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

LastDaily Change / % ChangeGross Expense RatioMax Sales LoadMax Redemption FeeMax Admin FeeMax Mgmt Fee
25.73 -0.02   -0.08%0.58%5.75%--0.01%0.42%

Quote data as of close.

Performance data quoted represents past performance which is not a guarantee of future results. The investment return and principal value of an investment will fluctuate and may be worth more or less than its original cost. Performance data current to the most recent month-end is available by selecting the performance tab.

Growth of $10,000 Since February, 2007

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.

Order a Prospectus

InitialClosed to new Investors
IRAClosed to new Investors
Additional IRA100.00
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 January 31, 2017
 YTD1 Mo1 Yr5 Yr10 YrSince Incep
Load Adjusted Returns(4.04)(4.04)6.879.135.9910.51
Non-Load Adjusted Returns1.811.8113.3910.436.6210.67
SEC After Tax Pre-Liquidation
SEC After Tax Post-Liquidation

Monthly Returns table data is updated each month end. Data as of Month End, January 31, 2017. Returns for periods longer than one year are annualized.

Top 5 equities held by fund
Company% of Hldgs% Short% LongPriceChg %$
Percent of all holdings:11.90% 
Compare these holdings together
Microsoft Corp
0% Short
3.71115% Long
The Home Depot Inc
0% Short
2.2203% Long
Comcast Corp Class A
0% Short
2.17242% Long
Berkshire Hathaway Inc A
0% Short
2.03355% Long
JPMorgan Chase & Co
0% Short
1.75796% Long

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A table providing an overview of the fund
Net Asset Value2/22/2017 | 25.73
1 Month Non-Load Adjusted Return1.81%
1 Month Load Adjusted Return-4.04%
YTD Performance3.71%
Fund data as of 2/22/2017

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Summary data of the distribution of the assets in the mutual fund
Last Distribution0.6000
Last Distribution Date12/20/2016
Short-Term Capital Gain0.0000
Long-Term Capital Gain0.4600
Capital Gain Distribution Date12/20/2016

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A table providing statistics about the fund
Total Net Assets1/31/2017 | 56.4B
Prospectus Net Expense Ratio0.58%
Portfolio Turnover82.00%
Inception Date7/25/1975
Fund ManagerJohn Smet
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All No-Load shares purchased from Scottrade and held fewer than 90 days will be charged a short-term redemption fee. Exceptions to this short-term redemption fee may apply for specific fund families. The short-term redemption fee is not applicable if the fund charges a contingent deferred sales charge.