No. of Recommendations: 4
There was serious money to have been made in bond funds this year, and my guess is the trade still has legs.
The data are from Morningstar, cover the period from Jan 1, 2012 to Nov 23, 2012, and apply only to open-end funds.
I'll leave it to you to dig into closed-ends and ETFs.

Avg Best Index or Fund Type
14.32 14.32 SP500

7.04 28.87 world bonds
14.78 22.63 emg mkt bonds
12.12 22.33 high yld bonds
6.54 21.54 nontraditional bonds
9.89 19.51 multisector bonds
8.33 15.66 bank loans
6.04 13.33 TIPS

14.52 21.53 munis hi yld
10.16 16.53 munis natl long
6.38 16.13 munis natl int
2.05 7.96 munis natl short

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