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CWBFX American Funds Capital World Bond A

  • Fund
  • CWBFX
  • Price as of: Mar 22, 2019
  • $19.68
  • - $0.05
  • - 0.25%
  • Category
  • Global Bonds

CWBFX - Profile

Vitals

  • YTD Return 2.2%
  • 3 Yr Annualized Return 2.3%
  • 5 Yr Annualized Return 0.8%
  • Net Assets $13.4 B
  • Holdings in Top 10 18.1%

52 WEEK LOW AND HIGH

$19.68
$18.89
$20.32

Expenses

OPERATING RELATED FEES

  • Expense Ratio 0.94%

SALES FEES

  • Front Load 3.75%
  • Deferred Load N/A

BROKERAGE FEES

  • Turnover 99.00%

TRADING FEES

  • Max Redemption Fee N/A

Min Investment

STANDARD (TAXABLE)

$250

IRA

$25

Investment Themes

CATEGORY

Global Bonds
  • Fund Type Open End Mutual Fund
  • Investment Style World Bond

Distributions

  • YTD Total Return 2.2%
  • 3 Yr Annualized Total Return 1.0%
  • 5 Yr Annualized Total Return 0.0%
  • Capital Gain Distribution Frequency Annually
  • Net Income Ratio 2.25%
DIVIDENDS
  • Dividend Yield 0.4%
  • Dividend Distribution Frequency Quarterly

Fund Details

  • Legal Name American Funds Capital World Bond Fund®
  • Fund Family Name American Funds
  • Inception Date Aug 04, 1987
  • Shares Outstanding N/A
  • Share Class A
  • Currency USD
  • Domiciled Country United States
  • Manager Robert H. Neithart

CWBFX - Performance

Return Ranking - Trailing

Period CWBFX Return Category Return Low Category Return High Rank in Category (%) Quintile
YTD 2.2% -6.2% 7.9% 43.27% 3
1 Yr -1.1% -14.6% 10.2% 56.37% 3
3 Yr 2.3% * -3.8% 9.4% 64.21% 4
5 Yr 0.8% * -2.5% 5.3% 62.45% 4
10 Yr 3.7% * 0.5% 10.5% 65.37% 4

* Annualized


Return Ranking - Calendar

Period CWBFX Return Category Return Low Category Return High Rank in Category (%) Quintile
2018 -3.6% -12.1% 203.9% 28.86% 2
2017 5.3% -9.9% 12.8% 26.55% 2
2016 0.3% -9.1% 10.8% 47.22% 4
2015 -4.7% -12.4% 7.6% 24.38% 2
2014 -1.3% -10.0% 7.1% 35.69% 3

Total Return Ranking - Trailing

Period CWBFX Return Category Return Low Category Return High Rank in Category (%) Quintile
YTD 2.2% -100.0% 7.9% 43.27% 3
1 Yr -4.8% -18.0% 10.2% 79.30% 4
3 Yr 1.0% * -4.7% 9.4% 77.89% 4
5 Yr 0.0% * -2.9% 5.3% 79.06% 4
10 Yr 3.3% * 0.5% 10.5% 72.68% 4

* Annualized


Total Return Ranking - Calendar

Period CWBFX Return Category Return Low Category Return High Rank in Category (%) Quintile
2018 -3.6% -12.1% 203.9% 30.54% 3
2017 5.3% -10.1% 12.8% 26.55% 2
2016 1.6% -8.8% 19.6% 47.57% 3
2015 -4.3% -12.4% 9.7% 40.99% 3
2014 1.7% -9.2% 15.1% 35.93% 3

NAV & Total Return History

CWBFX - Holdings

Filings data as of: Dec 31, 2018

Concentration Analysis

CWBFX Category Low Category High CWBFX % Rank Quintile
Net Assets 13.4 B 2.73 M 119 B 1.26% 1
Number of Holdings 1131 1 5545 4.10% 1
Net Assets in Top 10 2.4 B -831 M 10 B 1.89% 1
Weighting of Top 10 18.1% 4.7% 625.8% 30.28% 5

Top 10 Holdings

  1. Japan (Government Of) 0% 2.77%
  2. United States Treasury Notes 2.75% 2.68%
  3. Japan (Government Of) 0.1% 2.22%
  4. Japan (Government Of) 0.1% 1.92%
  5. United States Treasury Notes 2.88% 1.84%
  6. Nykredit Realkredit A/S 1.5% 1.61%
  7. United States Treasury Notes 2.25% 1.34%
  8. Spain (Kingdom of) 1.5% 1.33%
  9. United States Treasury Notes 2% 1.24%
  10. Mexico (United Mexican States) 8% 1.17%

Asset Allocation

Weighting Category Low Category High CWBFX % Rank Quintile
Bonds
95.05% -44.69% 193.64% 11.04% 2
Cash
4.66% -107.64% 144.68% 18.30% 3
Convertible Bonds
0.25% 0.00% 12.55% 17.35% 3
Preferred Stocks
0.03% 0.00% 3.36% 9.15% 2
Stocks
0.01% -10.89% 97.15% 8.83% 2
Other
0.01% -0.66% 20.34% 21.14% 4

