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Vanguard High-Yield Corporate

Manager Michael Hong, who works for Wellington Management, tilts toward higher-quality junk and likes to buy and hold.

Symbol: VWEHX
Expense Ratio: 0.23%

Vanguard High-Yield Corp is a bond fund generating income from corporate debt rated double-B or lower.

Manager Michael Hong, who works for Wellington Management, tilts toward higher-quality junk and likes to buy and hold. Hong favors firms with stable free cash flow and strong balance sheets. “It’s all about avoiding losers,” he says. The fund yields 4.7%.

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