Western Asset Global High Yield Bond Fund

Scorecard
4 / 5 Stars
Lipper
4 4 1 2 1
Zacks Investment Research
4 (Sell)
Standard & Poor's
4 / 5 Stars
TheStreet.com
C (Hold)

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 11.61 percent over the past year, 8.88 percent over the past three years, 13.77 percent over the past five years, and 7.99 percent over the past decade.

Trailing Returns Updated 06.30.2014
Year to date 5.7%
1 Year 11.6%
3 Years (Annualized) 8.9%
5 Years (Annualized) 13.8%
10 Years (Annualized) 8.0%

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Summary

The investment seeks to maximize total return. The fund invests primarily in high yield fixed income securities issued by U.S. and foreign companies and foreign governments and their agencies and instrumentalities. It normally invests at least 80% of its assets in high yield bonds. The fund may invest without limit in foreign securities and may invest up to 35% of its assets in sovereign debt issued by emerging market governmental issuers. Its investments may be of any maturity or duration.

Fees

Fees are Above Average compared to funds in the same category.
Western Asset Global High Yield Bond Fund has an expense ratio of 0.88 percent.

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Risk

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

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