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Fund Info

ISINUS0240717712
CUSIP024071771
IssuerAmerican Funds
Inception DateJul 26, 1975
CategoryDiversified Portfolio
Min. Investment$250
Home Pagewww.capitalgroup.com
Asset ClassMulti-Asset

Asset Class Size

Large-Cap

Asset Class Style

Blend

Expense Ratio

AFMBX has a high expense ratio of 0.25%, indicating higher-than-average management fees.


Expense ratio chart for AFMBX: current value at 0.25% compared with the broader market ranging from 0.00% to 2.12%.0.50%1.00%1.50%2.00%0.25%

Share Price Chart


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American Funds American Balanced Fund Class F-3

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Performance

Performance Chart

The chart shows the growth of an initial investment of $10,000 in American Funds American Balanced Fund Class F-3, comparing it to the performance of the S&P 500 index or another benchmark. All prices have been adjusted for splits and dividends.


60.00%80.00%100.00%120.00%140.00%2024FebruaryMarchAprilMayJune
86.91%
136.70%
AFMBX (American Funds American Balanced Fund Class F-3)
Benchmark (^GSPC)

S&P 500

Returns By Period

American Funds American Balanced Fund Class F-3 had a return of 8.82% year-to-date (YTD) and 16.31% in the last 12 months.


PeriodReturnBenchmark
Year-To-Date8.82%13.87%
1 month1.46%2.33%
6 months10.06%15.10%
1 year16.31%22.72%
5 years (annualized)9.15%13.49%
10 years (annualized)N/A10.85%

Monthly Returns

The table below presents the monthly returns of AFMBX, with color gradation from worst to best to easily spot seasonal factors. Returns are adjusted for dividends.


JanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDecTotal
20240.75%2.61%2.78%-3.22%2.99%8.82%
20234.03%-3.24%2.17%1.36%-0.70%3.36%2.10%-1.35%-3.48%-1.52%6.67%4.66%14.35%
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%-11.83%
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%16.12%
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%11.17%
20194.78%1.42%1.59%2.09%-3.48%4.43%0.70%-0.11%0.95%1.67%2.17%2.03%19.57%
20183.24%-3.28%-1.01%0.34%1.19%0.64%2.17%0.90%0.25%-4.08%1.94%-4.42%-2.44%
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%13.13%

Risk-Adjusted Performance

Risk-Adjusted Performance Rank

The current risk-adjusted rank of AFMBX is 84, placing it in the top 16% of mutual funds on our website in terms of risk-adjusted performance. This ranking is based on the combined values of the indicators listed below.


The Risk-Adjusted Performance Rank of AFMBX is 8484
AFMBX (American Funds American Balanced Fund Class F-3)
The Sharpe Ratio Rank of AFMBX is 8585Sharpe Ratio Rank
The Sortino Ratio Rank of AFMBX is 8686Sortino Ratio Rank
The Omega Ratio Rank of AFMBX is 8383Omega Ratio Rank
The Calmar Ratio Rank of AFMBX is 8484Calmar Ratio Rank
The Martin Ratio Rank of AFMBX is 8080Martin Ratio Rank
The risk-adjusted ranks indicate the investment's position relative to the market. A rank closer to 100 signifies top-performing investments, while a rank closer to 0 might suggest underperformance, based on the selected ratio. The values are calculated based on the past 12 months of returns.

Risk-Adjusted Performance Indicators

The charts below present risk-adjusted performance metrics for American Funds American Balanced Fund Class F-3 (AFMBX) and compare them to a chosen benchmark (^GSPC). These indicators evaluate an investment's returns against its associated risks.


