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U.S. News evaluated 166 High Yield Bond Funds. Our list highlights the top-rated funds for long-term investors based on the ratings of leading fund industry researchers.
The fund has returned 8.60 percent over the past year, 7.84 percent over the past three years, 7.43 percent over the past five years, and 6.72 percent over the past decade.
|Trailing Returns||Updated 04.30.2013|
|Year to date||2.9%|
|3 Years (Annualized)||7.8%|
|5 Years (Annualized)||7.4%|
|10 Years (Annualized)||6.7%|
The investment seeks high current income; capital appreciation is secondary, but only when consistent with its primary goal. The fund invests primarily in lower-rated, higher-yielding income bearing securities, such as "junk" bonds. Under normal market conditions, it invests at least 80% of its net assets (including borrowings for investment purposes) in bonds rated lower than investment grade (BBB/Baa) and their unrated equivalents or other high-yielding securities. Up to 25% of the fund's assets may be invested in the securities of issuers in any one industry.
Fees are High compared to funds in the same category.
Madison High Income Fund has an expense ratio of 1.75 percent.
Risk is Low compared to funds in the same category according to Morningstar.