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

Vanguard Long-Term Corporate Bond Index Fund (VLCIX)

Performance (1-YR): 1.77% Expense Ratio: 0.09%

#2

ING Investment Grade Credit Fund (ISCFX)

Performance (1-YR): 4.86% Expense Ratio: 0.00%

#3

PIA BBB Bond Fund (PBBBX)

Performance (1-YR): 1.26% Expense Ratio: 0.00%

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Emerging Markets Bond

#1

GMO Emerging Country Debt Fund (GMCDX)

Performance (1-YR): 2.83% Expense Ratio: 0.62%

#2

DoubleLine Emerging Markets Fixed Income Fund (DBLEX)

Performance (1-YR): 0.95% Expense Ratio: 0.92%

#3

Fidelity® New Markets Income Fund (FNMIX)

Performance (1-YR): 1.26% Expense Ratio: 0.86%

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High Yield Bond

#1

Loomis Sayles Institutional High Income Fund (LSHIX)

Performance (1-YR): 14.36% Expense Ratio: 0.68%

#2

PIA High Yield Fund (PHYSX)

Performance (1-YR): 8.01% Expense Ratio: 0.98%

#3

USAA High Income Fund (USHYX)

Performance (1-YR): 7.83% Expense Ratio: 0.95%

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Intermediate Government

#1

Fidelity® GNMA Fund (FGMNX)

Performance (1-YR): 0.41% Expense Ratio: 0.45%

#2

Vanguard GNMA Fund (VFIIX)

Performance (1-YR): 0.31% Expense Ratio: 0.21%

#3

Managers Intermediate Duration Government Fund (MGIDX)

Performance (1-YR): 0.64% Expense Ratio: 0.95%

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Intermediate-Term Bond

#1

TCW Total Return Bond Fund (TGLMX)

Performance (1-YR): 2.05% Expense Ratio: 0.49%

#2

DoubleLine Total Return Bond Fund (DBLTX)

Performance (1-YR): 1.13% Expense Ratio: 0.48%

#3

Frost Total Return Bond Fund (FATRX)

Performance (1-YR): 3.23% Expense Ratio: 0.74%

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Long Government

#1

PIMCO Extended Duration Fund (PEDIX)

Performance (1-YR): 6.84% Expense Ratio: 0.50%

#2

Fidelity Spartan® Long Term Trust Bond Index Fund (FLBIX)

Performance (1-YR): 4.56% Expense Ratio: 0.20%

#2

Vanguard Long-Term Government Bond Index Fund (VLGIX)

Performance (1-YR): 4.43% Expense Ratio: 0.09%

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Long-Term Bond

#1

Dupree Taxable Municipal Bond Fund (DUTMX)

Performance (1-YR): 0.04% Expense Ratio: 0.83%

#2

PIMCO Long Duration Total Return Fund (PLRIX)

Performance (1-YR): 1.46% Expense Ratio: 0.50%

#3

Vanguard Long-Term Bond Fund (VBLTX)

Performance (1-YR): 1.25% Expense Ratio: 0.20%

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Multisector Bond

#1

PIMCO Income Fund (PONAX)

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

#2

Loomis Sayles Fixed Income Fund (LSFIX)

Performance (1-YR): 7.59% Expense Ratio: 0.57%

#3

Brandes Separate Managed Account Residential Trust Fund (SMARX)

Performance (1-YR): 4.68% Expense Ratio: 0.00%

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Nontraditional Bond

#1

PIMCO Floating Income Fund (PFIAX)

Performance (1-YR): 3.05% Expense Ratio: 0.95%

#2

PIMCO Unconstrained Tax Managed Bond Fund (ATMAX)

Performance (1-YR): 1.23% Expense Ratio: 1.12%

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Short Government

#1

Payden U.S. Government Fund (PYUSX)

Performance (1-YR): 0.59% Expense Ratio: 0.45%

#2

DFA Short-Term Government Portfolio (DFFGX)

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

#2

SEI Daily Income Trust Short-Duration Goverment Portfolio (TCSGX)

Performance (1-YR): 0.17% Expense Ratio: 0.74%

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Short-Term Bond

#1

Thompson Bond Fund (THOPX)

Performance (1-YR): 3.18% Expense Ratio: 0.78%

#2

BlackRock US Mortgage Portfolio (MSUMX)

Performance (1-YR): 1.43% Expense Ratio: 0.62%

#3

Vanguard Short-Term Corporate Bond Index Fund (VSTBX)

Performance (1-YR): 1.61% Expense Ratio: 0.09%

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Ultrashort Bond

#1

Managers Short Duration Government Fund (MGSDX)

Performance (1-YR): 0.33% Expense Ratio: 0.81%

#2

PIA Short Term Securities Fund (PIASX)

Performance (1-YR): 0.31% Expense Ratio: 0.39%

#3

TCW Short Term Bond Fund (TGSMX)

Performance (1-YR): 0.62% Expense Ratio: 0.44%

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World Bond

#1

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

Performance (1-YR): 1.49% Expense Ratio: 0.90%

#2

GMO Global Bond Fund (GMGBX)

Performance (1-YR): 1.66% Expense Ratio: 0.43%

#3

Morgan Stanley Global Fixed Income Opportunities Fund (DINAX)

Performance (1-YR): 6.04% Expense Ratio: 1.22%

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Updated 04.22.2014

Top Performing Mutual Funds As of 04.22.2014

Catalyst Insider Long/Short Fund (CIAAX)

U.S. Stocks | Long/Short Equity

Total Return: 14.10%

Matthews India Fund (MINDX)

International Funds | India Equity

Total Return: 13.10%

Dreyfus India Fund (DIIAX)

International Funds | India Equity

Total Return: 11.64%

Firsthand Alternative Energy Fund (ALTEX)

Sector Funds | Technology

Total Return: 90.28%

Guinness Atkinson Alternative Energy Fund (GAAEX)

Sector Funds | Equity Energy

Total Return: 62.31%

Lord Abbett Micro Cap Growth Fund (LMIYX)

U.S. Stocks | Small Growth

Total Return: 58.17%

Oceanstone Fund (OSFDX)

U.S. Stocks | Mid-Cap Value

Total Return: 50.50%

Fidelity® Select Automotive Portfolio (FSAVX)

Sector Funds | Consumer Cyclical

Total Return: 38.80%

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

Sector Funds | Real Estate

Total Return: 37.05%

* Annualized