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Intro Guide to the Putnam High Yield A Fund (PHIGX)

Putnam High Yield A ( PHIGX ) a Zacks Ranked #2 (Buy) seeks high current income. Capital growth is a secondary goal when consistent with achieving high current income. PHIGX invests mainly in bonds that are obligations of U.S. companies, are below investment-grade in quality (junk bonds) and have intermediate to long-term maturities (three years or longer). Under normal circumstances, PHIGX invests at least 80% of its net assets in securities rated below investment grade. PHIGX distributes dividends monthly. Capital gains are distributed annually.

The Putnam High Yield A fund, managed by Putnam Funds , carries an expense ratio of 0.98.

PHIGX has a history of strong positive total returns for over 10 years. Specifically, the fund's returns over the 3, 5 year benchmarks; 3 year 4.62%, and 5 year 6.64%. To see how this fund performed compared in its category, please click here .

PHIGX's performance, as of the last filing, when compared to funds in its category was in the top 60% in 1 year, top 22% over the past 3 years, and in the 25% over the past 5 years.

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