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    American Funds American Balanced A (ABALX)

    25.20 Down 0.07(0.28%) May 22

    Performance Overview as of Apr 29, 2015Get Performance Overview for:
    Performance Overview 
    Morningstar Return Rating:3.00
    Year-to-Date Return:1.87%
    5-Year Average Return:11.41%
    Number of Years Up:36
    Number of Years Down:3
    Best 1 Yr Total Return (2003-12-31):22.82%
    Worst 1 Yr Total Return (2008-12-31):-25.73%
    Best 3-Yr Total Return (N/A):14.80%
    Worst 3-Yr Total Return (N/A):-3.98%
    Load Adjusted Returns 
    1-Year:2.47%
    3-Year:10.09%
    5-Year:10.10%
    10-Year:6.78%
    Trailing Returns (%) vs. Benchmarks 
    ReturnABALXCategoryDiffIndex*Diff
    Year To Date1.87N/AN/AN/AN/A
    1-Month1.09N/AN/AN/AN/A
    3-Month3.25N/AN/AN/AN/A
    1-Year8.73N/AN/AN/AN/A
    3-Year12.29N/AN/AN/AN/A
    5-Year11.41N/AN/AN/AN/A
    Last Bull Market (Sep 29, 2011 to Apr 29, 2012)17.47N/AN/AN/AN/A
    Last Bear Market (Apr 29, 2011 to Sep 29, 2011)-9.96N/AN/AN/AN/A
    Annual Total Return (%) History () 
    YearABALXCategoryDiff
    2015N/AN/AN/A
    2014
     
    8.85N/AN/A
    2013
     
    21.73N/AN/A
    2012
     
    14.19N/AN/A
    2011
     
    3.82N/AN/A
    2010
     
    13.02N/AN/A
    2009
     
    21.08N/AN/A
    2008
     
    -25.73N/AN/A
    2007
     
    6.60N/AN/A
    2006
     
    11.81N/AN/A
    2005
     
    3.12N/AN/A
    2004
     
    8.92N/AN/A
    2003
     
    22.82N/AN/A
    2002
     
    -6.27N/AN/A
    2001
     
    8.19N/AN/A
    2000
     
    15.86N/AN/A
    1999
     
    3.47N/AN/A
    1998
     
    11.13N/AN/A
    1997
     
    21.04N/AN/A
    1996
     
    13.17N/AN/A
    1995
     
    27.13N/AN/A
    1994
     
    0.34N/AN/A
    1993
     
    11.27N/AN/A
    1992
     
    9.48N/AN/A
    1991
     
    24.69N/AN/A
    1990
     
    -1.57N/AN/A
    1989
     
    21.53N/AN/A
    1988
     
    12.87N/AN/A
    1987
     
    4.02N/AN/A
    1986
     
    16.87N/AN/A
    1985
     
    29.11N/AN/A
    1984
     
    9.36N/AN/A
    1983
     
    16.11N/AN/A
    1982
     
    29.36N/AN/A
    1981
     
    4.40N/AN/A
    1980
     
    14.36N/AN/A
    1979
     
    7.63N/AN/A
    1978
     
    6.21N/AN/A
    1977
     
    0.70N/AN/A
    1976
     
    25.98N/AN/A
    1975N/AN/AN/A
    Past Quarterly Returns (%) for ABALX 
    Q1Q2Q3Q4
    20150.77N/AN/AN/A
    20141.493.350.613.14
    20136.842.193.837.39
    20128.71-0.984.721.31
    20114.580.60-8.537.89
    20104.20-6.859.266.57
    2009-6.9411.7311.134.79
    2008-5.90-2.75-5.12-14.46
    20070.755.022.77-1.97
    20062.81-0.554.494.66
    2005-1.371.670.921.89
    20042.480.58-0.336.01
    2003-2.4312.762.379.05
    20023.47-5.57-11.538.44
    20011.234.77-4.656.99
    20000.692.303.368.81
    19991.207.63-5.190.20
    19986.63-0.43-3.638.62
    19972.4910.015.861.40
    19962.682.032.655.23
    19957.465.845.965.49
    1994-3.720.913.44-0.17
    19934.182.322.991.35
    1992-0.513.504.092.14
    19919.801.525.126.42
    1990-1.902.47-9.628.34
    19894.608.106.271.13
    19885.244.850.781.50
    198711.322.182.30-10.61
    198611.583.07-2.504.23
    19856.628.20-1.8914.07
    1984-1.83-2.4110.673.15
    19837.156.981.100.19
    19820.030.4813.8413.06
    19814.171.68-7.316.34
    1980-6.0112.832.345.37
    19794.372.434.90-4.03
    1978-2.735.207.36-3.32
    1977-4.684.47-0.491.63
    197611.462.764.495.26
    19758.93N/AN/AN/A
    Rank in Category (by total return) 
    PeriodRankFunds in Category% Rank
    Year To Date75N/A
    1-Month26N/A
    3-Month59N/A
    6-Month31N/A
    1-Year14N/A
    3-Year6N/A
    5-Year3N/A