Best Mutual Funds

The U.S. News Mutual Fund Score offers a broad look at what some of the brightest minds conducting investment analysis have to say about more than 4,500 mutual funds using ratings from Morningstar, Lipper, Zacks, TheStreet.com, and Standard & Poor's. To learn more about our score, see the methodology.

Corporate Bond

#1

ING Investment Grade Credit Fund (ISCFX)

Performance (1-YR): 4.77% Expense Ratio: 0.00%

#2

Vanguard Long-Term Corporate Bond Index Fund (VLCIX)

Performance (1-YR): 0.87% Expense Ratio: 0.09%

#3

PIA BBB Bond Fund (PBBBX)

Performance (1-YR): 1.17% Expense Ratio: 0.00%

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Emerging Markets Bond

#1

GMO Emerging Country Debt Fund (GMCDX)

Performance (1-YR): 0.27% Expense Ratio: 0.62%

#2

DoubleLine Emerging Markets Fixed Income Fund (DBLEX)

Performance (1-YR): 0.03% Expense Ratio: 0.92%

#3

Fidelity® New Markets Income Fund (FNMIX)

Performance (1-YR): 3.88% Expense Ratio: 0.86%

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High Yield Bond

#1

PIA High Yield Fund (PHYSX)

Performance (1-YR): 8.56% Expense Ratio: 0.99%

#2

Rainier High Yield Fund (RAIHX)

Performance (1-YR): 8.11% Expense Ratio: 0.66%

#3

Loomis Sayles Institutional High Income Fund (LSHIX)

Performance (1-YR): 16.16% Expense Ratio: 0.68%

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Intermediate Government

#1

Vanguard GNMA Fund (VFIIX)

Performance (1-YR): 0.20% Expense Ratio: 0.21%

#2

Fidelity® GNMA Fund (FGMNX)

Performance (1-YR): 0.16% Expense Ratio: 0.45%

#3

Managers Intermediate Duration Government Fund (MGIDX)

Performance (1-YR): 1.18% Expense Ratio: 0.95%

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Intermediate-Term Bond

#1

TCW Total Return Bond Fund (TGLMX)

Performance (1-YR): 2.63% Expense Ratio: 0.49%

#2

DoubleLine Total Return Bond Fund (DBLTX)

Performance (1-YR): 1.58% Expense Ratio: 0.48%

#3

Cavanal Hill Intermediate Bond Fund (APFBX)

Performance (1-YR): 3.11% Expense Ratio: 0.89%

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Long Government

#1

Fidelity Spartan Long Term Trust Bond Index Fund (FLBIX)

Performance (1-YR): 5.06% Expense Ratio: 0.20%

#1

Vanguard Long-Term Government Bond Index Fund (VLGIX)

Performance (1-YR): 4.98% Expense Ratio: 0.09%

#3

PIMCO Extended Duration Fund (PEDIX)

Performance (1-YR): 8.64% Expense Ratio: 0.50%

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Long-Term Bond

#1

Dupree Taxable Municipal Bond Fund (DUTMX)

Performance (1-YR): 0.21% Expense Ratio: 0.83%

#2

PIMCO Long Duration Total Return Fund (PLRIX)

Performance (1-YR): 2.05% Expense Ratio: 0.50%

#3

Vanguard Long-Term Bond Fund (VBLTX)

Performance (1-YR): 2.04% Expense Ratio: 0.20%

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Multisector Bond

#1

Brandes Separate Managed Account Residential Trust Fund (SMARX)

Performance (1-YR): 5.28% Expense Ratio: 0.00%

#2

PIMCO Income Fund (PONAX)

Performance (1-YR): 4.70% Expense Ratio: 0.85%

#3

Loomis Sayles Fixed Income Fund (LSFIX)

Performance (1-YR): 8.19% Expense Ratio: 0.57%

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Nontraditional Bond

#1

PIMCO Floating Income Fund (PFIAX)

Performance (1-YR): 2.43% Expense Ratio: 0.95%

#2

PIMCO Unconstrained Tax Managed Bond Fund (ATMAX)

Performance (1-YR): 1.40% Expense Ratio: 1.12%

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Short Government

#1

DFA Short-Term Government Portfolio (DFFGX)

Performance (1-YR): 0.02% Expense Ratio: 0.19%

#1

Vanguard Short Term Federal Fund (VSGBX)

Performance (1-YR): 0.14% Expense Ratio: 0.20%

#3

Fidelity® Limited Term Government Fund (FFXSX)

Performance (1-YR): 0.10% Expense Ratio: 0.45%

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Short-Term Bond

#1

Thompson Bond Fund (THOPX)

Performance (1-YR): 3.52% Expense Ratio: 0.78%

#2

BlackRock US Mortgage Portfolio (MSUMX)

Performance (1-YR): 1.77% Expense Ratio: 0.62%

#3

Vanguard Short-Term Corporate Bond Index Fund (VSTBX)

Performance (1-YR): 1.93% Expense Ratio: 0.09%

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Ultrashort Bond

#1

Managers Short Duration Government Fund (MGSDX)

Performance (1-YR): 0.66% Expense Ratio: 0.81%

#2

PIA Short Term Securities Fund (PIASX)

Performance (1-YR): 0.40% Expense Ratio: 0.35%

#3

TCW Short Term Bond Fund (TGSMX)

Performance (1-YR): 0.83% Expense Ratio: 0.44%

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World Bond

#1

PIMCO Foreign Bond Fund (U.S. Dollar-Hedged) (PFOAX)

Performance (1-YR): 1.60% Expense Ratio: 0.90%

#2

PIMCO Global Bond (USD-Hedged) Fund (PAIIX)

Performance (1-YR): 0.27% Expense Ratio: 0.90%

#3

DFA Five Year Global Fixed Income Portfolio (DFGBX)

Performance (1-YR): 0.70% Expense Ratio: 0.28%

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Updated 03.05.2014

Top Performing Mutual Funds As of 03.05.2014

U.S. Global Investors Gold & Precious Metals Fund (USERX)

Commodities Funds | Equity Precious Metals

Total Return: 16.20%

U.S. Global Investors World Precious Minerals Fund (UNWPX)

Commodities Funds | Equity Precious Metals

Total Return: 15.32%

Morgan Stanley Institutional Asian Equity Portfolio (MEQPX)

International Funds | Pacific/Asia Ex-Japan Stk

Total Return: 14.82%

Firsthand Alternative Energy Fund (ALTEX)

Sector Funds | Technology

Total Return: 86.77%

Fidelity® Select Biotechnology Portfolio (FBIOX)

Sector Funds | Health

Total Return: 84.28%

Franklin Biotechnology Discovery Fund (FBDIX)

Sector Funds | Health

Total Return: 81.35%

Oceanstone Fund (OSFDX)

U.S. Stocks | Mid-Cap Value

Total Return: 55.80%

Fidelity® Select Automotive Portfolio (FSAVX)

Sector Funds | Consumer Cyclical

Total Return: 44.67%

PIMCO Variable Insurance Trust Real Estate Real Return Strategy Fund (PETAX)

Sector Funds | Real Estate

Total Return: 39.85%

* Annualized