U.S. markets open in 6 hours 23 minutes

American Funds American Balanced Fund Class A (ABALX)

Nasdaq - Nasdaq Delayed Price. Currency in USD
Add to watchlist
32.56-0.18 (-0.55%)
At close: 8:01PM EDT

American Funds American Balanced Fund Class A

American Balanced Fund Inc

One Market - Steuart Tower Suite 2000

San Francisco CA 94105

800-421-4225
Management Information
Paul R. Benjamin,Lead Manager since July 1, 2014
Paul Benjamin is an equity portfolio manager at Capital Group. As an equity investment analyst, he covers U.S. large-cap software companies. He has the investment experience since 2005, all with Capital Group. Prior to joining Capital, he managed the European operations for Interelate, a technology start-up funded by Goldman Sachs. He holds an MBA from Stanford Graduate School of Business and a bachelor’s degree in finance and religion from Northwestern College graduating magna cum laude. Paul is based in Los Angeles.
Morningstar Style Box
Yahoo partners with Morningstar a leading market research and investment data group to help investors rate and compare funds on Yahoo Finance. The Morningstar Category is shown next to the Morningstar Style Box which identifies a fund's investment focus, based on the underlying securities in the fund.
Morningstar Category
While the investment objective stated in a fund's prospectus may or may not reflect how the fund actually invests, the Morningstar category is assigned based on the underlying securities in each portfolio. Morningstar categories help investors and investment professionals make meaningful comparisons between funds. The categories make it easier to build well-diversified portfolios, assess potential risk, and identify top-performing funds. We place funds in a given category based on their portfolio statistics and compositions over the past three years. If the fund is new and has no portfolio history, we estimate where it will fall before giving it a more permanent category assignment. When necessary, we may change a category assignment based on recent changes to the portfolio.

Fund Overview

CategoryAllocation--50% to 70% Equity
Fund FamilyAmerican Funds
Net Assets203.07B
YTD Return6.80%
Yield1.21%
Morningstar Rating★★★★★
Inception DateJul 24, 1975

Fund Operations

Last Dividend0.10
Last Cap Gain0.00
Holdings Turnover176.00%
Average for CategoryN/A

Fees & Expenses

ExpenseABALXCategory Average
Annual Report Expense Ratio (net)0.58%0.82%
Prospectus Net Expense Ratio0.58%N/A
Prospectus Gross Expense Ratio0.58%N/A
Max 12b1 Fee0.25%N/A
Max Front End Sales Load5.75%5.07%
Max Deferred Sales LoadN/A1.50%
3 Yr Expense Projection750N/A
5 Yr Expense Projection880N/A
10 Yr Expense Projection1,259N/A