UGSFX: American Funds US Government Sec F1

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Profile

UGSFX - Profile

Vitals

  • YTD Return 3.3%
  • 3 Yr Annualized Return 0.3%
  • 5 Yr Annualized Return -0.1%
  • Net Assets $15.7 B
  • Holdings in Top 10 27.0%

52 WEEK LOW AND HIGH

$13.95
$13.34
$14.14

Expenses

OPERATING RELATED FEES

  • Expense Ratio 0.65%

SALES FEES

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

BROKERAGE FEES

  • Turnover 350.00%

TRADING FEES

  • Max Redemption Fee N/A

Min Investment

  • Standard (Taxable) $250
  • IRA $25

Fund Classification


Distributions

  • YTD Total Return 3.3%
  • 3 Yr Annualized Total Return 0.3%
  • 5 Yr Annualized Total Return -0.1%
  • Capital Gain Distribution Frequency Annually
  • Net Income Ratio 1.78%
DIVIDENDS
  • Dividend Yield 0.6%
  • Dividend Distribution Frequency Monthly

Fund Details

  • Legal Name
    American Funds U.S. Government Securities Fund®
  • Fund Family Name
    American Funds
  • Inception Date
    Mar 15, 2001
  • Shares Outstanding
    N/A
  • Share Class
    Other
  • Currency
    USD
  • Domiciled Country
    United States
  • Manager
    Fergus N. MacDonald

Fund Description

The fund invests at least 80% of its assets in securities that are guaranteed or sponsored by the U.S. government, its agencies and instrumentalities, including bonds and other debt securities denominated in U.S. dollars, which may be represented by other investment instruments, including derivatives. It may also invest in mortgage-backed securities issued by federal agencies and instrumentalities that are not backed by the full faith and credit of the U.S. government.


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Performance

UGSFX - Performance

Return Ranking - Trailing

Period UGSFX Return Category Return Low Category Return High Rank in Category (%)
YTD 3.3% -0.2% 5.8% 58.60%
1 Yr 4.5% -2.1% 10.4% 57.41%
3 Yr 0.3%* -1.6% 3.7% 58.38%
5 Yr -0.1%* -2.0% 2.7% 39.88%
10 Yr -0.2%* -2.1% 3.6% 56.20%

* Annualized

Return Ranking - Calendar

Period UGSFX Return Category Return Low Category Return High Rank in Category (%)
2018 -1.1% -3.4% -0.7% 5.91%
2017 0.2% -2.3% 0.9% 17.58%
2016 -1.6% -3.3% 1.4% 73.84%
2015 -1.3% -4.5% 0.2% 35.37%
2014 3.8% -1.1% 13.7% 15.63%

Total Return Ranking - Trailing

Period UGSFX Return Category Return Low Category Return High Rank in Category (%)
YTD 3.3% 0.1% 5.8% 61.86%
1 Yr 4.5% 0.5% 10.4% 56.94%
3 Yr 0.3%* -0.9% 3.7% 67.57%
5 Yr -0.1%* -2.0% 2.7% 60.71%
10 Yr -0.2%* -2.1% 3.6% 76.64%

* Annualized

Total Return Ranking - Calendar

Period UGSFX Return Category Return Low Category Return High Rank in Category (%)
2018 -1.1% -3.4% 3.0% 23.15%
2017 0.2% -2.0% 2.8% 37.36%
2016 -1.6% -3.3% 1.5% 81.98%
2015 -1.3% -4.5% 2.0% 60.37%
2014 3.8% -1.1% 17.2% 35.00%

NAV & Total Return History


Holdings

UGSFX - Holdings

Concentration Analysis

UGSFX Category Low Category High UGSFX % Rank
Net Assets 15.7 B 15.4 M 24.4 B 3.23%
Number of Holdings 424 2 15786 37.33%
Net Assets in Top 10 4.07 B 0 8.37 B 3.69%
Weighting of Top 10 26.97% 0.0% 200.8% 61.75%

