3 ASX ETFs for smart investors to buy

These ETFs have delivered strong returns for unitholders.

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If you're wanting to give your portfolio a boost with some exchange traded funds (ETFs), then it could be worth checking out these three named below.

Smart investors have these in their portfolios and have reaped the rewards over the last five years. Here's what you need to know about them:

BetaShares NASDAQ 100 ETF (ASX: NDQ)

The first ASX ETF to look at is the BetaShares NASDAQ 100 ETF.

This hugely popular fund provides investors with access to 100 of the best companies the world has to offer. These are the giants of Wall Street's Nasdaq index and include the likes of Apple, Microsoft, and Tesla.

Over the last five years, the index it tracks has delivered an average return of 23% per annum.

VanEck Vectors Morningstar Wide Moat ETF (ASX: MOAT)

Another popular ASX ETF that has delivered the goods for smart investors is the VanEck Vectors Morningstar Wide Moat ETF.

If you're a fan of Warren Buffett and his style of investing, then this could be the fund for you. That's because it mirrors his investment style by providing you with access to companies with fair valuations, strong business models, and competitive advantages.

Over the last five years, it has delivered an average return of 16.5% per annum for investors.

Vanguard MSCI Index International Shares ETF (ASX: VGS)

A final ASX ETF for smart investors is the Vanguard MSCI Index International Shares ETF.

This fund provides investors with easy access to approximately 1,500 of the world's largest listed companies from major developed countries.

Not only does this give investors access to global economic growth, but it also provides almost instant diversification to a portfolio. This is thanks to it offering exposure to sectors ranging from technology to financials and healthcare to energy.

Over the last five years, it has generated an average return of 13.75% per annum.

Motley Fool contributor James Mickleboro has positions in BetaShares Nasdaq 100 ETF. The Motley Fool Australia's parent company Motley Fool Holdings Inc. has positions in and has recommended Apple, BetaShares Nasdaq 100 ETF, Microsoft, and Tesla. The Motley Fool Australia's parent company Motley Fool Holdings Inc. has recommended the following options: long January 2026 $395 calls on Microsoft and short January 2026 $405 calls on Microsoft. The Motley Fool Australia has positions in and has recommended BetaShares Nasdaq 100 ETF. The Motley Fool Australia has recommended Apple, VanEck Morningstar Wide Moat ETF, and Vanguard Msci Index International Shares ETF. The Motley Fool has a disclosure policy. This article contains general investment advice only (under AFSL 400691). Authorised by Scott Phillips.

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