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RAMBX - Snapshot

Vitals

  • YTD Return 2.1%
  • 3 Yr Annualized Return 1.6%
  • 5 Yr Annualized Return 1.0%
  • Net Assets $10.6 B
  • Holdings in Top 10 28.8%

52 WEEK LOW AND HIGH

$10.04
$9.80
$10.06

Expenses

OPERATING RELATED FEES

  • Expense Ratio 1.41%

SALES FEES

  • Front Load N/A
  • Deferred Load N/A

BROKERAGE FEES

  • Turnover N/A

TRADING FEES

  • Max Redemption Fee N/A

Min Investment

  • Standard (Taxable) $250
  • IRA N/A

Fund Classification


Compare RAMBX to Popular U.S. Short-Term Bond Duration Funds and ETFs

Overview

Income Profile

Income Risk

Returns Profile

Allocations

Expenses

About

$11.00

0.00%

$67.93 B

2.36%

$0.26

2.52%

-

$82.86

0.00%

$59.81 B

1.90%

$1.57

2.79%

-

$10.86

0.00%

$59.81 B

-

$0.02

2.74%

-

$4.19

0.00%

$55.37 B

2.99%

$0.13

-0.48%

-

$83.06

+0.04%

$40.61 B

2.42%

$2.01

2.51%

-

RAMBX - Profile

Distributions

  • YTD Total Return 2.1%
  • 3 Yr Annualized Total Return 1.6%
  • 5 Yr Annualized Total Return 1.0%
  • Capital Gain Distribution Frequency Annually
  • Net Income Ratio 0.56%
DIVIDENDS
  • Dividend Yield 0.0%
  • Dividend Distribution Frequency Monthly

Fund Details

  • Legal Name
    American Funds Short-Term Bond Fund of America®
  • Fund Family Name
    American Funds
  • Inception Date
    Dec 08, 2006
  • Shares Outstanding
    N/A
  • Share Class
    Retirement
  • Currency
    USD
  • Domiciled Country
    United States
  • Manager
    John Queen

Fund Description

The fund will invest at least 80% of its assets in bonds (bonds include any debt instrument and cash equivalents). It maintains a portfolio of bonds, other debt securities and money market instruments having a dollar-weighted average effective maturity no greater than three years and consisting primarily of debt securities rated AA- or Aa3 or better. The fund primarily invests in debt securities denominated in U.S. dollars. It may invest up to 10% of its assets in debt securities in the A rating category.


RAMBX - Performance

Return Ranking - Trailing

Period RAMBX Return Category Return Low Category Return High Rank in Category (%)
YTD 2.1% -8.4% 206.0% 36.32%
1 Yr 2.8% -5.2% 7.1% 65.37%
3 Yr 1.6%* -0.7% 4.6% 95.26%
5 Yr 1.0%* -0.8% 5.0% 97.32%
10 Yr 0.3%* 0.2% 4.2% 99.51%

* Annualized

Return Ranking - Calendar

Period RAMBX Return Category Return Low Category Return High Rank in Category (%)
2019 1.1% -2.4% 5.0% 85.56%
2018 -0.6% -50.6% 1.0% 17.21%
2017 -0.3% -1.6% 2.8% 72.52%
2016 -0.1% -65.8% 7.1% 77.23%
2015 -0.8% -75.0% 3.0% 32.38%

Total Return Ranking - Trailing

Period RAMBX Return Category Return Low Category Return High Rank in Category (%)
YTD 2.1% -8.4% 206.0% 36.32%
1 Yr 2.8% -6.8% 7.1% 55.01%
3 Yr 1.6%* -0.7% 4.6% 91.80%
5 Yr 1.0%* -0.8% 5.0% 96.37%
10 Yr 0.3%* 0.2% 4.2% 99.03%

* Annualized

Total Return Ranking - Calendar

Period RAMBX Return Category Return Low Category Return High Rank in Category (%)
2019 1.1% -2.3% 7.2% 87.52%
2018 -0.6% -4.2% 6.5% 27.47%
2017 -0.3% -1.6% 5.9% 74.84%
2016 -0.1% -65.2% 10.7% 83.48%
2015 -0.8% -7.0% 3.5% 41.90%

