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American Funds American Balanced Fund Class F-3 (AFMBX)

Mutual Fund · Currency in USD · Last updated Jan 28, 2023

The American Balanced Fund (AFMBX) is a mutual fund that follows a balanced investment strategy, meaning it seeks growth and income. To do this, the fund invests in a mix of stocks and bonds to provide investors with a balance of potential capital appreciation and steady income.

The fund's equity portion typically consists of a mix of growth-oriented and dividend-paying stocks and may be invested in various sectors and industries. The fixed-income portion of the portfolio generally consists of investment-grade bonds, which are considered less risky than lower-rated bonds.

Fund Info

ISINUS0240717712
CUSIP024071771
IssuerAmerican Funds
Inception DateJul 26, 1975
CategoryDiversified Portfolio
Expense Ratio0.25%
Minimum Investment$250
ETF Home Pagewww.capitalgroup.com
Asset ClassMulti-Asset

Asset Class Size

Large-Cap

Asset Class Style

Blend

Trading Data

Previous Close$29.86
Year Range$26.58 - $31.88
EMA (50)$29.11
EMA (200)$29.32

AFMBXShare Price Chart


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AFMBXPerformance

The chart shows the growth of $10,000 invested in American Funds American Balanced Fund Class F-3 in Jan 2017 and compares it to the S&P 500 index or another benchmark. It would be worth nearly $15,600 for a total return of roughly 56.00%. All prices are adjusted for splits and dividends.


-10.00%-5.00%0.00%5.00%SeptemberOctoberNovemberDecember2023
1.23%
-1.17%
AFMBX (American Funds American Balanced Fund Class F-3)
Benchmark (^GSPC)

AFMBXCompare to other instruments

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AFMBXReturns in periods

Returns over 1 year are annualized

PeriodReturnBenchmark
YTD3.86%6.02%
1M3.79%6.30%
6M1.78%-0.05%
1Y-3.64%-6.42%
5Y5.75%7.22%
10Y7.70%10.04%

AFMBXMonthly Returns Heatmap


JanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
2022-3.32%-1.45%0.81%-5.50%1.62%-6.11%4.52%-3.08%-7.08%5.23%5.64%-2.71%
2021-0.63%1.53%2.94%2.95%1.84%0.62%1.20%1.48%-3.12%3.77%-0.95%3.65%
2020-0.14%-3.80%-7.96%7.86%2.70%1.12%3.42%2.40%-1.59%-1.80%6.99%2.52%
20194.78%1.42%1.59%2.09%-3.48%4.43%0.70%-0.11%0.95%1.67%2.17%2.04%
20183.24%-3.28%-1.01%0.34%1.19%0.64%2.17%0.90%0.25%-4.08%1.94%-4.42%
2017-0.51%2.14%0.31%0.97%1.42%-0.02%1.95%0.49%1.19%1.67%1.46%1.37%

AFMBXSharpe Ratio Chart

The Sharpe ratio shows whether the portfolio's excess returns are due to smart investment decisions or a result of taking a higher risk. The higher a portfolio's Sharpe ratio, the better its risk-adjusted performance.

The current American Funds American Balanced Fund Class F-3 Sharpe ratio is -0.25. A negative Sharpe ratio means that the risk-free rate is higher than the portfolio's return. This value does not convey any meaningful information.

The chart below displays rolling 12-month Sharpe Ratio.


-1.20-1.00-0.80-0.60-0.40-0.20SeptemberOctoberNovemberDecember2023
-0.25
-0.27
AFMBX (American Funds American Balanced Fund Class F-3)
Benchmark (^GSPC)

AFMBXDividend History

American Funds American Balanced Fund Class F-3 granted a 2.53% dividend yield in the last twelve months. The annual payout for that period amounted to $0.76 per share.


PeriodTTM202220212020201920182017
Dividend$0.76$0.76$1.54$1.40$1.22$1.61$1.54

Dividend yield

2.53%2.63%4.72%5.00%4.84%7.63%7.09%

AFMBXMonthly Dividends

The table displays the monthly dividend distributions for American Funds American Balanced Fund Class F-3. The dividends shown in the table have been adjusted to account for any splits that may have occurred.


JanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
2022$0.00$0.00$0.12$0.00$0.00$0.30$0.00$0.00$0.12$0.00$0.00$0.21
2021$0.00$0.00$0.12$0.00$0.00$0.30$0.00$0.00$0.13$0.00$0.00$0.99
2020$0.00$0.00$0.12$0.00$0.00$0.27$0.00$0.00$0.12$0.00$0.00$0.89
2019$0.00$0.00$0.12$0.00$0.00$0.20$0.00$0.00$0.12$0.00$0.00$0.78
2018$0.00$0.00$0.12$0.00$0.00$0.17$0.00$0.00$0.12$0.00$0.00$1.21
2017$0.12$0.00$0.00$0.22$0.00$0.00$0.12$0.00$0.00$1.08

AFMBXDrawdowns Chart

The Drawdowns chart displays portfolio losses from any high point along the way.


-25.00%-20.00%-15.00%-10.00%-5.00%FebruaryMarchAprilMayJuneJulyAugustSeptemberOctoberNovemberDecember2023
-8.54%
-15.14%
AFMBX (American Funds American Balanced Fund Class F-3)
Benchmark (^GSPC)

AFMBXWorst Drawdowns

The table below shows the maximum drawdowns of the American Funds American Balanced Fund Class F-3. A maximum drawdown is an indicator of risk. It shows a reduction in portfolio value from its maximum due to a series of losing trades.

The maximum drawdown since January 2010 for the American Funds American Balanced Fund Class F-3 is 22.34%, recorded on Mar 23, 2020. It took 94 trading sessions for the portfolio to recover.


Depth

Start

To Bottom

Bottom

To Recover

End

Total

-22.34%Feb 20, 202023Mar 23, 202094Aug 5, 2020117
-18.58%Jan 5, 2022186Sep 30, 2022
-10.42%Sep 24, 201864Dec 24, 201856Mar 18, 2019120
-6.5%Jan 29, 20189Feb 8, 2018140Aug 29, 2018149
-4.65%Sep 3, 202041Oct 30, 20206Nov 9, 202047
-3.61%Sep 3, 202119Sep 30, 202120Oct 28, 202139
-3.48%May 1, 201922May 31, 201912Jun 18, 201934
-3.23%Jul 25, 20198Aug 5, 201927Sep 12, 201935
-2.85%Nov 10, 202115Dec 1, 202115Dec 22, 202130
-2.51%Feb 17, 202112Mar 4, 20215Mar 11, 202117

AFMBXVolatility Chart

Current American Funds American Balanced Fund Class F-3 volatility is 7.51%. The chart below shows the rolling 10-day volatility. Volatility is a statistical measure showing how big price swings are in either direction. The higher asset volatility, the riskier it is, because the price movements are less predictable.


5.00%10.00%15.00%20.00%25.00%30.00%35.00%40.00%SeptemberOctoberNovemberDecember2023
7.51%
16.76%
AFMBX (American Funds American Balanced Fund Class F-3)
Benchmark (^GSPC)