Examples of high yield bonds include Buffalo High Yield Fund, Fidelity Capital and Income Fund, PIA High Yield Fund, Osterweis Strategic Income Fund and Federated High Yield Trust, according to U.S. News & World Report. As of 2015, U.S. News rated the Buffalo High Yield Fund the number 1 in the high yield category. The fund yielded 2.12 percent in returns during the last year, and 4.79 in the last three years.
Other examples of high yield funds include the Federated Institutional High Yield Bond Fund, Lord Abbett High Yield Fund, City National Rochdale Fixed Income Opportunities Fund, Eaton Vance High Income Opportunities Fund and the T. Rowe Price High Yield Fund, notes U.S. News & World Report. Historically, approximately 80 percent of City National Rochdale Fixed Income Opportunities Fund's assets are invested in income securities, especially bonds issued by corporate and municipal organizations. As of 2015, the fund yielded a -0.85 percent return over the last year and a 3.64 percent return in the past three years, but it is considered low risk.
Zacks also rated the T. Rowe Price High Yield Fund as on the highest yielding funds as well as the Guggenheim High Yield A, the Waddell & Reed High-Income A, the Invesco High Yield A and the USAA High Income, according to its website. The Guggenheim High Yield A fund is considered high risk, and it invests primarily in debt securities. The fund yielded a 8.52 percent return in 2014.