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List of 20 Best Bond Mutual Funds

Top-Rated Mutual Funds

Top-Rated Bond Mutual Funds as of 6/30/14

Fund NameGet InfoOverall RatingRisk Grade
USAA Tax-Exempt Interm-Term FundUSATXA+C+
Wells Fargo Adv CoreBuilder AWFCMXA+C-
Colorado Bond Shares Tax-ExemptHICOXA+A-
Vanguard CA Interm-Term T-E InvVCAIXA+C
First Hawaii-Muni Bond InvSURFXA+C+
BlackRock Secured Credit Inv ABMSAXA+B+
Thornburg Strategic Municipal Inc ATSSAXA+C
Sit MN Tax Free IncomeSMTFXA+C
Wells Fargo Adv Muni Bd AWMFAXA+C
American Funds Tax-Exempt of CA ATAFTXA+C
Wells Fargo Adv CA Tax Fr ASCTAXA+C-
BMO Intermediate Tax Free YMITFXA+C+
T Rowe Price CA Tax Free BondPRXCXA+C-
Vanguard Long-Term Tax-Exempt InvVWLTXA+C-
T Rowe Price MD Tax Free BdMDXBXA+C
Schwab California Tax-Free Bond FdSWCAXA+C+
CA Tax-Free Income DirectCFNTXA+C+
Vanguard PA Long-Term Tax-Exmpt InvVPAIXA+C
Fidelity Tax Free Bond FdFTABXA+C-
Vanguard CA Long-Term Tax-Exmpt InvVCITXA+C-

Source: TheStreet Ratings

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

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