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AMUSX American Funds US Government Sec A

  • Fund
  • AMUSX
  • Price as of: Nov 17, 2017
  • $13.73
  • - $0.00
  • - 0.00%
  • Category
  • Government Bonds

AMUSX - Profile

Vitals

  • YTD Return 0.7%
  • 3 Yr Annualized Return 1.5%
  • 5 Yr Annualized Return 1.1%
  • Net Assets $10.6 B
  • Holdings in Top 10 28.4%

52 WEEK LOW AND HIGH

$13.73
$13.54
$13.94

Expenses

OPERATING RELATED FEES

  • Expense Ratio 0.63%

SALES FEES

  • Front Load 3.75%
  • Deferred Load N/A

BROKERAGE FEES

  • Turnover 187.00%

TRADING FEES

  • Max Redemption Fee N/A

Min Investment

STANDARD (TAXABLE)

$250

IRA

$25

Investment Themes

CATEGORY

Government Bonds
  • Fund Type Open End Mutual Fund
  • Investment Style Intermediate Government

Distributions

  • YTD Total Return 0.7%
  • 3 Yr Annualized Total Return 0.2%
  • 5 Yr Annualized Total Return 0.4%
  • Capital Gain Distribution Frequency Annually
  • Net Income Ratio 1.08%
DIVIDENDS
  • Dividend Yield 0.1%
  • Dividend Distribution Frequency Monthly

Fund Details

  • Legal Name American Funds U.S. Government Securities Fund®
  • Fund Family Name American Funds
  • Inception Date Oct 17, 1985
  • Shares Outstanding N/A
  • Share Class A
  • Currency USD
  • Domiciled Country United States
  • Manager Fergus N. MacDonald

AMUSX - Performance

Return Ranking - Trailing

Period AMUSX Return Category Return Low Category Return High Rank in Category (%) Quintile
YTD 0.7% -10.6% 9.7% 11.78% 1
1 Yr -0.2% -9.7% 56.6% 45.77% 3
3 Yr 1.5% * -2.2% 6.5% 28.45% 2
5 Yr 1.1% * -2.2% 3.8% 34.10% 2
10 Yr 3.3% * 0.1% 9.8% 36.62% 2

* Annualized


Return Ranking - Calendar

Period AMUSX Return Category Return Low Category Return High Rank in Category (%) Quintile
2016 -1.6% -9.3% 3.1% 50.67% 4
2015 -1.3% -46.1% 4.2% 26.10% 3
2014 3.8% -8.3% 41.3% 9.60% 1
2013 -4.9% -26.8% 3.1% 47.23% 4
2012 -1.4% -24.0% 9.1% 48.18% 4

Total Return Ranking - Trailing

Period AMUSX Return Category Return Low Category Return High Rank in Category (%) Quintile
YTD 0.7% -10.6% 9.7% 11.84% 1
1 Yr -4.0% -9.7% 14.8% 82.25% 5
3 Yr 0.2% * -3.0% 6.5% 68.17% 4
5 Yr 0.4% * -2.2% 3.8% 63.58% 4
10 Yr 2.9% * 0.1% 9.8% 47.45% 3

* Annualized


Total Return Ranking - Calendar

Period AMUSX Return Category Return Low Category Return High Rank in Category (%) Quintile
2016 -1.6% -7.9% 3.8% 61.99% 5
2015 0.2% -7.8% 5.6% 14.36% 1
2014 3.8% -8.8% 51.5% 28.25% 2
2013 -4.1% -26.7% 3.2% 43.40% 3
2012 1.1% -2.0% 16.7% 35.67% 3

NAV & Total Return History

AMUSX - Holdings

Filings data as of: Sep 30, 2017

Concentration Analysis

AMUSX Category Low Category High AMUSX % Rank Quintile
Net Assets 10.6 B 1.2 M 24.9 B 0.49% 1
Number of Holdings 278 6 16512 15.06% 3
Net Assets in Top 10 3.26 B -24.9 M 11.1 B 0.99% 1
Weighting of Top 10 28.4% 0.0% 1171.0% 32.59% 4

Top 10 Holdings

  1. US Treasury Note 1.875% 3.88%
  2. US Treasury Note 1.125% 3.69%
  3. US Treasury Note 1.75% 3.45%
  4. US Treasury Note 1.75% 3.03%
  5. US Treasury Note 1.875% 2.61%
  6. US Treasury Note 2.125% 2.54%
  7. FNMA 4% 2.45%
  8. US Treasury Note 2.25% 2.40%
  9. US Treasury Note 2.21%
  10. US Treasury Note 2.125% 2.17%

