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BALANCED FUNDS

®

Share Class

Summary

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A balanced approach to growth-and-income investing. With a diversified portfolio of quality stocks and bonds, this balanced strategy invests between 50% and 75% in equities, with flexible exposure to growth-oriented and dividend-paying stocks. The fixed income portion generally invests in investment-grade bonds, providing diversification from equities.
Price at NAV $26.79 as of 9/30/2022 (updated daily)
Fund Assets (millions) $194,335.6
Portfolio Managers
10
Expense Ratio
0.56%

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Returns at NAV

Returns with Sales Charge

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-14.86%
1-year return
5.38%
5-year return
7.92%
10-year return
2.10%
30-Day SEC Yield
Returns as of 8/31/22 (updated monthly). Yield as of 8/31/22 (updated monthly).

Asset Mix

U.S. Equities53.5%
Non-U.S. Equities7.1%
U.S. Bonds31.0%
Non-U.S. Bonds3.6%
Cash & Equivalents
4.8%
U.S. Equities53.5%
Non-U.S. Equities7.1%
U.S. Bonds31.0%
Non-U.S. Bonds3.6%
Cash & Equivalents
4.8%
As of 8/31/2022 (updated monthly)

Growth of 10K

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For Class A Shares, this chart tracks a hypothetical investment with dividends reinvested through 12/31/2021.
ABALX
60%/40% S&P 500 Index/Bloomberg U.S. Aggregate Index

High & Low Prices

Market Capitalization

86.1%
Large
13.7%
Medium
0.3%
Small
$129,385.51 Million
Weighted Average


As of 6/30/2022 (updated quarterly). Morningstar data as of 6/30/2022 (updated quarterly).

Morningstar Ownership ZoneTM

Allocation--50% to 70% Equity
Weighted average of holdings
75% of fund's stock holdings
Morningstar data as of 6/30/22 (updated quarterly)

Fund Statistics

6.3 years
Effective Duration
3.9%
Average Yield
to Worst
2.4%
Average Coupon
% of net assets as of 6/30/2022 (updated quarterly)

Morningstar Style BoxTM— Fixed-Income

High Quality
Moderate Interest-Rate Sensitivity
Morningstar data as } of 6/30/22 (updated quarterly)

Description

Fund Objective
The investment objectives of the fund are: (1) conservation of capital, (2) current income and (3) long-term growth of capital and income.
Distinguishing Characteristics
With a diversified portfolio of quality stocks and bonds, this balanced fund generally invests between 50% and 75% of its assets in equities, with flexible exposure to growth-oriented and dividend-paying stocks. The fixed income portion of the portfolio, which generally invests in investment-grade bonds, provides diversification from equities. This approach has the potential to provide consistent results, and to limit volatility.
Types of Investments
Common stocks and preferred stocks, bonds, convertibles and cash.
Holdings Outside the U.S.
The fund may invest up to 20% of its assets in securities of issuers domiciled outside the United States.
Portfolio Restrictions
May not invest more than 75% of assets in common stocks. All of the fund's fixed-income investments must be investment-grade at the time of purchase.

Fund Facts

Fund Inception 7/26/1975
Fund Assets (millions)
As of 8/31/2022
$194,335.6
Companies/Issuers
Holdings are as of 6/30/2022 (updated quarterly).
718+
Shareholder Accounts
Shareholder accounts are as of 8/31/2022
2,664,109
Regular Dividends Paid
Mar, Jun, Sep, Dec
Minimum Initial Investment $250
Capital Gains Paid
Jun, Dec
Portfolio Turnover (2021) 158%
Fiscal Year-End Dec
Prospectus Date 03/01/2022
CUSIP 024071 10 2
Fund Number 11

Returns

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Month-End Returns as of 8/31/22

Quarter-End Returns as of 6/30/22

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Volatility & Return

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For Class A Shares, this chart tracks the 10-year standard deviation
and 10-year annualized return of the equity funds
ABALX
60%/40% S&P 500 Index/Bloomberg U.S. Aggregate Index
Other AF Funds
Standard Deviation as of 08/31/2022 (updated monthly) . Annualized return as of 08/31/2022 (updated monthly) .
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Yield

12-month
Distribution Rates
30-day SEC Yield
Fund at NAV 1.33% N/A
Fund at MOP 1.26% 2.10%
As of 8/31/2022 (updated monthly)

Valuation

Price/ Price/ Price/
Book Cash Flow Earnings
Fund 2.69 9.01 13.40
60%/40% S&P 500 Index/Bloomberg U.S. Aggregate Index
3.00 9.80 16.40
Fund as of 6/30/22. Index as of 6/30/22.

