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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.

Fund Name
Adjusted Expense Ratio %
12 Month Yield %
Return Rank in Category 3Y %
Return Rank in Category 5Y %
Return Rank in Category 10Y %
0.750
4.841
41
26
0.860
5.494
75
78
45
0.600
5.136
6
0.840
2.994
23
89
96
0.710
4.602
53
46
53
1.030
4.115
14
40
33
2.690
2.394
11
63
83
0.950
4.432
35
34
31
0.530
1.767
17
2.050
1.666
99
100
0.660
3.879
30
31
41
1.080
4.820
74
81
68
0.840
4.982
28
18
42
0.750
4.615
59
56
50
0.950
3.895
57
68
58

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