A deep dive on volatility

Hear from our investment professionals about recent market activity


This has been an extraordinary and difficult period in financial markets. Portfolio manager Jody Jonsson and global equities investment director David Polak offer perspective on current volatility and how our equity funds fared in the first quarter of 2020. 

Fund results and analysis

Fund results and analysis

Fixed income

How have our bond funds held up amid the market turmoil? Mike Gitlin, head of fixed income, and Luke Farrell, fixed income investment director, discuss the first quarter and how our core bond strategies aim for capital preservation and equity risk diversification amidst continued market volatility.

Fund results

Target date

The American Funds Target Date Retirement Series has weathered recent volatility thanks to a number of strategic elements, including the resilience of its high-quality underlying bond funds. Learn more from Brad Vogt, Principal Investment Officer, and Michelle Black, Chairman of the Target Date Solutions Committee.

Fund results and analysis

Model results and analysis

Model portfolios

The American Funds Model Portfolios have proved resilient through recent market volatility, thanks in large part to a number of our portfolio construction design principles. Learn more from Samir Mathur, chairman of the Portfolio Solutions Committee, and Mario DiVito, investment director, about how the design of our model portfolios, including the strength of the underlying funds and a thoughtful approach to equities and fixed income, contributed to results this quarter.

Fund results

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