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ABNDX - Snapshot

Vitals

  • YTD Return 8.3%
  • 3 Yr Annualized Return 5.4%
  • 5 Yr Annualized Return 4.3%
  • Net Assets $66.2 B
  • Holdings in Top 10 19.4%

52 WEEK LOW AND HIGH

$14.15
$12.87
$14.27

Expenses

OPERATING RELATED FEES

  • Expense Ratio 0.60%

SALES FEES

  • Front Load 3.75%
  • Deferred Load N/A

BROKERAGE FEES

  • Turnover 286.00%

TRADING FEES

  • Max Redemption Fee N/A

Min Investment

  • Standard (Taxable) $250
  • IRA $25

Fund Classification


Compare ABNDX to Popular U.S. Intermediate-Term Bond Duration Funds and ETFs

Overview

Income Profile

Income Risk

Returns Profile

Allocations

Expenses

About

$88.38

+0.09%

$293.42 B

2.30%

$2.03

5.31%

0.04%

$11.64

+0.17%

$293.42 B

-

$0.02

5.34%

0.15%

$11.56

+0.17%

$204.55 B

2.26%

$0.26

5.00%

0.09%

$11.69

+0.17%

$89.02 B

1.67%

$0.19

6.86%

0.67%

$118.29

+0.10%

$81.57 B

2.23%

$2.64

5.24%

0.05%

ABNDX - Profile

Distributions

  • YTD Total Return 8.3%
  • 3 Yr Annualized Total Return 4.1%
  • 5 Yr Annualized Total Return 3.5%
  • Capital Gain Distribution Frequency Annually
  • Net Income Ratio 2.35%
DIVIDENDS
  • Dividend Yield 0.0%
  • Dividend Distribution Frequency Monthly

Fund Details

  • Legal Name
    American Funds The Bond Fund of America®
  • Fund Family Name
    American Funds
  • Inception Date
    May 28, 1974
  • Shares Outstanding
    N/A
  • Share Class
    A
  • Currency
    USD
  • Domiciled Country
    United States
  • Manager
    David Hoag

Fund Description

The fund normally invests at least 80% of its assets in bonds and other debt securities. It invests a majority of its assets in debt securities rated A3 or better or A- or better. It may invest in debt securities and mortgage-backed securities issued by government-sponsored entities and federal agencies and instrumentalities that are not backed by the full faith and credit of the U.S. government.


ABNDX - Performance

Return Ranking - Trailing

Period ABNDX Return Category Return Low Category Return High Rank in Category (%)
YTD 8.3% -9.1% 954.0% 9.18%
1 Yr 8.7% -4.8% 16.6% 5.58%
3 Yr 5.4%* 0.9% 8.1% 16.62%
5 Yr 4.3%* 1.0% 7.9% 35.36%
10 Yr 3.6%* 1.3% 7.5% 53.95%

* Annualized

Return Ranking - Calendar

Period ABNDX Return Category Return Low Category Return High Rank in Category (%)
2019 4.1% -1.7% 13.9% 81.56%
2018 -2.5% -10.3% 2.7% 14.86%
2017 1.3% -49.5% 8.1% 50.00%
2016 1.0% -49.3% 192.8% 30.12%
2015 -1.7% -12.2% 0.2% 14.85%

Total Return Ranking - Trailing

Period ABNDX Return Category Return Low Category Return High Rank in Category (%)
YTD 8.3% -9.1% 954.0% 9.18%
1 Yr 4.7% -7.9% 16.6% 69.98%
3 Yr 4.1%* 0.4% 8.1% 71.06%
5 Yr 3.5%* 0.7% 7.9% 73.15%
10 Yr 3.2%* 1.3% 7.5% 73.62%

* Annualized

Total Return Ranking - Calendar

Period ABNDX Return Category Return Low Category Return High Rank in Category (%)
2019 4.1% -1.7% 13.9% 81.95%
2018 -2.5% -10.3% 3.9% 31.34%
2017 1.3% -6.0% 8.4% 61.05%
2016 1.1% -5.7% 204.3% 48.26%
2015 -1.7% -12.2% 3.7% 34.31%

NAV & Total Return History


ABNDX - Holdings

Concentration Analysis

ABNDX Category Low Category High ABNDX % Rank
Net Assets 66.2 B 3.15 M 293 B 3.05%
Number of Holdings 2857 1 18468 8.47%
Net Assets in Top 10 12.6 B -1.17 B 39.4 B 2.33%
Weighting of Top 10 19.39% 3.1% 100.0% 66.60%

Top 10 Holdings

  1. Federal National Mortgage Association 2% 4.46%
  2. Federal National Mortgage Association 1.5% 3.87%
  3. Federal National Mortgage Association 2% 3.46%
  4. Federal National Mortgage Association 2% 2.86%
  5. Government National Mortgage Association 2.5% 2.60%
  6. Federal National Mortgage Association 1.5% 2.12%
  7. Federal National Mortgage Association 3.5% 1.95%
  8. Federal National Mortgage Association 2% 1.94%
  9. United States Treasury Notes 0.25% 1.76%
  10. United States Treasury Notes 2.75% 1.70%

Asset Allocation

Weighting Return Low Return High ABNDX % Rank
Bonds
93.09% -56.20% 351.52% 62.33%
Cash
5.26% -238.91% 164.87% 43.85%
Convertible Bonds
1.60% 0.00% 11.80% 35.10%
Stocks
0.03% -0.16% 10.12% 13.21%
Preferred Stocks
0.02% 0.00% 80.56% 31.56%
Other
0.00% -14.22% 7.23% 45.90%

