3 / 5 Stars
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Standard & Poor's
U.S. News evaluated 168 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 6.54 percent over the past year, 7.66 percent over the past three years, 13.28 percent over the past five years, and 7.50 percent over the past decade.
|Trailing Returns||Updated 10.31.2013|
|Year to date||4.4%|
|3 Years (Annualized)||7.7%|
|5 Years (Annualized)||13.3%|
|10 Years (Annualized)||7.5%|
The investment seeks the highest possible total return and income consistent with conservation of capital through investment in a diversified portfolio of high yielding, high risk fixed-income securities. At least 80% of the fund's net assets are invested, under normal circumstances, in high-yield, below-investment grade fixed-income securities (often referred to as "junk bonds"). These securities are rated below Baa3 by Moody's Investor Services, Inc. ("Moody's") or BBB- by Standard & Poor's Ratings Services ("S&P") or determined to be of comparable quality by the sub-adviser. Up to 15% of net assets can be rated below Caa3 by Moody's or CCC- by S&P.
Fees are Above Average compared to funds in the same category.
VALIC Company II High Yield Bond Fund has an expense ratio of 0.96 percent.
Risk is Average compared to funds in the same category according to Morningstar.