The portfolio manager reviews the securities at least four times a year and actively seeks to avoid holding any deemed to have a high risk of default. The Fund generally invests at least 80% of its assets in high-yield bonds, and may invest up to 20% in bank loans and 10% in equity securities, including common stock.
As of Quarter Ended 12/31/2014
YTD 1 Year 5 Year 10 Year Since Inception 1.85% 1.85% 6.94% 6.05% 7.35%
Performance data shown represents past performance, which is no guarantee of future results. Current performance may be higher or lower than the past performance data shown. Investment returns and the value of an investment will fluctuate, and an investor's shares, when sold, may be worth more or less than their original cost. You can obtain performance data current to the most recent month-end (available within seven business days after the most recent month-end) by calling 800-422-1050 or visiting www.harborfunds.com.
The Harbor Funds performance shown assumes the reinvestment of dividend and capital gain distributions and is net of management fees and expenses. Returns for periods less than one year are not annualized.
From time to time, certain fees and/or expenses have been voluntarily or contractually waived or reimbursed, which has resulted in higher returns. Without these waivers or reimbursements, the returns would have been lower. Voluntary waivers or reimbursements may be applied or discontinued at any time without notice. Only the Board of Trustees may modify or terminate contractual fee waivers or expense reimbursements.
The BofA Merrill Lynch US High Yield Index is an unmanaged index that tracks the performance of below investment grade U.S. dollar-denominated corporate bonds publicly issued in the U.S. domestic market. All bonds are U.S. dollar denominated and rated Split BBB and below. This unmanaged index does not reflect fees and expenses and is not available for direct investment.
The BofA Merrill Lynch US Non-Distressed High Yield Index is a subset of The BofA Merrill Lynch US High Yield Index including all securities with an option-adjusted spread less than 1,000 basis points. This unmanaged index does not reflect fees and expenses and is not available for direct investment.
The Harbor High-Yield Bond Fund received a 3-star Overall Morningstar Rating™ as of 01/31/2015 out of 589 High Yield Bond funds. High-Yield Bond Fund was rated 2-star among 589, 2-star among 504, and 3-star among 353 domestic High Yield Bond funds for the three-, five- and ten-year periods ended 01/31/2015, respectively. The Morningstar Rating is for the Administrative share class only; other classes may have different performance characteristics.
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