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BLPAX American Funds Balanced Portfolio A

  • Fund
  • BLPAX
  • Price as of: Jan 17, 2017
  • $13.36
  • - $0.00
  • - 0.00%
  • Category
  • Diversified Portfolio

BLPAX - Profile

Vitals

  • YTD Return 1.7%
  • 3 Yr Annualized Return 4.4%
  • 5 Yr Annualized Return N/A
  • Net Assets $5.26 B
  • Holdings in Top 10 100.0%

52 WEEK LOW AND HIGH

$13.36
$12.01
$13.73

Expenses

OPERATING RELATED FEES

  • Expense Ratio 0.37%

SALES FEES

  • Front Load 5.75%
  • Deferred Load N/A

BROKERAGE FEES

  • Turnover 0.00%

TRADING FEES

  • Max Redemption Fee N/A

Min Investment

STANDARD (TAXABLE)

$250

IRA

$25

Investment Themes

CATEGORY

Diversified Portfolio
  • Fund Type Open End Mutual Fund
  • Investment Style Allocation--50% to 70% Equity

Distributions

  • YTD Total Return 1.7%
  • 3 Yr Annualized Total Return 2.3%
  • 5 Yr Annualized Total Return N/A
  • Capital Gain Distribution Frequency Annually
  • Net Income Ratio 1.57%
DIVIDENDS
  • Dividend Yield 0.2%
  • Dividend Distribution Frequency Quarterly

Fund Details

  • Legal Name American Funds Balanced Portfolio
  • Fund Family Name American Funds
  • Inception Date May 18, 2012
  • Shares Outstanding N/A
  • Share Class A
  • Currency USD
  • Domiciled Country United States
  • Manager Wesley K.-S. Phoa

BLPAX - Performance

Return Ranking - Trailing

Period BLPAX Return Category Return Low Category Return High Rank in Category (%) Quintile
YTD 1.7% -49.2% 9.2% 13.03% 1
1 Yr 5.9% -36.7% 45.9% 51.06% 3
3 Yr 4.4% * -12.5% 11.8% 22.81% 2
5 Yr N/A * -10.0% 14.4% N/A N/A
10 Yr N/A * -4.6% 8.0% N/A N/A

* Annualized


Return Ranking - Calendar

Period BLPAX Return Category Return Low Category Return High Rank in Category (%) Quintile
2016 2.2% -65.8% 23.3% 51.51% 3
2015 -2.9% -37.7% 48.7% 11.76% 1
2014 4.2% -59.3% 22.9% 10.33% 1
2013 16.1% -17.5% 36.4% 16.13% 1
2012 N/A -16.2% 18.4% N/A N/A

Total Return Ranking - Trailing

Period BLPAX Return Category Return Low Category Return High Rank in Category (%) Quintile
YTD 1.7% -49.2% 9.2% 13.00% 1
1 Yr -0.2% -39.8% 73.2% 80.61% 5
3 Yr 2.3% * -13.4% 28.2% 57.31% 3
5 Yr N/A * -10.4% 14.4% N/A N/A
10 Yr N/A * -4.6% 8.0% N/A N/A

* Annualized


Total Return Ranking - Calendar

Period BLPAX Return Category Return Low Category Return High Rank in Category (%) Quintile
2016 3.1% -65.6% 32.0% 55.84% 3
2015 0.7% -29.3% 50.4% 9.03% 1
2014 7.1% -54.8% 25.4% 28.59% 2
2013 20.0% -16.7% 57.2% 32.70% 2
2012 N/A -16.2% 74.5% N/A N/A

NAV & Total Return History

BLPAX - Holdings

Filings data as of: Sep 30, 2016

Concentration Analysis

BLPAX Category Low Category High BLPAX % Rank Quintile
Net Assets 5.26 B 81.4 K 102 B 1.87% 1
Number of Holdings 6 1 12590 15.56% 5
Net Assets in Top 10 5.21 B -1.25 B 20.2 B 0.78% 1
Weighting of Top 10 100.0% 0.2% 3588.1% 1.01% 1