Top 10 Holdings

  1. United States Treasury Notes 2.12% 5.68%
  2. Federal National Mortgage Association 3.5% 3.26%
  3. United States Treasury Notes 2% 2.98%
  4. United States Treasury Notes 1.75% 2.47%
  5. United States Treasury Notes 1.5% 2.43%
  6. Government National Mortgage Association 4.5% 2.40%
  7. United States Treasury Notes 2.12% 2.15%
  8. United States Treasury Notes 0.25% 1.99%
  9. United States Treasury Notes 2.88% 1.93%
  10. Federal National Mortgage Association 4% 1.68%

Asset Allocation

Weighting Return Low Return High UGSFX % Rank
Bonds
95.93% 0.00% 141.12% 55.30%
Cash
4.07% -43.12% 100.00% 41.47%
Stocks
0.00% -0.01% 13.31% 5.07%
Preferred Stocks
0.00% 0.00% 0.01% 5.07%
Other
0.00% -40.57% 16.30% 11.52%
Convertible Bonds
0.00% 0.00% 0.25% 9.22%

Bond Sector Breakdown

Weighting Return Low Return High UGSFX % Rank
Government
64.77% -14.27% 100.00% 18.89%
Securitized
30.98% 0.00% 155.37% 80.65%
Cash & Equivalents
4.07% -43.16% 100.00% 41.47%
Corporate
0.18% 0.00% 10.08% 17.05%
Derivative
0.00% -13.80% 0.04% 6.45%
Municipal
0.00% 0.00% 15.57% 24.88%

Bond Geographic Breakdown

Weighting Return Low Return High UGSFX % Rank
US
95.43% 0.00% 139.74% 54.38%
Non US
0.50% 0.00% 6.18% 31.34%

Expenses

UGSFX - Expenses

Operational Fees

UGSFX Fees (% of AUM) Category Return Low Category Return High Rank in Category (%)
Expense Ratio 0.65% 0.00% 3.79% 65.44%
Management Fee 0.21% 0.00% 0.85% 12.44%
12b-1 Fee 0.25% 0.00% 1.00% 24.00%
Administrative Fee 0.05% 0.00% 0.45% 10.16%

Sales Fees

UGSFX Fees (% of AUM) Category Return Low Category Return High Rank in Category (%)
Front Load N/A 1.00% 4.75% N/A
Deferred Load N/A 1.00% 5.50% N/A

Trading Fees

UGSFX Fees (% of AUM) Category Return Low Category Return High Rank in Category (%)
Max Redemption Fee N/A 0.25% 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.

UGSFX Fees (% of AUM) Category Return Low Category Return High Rank in Category (%)
Turnover 350.00% 0.00% 1482.00% 63.59%

Distributions

UGSFX - Distributions

Dividend Yield Analysis

UGSFX Category Low Category High UGSFX % Rank
Dividend Yield 0.59% 0.00% 2.49% 77.88%

Dividend Distribution Analysis

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

Net Income Ratio Analysis

UGSFX Category Low Category High UGSFX % Rank
Net Income Ratio 1.78% 0.11% 3.03% 72.81%

Capital Gain Distribution Analysis

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

Dividend Payout History

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Fund Manager Analysis

UGSFX - Fund Manager Analysis

Managers

Fergus N. MacDonald


Start Date

Tenure

Tenure Rank

Nov 01, 2009

10.08

10.1%

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.

David J. Betanzos


Start Date

Tenure

Tenure Rank

Jan 26, 2015

4.85

4.9%

David J. Betanzos, Senior Vice President for Capital Fixed Income Investors. Mr. Betanzos has been wirth Capital Research and Management Company or affiliate since 2002.

Ritchie Tuazon


Start Date

Tenure

Tenure Rank

Jan 26, 2015

4.85

4.9%

Ritchie Tuazon is a fixed-income portfolio manager at Capital Group with research responsibility for U.S. Treasuries and TIPS. He has 12 years of investment experience and has been with Capital Group for two years. Prior to joining Capital, Ritchie was an interest-rate trader at Goldman Sachs & Co. and an investment banking analyst at J.P. Morgan. He holds a master’s degree in business administration from MIT Sloan School of Management, a master’s degree in public administration from The Harvard Kennedy School and a bachelor’s degree from the University of California, Berkeley. Ritchie is based in Los Angeles.

Tenure Analysis

Category Low Category High Category Average Category Mode
0.1 29.13 7.83 4.85