Best Mutual Funds: Top Performing Global Bond Funds

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NerdWallet examined all 7,000+ mutual funds that were in existence for the full decade ending December 31, 2012.  Below are the top performing world bond funds of that ten year time period.  Past performance is not necessarily indicative of future results.

Fund Name Symbol Annual Return Annual Volatility Assets Under Management Expense Ratio
Templeton Global Bond TGBAX 9.23% 8%  64,430,628,522 0.64%
Oppenheimer International Bond OIBNX 6.91% 9%  12,764,374,948 1.41%
Putnam Global Income PGGMX 5.25% 9%  363,192,634 1.35%
BlackRock World Income MDWIX 5.03% 8%  128,530,022 1.31%
American Century International Bond AIBDX 4.98% 9%  1,262,573,049 1.06%
Aberdeen Global Fixed Income CUGAX 4.46% 6%  29,492,407 1.21%
Delaware International Bond DPIFX 4.36% 10%  14,832,726 1.10%
AllianceBern Global Bond ANAGX 4.33% 7%  3,494,768,933 0.90%
Waddell & Reed Global Bond WGBCX 4.28% 5%  858,064,660 2.03%
Prudential Global Total Return PCTRX 4.23% 9%  313,157,600 2.06%
PACE International Fixed Income PWFAX 4.15% 9%  537,168,291 1.21%
Federated International Bond FTIIX 4.14% 9%  74,893,855 0.99%
Columbia Global Bond IGBFX 4.13% 6%  257,853,275 1.15%
T. Rowe Price International Bond PAIBX 3.94% 8%  5,295,365,550 1.16%
PIMCO Foreign Bond (USD-Hedged) PFODX 3.83% 5%  5,460,089,891 0.90%

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