Top 10 Holdings

  1. American Funds Bond Fund of Amer R6 20.01%
  2. American Funds American Balanced R6 19.99%
  3. American Funds New Perspective R6 20.02%
  4. American Funds Washington Mutual R6 10.01%
  5. American Funds Capital World Gr&Inc R6 9.99%
  6. American Funds Global Balanced R6 19.99%

Asset Allocation

Weighting Category Low Category High BLPAX % Rank Quintile
Stocks
58.50% 0.00% 151.04% 12.56% 2
Bonds
36.13% -81.84% 3483.12% 14.12% 3
Other
3.38% -15.48% 99.72% 8.05% 2
Cash
1.72% -3422.79% 100.81% 24.67% 5
Preferred Stocks
0.25% -0.04% 34.85% 7.32% 2
Convertible Bonds
0.01% 0.00% 33.12% 6.82% 4

Stock Sector Breakdown

Weighting Category Low Category High BLPAX % Rank Quintile
Technology
9.41% -3.41% 70.04% 10.21% 2
Healthcare
7.96% -3.11% 34.02% 7.89% 2
Consumer Defense
7.22% -2.25% 27.69% 2.74% 1
Financial Services
7.19% -6.79% 69.58% 15.23% 3
Consumer Cyclical
7.02% -7.49% 54.37% 10.07% 2
Industrials
5.72% -4.02% 48.84% 12.67% 3
Energy
5.32% -3.08% 34.22% 5.34% 2
Communication Services
3.56% -0.67% 27.16% 2.88% 1
Basic Materials
2.66% -1.48% 21.85% 7.85% 2
Utilities
1.97% -6.36% 47.20% 6.64% 2
Real Estate
0.47% -8.09% 48.98% 17.13% 4

Stock Geographic Breakdown

Weighting Category Low Category High BLPAX % Rank Quintile
US
37.32% -97.12% 148.25% 16.06% 3
Non US
21.18% -2.13% 150.26% 5.31% 1

Bond Sector Breakdown

Weighting Category Low Category High BLPAX % Rank Quintile
Government
18.90% -89.50% 3400.32% 6.45% 2
Corporate
10.43% 0.00% 90.42% 18.95% 4
Securitized
6.37% -0.01% 34.62% 12.81% 3
Cash & Equivalents
2.16% -3405.74% 116.43% 22.97% 4
Municipal
0.19% 0.00% 91.52% 6.82% 2
Derivative
0.00% -84.53% 31.50% 3.20% 4

Bond Geographic Breakdown

Weighting Category Low Category High BLPAX % Rank Quintile
US
28.59% -133.22% 2519.68% 15.42% 3
Non US
7.54% -189.93% 963.44% 9.20% 2

BLPAX - Expenses

Operational Fees

BLPAX Fees (% of AUM) Category Low Category High Rank in Category (%) Quintile
Expense Ratio 0.37% 0.00% 165.34% 17.08% 1
Management Fee 0.00% 0.00% 2.55% 5.49% 1
12b-1 Fee 0.23% 0.00% 1.00% 1.33% 2
Administrative Fee 0.05% 0.00% 0.83% 2.68% 2

Sales Fees

BLPAX Fees (% of AUM) Category Low Category High BLPAX Rank Quintile
Front Load 5.75% 0.14% 5.75% 0.23% 5
Deferred Load N/A 0.75% 5.50% N/A N/A

Trading Fees

BLPAX Fees (% of AUM) Category Low Category High BLPAX Rank Quintile
Max Redemption Fee N/A 0.11% 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.

BLPAX Fees (% of AUM) Category Low Category High BLPAX Rank Quintile
Turnover 0.00% 0.00% 5609.00% 14.78% 1

BLPAX - Distributions

Dividend Yield Analysis

BLPAX Category Low Category High BLPAX % Rank Quintile
Dividend Yield 0.2% 0.00% 11.33% 39.21% 3

Dividend Distribution Analysis

BLPAX Category Low Category High Category Mode
Dividend Distribution Frequency Quarterly Annually Monthly Annually

Dividend Payout History


Net Income Ratio Analysis

BLPAX Category Low Category High BLPAX % Rank Quintile
Net Income Ratio 1.57% -2.67% 9.94% 12.68% 3

Capital Gain Distribution Analysis

BLPAX Category Low Category High Capital Mode
Capital Gain Distribution Frequency Annually Annually Daily Annually

