3 / 5 Stars
4 4 1 5 2
Zacks Investment Research
1 (Strong Buy)
Standard & Poor's
4 / 5 Stars
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 14.90 percent over the past year, 10.27 percent over the past three years, 9.59 percent over the past five years, and 8.22 percent over the past decade.
|Trailing Returns||Updated 04.30.2013|
|Year to date||5.2%|
|3 Years (Annualized)||10.3%|
|5 Years (Annualized)||9.6%|
|10 Years (Annualized)||8.2%|
The investment seeks high current income. Under normal circumstances, the fund invests at least 80% of its assets in high yield corporate bonds, debentures and notes. High yield securities, commonly known as "junk bonds," are those rated below investment grade (that is, securities rated below the Baa/BBB categories) or, if unrated, determined to be of comparable credit quality by the subadviser. The fund may invest up to 40% of its assets in fixed income securities issued by foreign companies, including those in emerging market countries and may invest in fixed income securities denominated either in U.S. dollars or foreign currencies.
Fees are Above Average compared to funds in the same category.
Western Asset Short Duration High Income Fund has an expense ratio of 1.47 percent.
Risk is Above Average compared to funds in the same category according to Morningstar.