AFMBX
Sharpe ratio
The chart of Sharpe ratio for AFMBX, currently valued at 2.14, compared to the broader market-1.000.001.002.003.004.002.14
Sortino ratio
The chart of Sortino ratio for AFMBX, currently valued at 3.17, compared to the broader market0.005.0010.003.17
Omega ratio
The chart of Omega ratio for AFMBX, currently valued at 1.39, compared to the broader market1.002.003.004.001.39
Calmar ratio
The chart of Calmar ratio for AFMBX, currently valued at 1.64, compared to the broader market0.005.0010.0015.001.64
Martin ratio
The chart of Martin ratio for AFMBX, currently valued at 7.81, compared to the broader market0.0020.0040.0060.0080.007.81
^GSPC
Sharpe ratio
The chart of Sharpe ratio for ^GSPC, currently valued at 2.14, compared to the broader market-1.000.001.002.003.004.002.14
Sortino ratio
The chart of Sortino ratio for ^GSPC, currently valued at 3.04, compared to the broader market0.005.0010.003.04
Omega ratio
The chart of Omega ratio for ^GSPC, currently valued at 1.38, compared to the broader market1.002.003.004.001.38
Calmar ratio
The chart of Calmar ratio for ^GSPC, currently valued at 1.71, compared to the broader market0.005.0010.0015.001.71
Martin ratio
The chart of Martin ratio for ^GSPC, currently valued at 8.02, compared to the broader market0.0020.0040.0060.0080.008.02

Sharpe Ratio

The current American Funds American Balanced Fund Class F-3 Sharpe ratio is 2.14. This value is calculated based on the past 1 year of trading data and takes into account price changes and dividends.

Use the chart below to compare the Sharpe ratio of American Funds American Balanced Fund Class F-3 with the selected benchmark, providing insights into the investment's historical performance in terms of risk-adjusted returns. Go to the Sharpe ratio tool for more fine-grained control over the calculation options.


Rolling 12-month Sharpe Ratio1.001.502.002.503.002024FebruaryMarchAprilMayJune
2.14
2.14
AFMBX (American Funds American Balanced Fund Class F-3)
Benchmark (^GSPC)

Dividends

Dividend History

American Funds American Balanced Fund Class F-3 granted a 2.54% dividend yield in the last twelve months. The annual payout for that period amounted to $0.88 per share.


PeriodTTM2023202220212020201920182017
Dividend$0.88$0.85$0.76$1.54$1.40$1.22$1.61$1.54

Dividend yield

2.54%2.66%2.63%4.60%4.65%4.29%6.48%5.66%

Monthly 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.


JanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDecTotal
2024$0.00$0.00$0.14$0.00$0.00$0.14$0.27
2023$0.00$0.00$0.12$0.00$0.00$0.12$0.00$0.00$0.13$0.00$0.00$0.48$0.85
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$0.76
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$1.54
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$1.40
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$1.22
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$1.61
2017$0.12$0.00$0.00$0.22$0.00$0.00$0.12$0.00$0.00$1.08$1.54

Drawdowns

Drawdowns Chart

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


-5.00%-4.00%-3.00%-2.00%-1.00%0.00%2024FebruaryMarchAprilMayJune0
-0.04%
AFMBX (American Funds American Balanced Fund Class F-3)
Benchmark (^GSPC)

Worst Drawdowns

The table below displays the maximum drawdowns of the American Funds American Balanced Fund Class F-3. 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 American Funds American Balanced Fund Class F-3 was 22.34%, occurring on Mar 23, 2020. Recovery took 94 trading sessions.


Depth

Start

To Bottom

Bottom

To Recover

End

Total

-22.34%Feb 20, 202023Mar 23, 202094Aug 5, 2020117
-18.58%Jan 5, 2022186Sep 30, 2022306Dec 19, 2023492
-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

Volatility

Volatility Chart

The current American Funds American Balanced Fund Class F-3 volatility is 2.17%, 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.


2.00%2.50%3.00%3.50%4.00%2024FebruaryMarchAprilMayJune
2.17%
2.26%
AFMBX (American Funds American Balanced Fund Class F-3)
Benchmark (^GSPC)