07 Jul 2010, by
Bond funds followed a terrific first quarter with another solid (if lower) second quarter. Risky assets fell behind, led downward by Loan Participation Funds (-1.47%), Currency Funds (-1.46%), and High Yield Funds (-0.56%). At the other end of the spectrum, Treasury and government bond types posted impressive returns and none were better than U.S. Treasury Funds (+10.06%). TIPS Funds (+3.25%) and GNMA Funds (+3.14%) both surprised to the upside.