U.S. News provides an extensive list of the top mutual funds. It is separated into categories, including long-term bonds, short-term bonds, small growth bonds and long-yielding bonds.
The top mutual funds list by U.S. News has been compiled using ratings from multiple sources, including Lipper, MorningStar, Zacks, Standard and Poor's, and TheStreet.com.
As of October 2015, some of the top long-term bonds on the list are the GuideStone Funds Extended-Duration Bond Fund, SEI Tax Exempt Trust Tax-Advantaged Income Fund and PIMCO Long-Term Credit Fund. Short-term bonds include the Baird Short-Term Bond Fund and Vanguard Short-Term Investment Grade Fund. Other top mutual funds in various categories include the T. Rowe Price Diversified Small Cap Growth Fund, PIA High-Yield Fund, Sequoia Fund and Boston Partners All-Cap Value Fund.