American Funds American Balanced Fund Class A 

ABALX:NASDAQ

LastChange / % ChangeGross Expense RatioMax Sales LoadMax Redemption FeeMax Admin FeeMax Mgmt Fee
24.56 0.01   0.04%0.61%5.75%--0.01%0.42%
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Growth of $10,000 Since April, 2004

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Strategy for American Funds American Balanced Fund Class A

The investment seeks conservation of capital, current income and long-term growth of capital and income. The fund uses a balanced approach to invest in a broad range of securities, including common stocks and investment-grade bonds. It also invests in securities issued and guaranteed by the U.S. government and by federal agencies and instrumentalities. In addition, the fund may invest a portion of its assets in common stocks, most of which have a history of paying dividends, bonds and other securities of issuers domiciled outside the United States.

Order a Prospectus

Minimums
InitialClosed to new Investors
Additional100.00
IRAClosed to new Investors
Additional IRA100.00
Characteristics
Is Available At Scottrade$Available At Scottrade
Is A Loaded FundLFLoad Fund - Front Load 5.75%
Availability: Closed to new Investors

Trailing Total Return Performance

Monthly Returns (%)
 YTD1 Mo1 Yr5 Yr10 YrSince Incep
/Date
Load Adjusted Returns-4.34-5.008.9915.216.2510.79
7/25/1975
Non-Load Adjusted Returns1.490.7915.6416.596.8810.96
SEC After Tax Pre-Liquidation
3/31/2014
-4.53-5.198.1914.42--7.93
SEC After Tax Post-Liquidation
3/31/2014
-2.44-2.815.0911.91--7.59

Monthly Returns table data is updated each month end. Data as of Month End, March 31, 2014. Returns for periods longer than one year are annualized.

Top 5 equities held by fund
Company% of Hldgs% Short% LongPriceChg %$
Percent of all holdings:14.85% 
Compare these holdings together
AMZN
Amazon.com Inc
3.30%
0% Short
3.3% Long
$324.910.38%$1.23
HD
Home Depot, Inc.
3.08%
0% Short
3.08% Long
$77.090.67%$0.51
MSFT
Microsoft Corporation
2.87%
0% Short
2.87% Long
$40.01-0.97%-$0.39
WFC
Wells Fargo & Co
2.80%
0% Short
2.8% Long
$48.93-0.33%-$0.16
BA
Boeing Co
2.80%
0% Short
2.8% Long
$127.921.49%$1.88
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Net Asset ValueYTD Performance
24.561.08%
1 Month Non-Load Adjusted Return1 Month Load Adjusted Return
0.79%-5.00%
Net Expense RatioDistribution Yield (TTM)
0.61%1.54
Portfolio TurnoverTotal Net Assets
55.00%43.6B
Inception DateFund Manager
7/25/1975John Smet
TenureP.O. Box 7650, One Market, Steuart Tower
San Francisco, 94120-7650
1/1/1997

Updated after market close 4/17/2014