Performance Graph - Ten Years

The following graph compares the cumulative total shareholder return on Northeast Investors Trust shares over the ten preceding fiscal years to the cumulative total share return on the Bank of America Merrill Lynch US High Yield Index (US High Yield Index), assuming an investment of $10,000 in both at their closing prices on September 30, 2006 and reinvestment of dividends and capital gains. 

The Bank of America Merrill Lynch US High Yield Index is an unmanaged market value-weighted index comprised of approximately 2,200 domestic and yankee high-yield bonds, including deferred interest bonds and payment-in-kind securities. Issues included in the index have maturities of one year or more and have a credit rating lower than BBB-/Baa3, but are not in default. It is shown for comparative purposes only and reflects no deductions for fees, expenses or taxes.

Keep in mind that past performance does not guarantee future returns, and an investment in the Trust is not guaranteed.  The investment return and principal value of an investment will fluctuate so that an investor's shares, when redeemed, may be worth more or less than their original cost.  Current performance may be lower or higher than that quoted. Performance data current to the most recent month-end may be obtained by calling 1-800-225-6704 or by accessing the Newsletters tab of this site (www.northeastinvestors.com).

Investors should carefully consider investment objectives, risks, charges and expenses.  This and other important information about the Trust is contained in the prospectus or summary prospectus, either of which may be obtained by calling 1-800-225-6704 or by accessing the Downloads tab of this site (www.northeastinvestors.com).  Please read either one carefully before investing. 

Mutual fund investing involves risk.  The Trust invests in lower rated debt securities which may be subject to increased market volatility based on factors such as: the ability of an issuer to make current interest payments, the potential for principal loss if an issuer declares bankruptcy, and the potential difficulty in disposing of certain securities in a timely manner at a desired price and therefore can present an increased risk of investment loss. 

DATA TABLE

 

Additional Information

 

SEC Yield* (7/31/2017)

Yield Calculated

4.60%

Average Total Return* (7/31/2017)

1 year

17.33%

3 years

(3.04)%

5 years

3.02%

10 years

2.79%

Since inception

7.44%

Year to Date (as of 7/31/2017)

*6.23%

*Assuming reinvestment of dividends and capital gains