Stock Sector Breakdown

Weighting Category Low Category High CWBFX % Rank Quintile
Healthcare
0.01% 0.00% 17.04% 4.12% 1
Utilities
0.00% 0.00% 2.03% 8.25% 5
Technology
0.00% 0.00% 32.62% 5.15% 5
Real Estate
0.00% 0.00% 3.61% 4.12% 5
Industrials
0.00% 0.00% 21.92% 7.22% 5
Financial Services
0.00% 0.00% 7.90% 10.31% 5
Energy
0.00% 0.00% 5.35% 7.22% 5
Communication Services
0.00% 0.00% 3.46% 5.15% 5
Consumer Defense
0.00% 0.00% 4.73% 4.64% 5
Consumer Cyclical
0.00% 0.00% 11.56% 4.64% 5
Basic Materials
0.00% 0.00% 2.59% 6.19% 5

Stock Geographic Breakdown

Weighting Category Low Category High CWBFX % Rank Quintile
Non US
0.01% 0.00% 90.14% 5.99% 2
US
0.00% -10.89% 48.81% 6.62% 5

Bond Sector Breakdown

Weighting Category Low Category High CWBFX % Rank Quintile
Government
70.77% -67.11% 126.24% 6.94% 2
Corporate
19.80% 0.00% 194.89% 21.45% 4
Securitized
4.74% 0.00% 61.41% 19.24% 3
Cash & Equivalents
4.18% -56.51% 145.63% 17.98% 3
Derivative
0.00% -117.29% 61.40% 7.26% 3
Municipal
0.00% 0.00% 38.79% 11.04% 5

Bond Geographic Breakdown

Weighting Category Low Category High CWBFX % Rank Quintile
Non US
61.07% -102.11% 347.04% 11.67% 2
US
33.98% -309.96% 204.18% 19.24% 3

CWBFX - Expenses

Operational Fees

CWBFX Fees (% of AUM) Category Low Category High Rank in Category (%) Quintile
Expense Ratio 0.94% 0.07% 7.16% 39.24% 2
Management Fee 0.44% 0.00% 1.28% 8.52% 1
12b-1 Fee 0.26% 0.00% 1.00% 4.72% 3
Administrative Fee 0.01% 0.00% 0.45% 11.86% 1

Sales Fees

CWBFX Fees (% of AUM) Category Low Category High CWBFX Rank Quintile
Front Load 3.75% 2.50% 5.75% 11.48% 2
Deferred Load N/A 0.75% 5.50% N/A N/A

Trading Fees

CWBFX Fees (% of AUM) Category Low Category High CWBFX Rank Quintile
Max Redemption Fee N/A 1.00% 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.

CWBFX Fees (% of AUM) Category Low Category High CWBFX Rank Quintile
Turnover 99.00% 0.00% 451.00% 13.29% 3

CWBFX - Distributions

Dividend Yield Analysis

CWBFX Category Low Category High CWBFX % Rank Quintile
Dividend Yield 0.4% 0.00% 2.90% 20.58% 2

Dividend Distribution Analysis

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

Dividend Payout History


Net Income Ratio Analysis

CWBFX Category Low Category High CWBFX % Rank Quintile
Net Income Ratio 2.25% -1.10% 5.99% 37.03% 3

Capital Gain Distribution Analysis

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

CWBFX - Managers

Robert H. Neithart

Manager

Start Date

Dec 01, 1999

Tenure

19.26

Tenure Rank

1.0%

Robert H. Neithart is a fixed-income portfolio manager at Capital Group. He is chairman of the Fixed Income Management Committee and of Capital Strategy Research, Inc. Rob’s investment responsibilities are focused on global multi-currency fixed income, emerging market debt and global high income portfolios. Rob began his career at Capital as a participant in The Associates Program, a two-year series of work assignments in various areas of the organization. He holds a bachelor’s degree in economics from Occidental College.


David A. Daigle

Manager

Start Date

Dec 01, 2014

Tenure

4.25

Tenure Rank

9.6%

David A. Daigle is a fixed-income portfolio manager at Capital Group. As a fixed-income investment analyst, he covers wireless communications and building products companies. Earlier in his career at Capital, David covered multiple industries including health care, technology and directories. He holds an MBA from the University of Chicago Booth School of Business and a bachelor’s degree in business administration from the University of Vermont. David is based in New York.


Thomas H. Høgh

Manager

Start Date

Dec 01, 1995

Tenure

23.26

Tenure Rank

0.5%

Thomas H. Høgh is a fixed income portfolio manager at Capital Group. Earlier in his career, as a fixed income investment analyst at Capital, Thomas covered Yankee bonds, as well as various non-U.S. bond markets. Prior to joining Capital, Thomas held a number of positions at Privatbanken (now Nordea). He holds an MBA in finance, international business and management from Columbia Business School. He also holds a master's degree in international economics and a bachelor's degree in economics, both from the University of Copenhagen, Denmark. Thomas is based in London.


Andrew A. Cormack

Manager

Start Date

Mar 01, 2019

Tenure

0.0

Tenure Rank

17.4%

Andrew A. Cormack is a fixed income portfolio manager at Capital Group. Prior to joining Capital, Andrew worked as a portfolio manager at Western Asset Management. He holds a first-class honours degree in actuarial science from the London School of Economics and Political Science. He also holds the Investment Management Certificate. Andrew is based in London.


Tenure Analysis

Category Low

0.0

Category High

28.3

Category Average

6.51

Category Mode

4.2