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

LastDaily Change / % ChangeGross Expense RatioMax Sales LoadMax Redemption FeeMax Admin FeeMax Mgmt Fee
26.45 -0.02   -0.08%0.60%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 August, 2007

Graph represents the growth of a hypothetical $10,000 investment. It assumes 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 July 31, 2017
YTD1 Mo1 Yr5 Yr10 YrSince Incep
/Date
Load Adjusted Returns
0.52-5.794.079.325.9710.56
7/25/1975
Non-Load Adjusted Returns
8.691.9110.6410.706.9610.56
SEC After Tax Pre-Liquidation*
7/31/2017
2.01-3.953.138.145.237.81
SEC After Tax Post-Liquidation*
7/31/2017
8.691.9110.6410.706.9610.71
* Pre-liquidation (before sale of shares): includes taxes on fund's distributions of dividends and capital gains. Figures based on highest Federal income tax bracket. State and local taxes are not included.

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

End of Quarter Returns (%) as of June 30, 2017
YTD1 Mo1 Yr5 Yr10 YrSince Incep
/Date
Load Adjusted Returns
0.52-5.794.079.325.9710.53
7/25/1975
Non-Load Adjusted Returns
6.65-0.0510.4110.626.6010.53
SEC After Tax Pre-Liquidation*
6/30/2017
0.100.102.928.064.887.77
SEC After Tax Post-Liquidation*
6/30/2017
0.37-3.212.857.044.397.48
* Pre-liquidation (before sale of shares): includes taxes on fund's distributions of dividends and capital gains. Figures based on highest Federal income tax bracket. State and local taxes are not included.

Quarterly Returns table data is updated each month end. Data as of Quarter End, June 30, 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:12.18% 
Compare these holdings together
MSFT
Microsoft Corp
3.86%
0% Short
3.85792% Long
$72.490.12%$0.09
HD
The Home Depot Inc
2.40%
0% Short
2.40383% Long
$147.49-1.46%-$2.18
CMCSA
Comcast Corp Class A
2.17%
0% Short
2.16506% Long
$40.520.62%$0.25
UNH
UnitedHealth Group Inc
1.92%
0% Short
1.92394% Long
$190.82-0.98%-$1.88
BRK/A
Berkshire Hathaway Inc A
1.83%
0% Short
1.83259% Long
$267,377.000.11%$302.00
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A table providing an overview of the fund
Net Asset Value8/18/2017 | 26.45
1 Month Non-Load Adjusted Return1.91%
1 Month Load Adjusted Return-3.95%
YTD Performance7.91%
Fund data as of 8/17/2017

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Summary data of the distribution of the assets in the mutual fund
FrequencyQuarterly
Last Distribution0.1990
Last Distribution Date6/14/2017
Short-Term Capital Gain0.0000
Long-Term Capital Gain0.0990
Capital Gain Distribution Date6/14/2017

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A table providing statistics about the fund
Total Net Assets7/31/2017 | 60.2B
Prospectus Net Expense Ratio0.60%
Portfolio Turnover79.00%
Inception Date7/25/1975
Fund ManagerJohn Smet
Tenure1/1/1997
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