Best Mutual Funds: Top Performing High Yield 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 high yield 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
Fidelity Advisor High Income Advantage FAHDX 6.90% 18%  1,912,090,505 1.03%
Transamerica Partners High Yield Bond DVHYX 6.88% 13%  117,226,614 1.10%
Fidelity Capital & Income FAGIX 6.86% 16%  9,539,398,567 0.77%
Putnam High Yield PCHYX 6.79% 12%  1,514,167,675 1.77%
MainStay High Yield Corporate Bond MYHCX 6.74% 11%  8,474,986,936 1.78%
Principal High Yield CCHIX 6.67% 11%  3,807,373,785 1.65%
Franklin High Income FHIBX 6.63% 11%  5,810,323,278 1.26%
Putnam High Yield Advantage PHYMX 6.48% 11%  963,691,001 1.29%
Calamos High Income CCHYX 6.44% 11%  298,899,271 1.94%
USAA High Income USHYX 6.35% 13%  1,925,079,041 0.95%
JPMorgan High Yield OGHBX 6.29% 10%  11,152,356,390 1.80%
Guggenheim High Yield SIHBX 6.22% 15%  89,823,163 0.92%
BlackRock High Yield Bond BHYAX 6.08% 12%  9,589,112,818 0.92%
Loomis Sayles High Income NEHCX 5.99% 12%  207,914,878 1.90%
Goldman Sachs High Yield GSHSX 5.98% 12%  5,831,429,509 1.22%
Transamerica High Yield Bond INCLX 5.93% 12%  674,481,807 1.77%
Harbor High-Yield Bond HYFIX 5.89% 7%  2,368,250,123 1.01%
Touchstone High Yield THYAX 5.68% 12%  385,314,751 0.99%
Forward High Yield Bond Investor AHBIX 5.65% 9%  131,473,845 1.28%
DWS Global High Income Institutional MGHYX 5.64% 10%  344,021,259 0.74%
Columbia High Yield Bond APECX 5.62% 12%  1,717,692,305 1.79%
Metropolitan West High Yield Bond MWHYX 5.54% 11%  2,317,750,888 0.82%
Columbia High Yield Opportunity LHYZX 5.53% 11%  373,554,508 0.86%

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