Portfolio Management

Years of Experience with Fund
Years of Experience with Capital Group
Years of Experience with Investment Industry
Hilda L. Applbaum 23 27 35
Pramod Atluri 4 6 24
Paul Benjamin 8 17
Alan N. Berro 16 31 36
Mark L. Casey 2 22
Jeffrey T. Lager 11 25 27
Anne-Marie Peterson 6 17 28
John R. Queen 6 20 32
Ritchie Tuazon 2 11 22
Alan J. Wilson 6 31 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(707)
3-yr. Morningstar RatingTM
(707 funds rated)
5-yr. Morningstar RatingTM
(647 funds rated)
10-yr. Morningstar RatingTM
(480 funds rated)
Overall Morningstar Risk Below Average
HIGH
LOW
Category Allocation--50% to 70% Equity
Ratings are based on risk-adjusted returns as of 8/31/2022 (updated monthly).

Risk Measures

Fund
Standard Deviation
8.68
Sharpe Ratio
0.91
For the 10 Years ending 8/31/22 (updated monthly).
American Funds
Benchmark
Morningstar
Benchmark
60%/40% S&P 500 Index/Bloomberg U.S. Aggregate Index
Morningstar Mod Tgt Risk TR USD
R-squared 95 94
Beta 0.98 0.97
Capture Ratio (Downside/Upside) 101/102 92/111
American Funds Benchmark for the 10 Years ending 6/30/22 (updated quarterly).
Morningstar Benchmark for the 10 Years ending 8/31/22 (updated monthly).
U.S. Treasuries/Agencies
35.2%
AAA/Aaa
27.4%
AA/Aa
5.0%
A
12.1%
BBB/Baa
19.2%
BB/Ba
0.0%
Unrated
1.1%
% of net assets as of 6/30/2022 (updated quarterly)

Average Life Breakdown

0-4.9 Years
13.5%
5-9.9 Years
11.8%
10-19.9 Years
2.7%
20-29.9 Years
4.1%
30+ Years
0.2%
% of net assets as of 3/31/2022 (updated quarterly)

Holdings

Equities Breakdown

Equity Fund Holdings
Information technology 11.9%
Health care 11.2%
Financials 6.3%
Consumer discretionary 6.0%
Consumer staples 5.7%
Industrials 5.2%
Energy 4.9%
Communication services 4.6%
Materials 2.6%
Real estate 2.3%
Utilities 0.7%

% of net assets as of 6/30/2022 (updated quarterly)

Bonds Breakdown

Top Equities

Microsoft
3.7%
UnitedHealth Group
2.6%
Broadcom
2.5%
Philip Morris International
2.0%
Pfizer
1.4%
Alphabet
1.4%
Home Depot
1.3%
CVS
1.1%
TSMC
1.1%
Amazon
1.0%

% of net assets as of 8/31/2022 (updated monthly)

Geographic Breakdown

United States
83.8%
Europe
5.4%
Asia & Pacific Basin
2.5%
Other (Including Canada & Latin America)
3.8%
Cash & equivalents
4.5%
% of net assets as of 6/30/2022 (updated quarterly)

The New Geography of Investing ®

Regions Fund
60%/40% S&P 500 Index/Bloomberg U.S. Aggregate Index
United States 87.2% 100.0%
Canada 3.8% 0.0%
Europe 5.6% 0.0%
Japan 0.3% 0.0%
Asia-Pacific ex. Japan 0.0% 0.0%
Emerging Markets 3.1% 0.0%

% of net assets as of 6/30/2022 (updated quarterly)

Fund Breakdown by Domicile

Regions Fund
60%/40% S&P 500 Index/Bloomberg U.S. Aggregate Index
United States 53.5% 100.0%
Canada 2.3% 0.0%
Europe 3.4% 0.0%
Japan 0.2% 0.0%
Asia-Pacific ex. Japan 0.0% 0.0%
Emerging Markets 1.9% 0.0%
Cash & Equivalents
4.5% --
Fixed Income 34.2% --

% of net assets as of 6/30/2022 (updated quarterly)

Prices & Distributions

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Historical Prices Month-End

Historical Prices Year-End

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Historical Distributions as of 09/30/22

2022
Record
Date
Calculated
Date
Pay Date
Income Dividend Regular
Income Dividend Special
Cap. Gains Long-Term
Cap. Gains Short-Term
Reinvest NAV
03/14/22 03/14/22 03/15/22 $0.10 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $30.79
06/13/22 06/13/22 06/14/22 $0.10 $0.00 $0.1775 $0.00 $28.47
09/12/22 09/12/22 09/13/22 $0.10 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $29.35
2022 Year-to-Date: Dividends Subtotal: $0.30 Cap Gains Subtotal: $0.1775
Total Distributions: $0.4775

Fees & Expenses

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Fees

Annual Management Fees 0.21%
Other Expenses 0.10%
Service 12b-1 0.25%
As of each fund's most recent prospectus.
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Expense Ratio

ABALX 0.56%
Lipper Balanced Funds Average
1.05%
Fund as of most recent prospectus. Lipper Category as of 6/30/22 (updated quarterly).

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