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High Income Fund (A) (PYHAX)

Class A | Class I

Quick Facts


High Yield Bond

Investment Strategy

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The investment seeks high current income. Under normal circumstances, the fund invests primarily in below investment grade bonds and bank loans which are rated, at the time of purchase, Ba1 or lower by Moody's Investors Service, Inc. ("Moody's") and BB+ or lower by S&P Global Ratings ("S&P Global") (if the bond or bank loan has been rated by only one of those agencies, that rating will determine whether it is below investment grade; if the bond or bank loan has not been rated by either of those agencies, those selecting such investments will determine whether it is of a quality comparable to those rated below investment grade).

Morningstar Style Box™

  as of 11/30/2020
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Investment Style
Stylebox Market Capitalization

Overall Morningstar Star Rating™

  as of 12/31/2020
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Out of 627 High Yield Bond Funds


Morningstar's Star Ratings reflect risk adjusted performance and are derived from a weighted average of the performance figures associated with its three, five, and ten-year (if applicable) time periods.

Total Returns

Investment results shown represent historical performance and do not guarantee future results. Investment returns and principal values fluctuate with changes in interest rates and other market conditions so the value, when redeemed, may be worth more or less than original costs. Current performance may be lower or higher than the performance data shown.

Where gross and net expense ratios differ, the investment adviser has contractually agreed to limit the investment option's expenses. Differences also may be due to the investment adviser's decision to pay (through the same dates) certain expenses that would normally be payable by the fund.

Month-End | Quarter-End
Average Annual Total Returns as of 12/31/2020
1 Month3 MonthYTD1 Year3 Year5 Year10 YearSince     
Excluding Sales Charge % 1.76 5.86 4.96 4.96 4.16 6.22 5.10 6.19
Including Sales Charge % -2.05 1.89 1.00 1.00 2.85 5.40 4.70 5.93
Bloomberg Barclays US Corp High Yld 2% Issuer Capped Index % 1.88 6.44 7.05 7.05 6.21 8.57 6.79 ---
High Yield Bond Category % 1.75 5.97 4.91 4.91 4.74 6.75 5.55 ---
Morningstar Percentile Rankings** --- --- --- 56 74 75 100 ---
# of Funds in Category 701 695 676 676 627 554 351 ---
**Morningstar percentile rankings are based on total returns and do not reflect the inclusion of sales charges. If sales charges were reflected, rankings could be lower.


  as of 12/31/2020
Total Investment Expense - Gross: 1.64%
Total Investment Expense - Net: 1.06%
Waiver Date: 02/28/2022
Contractual Cap Date: 02/28/2021
Maximum Up-front Sales Charge: 3.75%
Contingent Deferred Sales Charge: 1.00%
12b-1 Fee: 0.25%



30-Day SEC Yield - Subsidized (Net)
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30-Day SEC Yield - Non-Subsidized (Gross)
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Inv Manager or Sub-Advisor

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Mellon Investments Corp.

DDJ Capital Management, LLC

Post Advisory Group

Portfolio Managers

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James W. Fennessey , CFA
Since 07/19/2007
B.S. , Truman State University

Randy L. Welch
Since 07/19/2007
M.B.A. , Drake University

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The full name of this investment option is Principal High Income Fund (A).

Investors should carefully consider a fund's investment objectives, risks, charges, and expenses prior to investing. A prospectus, or summary prospectus if available, containing this and other information can be obtained by contacting a financial professional, visiting, or calling 800-222-5852. Read the prospectus carefully before investing.

Principal Funds are distributed by Principal Funds Distributor, Inc.

Not FDIC Insured
May Lose Value - Not a Deposit - No Bank Guarantee
Not Insured by any Federal Government Agency

Bloomberg Barclays US Corp High Yld 2% Issuer Capped Index is an unmanaged index comprised of fixed rate, non-investment grade debt securities that are dollar denominated. The index limits the maximum exposure to any one issuer to 2%.

These calculated returns reflect the historical performance of the oldest share class of the fund, adjusted to reflect a portion of the fees and expenses of this share class. For time periods prior to inception date of the fund, predecessor performance is reflected. Please see the fund's prospectus for more information on specific expenses, and the fund's most recent shareholder report for actual date of first sale. Expenses are deducted from income earned by the fund. As a result, dividends and investment results will differ for each share class.

High yield investment options are subject to greater credit risk and volatility that is associated with high yield bonds.

Fixed-income and asset allocation investment options that invest in mortgage securities are subject to increased risk due to real estate exposure.

Fixed-income investment options are subject to interest rate risk, and their value will decline as interest rates rise. Neither the principal of bond investment options nor their yields are guaranteed by the U.S. government.