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“Volatility” dates shown are representative of the five largest equity market declines (without dividends reinvested) in the unmanaged S&P 500 Index with at least 50% recovery persisting for more than one business day between declines. The returns are based on total returns. There have been periods when the fund has lagged the equity index, such as in rising equity markets. “Time-tested” rolling returns based on monthly data for the period January 1, 2009, through December 31, 2021. On January 1, 2009, The Bond Fund of America’s strategy was repositioned from core plus to core fixed income, with its prospectus and guidelines adjusted accordingly. Inception dates for Short-Term Bond Fund of America and Intermediate Bond Fund of America were October 2, 2006 and February 19, 1998, respectively. Based on results of F-2 shares. Data shown for American Funds Strategic Bond Fund since its March 18, 2016 inception.
The Bond Fund of America is the largest actively managed bond fund in the Morningstar U.S. Intermediate Core Bond category, as of 12/31/2021.
Returns shown at net asset value (NAV) have all distributions reinvested.
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The use of derivatives involves a variety of risks, which may be different from, or greater than, the risks associated with investing in traditional cash securities, such as stocks and bonds.
American Funds Strategic Bond Fund may engage in frequent and active trading of its portfolio securities, which may involve correspondingly greater transaction costs, adversely affecting the fund's results.
Higher yielding, higher risk bonds can fluctuate in price more than investment-grade bonds, so investors should maintain a long-term perspective.
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Lower rated bonds are subject to greater fluctuations in value and risk of loss of income and principal than higher rated bonds.
Class F-2 shares were first offered on August 1, 2008. Class F-2 share results prior to the date of first sale are hypothetical based on Class A share results without a sales charge, adjusted for typical estimated expenses.
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