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TheStreet Ratings

List of 20 Best Bond Mutual Funds

Top-Rated Mutual Funds

Top-Rated Bond Mutual Funds as of 12/31/15

Fund NameGet InfoOverall RatingRisk Grade
Colorado Bond Shares Tax-ExemptHICOXA+A-
Gurtin California Muni Val InstGCMFXA+B
Gurtin National Muni Val InstGNMFXA+B
Fidelity CA Ltd Term Tax-Free BdFCSTXA+B+
Wells Fargo CA Ltd Tax Fr ASFCIXA+B+
Oppenheimer Rochester Sht Term Mu AORSTXA+A
Zeo Strategic Income IZEOIXA+A-
Johnson Municipal IncomeJMUNXA+B
USAA Tax-Exempt Interm-Term FundUSATXA+B-
CNR CA Tax-Exempt Bond ServicingCNTIXA+B+
Capital Group California Core MuniCCCMXA+B
Capital Group Core MunicipalCCMPXA+B+
CA Tax-Free Income DirectCFNTXA+B-
Thornburg CA Ltd Term Muni ALTCAXA+B+
RiverPark Sht-Tm High Yield RtlRPHYXA+A-
Vanguard Lmtd-Term Tax-Exempt InvVMLTXA+A-
Saturna Idaho Tax-ExemptNITEXA+B-
Frost Municipal Bond InvFAUMXA+B
Dupree KY Tax Free Short-to-MedKYSMXA+B+
BNY Mellon Natl Int Muni MMPNIXA+B-

Source: TheStreet Ratings

The 20 bond mutual funds (listed above) are ranked highest by TheStreet Ratings' methodology.

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11/20/15 2:54PM
The funds will help investors diversify their bond exposure internationally.
11/2/15 4:13PM
The current combination of technical, fundamental and economic risks points to a looming bear market, so adjust your portfolio accordingly, says Jason Schwarz, president of Wilshire Funds Management.
10/23/15 10:15AM
In an otherwise brutal third quarter, managed futures funds shone brightly. Duncan Wilkinson, CEO of AlphaSimplex, explains their success.
10/19/15 12:42PM
High-yield bonds have been selling off due to worries about the economy and valuation warnings from billionaire investor Carl Icahn.
9/29/15 5:03PM
Lyle Fitterer says that he likes the longer-term prospects for municipal bonds. His Wells Fargo Advantage Municipal Bond fund is up six basis points in 2015.
7/27/15 5:14PM
The threat of higher rates ahead has kept REIT shares in check in 2015, but these REITs have strong outlooks and are poised to do well, one fund manager says.
7/23/15 3:13PM
They should benefit from a modestly growing economy, Andy Toburen said.
7/20/15 5:15PM
Emerging-market bonds traditionally run into trouble when the Federal Reserve raises interest rates, but stick with them, portfolio manager John Bellows says.
7/9/15 1:15PM
The spike in volatility as a result of the Greek crisis has the market on edge, says Jonathan Angrist, portfolio manager for the Cognios Market Neutral Large Cap Fund.
7/4/15 6:15AM
Adam McCabe also said that the slowing of China's economy will be balanced by other factors that will result in opportunities for investors.
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