3 excellent ASX ETFs for smart investors in April

These ETFs could be worth a closer look if you're wanting to make some new portfolio additions.

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If you're not a fan of stock picking but want to make some investments, then exchange-traded funds (ETFs) could be the answer.

That's because they provide investors with access to large numbers of shares through a single click of the button.

And the good news for investors is that there are plenty of options for them out there for them to choose from.

But which ASX ETFs could be smart options in April? Let's take a look at three high-quality options:

VanEck Vectors Morningstar Wide Moat ETF (ASX: MOAT)

The first ASX ETF to look at is the VanEck Vectors Morningstar Wide Moat ETF.

This popular fund gives investors the opportunity to invest in the type of companies that Warren Buffett buys for Berkshire Hathaway (NYSE: BRK.B). These are high-quality companies with sustainable competitive advantages and fair valuations.

Buffett has a long history of beating the market, so it should come as no surprise to learn that this ETF has done the same over the last decade.

Since this time in 2014, the index the fund tracks has achieved an average total return of 17.1% per annum. This would have turned a $10,000 investment into almost $50,000 today.

Vanguard Australian Shares Index ETF (ASX: VAS)

Another ASX ETF for investors to consider buying in April is the Vanguard Australian Shares Index ETF.

It is a low-cost, diversified, index-based exchange-traded fund that aims to track the ASX 300 index.

The ASX 300 index is home to Australia's leading 300 listed companies. This includes shares such as BHP Group Ltd (ASX: BHP), Macquarie Group Ltd (ASX: MQG), Northern Star Resources Ltd (ASX: NST), and Wesfarmers Ltd (ASX: WES).

Another positive with this ETF is that it provides investors with a nice source of income. For example, at the last count, the ETF was trading with an attractive dividend yield of 3.9%.

Vanguard MSCI Index International Shares ETF (ASX: VGS)

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

This popular ETF gives investors exposure to approximately 1,500 of the world's largest listed companies from major developed countries. Vanguard highlights that investing internationally offers greater access to sectors such as technology and health care that aren't as well represented in the Australian share market.

Among the ETF's largest holdings are household names such as Apple, Johnson & Johnson, Nestle, Procter & Gamble, and Visa.

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

Motley Fool contributor James Mickleboro has no position in any of the stocks mentioned. The Motley Fool Australia's parent company Motley Fool Holdings Inc. has positions in and has recommended Apple, Berkshire Hathaway, Macquarie Group, Visa, and Wesfarmers. The Motley Fool Australia's parent company Motley Fool Holdings Inc. has recommended Johnson & Johnson and Nestlé. The Motley Fool Australia has positions in and has recommended Macquarie Group and Wesfarmers. The Motley Fool Australia has recommended Apple, Berkshire Hathaway, 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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