A globally diversified multi-asset approach to building income

Capital Income Builder®

July 30, 1987

Consider for a global equity-income allocation

Seeks to provide a level of current income that exceeds the average yield on U.S. stocks generally and a growing stream of income over the years. Secondarily, the fund also seeks to provide growth of capital.


Capital Income Builder

Capital Income Builder’s investment professionals adhere to a strict methodology to select equities that meet stringent income and income-growth requirements.


A rigorous, research-driven approach

For more than 35 years, Capital Income Builder (CIB) has had a focus on income driven by a disciplined eligibility process. The fund’s portfolio managers and analysts use a rigorous, research-driven approach to identify companies around the world that meet the income and income-growth needs of investors. 

Looking more closely at dividends, CIB invests across the spectrum of dividend payers and growers. The fund’s investment professionals seek companies with sustainable business models, strong financial positions and a combination of current yield and future dividend growth.


A disciplined eligibility process to drive long-term income growth. The chart shows “Extensive global research” flowing to “Eligibility process” flowing to “Security selection.” Extensive global research’s additional text reads: A global team of analysts seeks out the best dividend opportunities from around the world. Eligibility process’ additional text reads: Investment analysts review 20 years of dividend history and forecast three-year dividend growth. Security selection’s additional text reads: Portfolio managers carefully review and select companies from those that emerge from the eligibility process.

Capital Income Builder

Capital Income Builder is offered in various share classes designed for retirement plans, nonprofits, and other institutional and individual investors.

Investments are not FDIC-insured, nor are they deposits of or guaranteed by a bank or any other entity, so they may lose value.
Investors should carefully consider investment objectives, risks, charges and expenses. This and other important information is contained in the fund prospectuses and summary prospectuses, which can be obtained from a financial professional and should be read carefully before investing.
The return of principal for bond funds and for funds with significant underlying bond holdings is not guaranteed. Fund shares are subject to the same interest rate, inflation and credit risks associated with the underlying bond holdings.
Investing outside the United States involves risks, such as currency fluctuations, periods of illiquidity and price volatility. These risks may be heightened in connection with investments in developing countries.
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