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Trending ETFs

Name

Price

Aum/Mkt Cap

YIELD & DIV

Exp Ratio

Watchlist

$33.78

$24.4 B

2.46%

$0.83

0.83%

Vitals

YTD Return

-12.2%

1 yr return

-7.1%

3 Yr Avg Return

6.2%

5 Yr Avg Return

4.9%

Net Assets

$24.4 B

Holdings in Top 10

17.0%

52 WEEK LOW AND HIGH

$33.5
$31.18
$40.58

Expenses

OPERATING FEES

Expense Ratio 0.83%

SALES FEES

Front Load 5.75%

Deferred Load N/A

TRADING FEES

Turnover 69.00%

Redemption Fee N/A


Min Investment

Standard (Taxable)

$250

IRA

$25


Fund Classification

Fund Type

Open End Mutual Fund

Investment Style

Global Allocation


Name

Price

Aum/Mkt Cap

YIELD & DIV

Exp Ratio

Watchlist

$33.78

$24.4 B

2.46%

$0.83

0.83%

GBLAX - Profile

Distributions

  • YTD Total Return -12.2%
  • 3 Yr Annualized Total Return 4.1%
  • 5 Yr Annualized Total Return 3.6%
  • Capital Gain Distribution Frequency Annually
  • Net Income Ratio 1.61%
DIVIDENDS
  • Dividend Yield 2.5%
  • Dividend Distribution Frequency Quarterly

Fund Details

  • Legal Name
    American Funds Global Balanced Fund
  • Fund Family Name
    American Funds
  • Inception Date
    Feb 01, 2011
  • Shares Outstanding
    N/A
  • Share Class
    A
  • Currency
    USD
  • Domiciled Country
    United States
  • Manager
    Alfonso Barroso

Fund Description

As a balanced fund with global scope, the fund seeks to invest in equity and debt securities around the world that offer the opportunity for growth and/or provide dividend income, while also constructing the portfolio to protect principal and limit volatility. The adviser will allocate its assets among various countries. The fund will invest at least 40% of its net assets in issuers outside the United States. Normally it will invest at least 25% of the value of its assets in bonds and other debt securities.


GBLAX - Performance

Return Ranking - Trailing

Period GBLAX Return Category Return Low Category Return High Rank in Category (%)
YTD -12.2% -23.7% 16.4% 70.82%
1 Yr -7.1% -8.9% 48.3% 60.52%
3 Yr 6.2%* -2.2% 16.4% 59.02%
5 Yr 4.9%* -0.7% 13.4% 48.83%
10 Yr 6.5%* 0.9% 11.8% 36.49%

* Annualized

Return Ranking - Calendar

Period GBLAX Return Category Return Low Category Return High Rank in Category (%)
2021 2.8% -40.8% 20.6% 49.89%
2020 8.9% -21.0% 24.5% 27.56%
2019 15.0% -24.2% 27.8% 18.93%
2018 -8.2% -23.1% 11.7% 11.19%
2017 10.4% -100.0% 20.6% 41.42%

Total Return Ranking - Trailing

Period GBLAX Return Category Return Low Category Return High Rank in Category (%)
YTD -12.2% -23.7% 16.4% 69.74%
1 Yr -12.4% -12.8% 48.3% 89.41%
3 Yr 4.1%* -3.4% 16.4% 82.75%
5 Yr 3.6%* -1.1% 13.4% 76.89%
10 Yr 5.9%* 0.9% 11.8% 53.31%

* Annualized

Total Return Ranking - Calendar

Period GBLAX Return Category Return Low Category Return High Rank in Category (%)
2021 2.8% -40.8% 20.6% 49.89%
2020 8.9% -21.0% 24.5% 27.56%
2019 15.0% -24.2% 27.8% 19.16%
2018 -6.6% -23.1% 11.7% 12.66%
2017 14.0% -2.9% 23.1% 43.05%

NAV & Total Return History


GBLAX - Holdings

Concentration Analysis

GBLAX Category Low Category High GBLAX % Rank
Net Assets 24.4 B 1.12 M 110 B 7.99%
Number of Holdings 721 2 10961 20.46%
Net Assets in Top 10 4.35 B -31.7 M 22 B 8.56%
Weighting of Top 10 16.95% 10.8% 100.0% 85.37%

Top 10 Holdings

  1. Broadcom Inc 2.60%
  2. Microsoft Corp 2.46%
  3. Abbott Laboratories 2.13%
  4. Netflix Inc 1.93%
  5. Netflix Inc 1.93%
  6. Netflix Inc 1.93%
  7. Netflix Inc 1.93%
  8. Netflix Inc 1.93%
  9. Netflix Inc 1.93%
  10. Netflix Inc 1.93%

Asset Allocation

Weighting Return Low Return High GBLAX % Rank
Stocks
59.73% -45.72% 98.42% 61.80%
Bonds
32.90% -39.76% 93.84% 26.10%
Cash
6.65% -97.12% 185.58% 41.34%
Preferred Stocks
0.41% -0.03% 14.00% 28.18%
Convertible Bonds
0.30% 0.00% 25.49% 47.39%
Other
0.00% -1.25% 197.12% 88.73%

