American Funds American Balanced Fund® Class A ABALX:NASDAQ (Mutual Fund)

LastChange / % ChangeGross Expense RatioMax Sales LoadMax Redemption FeeMax Admin FeeMax Mgmt Fee
25.09 0.06   0.24%0.58%5.75%--0.01%0.42%

Quote data as of close.For standardized performance data click on the Performance tab below.

Growth of $10,000 Since July, 2006

The Growth of $10,000 chart includes reinvestment of dividends and capital gains, but does not reflect the effect of any applicable sales or redemption charges which would lower these figures.

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.

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

Trailing Total Return Performance

End of Month Returns (%) as of June 30, 2016
 YTD1 Mo1 Yr5 Yr10 YrSince Incep
/Date
Load Adjusted Returns-1.12-4.460.188.476.4710.53
7/25/1975
Non-Load Adjusted Returns4.911.376.299.777.1010.69
SEC After Tax Pre-Liquidation
6/30/2016
-1.62-4.77-1.337.315.357.74
SEC After Tax Post-Liquidation
6/30/2016
-0.52-2.410.976.385.357.45

Monthly Returns table data is updated each month end. Data as of Month End, June 30, 2016. Returns for periods longer than one year are annualized.

Top 5 equities held by fund
Company% of Hldgs% Short% LongPriceChg %$
Percent of all holdings:11.41% 
Compare these holdings together
MSFT
Microsoft Corp
2.93%
0% Short
2.92896% Long
$56.571.38%$0.77
PM
Philip Morris International Inc
2.29%
0% Short
2.28628% Long
$99.840.42%$0.42
CMCSA
Comcast Corp Class A
2.19%
0% Short
2.18522% Long
$67.460.66%$0.44
AMZN
Amazon.com Inc
2.04%
0% Short
2.04491% Long
$744.860.06%$0.43
BRK/A
Berkshire Hathaway Inc A
1.96%
0% Short
1.96265% Long
$216,805.000.23%$490.00
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A table providing an overview of the fund
Net Asset Value7/22/2016 | 25.09
1 Month Non-Load Adjusted Return1.37%
1 Month Load Adjusted Return-4.46%
YTD Performance6.83%
Fund data as of 7/22/2016

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Summary data of the distribution of the assets in the mutual fund
Distribution Yield (TTM)6/30/2016 | 1.56
FrequencyQuarterly
Last Distribution0.2530
Last Distribution Date6/15/2016
Short-Term Capital Gain0.0000
Long-Term Capital Gain0.1530
Capital Gain Distribution Date6/15/2016

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A table providing statistics about the fund
Total Net Assets6/30/2016 | 53.3B
Prospectus Net Expense Ratio0.58%
Portfolio Turnover82.00%
Inception Date7/25/1975
Fund ManagerJohn Smet
Tenure1/1/1997
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