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Table: Top Bond Funds Overall


Here we show the bond funds that received A ratings for the best risk-adjusted returns against all bond funds over five years. To compare funds on a number of measures see the Mutual Funds Interactive Scoreboard.

Fund

5-yr. Avg. Annual Tot. Return*

Category

AIM High Income Municipal A**

7.1

Muni. High Yield

AllianceBernstein Emerging Market Debt A**

18.4

Emerging Markets Bond

Amer Century CA High Yield Municipal Inv

6.7

Muni. Calif. Long

Amer Century International Bond Inv

10.7

International Bond

Amer Century Target Maturity 2025 Inv

10.1

Long Government

BlackRock World Income Instl

10.4

International Bond

Calamos Global Growth & Income A

11.4

Convertibles

Columbia High Income A

11.0

High Yield

Columbia High Yield Municipal Z

6.1

Muni. High Yield

DWS Emerging Markets Fixed Income S

17.3

Emerging Markets Bond

DWS High Yield Tax Free S

6.3

Muni. High Yield

Davis Appreciation & Income A

12.0

Convertibles

Delaware Delchester A

11.5

High Yield

Delaware High Yield Opp A

11.3

High Yield

Delaware MN High Yield Muni Bd A

6.9

Muni. Single-State Interm.

Diversified Inv Adv High Yield Bond Inv

10.0

High Yield

Dreyfus Premier Select Muni Bond Z

5.4

Muni. National Long

Dupree AL Tax Free Income

5.8

Muni. Single-State Interm.

Dupree MS Tax Free Income

5.6

Muni. Single-State Interm.

Eaton Vance AMT Free Municipal Bond A

6.7

Muni. National Long

Eaton Vance High Income B

9.8

High Yield

Eaton Vance High Yield Municipals A

8.3

Muni. High Yield

Eaton Vance Natl Municipals A

8.7

Muni. National Long

Eaton Vance SC Municipals A

6.4

Muni. Single-State Interm.

Federated International High Inc A

14.9

Emerging Markets Bond

Federated Muni High Yield A

6.6

Muni. High Yield

Fidelity Advisor Emerging Mkts Inc T

15.5

Emerging Markets Bond

Fidelity Advisor High Income Advatange T

13.7

High Yield

Fidelity Capital & Income

12.9

High Yield

Fidelity High Income

10.1

High Yield

Fidelity Municipal Income

5.7

Muni. National Long

Fidelity NY Muni Inc

5.6

Muni. New York Long

Fidelity New Markets Income

16.0

Emerging Markets Bond

Fidelity Strategic Income

9.5

Multisector

Fidelity Tax Free Bond

5.9

Muni. National Long

First American Tax Free Y**

5.8

Muni. National Long

Franklin High Income A

10.3

High Yield

Franklin High Yld Tax Free Inc A

6.4

Muni. High Yield

Franklin Muni Sec Tr CA High Yld Muni A

6.3

Muni. Calif. Long

GMO Emerging Country Debt IV**

21.5

Emerging Markets Bond

Goldman Sachs High Yield A

10.5

High Yield

Goldman Sachs High Yield Muni A

7.4

Muni. High Yield

JPMorgan Emerging Mkts Debt Sel

16.6

Emerging Markets Bond

John Hancock High Yield A

13.6

High Yield

John Hancock High Yield Municipal Bond A

6.3

Muni. High Yield

Legg Mason Partners Global High Yield A

10.8

International Bond

Loomis Sayles Bond Instl

13.5

Multisector

Loomis Sayles Global Bond Instl

10.6

International Bond

Loomis Sayles Strategic Income A

15.2

Multisector

MFS Emerging Markets Debt A

16.5

Emerging Markets Bond

MFS High Yield Opportunities A

10.6

High Yield

MFS Municipal High Income A

6.5

Muni. High Yield

MainStay Global High Income A

15.7

Emerging Markets Bond

MainStay High Yield Corp Bd A

12.0

High Yield

Managers Global Bond

9.4

International Bond

Morgan Stanley Instl Emerging Markets Debt A

14.6

Emerging Markets Bond

Morgan Stanley Tax Exempt Securities D

5.4

Muni. National Long

Northern High Yield Muni

6.2

Muni. High Yield

Northern Income Equity

9.5

Convertibles

Nuveen High Yield Muni Bd A

9.1

Muni. High Yield

Oppenheimer AMT Free Municipal Bond A

7.7

Muni. National Long

Oppenheimer AMT NY Municipal A

6.8

Muni. New York Long

Oppenheimer CA Municipal A

8.0

Muni. Calif. Long

Oppenheimer Intl Bond A

14.6

International Bond

Oppenheimer Limited Term Municipal A

6.9

Muni. National Interm.

Oppenheimer NJ Municipal A

8.4

Muni. Single-State Long

Oppenheimer PA Municipal A

8.7

Muni. Single-State Long

Oppenheimer Rochester Municipals A

7.4

Muni. New York Long

Oppenheimer Rochester National Muni A

10.2

Muni. High Yield

PIMCO Emerging Markets Bond A

15.6

Emerging Markets Bond

PIMCO RCM Real Return Asset Instl

10.8

Long Government

Payden Emerging Markets Bond R

12.7

Emerging Markets Bond

Phoenix Emerging Mkts Bd A

14.5

Emerging Markets Bond

Pioneer AMT Free CA Municipal Inv

6.0

Muni. Calif. Long

Pioneer AMT Free Municipal Inv

6.2

Muni. National Long

Pioneer Global High Yield A

15.1

International Bond

Putnam Convertible Income Growth A

10.7

Convertibles

Putnam High Yield Advantage A

10.0

High Yield

Regions Morgan Keegan Sel Hi Inc A**

12.4

High Yield

SEI Emerging Markets Debt A

17.3

Emerging Markets Bond

SunAmerica High Yield Bd A

10.7

High Yield

T Rowe Price Emerging Markets Bond

15.9

Emerging Markets Bond

T Rowe Price High Yield**

9.3

High Yield

T Rowe Price Intl Bond

9.4

International Bond

T Rowe Price Summit Muni Income

5.9

Muni. National Long

T Rowe Price Tx Fr Inc Tr High Yield

6.5

Muni. High Yield

TCW Emerging Markets Income I

14.5

Emerging Markets Bond

Templeton Global Bond A

12.8

International Bond

USAA Florida Tx Fr Income

5.5

Muni. Single-State Long

USAA Tx Ex Long Term

6.1

Muni. National Long

USAA Tx Ex New York Bond

5.5

Muni. New York Long

Van Kampen High Yield Municipal A

7.3

Muni. High Yield

Van Kampen Strategic Muni Income A**

6.7

Muni. High Yield

Vanguard FL Long Term Tx Ex Admrl

5.5

Muni. Single-State Interm.

Vanguard High Yield TE Admrl

5.7

Muni. National Interm.

Vanguard Insrd Long Term TE Admrl

5.5

Muni. National Interm.

Vanguard NY Long Term TE Admrl

5.5

Muni. New York Interm.

WM High Yield A

12.3

High Yield

Wells Fargo Advtg Intermediate Tx Fr Inv

5.8

Muni. National Interm.

Wells Fargo Advtg Municipal Bond Inv

6.6

Muni. National Interm.

Wells Fargo Advtg WI Tax Free Inv

5.4

Muni. Single-State Interm.

Westcore Flexible Income

9.8

High Yield

*Appreciation plus reinvestment of dividends and capital gains before taxes, Jan. 1, 2002 - Dec. 29, 2006

** Fund closed

Data: Standard & Poor's


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