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American Funds The Growth Fund of America Class A (AGTHX)

Mutual Fund · Currency in USD · Last updated Aug 10, 2022

Fund Info

ISINUS3998741066
CUSIP399874106
IssuerEquity
Inception DateDec 1, 1973
RegionGlobal ()
CategoryLarge Cap Growth Equities
Expense Ratio0.61%
ETF Home Pagewww.capitalgroup.com
Asset ClassEquity

Asset Class Size

Large-Cap

Asset Class Style

Growth

Trading Data

Previous Close$57.41
Year Range$50.26 - $79.44
EMA (50)$55.53
EMA (200)$62.02

AGTHXShare Price Chart


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AGTHXPerformance

The chart shows the growth of $10,000 invested in American Funds The Growth Fund of America Class A in Jan 2010 and compares it to the S&P 500 index or another benchmark. It would be worth nearly $42,758 for a total return of roughly 327.58%. All prices are adjusted for splits and dividends.


-25.00%-20.00%-15.00%-10.00%-5.00%0.00%MarchAprilMayJuneJulyAugust
-14.12%
-8.47%
AGTHX (American Funds The Growth Fund of America Class A)
Benchmark (^GSPC)

AGTHXReturns in periods

Returns over 1 year are annualized

PeriodReturnBenchmark
1M6.83%5.72%
6M-12.96%-8.06%
YTD-22.73%-13.51%
1Y-18.59%-7.08%
5Y11.51%10.77%
10Y13.66%11.37%

AGTHXMonthly Returns Heatmap


JanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
2022-9.99%-3.65%2.96%-12.01%-2.09%-9.43%10.18%0.65%
2021-0.00%1.58%0.87%5.46%-0.67%3.39%0.99%3.59%-3.49%8.68%-2.82%0.82%
20200.90%-5.23%-11.21%14.28%6.39%3.64%6.20%8.76%-3.88%-2.50%12.30%5.99%
20199.38%2.07%1.91%3.86%-6.45%6.49%0.50%-2.37%-0.28%3.23%4.54%3.11%
20188.16%-2.72%-2.15%1.45%2.86%1.48%1.89%2.33%0.67%-9.58%1.81%-8.07%
20174.54%2.37%1.02%1.96%2.09%-0.17%3.32%0.02%1.62%3.69%1.91%1.18%
2016-7.51%-1.05%6.48%1.66%2.10%-0.89%4.37%0.60%1.40%-1.84%2.91%0.56%
2015-1.20%5.53%-0.85%1.61%1.43%-1.63%2.35%-5.40%-3.65%8.27%1.06%-1.45%
2014-2.05%5.29%-2.14%-1.06%3.52%2.47%-1.69%4.29%-2.03%1.95%1.65%0.16%
20134.48%0.56%3.32%1.72%2.85%-1.41%5.56%-1.65%5.21%3.81%2.48%3.32%
20127.17%4.42%2.40%-0.18%-6.91%3.11%0.86%3.11%3.23%-1.24%2.09%1.45%
20111.71%3.36%0.16%2.75%-1.70%-1.67%-1.41%-6.85%-8.76%10.46%-0.54%-1.18%
2010-6.01%2.99%5.84%0.67%-8.13%-4.52%6.21%-4.38%9.01%4.20%-0.48%6.33%

AGTHXSharpe 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 The Growth Fund of America Class A Sharpe ratio is -0.64. 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.


-1.00-0.500.000.501.00MarchAprilMayJuneJulyAugust
-0.64
-0.34
AGTHX (American Funds The Growth Fund of America Class A)
Benchmark (^GSPC)

AGTHXDividend History

American Funds The Growth Fund of America Class A granted a 10.59% dividend yield in the last twelve months. The annual payout for that period amounted to $6.08 per share.


PeriodTTM202120202019201820172016201520142013201220112010
Dividend$6.08$6.08$2.91$3.66$5.13$3.48$2.78$3.66$4.39$3.02$0.28$0.22$0.25

Dividend yield

10.59%8.18%4.67%8.09%14.54%9.57%9.63%13.77%17.41%13.23%1.66%1.55%1.65%

AGTHXDrawdowns Chart

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


-40.00%-30.00%-20.00%-10.00%0.00%SeptemberOctoberNovemberDecember2022FebruaryMarchAprilMayJuneJulyAugust
-27.73%
-14.05%
AGTHX (American Funds The Growth Fund of America Class A)
Benchmark (^GSPC)

AGTHXWorst Drawdowns

The table below shows the maximum drawdowns of the American Funds The Growth Fund of America Class A. 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 The Growth Fund of America Class A is 36.73%, recorded on Jun 16, 2022. The portfolio has not recovered from it yet.


Depth

Start

To Bottom

Bottom

To Recover

End

Total

-36.73%Dec 16, 2021126Jun 16, 2022
-30.37%Feb 20, 202023Mar 23, 202070Jul 1, 202093
-21.35%May 2, 2011108Oct 3, 2011113Mar 15, 2012221
-20.9%Oct 2, 201858Dec 24, 201885Apr 29, 2019143
-16.28%Jun 24, 2015161Feb 11, 201681Jun 8, 2016242
-15.05%Apr 16, 201055Jul 2, 201087Nov 4, 2010142
-12.37%Nov 28, 201414Dec 17, 20142Dec 19, 201416
-10.16%Apr 3, 201242Jun 1, 201267Sep 6, 2012109
-9.33%Sep 3, 202014Sep 23, 202038Nov 16, 202052
-9.18%Jan 29, 20189Feb 8, 201881Jun 6, 201890

AGTHXVolatility Chart

Current American Funds The Growth Fund of America Class A volatility is 16.10%. 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.


10.00%20.00%30.00%40.00%50.00%MarchAprilMayJuneJulyAugust
16.10%
13.69%
AGTHX (American Funds The Growth Fund of America Class A)
Benchmark (^GSPC)