Investment Fund

Purchase Restrictions: Tax-exempt funds should generally not serve as investments for tax-deferred retirement plans and accounts.

Summary

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Balances high-quality investing with tax-exempt income. Seeks to combine the stability of shorter term bond funds with the generally higher yield of intermediate-term bonds. With a focus on quality, the strategy typically invests in a broad spectrum of investment-grade municipal bonds with maturities between one and 10 years.
Price at NAV $15.15 as of 4/22/2024 (updated daily)
Fund Assets (millions) $6,266.0
Portfolio Managers
2
Expense Ratio
(Gross/Net %)
0.58 / 0.58%

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Returns at NAV

Returns at MOP

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-0.26%
1-year return
0.64%
5-year return
1.21%
10-year return
2.64%
30-Day SEC Yield
Returns as of 3/31/24 (updated monthly). Yield as of 3/31/24 (updated monthly).

Asset Mix

U.S. Equities0.0%
Non-U.S. Equities0.0%
U.S. Bonds92.7%
Non-U.S. Bonds0.3%
Cash & Equivalents
7.0%
As of 3/31/2024 (updated monthly)
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Volatility & Return

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Fixed-Income

For Class A Shares, this chart tracks the 10-year standard deviation
and 10-year annualized return of the fixed income funds
LTEBX
Bloomberg Municipal Short-Intermediate 1-10 Years Index
Other AF Funds
Standard Deviation as of 03/31/2024 (updated monthly) . Annualized return as of 03/31/2024 (updated monthly) .
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Fund Statistics

3.6 years
Effective Duration
3.8%
Average Yield
to Maturity
4.1%
Average Coupon
% of net assets as of 3/31/2024 (updated monthly)

Morningstar Style BoxTM— Fixed-Income

Medium Quality
Limited Interest-Rate Sensitivity
Morningstar data as of 3/31/24 (updated quarterly)

Description

Objective
The fund's investment objective is to provide you with current income exempt from regular federal income tax, consistent with the maturity and quality standards described in the prospectus, and to preserve capital.
Distinguishing Characteristics
This tax-exempt strategy seeks to combine the stability of shorter term bond funds with the generally higher yield of intermediate-term bonds. With a focus on quality, the strategy typically invests in a broad spectrum of investment-grade municipal bonds with maturities between one and 10 years.
Types of Investments
Invests primarily in state, municipal and public authority bonds and notes rated in the top four categories. The fund will invest at least 65% of its assets in debt securities rated A- or better or A3 or better, or unrated, but determined by the fund’s investment adviser to be of equivalent quality.
Maturity
The dollar-weighted average maturity of the fund's portfolio is between one and 10 years.
Portfolio Restrictions
May invest up to 20% of assets in debt securities in the rating category of BBB/Baa (or unrated, but determined by the fund’s investment adviser to be of equivalent quality).

Fund Facts

Fund Inception 10/06/1993
Fund Assets (millions)
As of 2/29/2024
$6,266.0
Companies/Issuers
Holdings are as of 3/31/2024 (updated monthly).
747+
Shareholder Accounts
Shareholder accounts are as of 3/31/2024
69,433
Regular Dividends Paid
Monthly
Minimum Initial Investment $250
Capital Gains Paid
Dec
Portfolio Turnover (2023) 39%
Fiscal Year-End Jul
Prospectus Date 10/01/2023
CUSIP 532726 10 6
Fund Number 43

Returns

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Month-End Returns as of 3/31/24

LTEBX
Bloomberg Municipal Short-Intermediate 1-10 Years Index

Quarter-End Returns as of 3/31/24

Growth of 10K

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For Class A Shares, this chart tracks a hypothetical investment with dividends reinvested, over the last 20 years, or since inception date if the fund has been in existence under 20 years, through 12/31/2023.
LTEBX
Bloomberg Municipal Short-Intermediate 1-10 Years Index

High & Low Prices

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Yield

12-month
Distribution Rates
30-day SEC Yield
Fund at NAV 2.05% N/A
Fund at MOP 2.00% 2.64%
As of 3/31/2024 (updated monthly)
Years of Experience with Fund
Years of Experience with Capital Group
Years of Experience with Investment Industry
Vikas Malhotra 2 7 12
Mark Marinella 5 11 37
A boldface number indicates that years of experience with Capital Group is equal to years of experience with investment industry.