NAV & Total Return History


RAMBX - Holdings

Concentration Analysis

RAMBX Category Low Category High RAMBX % Rank
Net Assets 10.6 B 4.48 M 67.9 B 9.35%
Number of Holdings 709 3 4826 24.16%
Net Assets in Top 10 2.95 B -168 M 7.13 B 8.72%
Weighting of Top 10 28.76% 2.4% 100.0% 37.89%

Top 10 Holdings

  1. United States Treasury Notes 0.13% 4.78%
  2. United States Treasury Notes 1.5% 3.51%
  3. United States Treasury Notes 0.12% 3.42%
  4. US Treasury Note 0.12% 3.02%
  5. United States Treasury Notes 1.62% 2.61%
  6. United States Treasury Notes 0.12% 2.51%
  7. United States Treasury Notes 1.75% 2.51%
  8. United States Treasury Notes 1.5% 2.25%
  9. United States Treasury Notes 1.5% 2.21%
  10. United States Treasury Notes 0.12% 1.95%

Asset Allocation

Weighting Return Low Return High RAMBX % Rank
Bonds
91.96% 0.00% 177.64% 65.94%
Cash
7.37% -80.64% 100.00% 22.48%
Convertible Bonds
0.66% 0.00% 32.87% 79.53%
Stocks
0.00% 0.00% 6.71% 74.83%
Preferred Stocks
0.00% 0.00% 51.61% 78.02%
Other
0.00% -2.01% 20.06% 70.97%

Bond Sector Breakdown

Weighting Return Low Return High RAMBX % Rank
Government
51.61% 0.00% 78.98% 6.54%
Securitized
30.52% 0.00% 90.75% 47.48%
Cash & Equivalents
11.09% 0.00% 100.00% 22.82%
Corporate
6.57% 0.00% 100.00% 95.13%
Municipal
0.21% 0.00% 17.16% 30.20%
Derivative
0.00% 0.00% 27.60% 77.18%

Bond Geographic Breakdown

Weighting Return Low Return High RAMBX % Rank
US
84.66% 0.00% 144.19% 43.46%
Non US
7.30% -22.36% 78.41% 71.14%

RAMBX - Expenses

Operational Fees

RAMBX Fees (% of AUM) Category Return Low Category Return High Rank in Category (%)
Expense Ratio 1.41% 0.01% 34.57% 18.20%
Management Fee 0.27% 0.00% 1.19% 29.22%
12b-1 Fee 0.75% 0.00% 1.00% 80.12%
Administrative Fee 0.05% 0.01% 0.50% 25.65%

Sales Fees

RAMBX Fees (% of AUM) Category Return Low Category Return High Rank in Category (%)
Front Load N/A 1.00% 5.75% N/A
Deferred Load N/A 0.50% 5.00% N/A

Trading Fees

RAMBX 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.

RAMBX Fees (% of AUM) Category Return Low Category Return High Rank in Category (%)
Turnover N/A 0.00% 496.37% 81.49%

RAMBX - Distributions

Dividend Yield Analysis

RAMBX Category Low Category High RAMBX % Rank
Dividend Yield 0.00% 0.00% 3.55% 74.79%

Dividend Distribution Analysis

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

Net Income Ratio Analysis

RAMBX Category Low Category High RAMBX % Rank
Net Income Ratio 0.56% -9.96% 4.42% 97.96%

Capital Gain Distribution Analysis

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

Dividend Payout History

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RAMBX - Fund Manager Analysis

Managers

John Queen


Start Date

Tenure

Tenure Rank

Jul 01, 2011

9.34

9.3%

John R. Queen is president at Capital Research and Management Company. Prior to that, Queen is a portfolio manager with Mercury Advisors, his employer since 1997. Prior to joining the firm, he was associated with The Capital Group.

Vincent Gonzales


Start Date

Tenure

Tenure Rank

Nov 01, 2016

4.0

4.0%

Vincent J. Gonzales is a fixed income portfolio manager at Capital Group. As a fixed income investment analyst, he covers commercial mortgage-backed securities and asset-backed securities. He has 12 years of investment experience and has been with Capital Group for seven years. Prior to joining Capital, he was an associate at Newstone Capital Partners. Before that, he was an investment banking analyst at Goldman Sachs & Co. He holds an MBA from Harvard Business School and a bachelor’s degree in management science & engineering from Stanford University. Vince is based in Los Angeles.

Tenure Analysis

Category Low Category High Category Average Category Mode
0.04 27.75 5.89 0.83
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