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American Funds The Income Fund of America Class A (AMECX)

Mutual Fund · Currency in USD · Last updated Aug 6, 2022

Fund Info

ISINUS4533201038
CUSIP453320103
IssuerAmerican Funds
Inception DateDec 1, 1973
CategoryDiversified Portfolio, Dividend, Actively Managed
Expense Ratio0.56%
ETF Home Pagewww.capitalgroup.com
Asset ClassMulti-Asset

Asset Class Size

Large-Cap

Asset Class Style

Blend

Trading Data

Previous Close$23.78
Year Range$22.67 - $25.70
EMA (50)$23.61
EMA (200)$24.18

AMECXShare Price Chart


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AMECXPerformance

The chart shows the growth of $10,000 invested in American Funds The Income 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 $26,878 for a total return of roughly 168.78%. All prices are adjusted for splits and dividends.


-20.00%-15.00%-10.00%-5.00%0.00%MarchAprilMayJuneJulyAugust
-6.60%
-9.64%
AMECX (American Funds The Income Fund of America Class A)
Benchmark (^GSPC)

AMECXReturns in periods

Returns over 1 year are annualized

PeriodReturnBenchmark
1M3.21%8.19%
6M-5.83%-7.42%
YTD-6.75%-13.03%
1Y-1.91%-5.85%
5Y6.50%10.86%
10Y7.85%11.53%

AMECXMonthly Returns Heatmap


JanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
2022-1.35%-1.26%1.31%-3.47%1.72%-6.51%3.16%-0.21%
2021-0.17%2.42%3.68%2.66%2.36%-0.33%0.43%1.35%-2.93%3.35%-1.76%5.37%
2020-0.77%-5.85%-10.31%6.47%2.24%0.74%4.14%2.47%-1.63%-2.24%8.41%2.63%
20194.17%2.28%1.21%1.90%-3.56%4.46%0.27%0.04%1.49%1.45%1.56%2.43%
20183.04%-3.95%-0.94%0.09%0.57%-0.12%2.51%0.13%0.24%-3.92%1.93%-4.47%
20171.29%2.19%0.16%0.22%1.66%0.02%1.37%0.13%2.17%0.95%0.90%1.59%
2016-2.27%-0.05%5.46%0.82%0.58%2.09%2.21%-0.28%0.03%-1.26%1.23%1.74%
2015-0.74%3.41%-1.64%1.48%0.05%-2.77%0.61%-4.65%-1.61%6.10%-0.14%-1.13%
2014-1.89%3.75%0.85%1.71%1.36%1.00%-1.29%2.47%-1.67%1.49%1.56%-1.06%
20133.21%0.59%2.70%2.88%-0.66%-1.52%3.10%-2.29%3.21%3.41%0.79%1.70%
20121.91%2.28%1.06%0.23%-3.88%4.02%1.73%0.96%1.76%0.06%0.72%0.69%
20111.57%2.62%0.75%3.08%-0.45%-1.49%-1.51%-2.53%-4.48%6.39%-0.48%2.45%
2010-3.26%1.25%4.08%0.89%-5.84%-1.42%5.81%-1.03%5.59%2.75%-1.95%4.18%

AMECXSharpe 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 Income Fund of America Class A Sharpe ratio is -0.21. 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.


-0.500.000.501.001.50MarchAprilMayJuneJulyAugust
-0.21
-0.31
AMECX (American Funds The Income Fund of America Class A)
Benchmark (^GSPC)

AMECXDividend History

American Funds The Income Fund of America Class A granted a 7.25% dividend yield in the last twelve months. The annual payout for that period amounted to $1.72 per share.


PeriodTTM202120202019201820172016201520142013201220112010
Dividend$1.72$1.72$0.75$1.25$1.57$1.16$0.67$1.03$0.78$0.65$0.67$0.69$0.74

Dividend yield

7.25%6.76%3.46%6.02%9.04%6.32%4.13%7.02%5.28%4.78%5.82%6.68%7.51%

AMECXDrawdowns Chart

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


-20.00%-15.00%-10.00%-5.00%0.00%SeptemberOctoberNovemberDecember2022FebruaryMarchAprilMayJuneJulyAugust
-7.46%
-13.58%
AMECX (American Funds The Income Fund of America Class A)
Benchmark (^GSPC)

AMECXWorst Drawdowns

The table below shows the maximum drawdowns of the American Funds The Income 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 Income Fund of America Class A is 26.13%, recorded on Mar 23, 2020. It took 166 trading sessions for the portfolio to recover.


Depth

Start

To Bottom

Bottom

To Recover

End

Total

-26.13%Jan 21, 202044Mar 23, 2020166Nov 16, 2020210
-11.83%Jan 29, 2018229Dec 24, 201881Apr 23, 2019310
-11.78%Jan 13, 2022108Jun 17, 2022
-11.57%May 2, 2011108Oct 3, 201185Feb 3, 2012193
-10.98%Apr 29, 2015184Jan 20, 201695Jun 6, 2016279
-8.87%Apr 26, 201030Jun 7, 201073Sep 20, 2010103
-6.03%May 22, 201323Jun 24, 201360Sep 18, 201383
-5.7%Sep 8, 201429Oct 16, 201416Nov 7, 201445
-5.69%Jan 20, 201014Feb 8, 201025Mar 16, 201039
-5.46%May 2, 201222Jun 1, 201230Jul 17, 201252

AMECXVolatility Chart

Current American Funds The Income Fund of America Class A 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%MarchAprilMayJuneJulyAugust
7.51%
19.67%
AMECX (American Funds The Income Fund of America Class A)
Benchmark (^GSPC)