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3 Best Putnam Mutual Funds to Add to Your Portfolio

After the launch of its first fund in 1937, Putnam Investments has come a long way. It is now one of the most renowned financial investment companies in the world. Putnam had assets of $172 billion under its management as of April 2018, of which mutual fund assets comprised $79 billion. The fund family allocated its assets in more than 100 mutual funds including both equity and fixed income funds.

The company has over 180 investment professionals and provides a wide range of financial services including 60 institutional strategies. It now has presence in North America, Europe and Asia with offices in London, Boston, Tokyo, Frankfurt, Singapore and Sydney.

Below we share with you three top-ranked Putnam mutual funds. Each has earned a Zacks Mutual Fund Rank #1 (Strong Buy) and is expected to outperform peers in the future. Investors can click here to see the complete list of Putnam Investment funds .

Putnam Absolute Return 100 YPARYX seeks growth of returns, by maintaining a well-diversified portfolio. This portfolio reflects several uncorrelated fixed-income strategies designed to utilize market inefficiencies across multiple fixed-income sectors and global markets. Putnam Absolute Return 100 Y has returned 2.6% over the last one-year period.

PARYX has an expense ratio of 0.41% compared with the category average of 0.92%.

Putnam Income R6PINHX invests primarily in bonds like mortgage-backed securities that are issued by government and companies. These securities are dollar-denominated and rated investment-grade or lower, and have maturities of three years or higher. PINHX seeks a high level of income consistent with practical risk. Putnam Income R6 has one-year annualized return of 3.1%.

Michael V. Salm is one of the fund managers of PINHX since 2007.

Putnam Diversified Income YPDVYX seeks high income consistent with capital preservation. PDVYX invests primarily in securitized debt instruments and other obligations that are investment-grade or below-investment-grade in quality and issued by companies and governments based globally. Putnam Diversified Income Y has returned 6.7% over the last one-year period.

As of March 2018, PDVYX held 1690 issues, with 7.66% of its assets invested in Federal National Mortgage Association 3.5%.

To view the Zacks Rank and past performance of all Putnam Investment mutual funds, investors can click here to see the complete list of Putnam Investment funds .

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