Putnam High Yield Trust Fund

Scorecard
3 / 5 Stars
Lipper
4 4 1 3 4
Zacks Investment Research
2 (Buy)
Standard & Poor's
3 / 5 Stars
TheStreet.com
D+ (Sell)

#53 in High Yield Bond

U.S. News evaluated 179 High Yield Bond Funds. Our list highlights the top-rated funds for long-term investors based on the ratings of leading fund industry researchers.

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Performance

The fund has returned 11.44 percent over the past year, 8.53 percent over the past three years, 12.82 percent over the past five years, and 8.04 percent over the past decade.

Trailing Returns Updated 06.30.2014
Year to date 5.3%
1 Year 11.4%
3 Years (Annualized) 8.5%
5 Years (Annualized) 12.8%
10 Years (Annualized) 8.0%

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Summary

The investment seeks high current income; capital growth is a secondary goal when consistent with achieving high current income. The fund invests mainly in bonds that are obligations of U.S. companies, are below investment-grade in quality, and have intermediate- to long-term maturities (three years or longer). The advisor may consider, among other things, credit, interest rate and prepayment risks, as well as general market conditions, when deciding whether to buy or sell investments.

Fees

Fees are Above Average compared to funds in the same category.
Putnam High Yield Trust Fund has an expense ratio of 1.02 percent.

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Risk

Risk is Above Average compared to funds in the same category according to Morningstar.

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