Stock Sector Breakdown

Weighting Return Low Return High GBLAX % Rank
Financial Services
18.67% 0.00% 30.34% 18.26%
Technology
13.90% 0.00% 39.48% 61.78%
Healthcare
11.56% 0.00% 30.30% 45.65%
Industrials
11.14% 0.09% 32.39% 38.85%
Communication Services
8.78% 0.00% 28.59% 18.05%
Consumer Defense
8.07% 0.00% 31.85% 27.60%
Utilities
7.51% 0.00% 40.29% 23.78%
Basic Materials
6.70% 0.00% 60.23% 30.57%
Energy
5.61% 0.00% 38.61% 41.19%
Consumer Cyclical
4.43% 0.00% 20.84% 71.34%
Real Estate
3.63% 0.00% 90.14% 53.29%

Stock Geographic Breakdown

Weighting Return Low Return High GBLAX % Rank
US
31.43% -4.82% 95.75% 60.54%
Non US
28.30% -46.69% 57.06% 42.80%

Bond Sector Breakdown

Weighting Return Low Return High GBLAX % Rank
Government
63.23% 0.00% 98.64% 9.39%
Cash & Equivalents
19.08% 0.10% 100.00% 44.68%
Corporate
12.22% 0.00% 99.90% 70.77%
Securitized
5.38% 0.00% 83.28% 48.64%
Municipal
0.08% 0.00% 31.28% 25.47%
Derivative
0.00% 0.00% 41.88% 80.79%

Bond Geographic Breakdown

Weighting Return Low Return High GBLAX % Rank
Non US
16.69% -39.00% 137.36% 16.49%
US
16.21% -177.12% 87.76% 43.63%

GBLAX - Expenses

Operational Fees

GBLAX Fees (% of AUM) Category Return Low Category Return High Rank in Category (%)
Expense Ratio 0.83% 0.16% 2.71% 76.62%
Management Fee 0.44% 0.00% 1.70% 29.55%
12b-1 Fee 0.27% 0.00% 1.00% 55.38%
Administrative Fee 0.01% 0.01% 0.70% 1.05%

Sales Fees

GBLAX Fees (% of AUM) Category Return Low Category Return High Rank in Category (%)
Front Load 5.75% 0.00% 5.75% 21.84%
Deferred Load N/A 1.00% 5.50% N/A

Trading Fees

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

GBLAX Fees (% of AUM) Category Return Low Category Return High Rank in Category (%)
Turnover 69.00% 0.00% 441.00% 59.57%

GBLAX - Distributions

Dividend Yield Analysis

GBLAX Category Low Category High GBLAX % Rank
Dividend Yield 2.46% 0.00% 10.92% 18.92%

Dividend Distribution Analysis

GBLAX Category Low Category High Category Mod
Dividend Distribution Frequency Quarterly Annually Monthly Monthly

Net Income Ratio Analysis

GBLAX Category Low Category High GBLAX % Rank
Net Income Ratio 1.61% -5.20% 6.33% 45.10%

Capital Gain Distribution Analysis

GBLAX Category Low Category High Capital Mode
Capital Gain Distribution Frequency Annually Annually Annually Annually

Dividend Payout History

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GBLAX - Fund Manager Analysis

Managers

Alfonso Barroso


Start Date

Tenure

Tenure Rank

Jan 01, 2013

9.42

9.4%

Alfonso Barroso is an equity portfolio manager at Capital Group. He has 27 years of investment experience, all with Capital Group. Earlier in his career, as an equity investment analyst at Capital, Alfonso covered retail companies in Europe and Latin America, European real-estate and REITs, and European internet and telecommunication services. Alfonso 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.

Winnie Kwan


Start Date

Tenure

Tenure Rank

Jan 01, 2013

9.42

9.4%

Winnie Kwan is an equity portfolio manager at Capital Group. She has 25 years of investment experience and has been with Capital Group for 22 years. Earlier in her career, as an equity investment analyst at Capital, she covered global exchanges, Asian utilities and small-cap companies. Prior to joining Capital, Winnie worked with Morgan Stanley in London, Hong Kong and Singapore. She holds both master’s and bachelor’s degrees in economics from Trinity College at the University of Cambridge. She also holds the Chartered Financial Analyst® designation. Winnie is based in Hong Kong.

Thomas Høgh


Start Date

Tenure

Tenure Rank

Jan 01, 2018

4.41

4.4%

Thomas H. Høgh is a fixed income portfolio manager at Capital Group. He has 35 years of investment experience and has been with Capital Group for 31 years. 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.

Andrew Cormack


Start Date

Tenure

Tenure Rank

Jan 01, 2019

3.41

3.4%

Andrew A. Cormack is a fixed income portfolio manager at Capital Group. He has 18 years of investment industry experience and has been with Capital Group for three years. 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.

Bradford Freer


Start Date

Tenure

Tenure Rank

Oct 01, 2019

2.67

2.7%

Bradford F. Freer is an equity portfolio manager at Capital Group. Brad has 29 years of investment experience and has been with Capital Group for 28 years. Earlier in his career at Capital, he was an equity investment analyst covering multiple sectors as a generalist in both Australia and India. Before that he was an equities trader in both Singapore and Hong Kong. Brad was also a participant in The Associates Program, a two-year series of work assignments in various areas of the Capital organization. He holds a bachelor’s degree in international relations from Connecticut College, as well as the Chartered Financial Analyst® designation. Brad is based in London.

Tenure Analysis

Category Low Category High Category Average Category Mode
0.03 30.27 6.52 9.25