American Funds The Bond Fund of America� Class R-3

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Performance

Trailing returns

1 day   +0.08%
   
1 week
   
-0.20%  
4 week
   
-0.09%  
3 month   +0.98%
   
YTD   +4.76%
   
1 year   +4.71%
   
3 years*   +2.83%
   
5 years*   +4.17%
   
*annualized
Best 3 month return+7.65%  
Worst 3 month return-12.18%  

Morningstar statistics

Morningstar category: Intermediate-Term Bond
  Return Risk Rating
3 years Average Average
5 years Average Average
10 years Low Above Average
Overall Below Average Above Average

Key statistics

Total assets27.94B 
Front load-  
Deferred load-  
Expense ratio0.92%  
Management fee-  
Fund familyAmerican Funds 

Asset allocation

Cash11.06%  
Stocks0.02%  
Bonds81.90%  
Preferred0.07%  
Other6.94%  

Purchase information

Initial$250  
Additional$50  
12.76+0.01(0.08%)
Dec 24, 1:00PM EST Overall Morningstar RatingTM

Description

The investment seeks to provide as high a level of current income as is consistent with the preservation of capital. The fund normally invests at least 80% of its assets in bonds and other debt securities. It invests a majority of its assets in debt securities with quality ratings of A3 or better or A- or better. The fund may also invest in debt securities and mortgage-backed securities issued by government-sponsored entities and federal agencies and instrumentalities that are not backed by the full faith and credit of the U.S. government. It invests in debt securities with a wide range of maturities.
Fund filings (PDF) »
Asset managers:
Wesley Phoa (Started: Mar 1, 2011)
David Daigle (Started: Mar 1, 2011)
John Smet (Started: Jan 1, 1989)
David Hoag (Started: Mar 1, 2009)
Thomas Hogh (Started: Mar 1, 2009)
Andrew Barth (Started: Mar 1, 2010)
Robert Neithart (Started: Mar 1, 2009)
Advisor Company:
Capital Research and Management Company
Fund family reports on Morningstar »
American Funds, 4 Embarcadero Center P.O. Box 7650, San Francisco, CA 94120, USA

Risk

  1 year 3 years 5 years 10 years  
Alpha* -0.71 0.13 0.16 -1.28
Beta* 1.03 1.02 0.95 0.95
Mean annual return 0.38 0.27 0.34 0.28
R-squared* 98.35 95.34 89.62 52.83
Standard deviation 2.60 2.83 2.83 4.24
Sharpe ratio 1.75 1.10 1.40 0.42
* Against standard index

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