Stock Sector Breakdown

Weighting Return Low Return High ABNDX % Rank
Utilities
0.00% 0.00% 100.00% 18.12%
Technology
0.00% 0.00% 82.90% 15.03%
Real Estate
0.00% 0.00% 88.25% 14.50%
Industrials
0.00% 0.00% 33.93% 18.93%
Healthcare
0.00% 0.00% 60.00% 6.71%
Financial Services
0.00% 0.00% 100.00% 25.64%
Energy
0.00% 0.00% 100.00% 35.70%
Communication Services
0.00% 0.00% 100.00% 18.66%
Consumer Defense
0.00% 0.00% 24.55% 13.29%
Consumer Cyclical
0.00% 0.00% 100.00% 19.87%
Basic Materials
0.00% 0.00% 100.00% 15.30%

Stock Geographic Breakdown

Weighting Return Low Return High ABNDX % Rank
US
0.03% -0.16% 9.71% 11.08%
Non US
0.00% 0.00% 4.67% 49.35%

Bond Sector Breakdown

Weighting Return Low Return High ABNDX % Rank
Securitized
29.55% 0.00% 98.42% 53.82%
Corporate
27.77% 0.00% 100.00% 66.11%
Government
21.96% 0.00% 89.39% 43.30%
Cash & Equivalents
19.02% 0.00% 91.85% 7.64%
Municipal
1.70% 0.00% 84.84% 20.86%
Derivative
0.00% 0.00% 23.62% 63.50%

Bond Geographic Breakdown

Weighting Return Low Return High ABNDX % Rank
US
82.68% -56.44% 336.16% 60.61%
Non US
10.41% -144.79% 79.88% 45.72%

ABNDX - Expenses

Operational Fees

ABNDX Fees (% of AUM) Category Return Low Category Return High Rank in Category (%)
Expense Ratio 0.60% 0.01% 21.33% 63.62%
Management Fee 0.19% 0.00% 0.85% 9.55%
12b-1 Fee 0.25% 0.00% 1.00% 37.64%
Administrative Fee 0.05% 0.01% 0.50% 21.18%

Sales Fees

ABNDX Fees (% of AUM) Category Return Low Category Return High Rank in Category (%)
Front Load 3.75% 1.50% 5.75% 61.81%
Deferred Load N/A 1.00% 5.50% N/A

Trading Fees

ABNDX Fees (% of AUM) Category Return Low Category Return High Rank in Category (%)
Max Redemption Fee N/A 1.00% 2.00% N/A

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.

ABNDX Fees (% of AUM) Category Return Low Category Return High Rank in Category (%)
Turnover 286.00% 3.00% 489.00% 86.73%

ABNDX - Distributions

Dividend Yield Analysis

ABNDX Category Low Category High ABNDX % Rank
Dividend Yield 0.00% 0.00% 3.91% 50.88%

Dividend Distribution Analysis

ABNDX Category Low Category High Category Mod
Dividend Distribution Frequency Monthly Monthly Monthly Monthly

Net Income Ratio Analysis

ABNDX Category Low Category High ABNDX % Rank
Net Income Ratio 2.35% -0.35% 11.28% 69.84%

Capital Gain Distribution Analysis

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

Dividend Payout History

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ABNDX - Fund Manager Analysis

Managers

David Hoag


Start Date

Tenure

Tenure Rank

Mar 01, 2009

11.68

11.7%

David A. Hoag is a fixed income portfolio manager at Capital Group. He also serves on the Fixed Income Management Committee and the Target Date Solutions Committee. He has 32 years of investment experience and has been with Capital Group for 28 years. Earlier in his career, as a fixed income investment analyst at Capital, he covered municipal bonds. Prior to joining Capital, David worked as a municipal bond analyst for Van Kampen Merritt Investment Advisory Corp. in Lisle, Illinois. He holds an MBA in finance from the University of Chicago Booth School of Business.

Robert Neithart


Start Date

Tenure

Tenure Rank

Mar 01, 2009

11.68

11.7%

Robert H. Neithart is a fixed-income portfolio manager and one of the portfolio managers of Capital Group Global Balanced Fund (Canada). He is chairman of Capital Strategy Research, Inc. and serves on the Fixed Income Management Committee. 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.

Fergus MacDonald


Start Date

Tenure

Tenure Rank

Oct 01, 2015

5.09

5.1%

Fergus N. MacDonald is a fixed income portfolio manager at Capital Group. He also serves on the Fixed Income Management Committee. He has 25 years of investment experience and has been with Capital Group for 14 years. He holds a graduate degree in applied mathematics and theoretical physics from Cambridge University and a bachelor’s degree with first-class honors in mathematics from the Imperial College of Science Technology and Medicine. Fergus is based in Los Angeles.

Pramod Atluri


Start Date

Tenure

Tenure Rank

Jan 01, 2016

4.84

4.8%

Pramod Atluri is a fixed income portfolio manager at Capital Group. He has 21 years of investment industry experience and has been with Capital Group for four years. Prior to joining Capital, Pramod was a fixed income portfolio manager at Fidelity Investments where he also worked as a fixed income strategist and corporate bond analyst. Before that he was a management consultant at McKinsey & Company. He holds an MBA from Harvard Business School and a bachelor’s degree in biological chemistry from the University of Chicago where he also completed the requirements for bachelor’s degrees in economics and chemistry. He holds the Chartered Financial Analyst® designation. Pramod is based in Los Angeles.

David Betanzos


Start Date

Tenure

Tenure Rank

Jul 01, 2016

4.34

4.3%

David J. Betanzos, Senior Vice President and fixed income portfolio manager for Capital Research and Management Company. He has been wirth Capital Research and Management Company or affiliate since 2002.

Tenure Analysis

Category Low Category High Category Average Category Mode
0.04 31.85 6.97 1.34