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TheStreet Ratings

List of 20 Best Bond Mutual Funds

Top-Rated Mutual Funds

Top-Rated Bond Mutual Funds as of 3/31/16

Fund NameGet InfoOverall RatingRisk Grade
Gurtin California Muni Val InstGCMFXA+B
Colorado Bond Shares Tax-ExemptHICOXA+A-
Gurtin National Muni Val InstGNMFXA+B
Saturna Idaho Tax-ExemptNITEXA+B-
USAA Tax-Exempt Interm-Term FundUSATXA+B-
Johnson Municipal IncomeJMUNXA+B
Capital Group California Core MuniCCCMXA+B
CA Tax-Free Income DirectCFNTXA+B
Schwab Tax-Free Bond FundSWNTXA+B-
Schwab California Tax-Free Bond FdSWCAXA+C+
Federated Interm Muni Trust YFIMYXA+B-
Fidelity MN Muni IncFIMIXA+B-
State Farm Muni BondSFBDXA+B-
BNY Mellon Natl Int Muni MMPNIXA+B-
Frost Municipal Bond InvFAUMXA+B
T Rowe Price Summit Muni IntmdtPRSMXA+C+
CNR CA Tax-Exempt Bond ServicingCNTIXA+B+
Payden CA Muni Inc InvestorPYCRXA+B-
Fidelity CA Ltd Term Tax-Free BdFCSTXA+B+
Brown Advisory Maryland Bond InvBIAMXA+B+

Source: TheStreet Ratings

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

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Don't be fooled by a Dow over 18,000, says David Wright, portfolio manager for the Sierra Strategic Income Fund.
4/19/16 8:32AM
The demand for green bonds is not just taking root, it is blossoming, said Mamadou-Abou Sarr, head of environmental, social and governance investing at Northern Trust Asset Management.
4/15/16 1:38PM
Expense ratios for stock and bond mutual funds fell in 2015 to the lowest level in at least 20 years.
4/14/16 3:05PM
Municipal bonds had a solid year in 2015 and judging by the group's fundamentals the coming year should be similarly positive.
4/11/16 1:42PM
Impact investing is all about making a positive social or environmental statement while shooting for an above market return.
3/23/16 5:46PM
The trend has been friendly so far this year to investors in managed futures funds.
3/23/16 2:43PM
The high yield market is being challenged again after rough sledding in 2015.
1/20/16 5:30PM
Although Third Avenue's high-yield fund collapsed and subsequently closed, those problems are not indicative of the entire sector, said a director at AllianceBernstein.
12/18/15 2:53PM
The chief investment strategist at Community Capital Management looks at housing, agriculture, and other sectors for sustainable investment .
12/14/15 2:44PM
Investors need to follow best practices when trading ETFs, says Joel Dickson, Vanguard's global head of investment research. Perhaps the foremost rule is using limit orders.
12/10/15 3:02PM
Target date funds have a long time horizon -- but does yours have enough in equities to make sure you don't outlive your money?
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

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