Bill Gross stakes an early claim to another Manager of the Year title.
A quarter of extremes makes judging bond-fund returns a difficult exercise.
Mutual fund ads are better but could still be improved.
Four funds holding a slew of undervalued names
We're not hearing much enthusiasm for junk bonds.
Standouts from TCW, Eaton Vance, Nuveen, and Met West make the cut.
A few junk-bond managers are among the front-runners.
T. Rowe Price High-Yield joins our list of the category's finest.
A management shakeup at Strong could have a negative effect on this fund.
Our favorite TIPS fund now features among category's finest.
Janus High-Yield and SSgA Yield Plus are in, while Fidelity High-Income is out.
California utility bonds prove to be profitable for this fund.
Fund's conservative approach keeps it in the game.
Fund dives back into lower-rated issues.
Solid management translates once again into solid returns.
This fund has had the Midas touch recently.
Mortgage stake keeps fund in the hunt.
Corporate bonds have given this fund's recent returns a nice lift.
Exposure to troubled corporate bonds weighs on this fund's recent returns.
Fund rebounds a bit in early 2001.
Big Tobacco helped keep this fund ahead of the pack in early 2001.
This fund looks to avoid the high-yield market's many landmines.
Corporate bonds gave this fund a big lift in early 2001.
A couple of troubled credits weigh on this fund's returns.
Good stock-picking keeps this gem ahead of the pack.
Despite a couple of troubled telecom holdings, funds keep pace.
High-yield bonds continue to affect this fund's returns.
Neuberger Berman Focus' recent returns have been anything but smooth.
Federated Capital Appreciation hasn't skipped a beat under new management.
Diversification aids Federated American Leaders.
Bet on the direction of the muni market more than paid off.
Fund's recent success is true to form.
Putnam Income stumbled in 2000 but is off to a quick start in 2001.
Fund's new mandate calls for a more-diversified portfolio.
Fund's low-risk approach has held it back over the last 12 months.
Economic uncertainty forces management to rein in risk.
Defensive posturing pays.
Lower interest rates have given this fund a surprisingly big lift.
This fund's lengthy duration has given it a nice lift.
Exposure to the troubled corporate bond market weighs on this fund's recent returns.
Fund's large mortgage stake has held it back.
This fund's proven approach continues to pay off.
Fund hasn't fully participated in the bond market's rally.
If there was ever a time when stocks and bonds moved in opposite directions, this quarter was it.
Falling interest rates lift Fidelity's bond funds.
This fund of funds' growth tilt weighs heavily on its recent returns.
This fund hopes to fully participate when the market rebounds.
Management is busy putting Franklin Growth's cash back to work.
In a volatile market, Federated Stock has delivered solid gains.
Neuberger Berman Regency's tech stake has started to do some damage.