High Yield Bond

High-yield bond portfolios concentrate on lower-quality bonds, which are riskier than those of higher-quality companies. These portfolios generally offer higher yields than other types of portfolios, but they are also more vulnerable to economic and credit risk. These portfolios primarily invest in U.S. high-income debt securities where at least 65% or more of bond assets are not rated or are rated by a major agency such as Standard & Poor's or Moody's at the level of BB (considered speculative for taxable bonds) and below. Morningstar®

#11 Western Asset High Yield Fund (WAHYX)

Performance (1-yr.): 11.46% Expenses: 0.70%
Performance (1-mo.): 1.04% Total Assets: $584.47M
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#12 BlackRock High Yield Bond Portfolio (BHYAX)

Performance (1-yr.): 13.21% Expenses: 0.92%
Performance (1-mo.): 1.02% Total Assets: $15.15B
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#13 MassMutual Premier High Yield Fund (MPHAX)

Performance (1-yr.): 13.13% Expenses: 1.10%
Performance (1-mo.): 0.80% Total Assets: $284.1M
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#14 SSgA High Yield Bond Fund (SSHYX)

Performance (1-yr.): 11.39% Expenses: 0.76%
Performance (1-mo.): 0.83% Total Assets: $105.29M
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#15 Federated Institutional High Yield Bond Fund (FIHBX)

Performance (1-yr.): 11.11% Expenses: 0.50%
Performance (1-mo.): 0.79% Total Assets: $3.59B
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#16 PIA High Yield Fund (PHYSX)

Performance (1-yr.): 10.68% Expenses: 0.98%
Performance (1-mo.): 0.69% Total Assets: $84.84M
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#16 SEI Institutional Investments Trust High Yield Bond Fund (SGYAX)

Performance (1-yr.): 8.41% Expenses: 0.31%
Performance (1-mo.): 0.80% Total Assets: $2.19B
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#18 Franklin High Income Fund (FHAIX)

Performance (1-yr.): 12.20% Expenses: 0.77%
Performance (1-mo.): 0.98% Total Assets: $7.08B
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#19 Ivy High Income Fund (WHIAX)

Performance (1-yr.): 11.18% Expenses: 0.93%
Performance (1-mo.): 0.61% Total Assets: $11.74B
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#20 Transamerica Partners Institutional High Yield Bond Fund (DIHYX)

Performance (1-yr.): 10.70% Expenses: 0.85%
Performance (1-mo.): 0.56% Total Assets: $342.55M
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Top Performing High Yield Bond Funds As of 07.03.2014

Rx High Income Fund (FMHRX)

Total Return: 2.88%

Loomis Sayles Institutional High Income Fund (LSHIX)

Total Return: 1.83%

Aegis High Yield Fund (AHYFX)

Total Return: 1.76%

Third Avenue Focused Credit Fund (TFCIX)

Total Return: 20.25%

Loomis Sayles Institutional High Income Fund (LSHIX)

Total Return: 17.71%

Rx High Income Fund (FMHRX)

Total Return: 16.94%

Third Avenue Focused Credit Fund (TFCIX)

Total Return: 12.09%

Waddell & Reed Advisor High Income Fund (UNHIX)

Total Return: 11.46%

Loomis Sayles Institutional High Income Fund (LSHIX)

Total Return: 11.39%

* Annualized