Some high income funds include USAA High Income Fund, Fidelity High Income and the Loomis Sayles Bond, according to the USAA, Fidelity and Kiplinger websites. Others include the Vanguard Dividend Growth, T. Rowe Price Real Estate and Franklin Utilities stocks.
The USAA High Income Fund has some features of both bonds and stocks, and funds are typically invested in high-yield securities, such as preferred stocks, bonds and leveraged loans, among others, states USAA.
The Fidelity High Income Fund places an investment emphasis on lower-quality debt securities, says Fidelity. These types of investments feature higher risk as well as generally higher yields.
The Loomis Sayles Bond features high risk as it lost percentage points in 2008, but it gained higher yields in 2009, notes Kiplinger.