TheStreet Ratings

List of 20 Best Bond Mutual Funds

Top-Rated Mutual Funds

Top-Rated Bond Mutual Funds as of 6/30/16

Fund NameGet InfoOverall RatingRisk Grade
Gurtin California Muni Val InstGCMFXA+B
USAA Tax-Exempt Interm-Term FundUSATXA+B
Saturna Idaho Tax-ExemptNITEXA+B
Gurtin National Muni Val InstGNMFXA+B
Westcore CO Tax ExemptWTCOXA+B-
PIMCO Fixed Income SHares TEFXIEXA+C+
Federated Interm Muni Trust YFIMYXA+B-
Colorado Bond Shares Tax-ExemptHICOXA+A-
Vanguard CA Interm-Term T-E InvVCAIXA+C+
Vanguard Interm-Term Tax-Exempt InvVWITXA+B-
T Rowe Price Summit Muni IntmdtPRSMXA+B-
Schwab Tax-Free Bond FundSWNTXA+B
Johnson Municipal IncomeJMUNXA+B
Invesco Intm Term Municipal Inc AVKLMXA+B-
Schwab California Tax-Free Bond FdSWCAXA+B-
Fidelity MN Muni IncFIMIXA+B-
CA Tax-Free Income DirectCFNTXA+B
Alpine HY Managed Duration Muni AAAHMXA+B
Brown Advisory Tax Exempt Bd InvBIAEXA+B
Delaware Tax Free MN Intmdt ADXCCXA+B

Source: TheStreet Ratings

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

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6/30/16 3:24PM
Should investors be looking at municipal bonds for safety and yield?
6/28/16 2:34PM
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6/28/16 1:13PM
Hedge funds and the less-pricey liquid alternative funds that attempt to mimic them have generally underperformed thus far in 2016.
6/14/16 12:45PM
The liquid alternatives movement is trying to bring hedge fund strategies to ordinary investors.
6/14/16 11:17AM
There's nothing wrong with a mutual fund that mixes stocks, bonds and REITs.
6/3/16 1:10PM
There's nothing wrong with a mutual fund that mixes stocks, bonds and REITs.
6/3/16 12:38PM
Donating to charity is a virtuous thing to do, but giving straight cash is not always the best way to do it.
5/26/16 1:17PM
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5/26/16 12:53PM
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5/18/16 3:15PM
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4/19/16 8:32AM
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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
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