment has never been more important. The Best Fit ETF rankings supplement the U.S. News Best Mutual Funds lists, first launched in 2010. Our mission with these programs is to provide useful tools for everyday investors seeking financial security even in markets like the one we are experiencing today,” said Kirk Shinkle, Senior Editor.
The new Best Fit ETFs portal is a one-stop website for long-term investors looking to choose their investments wisely. In addition to the Best ETF rankings, the portal includes full profiles of over 1,300 individual ETFs, each with detailed charts and recommended alternatives. Investors can even compare ETFs and Mutual Funds in the same place.
“Making the best investment decision in the least amount of time is more difficult now than ever,” said U.S. News Editor Brian Kelly. “Our goal is to make those choices easier for everyday investors.”
For complete rankings of the Best ETFs, please visit the online portal at http://money.usnews.com/funds/etfs.
The U.S. News Best Fit ETF rankings do not constitute any recommendation to buy or sell any fund and are not intended to be a substitute for professional advice.
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