Ratings & Risk

Morningstar Rating TM


Overall Morningstar RatingTM
Funds rated(209)
3-yr. Morningstar RatingTM
(209 funds rated)
5-yr. Morningstar RatingTM
(197 funds rated)
10-yr. Morningstar RatingTM
(143 funds rated)
Overall Morningstar Risk Above Average
HIGH
LOW
Category Muni National Short
Ratings are based on risk-adjusted returns as of 3/31/2024 (updated monthly).
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Lipper Leader Scorecard

Over-all 3 yr. 5 yr. 10 yr.
Consistent Return Within Category
Funds Rated

(81)

(81)

(76)

(59)
Expense Within Category
Funds Rated

(26)

(26)

(25)

(23)
Preservation Within Category
Funds Rated

(6162)

(6162)

(5729)

(4171)
Tax Efficiency Within Category
Funds Rated

(81)

(81)

(76)

(59)
Total Return Within Category
Funds Rated

(81)

(81)

(76)

(59)
Category Short-Intmt Muni Dbt Fds
KEY
HIGHEST LOWEST
As of 3/31/2024 (updated monthly)

Risk Measures

Fund
Standard Deviation
2.91
Sharpe Ratio
0.01
For the 10 Years ending 3/31/24 (updated monthly).
American Funds
Benchmark
Morningstar
Benchmark
Bloomberg Municipal Short-Intermediate 1-10 Years Index
Bloomberg Municipal TR USD
R-squared 98 96
Beta 0.90 0.57
Capture Ratio (Downside/Upside) 90/87 56/55
American Funds Benchmark for the 10 Years ending 3/31/24 (updated monthly).
Morningstar Benchmark for the 10 Years ending 3/31/24 (updated monthly).
AAA/Aaa
21.0%
AA/Aa
42.5%
A
21.9%
BBB/Baa
7.0%
BB/Ba
0.0%
Unrated
0.6%
Cash & equivalents
7.0%
% of net assets as of 3/31/2024 (updated monthly)

Average Life Breakdown

0-4.9 Years
59.7%
5-9.9 Years
31.2%
10-19.9 Years
2.1%
20-29.9 Years
0.0%
30+ Years
--
% of net assets as of 3/31/2024 (updated monthly)

Holdings

Bonds Breakdown

Bond Details

Total bond holdings
General obligation bonds 3.9%

% of net assets as of 3/31/2024 (updated quarterly)

Top Fixed-Income Issuers

Black Belt Energy Gas Dist
2.4%
California Community Choice Financing Authorit ...
2.2%
Waste Management
2.2%
Main Street Natural Gas Inc Ga
1.8%
New York State Housing Finance Agency
1.6%
New York City of
1.2%
Michigan State Housing Development Authority
1.1%
Texas Department of Housing & Community Affair ...
1.1%
Michigan State Housing Development Authority - ...
1.0%
State of Illinois
1.0%

% of net assets as of 3/31/2024 (updated quarterly)

Geographic Breakdown

Texas
12.4%
California
7.6%
New York
6.9%
Illinois
5.5%
Alabama
4.7%
Pennsylvania
4.3%
Georgia
3.8%
Colorado
3.2%
Michigan
3.1%
Florida
3.0%
% of net assets as of 3/31/2024

Prices & Distributions

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Historical Prices Month-End

Historical Prices Year-End

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Historical Distributions as of 04/22/24

2024
Record
Date
Calculated
Date
Pay Date
Income Dividend Regular
Income Dividend Special
Cap. Gains Long-Term
Cap. Gains Short-Term
Reinvest NAV
Daily 01/31/24 02/01/24 $0.028032 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $15.31
Daily 02/29/24 03/01/24 $0.0269137 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $15.29
Daily 03/28/24 04/01/24 $0.0289592 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $15.26
2024 Year-to-Date: Dividends Subtotal: $0.0839048 Cap Gains Subtotal: $0.00
Total Distributions: $0.0839048

Fees & Expenses

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Fees

Annual Management Fees 0.20%
Other Expenses 0.08%
Service 12b-1 0.30%
As of each fund's most recent prospectus.
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Expense Ratio

LTEBX 0.58%
Lipper Short-Intmdt Municipal Debt Funds Average
0.63%
Fund as of most recent prospectus. Lipper Category as of 3/31/24 (updated quarterly).