The best ETFs to hold in a retirement portfolio

Morningstar helps you build a portfolio using global, U.S., international, and international equity exchange-traded funds, and a balanced ETF option

Shehryar Khan, CFA 13 March, 2019 | 5:00PM

Earlier this week, we talked about the top mutual funds to hold in a retirement portfolio. Today, we look at exchange traded funds (ETFs).

Investors should approach planning for their retirement the same way they would for a long road trip. Anyone who has driven a vast distance knows that choosing the vehicle that will get you where you need to go is a critical decision. A convertible may be the sexy choice, but chances are it isn't as practical as an SUV.

Younger investors who have a long time-horizons should prioritize investing in funds that will provide steady capital appreciation, while for investors who are closer to (or perhaps already in) retirement, always think safety first.

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Shehryar Khan, CFA

Shehryar Khan, CFA  Shehryar Khan, CFA, is a senior investment analyst for Morningstar’s Investment Management group.

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