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

BMO TCH Corporate Income Fund (MCIIX)

Performance (1-YR): 9.63% Expense Ratio: 0.51%

#2

BlackRock Allocation Target Shares Series C (BRACX)

Performance (1-YR): 8.82% Expense Ratio: 0.00%

#3

Vanguard Long Term Investment Grade Fund (VWESX)

Performance (1-YR): 12.30% Expense Ratio: 0.22%

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Emerging Markets Bond

#1

GMO Emerging Country Debt Fund (GMCDX)

Performance (1-YR): 17.00% Expense Ratio: 0.62%

#2

DoubleLine Emerging Markets Fixed Income Fund (DBLEX)

Performance (1-YR): 11.34% Expense Ratio: 0.92%

#3

Fidelity® New Markets Income Fund (FNMIX)

Performance (1-YR): 12.12% Expense Ratio: 0.86%

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High Yield Bond

#1

Loomis Sayles Institutional High Income Fund (LSHIX)

Performance (1-YR): 17.71% Expense Ratio: 0.68%

#2

Third Avenue Focused Credit Fund (TFCIX)

Performance (1-YR): 20.25% Expense Ratio: 0.91%

#2

USAA High Income Fund (USHYX)

Performance (1-YR): 12.01% Expense Ratio: 0.95%

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Intermediate Government

#1

Fidelity® GNMA Fund (FGMNX)

Performance (1-YR): 5.07% Expense Ratio: 0.45%

#2

AMG Managers Intermediate Duration Government Fund (MGIDX)

Performance (1-YR): 5.66% Expense Ratio: 0.91%

#2

SEI Daily Income Trust GNMA Portfolio (SEGMX)

Performance (1-YR): 4.91% Expense Ratio: 0.69%

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Intermediate-Term Bond

#1

DoubleLine Total Return Bond Fund (DBLTX)

Performance (1-YR): 4.87% Expense Ratio: 0.48%

#2

TCW Total Return Bond Fund (TGLMX)

Performance (1-YR): 6.24% Expense Ratio: 0.49%

#3

Dodge & Cox Income Fund (DODIX)

Performance (1-YR): 6.62% Expense Ratio: 0.43%

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Long Government

#1

Vanguard Extended Duration Treasury Index Fund (VEDTX)

Performance (1-YR): 8.47% Expense Ratio: 0.10%

#2

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

Performance (1-YR): 5.65% Expense Ratio: 0.20%

#2

Vanguard Long Term Treasury Fund (VUSTX)

Performance (1-YR): 5.82% Expense Ratio: 0.20%

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Long-Term Bond

#1

PIMCO Long Duration Total Return Fund (PLRIX)

Performance (1-YR): 10.96% Expense Ratio: 0.50%

#2

SEI Institutional Investments Trust Long Duration Fund (LDRAX)

Performance (1-YR): 9.61% Expense Ratio: 0.15%

#3

Archer Income Fund (ARINX)

Performance (1-YR): 5.04% Expense Ratio: 1.26%

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Multisector Bond

#1

PIMCO Income Fund (PONAX)

Performance (1-YR): 9.59% Expense Ratio: 0.85%

#2

Loomis Sayles Fixed Income Fund (LSFIX)

Performance (1-YR): 13.68% Expense Ratio: 0.57%

#3

T. Rowe Price Spectrum Income Fund (RPSIX)

Performance (1-YR): 9.03% Expense Ratio: 0.69%

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Nontraditional Bond

#1

Putnam Diversified Income Trust (PDINX)

Performance (1-YR): 7.96% Expense Ratio: 0.99%

#2

PIMCO Floating Income Fund (PFIAX)

Performance (1-YR): 7.50% Expense Ratio: 0.95%

#3

PIMCO Unconstrained Tax Managed Bond Fund (ATMAX)

Performance (1-YR): 1.62% Expense Ratio: 1.12%

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Short Government

#1

Fidelity® Limited Term Government Fund (FFXSX)

Performance (1-YR): 1.27% Expense Ratio: 0.45%

#1

Payden U.S. Government Fund (PYUSX)

Performance (1-YR): 1.47% Expense Ratio: 0.45%

#3

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

Performance (1-YR): 1.18% Expense Ratio: 0.73%

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Short-Term Bond

#1

Frost Total Return Bond Fund (FATRX)

Performance (1-YR): 6.80% Expense Ratio: 0.74%

#2

Thompson Bond Fund (THOPX)

Performance (1-YR): 5.98% Expense Ratio: 0.74%

#3

Federated Short-Intermediate Total Return Bond Fund (FGCIX)

Performance (1-YR): 5.54% Expense Ratio: 0.36%

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Ultrashort Bond

#1

AMG Managers Short Duration Government Fund (MGSDX)

Performance (1-YR): 1.07% Expense Ratio: 0.77%

#2

PIA Short Term Securities Fund (PIASX)

Performance (1-YR): 0.80% Expense Ratio: 0.39%

#3

TCW Short Term Bond Fund (TGSMX)

Performance (1-YR): 1.05% Expense Ratio: 0.44%

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World Bond

#1

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

Performance (1-YR): 7.00% Expense Ratio: 0.90%

#2

T. Rowe Price Strategic Income Fund (PRSAX)

Performance (1-YR): 7.71% Expense Ratio: 0.95%

#3

GuideStone Funds Global Bond Fund (GGBFX)

Performance (1-YR): 9.27% Expense Ratio: 0.82%

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Updated 07.03.2014

Top Performing Mutual Funds As of 07.03.2014

Van Eck International Investors Gold Fund (INIVX)

Commodities Funds | Equity Precious Metals

Total Return: 21.74%

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

Commodities Funds | Equity Precious Metals

Total Return: 20.41%

Tocqueville Gold Fund (TGLDX)

Commodities Funds | Equity Precious Metals

Total Return: 19.99%

ProFunds Oil Equipment Service & Distribution Fund (OEPIX)

Sector Funds | Equity Energy

Total Return: 63.26%

Firsthand Alternative Energy Fund (ALTEX)

Sector Funds | Technology

Total Return: 53.08%

T. Rowe Price Global Technology Fund (PRGTX)

Sector Funds | Technology

Total Return: 51.65%

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

Sector Funds | Real Estate

Total Return: 31.50%

AMG SouthernSun Small Cap Fund (SSSFX)

U.S. Stocks | Small Blend

Total Return: 30.47%

Hodges Small Cap Fund (HDPSX)

U.S. Stocks | Small Blend

Total Return: 30.04%

* Annualized