†Rolling monthly 10-year periods from the first month-end after the fund’s inception date (May 1, 1967, for AMCAP Fund; December 1, 1973, for The Growth Fund of America) through December 31, 2021. Fund peers are represented by the Morningstar U.S. Fund Large Growth category, which represents the averages of stocks in the top 70% of the capitalization of the U.S. equity market that are defined as large cap. Growth is based on fast growth (high growth rates for earnings, sales, book value and cash flow) and high valuations (high price ratios and low dividend yields). Most of these portfolios focus on companies in rapidly expanding industries.
‡As of June 22, 2021, for AMCAP Fund, March 24, 2021, for The Growth Fund of America, and August 2, 2021, for Washington Mutual Investors Fund, based on Class R-6 shares.
§Source: "Mutual funds most used by DC plans, by asset class,” Pensions & Investments, December 13, 2021, based on assets as of June 30, 2021, U.S. equity category.
**Source: Morningstar, "The Thrilling 37" by Russel Kinnel, October 2021. Morningstar’s screening took into consideration expense ratios, manager ownership, returns over manager’s tenure, and Morningstar Risk, Analyst and Parent ratings. The universe was limited to share classes accessible to individual investors with a minimum investment no greater than $50,000 and did not include funds of funds. Class A shares were evaluated for American Funds. Visit morningstar.com for more details.
Unless otherwise indicated, data is as of December 31, 2021, and fund data is for Class R-6 shares.
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