BLPAX - Managers

Wesley K.-S. Phoa

Manager

Start Date

May 18, 2012

Tenure

4.62

Tenure Rank

4.1%

Wesley K.-S. Phoa is a fixed-income portfolio manager at Capital Group. He has 22 years of investment experience and has been with Capital Group for 17 years. As a fixed-income investment analyst at Capital, he covered U.S. government-sponsored entities. Mr. Phoa is an economist with a PhD in pure mathematics from Trinity College, University of Cambridge and a bachelor’s degree with honors from the Australian National University. He is an elected member of the Conference of Business Economists and the International Conference of Commercial Bank Economists. Wesley is based in Los Angeles.


James B. Lovelace

Manager

Start Date

May 18, 2012

Tenure

4.62

Tenure Rank

4.1%

James B. Lovelace is an equity portfolio manager at Capital Group. He has 34 years of investment experience, all with Capital. As an equity investment analyst at Capital, Jim covered beverages & tobacco, restaurants & lodging, household products and personal care companies. He holds a bachelor’s degree with honors in philosophy from Swarthmore College. He also holds the Chartered Financial Analyst® designation and is a member of the Los Angeles Society of Financial Analysts. Jim is based in Los Angeles.


Bradley J. Vogt

Manager

Start Date

May 18, 2012

Tenure

4.62

Tenure Rank

4.1%

Bradley J. Vogt is an equity portfolio manager at Capital Group. He is chairman of Capital Research Company and serves on the Capital Group Companies Management Committee. Brad has 28 years of investment experience, all with Capital Group. As an equity investment analyst, he covered environmental services, U.S. telecommunications and cable & satellite TV companies. He holds a bachelor’s degree in international politics and economics from Wesleyan University. Brad is based in Washington, D.C.


John H. Smet

Manager

Start Date

May 18, 2012

Tenure

4.62

Tenure Rank

4.1%

John H. Smet is a fixed-income portfolio manager at Capital Group. He has 34 years of investment experience and 32 years at Capital. Earlier in his career, as a fixed-income investment analyst at Capital, John covered mortgage-backed securities and railroads. He holds an MBA in finance and a bachelor’s degree in economics from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. He also holds the Chartered Financial Analyst® designation and is a member of the Los Angeles Society of Financial Analysts. John is based in Los Angeles.


Alan N. Berro

Manager

Start Date

May 18, 2012

Tenure

4.62

Tenure Rank

4.1%

Alan N. Berro is an equity portfolio manager at Capital Group. He has 30 years of investment experience and has been with Capital Group for 25 years. In this prior role as an equity investment analyst at Capital, he covered U.S. utilities, capital goods and machinery companies. Before joining Capital, he was a portfolio manager and utilities analyst for Fidelity Management and Research Company in Boston. He holds an MBA from Harvard Business School and a bachelor’s degree in economics from UCLA graduating magna cum laude. He also holds the CPA and CFA. Alan is based in Los Angeles.


Andrew B. Suzman

Manager

Start Date

May 18, 2012

Tenure

4.62

Tenure Rank

4.1%

Andrew B. Suzman is an equity portfolio manager at Capital Group. He has 22 years of investment experience, all with Capital Group. Earlier in his career, as an equity investment analyst at Capital, Andrew covered global real-estate companies, U.S. merchandising, and Australian industrials and banks. He holds an MBA from Harvard Business School and a bachelor’s degree in political economy from Tulane University. Andrew is based in New York.


Joanna F. Jonsson

Manager

Start Date

Jan 01, 2015

Tenure

2.0

Tenure Rank

6.0%

Joanna F. Jonsson is an equity portfolio manager. She has 27 years of investment experience with 25 years at Capital. As an equity analyst at Capital, her coverage included insurance, U.S. household & personal care, restaurants & lodging and cruise lines companies. Jody holds an MBA from Stanford Graduate School of Business and a bachelor’s degree in economics from Princeton University graduating cum laude. She holds the Chartered Financial Analyst® designation and is a member of the CFA Institute. Jody is based in Los Angeles.


Tenure Analysis

Category Low

0.0

Category High

36.0

Category Average

5.5

Category Mode

2.0