Asset Allocation

Weighting Category Low Category High AMUSX % Rank Quintile
Bonds
87.37% 0.00% 175.69% 36.54% 5
Cash
12.50% -75.69% 100.00% 6.17% 1
Other
0.14% -1.51% 9.27% 10.86% 2
Stocks
0.00% -1.79% 15.23% 1.48% 5
Preferred Stocks
0.00% 0.00% 0.64% 0.99% 5
Convertible Bonds
0.00% 0.00% 0.08% 0.74% 5

Bond Sector Breakdown

Weighting Category Low Category High AMUSX % Rank Quintile
Government
59.35% -28.02% 108.51% 14.81% 2
Securitized
26.02% 0.00% 160.27% 28.89% 4
Cash & Equivalents
14.24% -75.69% 100.00% 5.43% 1
Corporate
0.24% 0.00% 76.92% 14.32% 2
Derivative
0.00% -33.10% 2.19% 0.99% 5
Municipal
0.00% 0.00% 18.75% 6.91% 5

Bond Geographic Breakdown

Weighting Category Low Category High AMUSX % Rank Quintile
US
86.45% -1.93% 175.69% 32.59% 5
Non US
0.92% 0.00% 88.42% 13.83% 2

AMUSX - Expenses

Operational Fees

AMUSX Fees (% of AUM) Category Low Category High Rank in Category (%) Quintile
Expense Ratio 0.63% 0.04% 8.57% 32.84% 2
Management Fee 0.20% 0.00% 0.95% 10.37% 1
12b-1 Fee 0.27% 0.00% 1.00% 6.83% 3
Administrative Fee 0.01% 0.00% 0.40% 11.74% 1

Sales Fees

AMUSX Fees (% of AUM) Category Low Category High AMUSX Rank Quintile
Front Load 3.75% 0.40% 4.75% 7.04% 3
Deferred Load N/A 0.50% 5.50% N/A N/A

Trading Fees

AMUSX Fees (% of AUM) Category Low Category High AMUSX Rank Quintile
Max Redemption Fee N/A 0.25% 2.00% N/A N/A

Turnover Related Fees

Turnover provides investors a proxy for the trading fees incurred by mutual fund managers who frequently adjust position allocations. Higher turnover means higher trading fees.

AMUSX Fees (% of AUM) Category Low Category High AMUSX Rank Quintile
Turnover 187.00% 0.00% 1536.00% 11.41% 4

AMUSX - Distributions

Dividend Yield Analysis

AMUSX Category Low Category High AMUSX % Rank Quintile
Dividend Yield 0.1% 0.00% 3.47% 43.15% 4

Dividend Distribution Analysis

AMUSX Category Low Category High Category Mode
Dividend Distribution Frequency Monthly Annually Monthly Annually

Dividend Payout History


Net Income Ratio Analysis

AMUSX Category Low Category High AMUSX % Rank Quintile
Net Income Ratio 1.08% -3.48% 3.82% 34.81% 4

Capital Gain Distribution Analysis

AMUSX Category Low Category High Capital Mode
Capital Gain Distribution Frequency Annually Annually Semi-Annually Annually

AMUSX - Managers

Fergus N. MacDonald

Manager

Start Date

Nov 01, 2009

Tenure

8.0

Tenure Rank

9.1%

Investment professional since 1992; more than 11 years with Capital Research and Management Company or affiliate. Vice President – Fixed Income, Capital Research Company.


David J. Betanzos

Manager

Start Date

Jan 26, 2015

Tenure

2.76

Tenure Rank

19.8%

David J. Betanzos, Senior Vice President for Capital Fixed Income Investors. Mr. Betanzos has been wirth Capital Research and Management Company or affiliate since 2002.


Ritchie Tuazon

Manager

Start Date

Jan 26, 2015

Tenure

2.76

Tenure Rank

19.8%

Ritchie Tuazon is a fixed-income investment analyst at Capital Group with research responsibility for U.S. Treasuries and TIPS. He has 12 years of investment experience and has been with Capital Group for two years. Prior to joining Capital, Ritchie was an interest-rate trader at Goldman Sachs & Co. and an investment banking analyst at J.P. Morgan. He holds a master’s degree in business administration from MIT Sloan School of Management, a master’s degree in public administration from The Harvard Kennedy School and a bachelor’s degree from the University of California, Berkeley. Ritchie is based in Los Angeles.


Tenure Analysis

Category Low

0.0

Category High

31.9

Category Average

6.71

Category Mode

2.8