The chart shows the growth of an initial investment of $10,000 in Fidelity Balanced, comparing it to the performance of the S&P 500 index or another benchmark. All prices have been adjusted for splits and dividends. The portfolio is rebalanced Quarterly
The earliest data available for this chart is Mar 31, 1987, corresponding to the inception date of FBALX
As of Dec 7, 2023, the Fidelity Balanced returned 15.79% Year-To-Date and 8.97% of annualized return in the last 10 years.
|Year-To-Date||1 month||6 months||1 year||5 years (annualized)||10 years (annualized)|
|Fidelity Balanced Fund||15.79%||4.26%||4.56%||13.25%||10.58%||8.97%|
Monthly Returns Heatmap
Fidelity Balanced granted a 1.64% dividend yield in the last twelve months.
|Fidelity Balanced Fund||1.64%||8.06%||9.66%||5.90%||4.24%||10.99%||7.90%||3.07%||7.96%||10.55%||7.31%||1.72%|
The Fidelity Balanced has a high expense ratio of 0.51%, indicating higher-than-average management fees. Below you can find the expense ratios of portfolio funds side-by-side and effortlessly compare their relative costs.
This table presents a comparison of risk-adjusted performance metrics for positions. Risk-adjusted metrics are performance indicators that assess an investment's returns in relation to its risk, enabling a more accurate comparison of different investment options.
|Sharpe ratio||Sortino ratio||Omega ratio||Calmar ratio||Ulcer Index|
|Fidelity Balanced Fund||1.27|
The Drawdowns chart displays portfolio losses from any high point along the way.
The table below displays the maximum drawdowns of the Fidelity Balanced. A maximum drawdown is a measure of risk, indicating the largest reduction in portfolio value due to a series of losing trades.
The maximum drawdown for the Fidelity Balanced was 42.81%, occurring on Mar 9, 2009. Recovery took 467 trading sessions.
|-42.81%||Oct 15, 2007||351||Mar 9, 2009||467||Jan 12, 2011||818|
|-26.69%||Feb 20, 2020||23||Mar 23, 2020||79||Jul 15, 2020||102|
|-22.89%||Dec 28, 2021||202||Oct 14, 2022||—||—||—|
|-21.67%||Mar 20, 2002||144||Oct 9, 2002||162||Jun 2, 2003||306|
|-18.12%||Jul 20, 1998||35||Sep 4, 1998||45||Nov 6, 1998||80|
The current Fidelity Balanced volatility is 2.34%, representing the average percentage change in the investments's value, either up or down over the past month. The chart below shows the rolling one-month volatility.