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High Yield Bond Funds

High-yield bond portfolios concentrate on lower-quality bonds, which are riskier than those of higher- quality companies. These portfolios generally offer higher yields than other types of portfolios, but they are also more vulnerable to economic and credit risk. These portfolios primarily invest in U.S. high- income debt securities where at least 65% or more of bond assets are not rated or are rated by a major agency such as Standard & Poor’s or Moody’s at the level of BB (considered speculative for taxable bonds) and below.

Morningstar Category
Fund Size
SEC 30-Day Yield
TTM Yield
Total Return Rank in Category
3 Year
Total Return Rank in Category
5 Year
Total Return Rank in Category
10 Year
Adjusted Expense Ratio
Minimum Initial Investment
Share Class Type
Investment Status
Vanguard High-Yield Corporate InvVWEHXHigh Yield Bond23.63 Bil6.44%5.78%4944230.230%3,000No LoadOpen
BlackRock High Yield Bond SvcBHYSXHigh Yield Bond21.82 Bil6.75%6.47%3126250.850%5,000No LoadOpen
American Funds American High-Inc F1AHTFXHigh Yield Bond19.37 Bil6.86%6.47%2118290.730%250No LoadOpen
American Funds American High-Inc 529F1CITFXHigh Yield Bond19.37 Bil7.05%6.65%1713190.790%250No LoadOpen
American Funds American High-Inc F2AHIFXHigh Yield Bond19.37 Bil7.16%6.77%1512150.430%250No LoadOpen
American Funds American High-Inc 529-F-3FTAHXHigh Yield Bond19.37 Bil7.19%6.80%140.380%250No LoadOpen
American Funds American High-Inc 529-F-2FAHHXHigh Yield Bond19.37 Bil7.14%6.77%150.440%250No LoadOpen
Fidelity Capital & IncomeFAGIXHigh Yield Bond12.45 Bil5.96%5.29%5110.690%No LoadOpen
Artisan High Income InvestorARTFXHigh Yield Bond7.94 Bil7.29%1550.960%1,000No LoadLimited
Six Circles Credit OpportunitiesCRDOXHigh Yield Bond7.07 Bil7.99%790.290%No LoadOpen
T. Rowe Price High Yield AdvPAHIXHigh Yield Bond7.05 Bil6.67%6.04%5554481.030%2,500No LoadOpen
T. Rowe Price High YieldPRHYXHigh Yield Bond7.05 Bil7.02%6.35%4541340.700%2,500No LoadOpen
Osterweis Strategic IncomeOSTIXHigh Yield Bond5.27 Bil6.33%5.68%416210.860%5,000No LoadOpen
Lord Abbett High Yield F3LHYOXHigh Yield Bond3.81 Bil7.13%6.81%91720.600%No LoadOpen
Lord Abbett High Yield FLHYFXHigh Yield Bond3.81 Bil6.92%6.61%9582370.800%No LoadOpen
AB High Income AdvisorAGDYXHigh Yield Bond3.15 Bil8.52%7.45%3251390.590%No LoadOpen
Lord Abbett Short Duration High Yield F3LSYNXHigh Yield Bond3.04 Bil8.00%40.360%No LoadOpen
Lord Abbett Short Duration High Yield FLSYFXHigh Yield Bond3.04 Bil7.95%60.450%No LoadOpen
Northern High Yield Fixed IncomeNHFIXHigh Yield Bond2.72 Bil7.59%6.58%4829380.600%2,500No LoadOpen
Fidelity High IncomeSPHIXHigh Yield Bond2.67 Bil7.23%5.45%7392610.740%No LoadOpen
American Century High Income GACHFXHigh Yield Bond2.12 Bil0.07%6.99%No LoadOpen
American Century High Income InvestorAHIVXHigh Yield Bond2.12 Bil6.88%6.24%42270.780%2,500No LoadOpen
City National Rochdale Fxd Inc Opps NRIMOXHigh Yield Bond2.02 Bil8.05%5.86%7896811.270%No LoadOpen
