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American Funds American High-Income Trust (AHITX)
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Fund Info

ISINUS0265471096
CUSIP026547109
IssuerAmerican Funds
Inception DateFeb 19, 1988
CategoryHigh Yield Bonds
Min. Investment$250
Asset ClassBond

Expense Ratio

AHITX has a high expense ratio of 0.69%, indicating higher-than-average management fees.


Expense ratio chart for AHITX: current value at 0.69% compared with the broader market ranging from 0.00% to 2.12%.0.50%1.00%1.50%2.00%0.69%

Share Price Chart


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American Funds American High-Income Trust

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Performance

Performance Chart

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


1,000.00%1,200.00%1,400.00%1,600.00%1,800.00%2,000.00%December2024FebruaryMarchAprilMay
1,164.72%
1,969.28%
AHITX (American Funds American High-Income Trust)
Benchmark (^GSPC)

S&P 500

Returns By Period

American Funds American High-Income Trust had a return of 2.72% year-to-date (YTD) and 12.96% in the last 12 months. Over the past 10 years, American Funds American High-Income Trust had an annualized return of 4.02%, while the S&P 500 had an annualized return of 10.70%, indicating that American Funds American High-Income Trust did not perform as well as the benchmark.


PeriodReturnBenchmark
Year-To-Date2.72%11.24%
1 month1.68%4.04%
6 months7.86%16.49%
1 year12.96%26.17%
5 years (annualized)4.79%13.76%
10 years (annualized)4.02%10.70%

Monthly Returns

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


JanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDecTotal
20240.44%0.39%1.46%-0.75%2.72%
20233.17%-1.26%1.01%0.72%-0.93%1.50%1.49%0.25%-1.22%-1.28%4.40%3.88%12.11%
2022-2.21%-0.64%-0.66%-3.34%0.36%-6.42%5.69%-1.77%-3.88%2.41%1.92%-0.46%-9.16%
20211.19%1.00%0.32%1.59%0.81%1.37%0.22%0.26%0.44%0.06%-0.78%1.55%8.31%
20200.10%-1.43%-11.65%3.08%4.01%1.27%4.38%1.60%-0.48%0.35%4.24%2.40%7.02%
20194.52%1.80%0.82%1.69%-1.44%1.71%0.02%-0.47%-0.08%0.23%0.02%2.58%11.85%
20180.96%-0.82%-0.47%0.49%-0.12%0.68%1.38%0.50%0.66%-1.37%-1.07%-2.55%-1.80%
20171.42%1.36%-0.11%0.84%0.76%0.05%1.24%-0.29%0.93%0.44%-0.19%0.09%6.72%
2016-1.67%0.18%4.36%3.99%0.61%1.03%2.17%1.79%0.70%0.45%-0.12%1.93%16.37%
20150.35%2.88%-0.69%1.13%0.04%-1.73%-0.98%-2.26%-3.05%2.12%-2.37%-2.86%-7.36%
20140.44%1.92%0.10%0.62%0.85%0.93%-1.55%1.03%-2.20%0.54%-0.32%-1.72%0.56%
20131.39%0.45%0.62%1.84%-0.62%-2.60%1.97%-0.46%1.00%2.31%-0.27%0.76%6.48%

Risk-Adjusted Performance

Risk-Adjusted Performance Rank

The current risk-adjusted rank of AHITX is 91, placing it in the top 9% 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 AHITX is 9191
AHITX (American Funds American High-Income Trust)
The Sharpe Ratio Rank of AHITX is 9494Sharpe Ratio Rank
The Sortino Ratio Rank of AHITX is 9595Sortino Ratio Rank
The Omega Ratio Rank of AHITX is 9595Omega Ratio Rank
The Calmar Ratio Rank of AHITX is 8080Calmar Ratio Rank
The Martin Ratio Rank of AHITX is 9090Martin 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 High-Income Trust (AHITX) and compare them to a chosen benchmark (^GSPC). These indicators evaluate an investment's returns against its associated risks.


