Principal High Yield Fund

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    Principal High Yield Fund

    Highlights

    A defensive high yield bond fund with a long-term focus on generating income.

    • History of consistent long-term outperformance and drawdown mitigation.
    • Independent, forward looking credit analysis to exploit ratings inefficiencies; well-defined exit strategies to minimize the cost of mistakes.
    • Proprietary data science tools to challenge biases and avoid unintended risks.

    Fund details

    as of 11/30/2023 unless indicated otherwise
    Fund ticker
    CPHYX
    CUSIP
    74254V661
    Benchmark
    Bloomberg U.S. Corporate High Yield 2% Issuer Capped Index
    NAV
    $6.54
    Total fund assets
    $2.2B
    Dividend frequency
    Daily
    Minimum investment
    $1,000.00
    Inception date
    04/08/1998
    Morningstar category
    High Yield Bond
    Disclosures
    Principal Funds are distributed by Principal Funds Distributor, Inc. ALPS Distributors, Inc. is the distributor of the Principal ETFs. ALPS Distributors, Inc. and the Principal Funds are not affiliated.
    Fixed‐income investment options are subject to interest rate risk, and their value will decline as interest rates rise.
    Non-investment grade securities offer a potentially higher yield but carry a greater degree of risk. Potential investors should be aware that fixed Investments carry credit risks, default risk, liquidity risks, currency risks, operational risks, legal risks, counterparty risk and valuation risks
    The holdings listed do not constitute a recommendation to purchase or sell a particular security. Cash and/or derivative positions that are not part of the core investment strategy will not be reflected in the top holdings list.
    NOT FDIC INSURED - MAY LOSE VALUE - NO BANK GUARANTEE
    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.
    Performance assumes reinvestment of all dividends and capital gains.
    Principal Global Investors is the Investment Adviser of all funds included in the Principal Funds, Inc. Principal Funds are managed by Principal Global Investors, its boutique affiliates, and by many leading sub-advisors.
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    The Bloomberg US HY Ba/B 2% Issuer Cap Index includes the USD-denominated, high yield, fixed-rate corporate bonds that are Ba or B rated. Issuer exposure is capped at 2%. (Legacy Ticker: LBICTRUU)
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