The target allocations shown are as of January 1, 2020, and are subject to the oversight committee's discretion. The funds' investment adviser anticipates that the funds will invest their assets within a range that deviates no more than 10% above or below these allocations. Underlying funds may be added or removed during the year. Changes in the equity allocation within the underlying equity-income and balanced funds may affect the overall equity exposure in the target date funds. For quarterly updates of fund allocations, visit americanfundsretirement.com.
A quality balanced fund aiming for a smoother ride over the long term*
Source: Morningstar. As of December 31, 2019. Holdings may change.
Average rolling monthly 10-year annual return and standard deviation over 30 years ended December 31, 20191
Sources: Capital Group, MSCI.
Average annualized excess returns (%) for The Bond Fund of America and passive peers as of December 31, 20194
Passive funds are not striving to outpace their benchmarks; rather, they seek to replicate the benchmark's return pattern.
* Plan sponsors should consult a financial professional before selecting an investment option other than a target date series as a qualified default investment alternative (QDIA).
1Rolling monthly 10-year periods and standard deviation over the 30 years ended December 31, 2019. Annualized standard deviation (based on monthly returns) is a common measure of absolute volatility that tells how returns over time have varied from the mean. A lower number signifies lower volatility.
2From March 13, 1973, through December 31, 1987, the MSCI World Index was used as New Perspective Fund’s index because the MSCI ACWI did not exist. MSCI World Index results reflect dividends net of withholding taxes, and MSCI ACWI results reflect dividends gross of withholding taxes through December 31, 2000, and dividends net of withholding taxes thereafter.
3From April 16, 1984, through December 31, 1987, the MSCI EAFE (Europe, Australasia, Far East) Index was used as EuroPacific Growth Fund's index because the MSCI ACWI (All Country World Index) ex USA did not yet exist. Since January 1, 1988, the MSCI ACWI ex USA has been used. The MSCI EAFE Index reflects dividends net of withholding taxes. The MSCI ACWI ex USA reflects dividends gross of withholding taxes through December 31, 2000, and dividends net of withholding taxes thereafter.
4Source: Capital Group, Bloomberg Index Services, Ltd., Morningstar. Respective annualized excess return over the Bloomberg Barclays U.S. Aggregate Index for the fund and passive peer group from the Morningstar Intermediate-Term Core Bond Category. Group of passive peers includes passive intermediate-term core bond category benchmarked to the index. Based on monthly data for the period of January 1, 2009, through December 31, 2019.
5On 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.
Figures shown are past results for Class R-6 shares and are not predictive of results in future periods. Current and future results may be lower or higher than those shown. Prices and returns will vary, so investors may lose money. Investing for short periods makes losses more likely.
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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.
Investment results assume all distributions are reinvested and reflect applicable fees and expenses.
This content, developed by Capital Group, home of American Funds, should not be used as a primary basis for investment decisions and is not intended to serve as impartial investment or fiduciary advice.
We offer a range of share classes designed to meet the needs of retirement plan sponsors and participants. The different share classes incorporate varying levels of advisor compensation and service provider payments.
Because Class R-6 shares do not include any recordkeeping payments, expenses are lower and results are higher. Other share classes that include recordkeeping costs have higher expenses and lower results than Class R-6.
Class R-6 shares were first offered on May 1, 2009. Class R-6 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. Please see each fund’s prospectus for more information on specific expenses.
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.
Higher yielding, higher risk bonds can fluctuate in price more than investment-grade bonds, so investors should maintain a long-term perspective.
Investing outside the United States involves risks, such as currency fluctuations, periods of illiquidity and price volatility, as more fully described in the prospectus. These risks may be heightened in connection with investments in developing countries.
Although the target date funds are managed for investors on a projected retirement date time frame, the funds’ allocation strategy does not guarantee that investors’ retirement goals will be met. The target date is the year that corresponds roughly to the year in which an investor is assumed to retire and begin taking withdrawals. American Funds investment professionals manage the target date fund’s portfolio, moving it from a more growth-oriented strategy to a more income-oriented focus as the fund gets closer to its target date. Investment professionals continue to manage each fund for approximately 30 years after it reaches its target date.
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