AHITX
Sharpe ratio
The chart of Sharpe ratio for AHITX, currently valued at 2.88, compared to the broader market-1.000.001.002.003.004.002.88
Sortino ratio
The chart of Sortino ratio for AHITX, currently valued at 5.08, compared to the broader market-2.000.002.004.006.008.0010.0012.005.08
Omega ratio
The chart of Omega ratio for AHITX, currently valued at 1.67, compared to the broader market1.002.003.004.001.67
Calmar ratio
The chart of Calmar ratio for AHITX, currently valued at 1.75, compared to the broader market0.005.0010.001.75
Martin ratio
The chart of Martin ratio for AHITX, currently valued at 12.78, compared to the broader market0.0020.0040.0060.0080.0012.78
^GSPC
Sharpe ratio
The chart of Sharpe ratio for ^GSPC, currently valued at 2.43, compared to the broader market-1.000.001.002.003.004.002.43
Sortino ratio
The chart of Sortino ratio for ^GSPC, currently valued at 3.44, compared to the broader market-2.000.002.004.006.008.0010.0012.003.44
Omega ratio
The chart of Omega ratio for ^GSPC, currently valued at 1.43, compared to the broader market1.002.003.004.001.43
Calmar ratio
The chart of Calmar ratio for ^GSPC, currently valued at 1.96, compared to the broader market0.005.0010.001.96
Martin ratio
The chart of Martin ratio for ^GSPC, currently valued at 9.23, compared to the broader market0.0020.0040.0060.0080.009.23

Sharpe Ratio

The current American Funds American High-Income Trust Sharpe ratio is 2.88. 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 High-Income Trust 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 Ratio1.001.502.002.503.00December2024FebruaryMarchAprilMay
2.88
2.43
AHITX (American Funds American High-Income Trust)
Benchmark (^GSPC)

Dividends

Dividend History

American Funds American High-Income Trust granted a 6.47% dividend yield in the last twelve months. The annual payout for that period amounted to $0.62 per share.


PeriodTTM20232022202120202019201820172016201520142013
Dividend$0.62$0.61$0.50$0.45$0.59$0.62$0.61$0.57$0.57$0.65$0.69$0.71

Dividend yield

6.47%6.42%5.53%4.26%5.82%6.18%6.32%5.46%5.60%6.95%6.37%6.27%

Monthly Dividends

The table displays the monthly dividend distributions for American Funds American High-Income Trust. The dividends shown in the table have been adjusted to account for any splits that may have occurred.


JanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDecTotal
2024$0.05$0.05$0.05$0.05$0.00$0.19
2023$0.05$0.04$0.05$0.05$0.05$0.05$0.05$0.07$0.05$0.05$0.05$0.06$0.61
2022$0.04$0.03$0.04$0.03$0.04$0.04$0.04$0.04$0.04$0.05$0.04$0.05$0.50
2021$0.04$0.04$0.04$0.03$0.03$0.03$0.03$0.04$0.04$0.04$0.04$0.04$0.45
2020$0.05$0.05$0.05$0.05$0.05$0.05$0.05$0.04$0.04$0.04$0.04$0.09$0.59
2019$0.05$0.05$0.05$0.05$0.05$0.05$0.05$0.05$0.05$0.05$0.05$0.05$0.62
2018$0.05$0.04$0.05$0.05$0.06$0.05$0.05$0.05$0.05$0.05$0.05$0.06$0.61
2017$0.05$0.04$0.05$0.05$0.05$0.04$0.05$0.05$0.05$0.05$0.05$0.05$0.57
2016$0.05$0.05$0.05$0.05$0.05$0.05$0.05$0.04$0.04$0.05$0.05$0.05$0.57
2015$0.06$0.05$0.05$0.05$0.05$0.05$0.06$0.05$0.05$0.06$0.05$0.06$0.65
2014$0.06$0.06$0.05$0.05$0.06$0.06$0.06$0.06$0.06$0.06$0.05$0.06$0.69
2013$0.06$0.06$0.06$0.06$0.06$0.06$0.06$0.06$0.06$0.06$0.06$0.06$0.71

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%December2024FebruaryMarchAprilMay
-0.52%
-0.29%
AHITX (American Funds American High-Income Trust)
Benchmark (^GSPC)

Worst Drawdowns

The table below displays the maximum drawdowns of the American Funds American High-Income Trust. 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 High-Income Trust was 34.94%, occurring on Dec 15, 2008. Recovery took 219 trading sessions.

The current American Funds American High-Income Trust drawdown is 0.52%.


Depth

Start

To Bottom

Bottom

To Recover

End

Total

-34.94%May 30, 2007390Dec 15, 2008219Oct 28, 2009609
-21.22%Feb 21, 202022Mar 23, 2020142Oct 13, 2020164
-17.02%Jan 14, 2002147Aug 14, 2002146Mar 14, 2003293
-15.97%Jul 8, 2014404Feb 11, 2016139Aug 30, 2016543
-13.48%Jul 29, 199857Oct 15, 1998131Apr 16, 1999188

Volatility

Volatility Chart

The current American Funds American High-Income Trust volatility is 0.94%, 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.


1.00%2.00%3.00%4.00%December2024FebruaryMarchAprilMay
0.94%
3.00%
AHITX (American Funds American High-Income Trust)
Benchmark (^GSPC)