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USAA High Income Message Board

  • kaffelklubben kaffelklubben Feb 16, 2007 3:06 PM Flag

    excellent fund

    Been in this fund since 2000 through my Roth and been enjoying great dividends and a fair amount of capital appreciation.

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    • concur with other comments, you have lost money no matter how you paint the picture since 2000. My only other comment is for those others in "high yield funds"..risk high but junk bonds upside could be rewarding as well in LONG term..spreads have finally gotten out there where they should be. I own this fund as well. I think there is opportunity in junk but not sure what mutual fund ..any thoughts anyone?

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      • You could try an ETF instead like JNK. I'm short treasuries now and want to go long with corporate bonds. I was in this a couple years ago and got out so I figured I'd take a look again. Expense ratio is double the ETF's that are available at .98% and the performance doesn't appear to be any better. At its best it was barely outperforming USGNX which is light years more conservative investing in GNMA securities backed by the gov't. The only reason I'm even looking at it I think is because the NAV has been hit so hard.

    • if youve been in this fund since 2000 then you have lost money my friend. the current price has still not recovered since that year. now calculating the dividends and compounding you may have a gain only because its in your roth and your not paying taxes.this fund is starting to look good now however and i wish you well. take a look at uscgx another usaa fund and its made me alot of money 18%this year my man..check the numbers and i think you will like what you see.

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