Shenkman Capital Short Dur Hi Inc FSCFFXHigh Yield Bond1.95 Bil5.96%5.23%1664750.750%1,000No LoadOpen
TIAA-CREF High Yield AdvisorTIHHXHigh Yield Bond1.94 Bil7.13%6.01%35610.490%No LoadOpen
TIAA-CREF High Yield WTIHWXHigh Yield Bond1.94 Bil7.64%6.48%2437No LoadOpen
TIAA-CREF High-Yield RetailTIYRXHigh Yield Bond1.94 Bil6.96%5.85%4270470.660%2,500No LoadOpen
TIAA-CREF High-Yield PremierTIHPXHigh Yield Bond1.94 Bil7.10%5.99%3764400.510%No LoadOpen
Goldman Sachs High Yield InvGSHTXHigh Yield Bond1.92 Bil6.58%6.01%8271720.730%No LoadOpen
Goldman Sachs High Yield PGGMPXHigh Yield Bond1.92 Bil6.64%6.07%81680.670%No LoadOpen
Goldman Sachs High Yield SvcGSHSXHigh Yield Bond1.92 Bil6.12%5.56%9287881.180%No LoadOpen
Fidelity SAI High IncomeFSHGXHigh Yield Bond1.58 Bil7.33%5.51%0.610%No LoadOpen
American Beacon SiM High Yld Opps InvSHYPXHigh Yield Bond1.46 Bil6.92%6.33%7741.100%2,500No LoadOpen
Strategic Advisers Income OpportunitiesFPIOXHigh Yield Bond1.44 Bil6.08%3936340.550%No LoadOpen
Columbia High Yield Bond AdvCYLRXHigh Yield Bond1.31 Bil6.75%5.64%5531270.730%2,000No LoadOpen
Invesco High Yield InvestorHYINXHigh Yield Bond1.08 Bil6.11%6.26%7389831.040%1,000No LoadLimited
Victory High IncomeUSHYXHigh Yield Bond1.04 Bil7.91%7.23%4364540.790%3,000No LoadOpen
RiverPark Short Term High Yield RetailRPHYXHigh Yield Bond781.84 Mil5.00%4.96%883911.190%1,000No LoadOpen
Columbia Income Opportunities AdvCPPRXHigh Yield Bond774.86 Mil6.46%5.50%5764460.710%2,000No LoadOpen
Janus Henderson High-Yield SJDHYXHigh Yield Bond767.93 Mil6.70%5.98%9891821.130%2,500No LoadOpen
Janus Henderson High-Yield TJAHYXHigh Yield Bond767.93 Mil6.96%6.24%9783700.880%2,500No LoadOpen
Janus Henderson High-Yield DJNHYXHigh Yield Bond767.93 Mil7.08%6.34%9681650.770%2,500No LoadLimited
Manning & Napier High Yield Bond SMNHYXHigh Yield Bond754.44 Mil8.01%6.64%2340.910%2,000No LoadOpen
Manning & Napier High Yield Bond WMHYWXHigh Yield Bond754.44 Mil8.83%7.41%10.110%No LoadOpen
Payden High IncomePYHRXHigh Yield Bond744.13 Mil6.82%6.77%15670.600%5,000No LoadOpen
Payden High Income AdvPYRLXHigh Yield Bond744.13 Mil0.850%5,000Open
Neuberger Berman High Income Bond ENHIEXHigh Yield Bond687.90 Mil7.62%7.32%0.100%No LoadOpen
Neuberger Berman High Income Bond InvNHINXHigh Yield Bond687.90 Mil6.82%6.55%8167710.880%2,000No LoadLimited
Thrivent High Yield SLBHIXHigh Yield Bond677.32 Mil7.18%5.79%5278570.540%2,000No LoadOpen
MFS High Yield PooledHYPPXHigh Yield Bond646.96 Mil6.52%0.020%Open

High Yield Bond Funds - Default List Criteria

This list is limited to US mutual funds that are primarily used by individual or retail investors.

SEC Yield is based on a 30-day period ending on the last day of the previous month. It is computed by dividing the net investment incomes per share earned during the period by the maximum offering price per share on the last day of the period. The figure listed lags by one month. When a dash appears, the yield available is more than 30 days old.

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