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BOND FUNDS

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Share Class

Summary

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Inflation protection and income. By primarily investing in inflation-linked securities, this strategy is focused on protecting purchasing power. It seeks to add value by actively managing duration, curve and inflation exposures, while maintaining only a modest allocation to non-U.S. government bonds and certain corporate issues.
Price at NAV $10.26 as of 5/20/2022 (updated daily)
Fund Assets (millions) $13,932.2
Portfolio Managers
3
Expense Ratio
0.67%

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Returns at NAV

Returns with Sales Charge

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-3.06%
1-year return
3.21%
5-year return
1.83%
Lifetime return (12/14/12)
8.69%
30-Day SEC Yield
Returns as of 4/30/22 (updated monthly). Yield as of 4/30/22 (updated monthly).

Asset Mix

U.S. Equities0.0%
Non-U.S. Equities0.0%
U.S. Bonds92.5%
Non-U.S. Bonds2.6%
Cash & Equivalents
4.9%
U.S. Equities0.0%
Non-U.S. Equities0.0%
U.S. Bonds92.5%
Non-U.S. Bonds2.6%
Cash & Equivalents
4.9%
As of 4/30/2022 (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.
BFIAX
Bloomberg U.S. Treasury Inflation-Protected Securities (TIPS) Index

High & Low Prices

Fund Statistics

6.7 years
Effective Duration
1.5%
Average Yield
to Worst
0.1%
Average Coupon
% of net assets as of 3/31/2022 (updated quarterly)

Morningstar Style BoxTM— Fixed-Income

High Quality
Moderate Interest-Rate Sensitivity
Morningstar data as } of 3/31/22 (updated quarterly)

Description

Fund Objective
The fund's investment objective is to provide inflation protection and income consistent with investment in inflation linked securities.
Distinguishing Characteristics
By primarily investing in inflation-linked securities, this strategy is focused on protecting purchasing power. The strategy seeks to add value by actively managing duration, yield curve and exposure to inflation, while maintaining only a modest allocation to non-U.S. government bonds and certain corporate issues.
Types of Investments
Inflation-linked bonds issued by U.S. government, as well as certain floating-rate corporate issues. The fund may invest up to 20% of its assets in securities of issuers domiciled outside the United States.
Portfolio Restrictions
The fund will invest primarily in debt securities with quality ratings of Aa3 or better or AA- or better at time of purchase (or unrated but determined by the fund's investment adviser to be of equivalent quality). At least 80% of the fund's assets will be invested in inflation-linked bonds issued by governments, their agencies or instrumentalities, and corporations. Further, at least 80% of the fund's assets will be invested in securities guaranteed or sponsored by the U.S. government.

Fund Facts

Fund Inception 12/14/2012
Fund Assets (millions)
As of 4/30/2022
$13,932.2
Companies/Issuers
Holdings are as of 3/31/2022 (updated quarterly).
101+
Shareholder Accounts
Shareholder accounts are as of 4/30/2022
87,591
Regular Dividends Paid
Dec
Minimum Initial Investment $250
Capital Gains Paid
Dec
Portfolio Turnover (2021) 29%
Fiscal Year-End Nov
Prospectus Date 05/01/2022
CUSIP 02630D 10 5
Fund Number 60

Returns

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Month-End Returns as of 4/30/22

BFIAX
Bloomberg U.S. Treasury Inflation-Protected Securities (TIPS) Index

Quarter-End Returns as of 3/31/22

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Volatility & Return

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Yield

12-month
Distribution Rates
30-day SEC Yield
Fund at NAV 3.52% N/A
Fund at MOP 3.43% 8.69%
As of 4/30/2022 (updated monthly)

Portfolio Management

Years of Experience with Fund
Years of Experience with Capital Group
Years of Experience with Investment Industry
David A. Hoag 9 31 34
Timothy Ng 3 8 17
Ritchie Tuazon 8 11 22
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(199)
3-yr. Morningstar RatingTM
(199 funds rated)
5-yr. Morningstar RatingTM
(187 funds rated)
10-yr. Morningstar RatingTM
(-- funds rated)
--
Overall Morningstar Risk Below Average
HIGH
LOW
Category Inflation-Protected Bond
Ratings are based on risk-adjusted returns as of 4/30/2022 (updated monthly).

Risk Measures

Fund
Standard Deviation
3.66
Sharpe Ratio
0.72
For the 5 Years ending 4/30/22 (updated monthly).
American Funds
Benchmark
Morningstar
Benchmark
Bloomberg U.S. Treasury Inflation-Protected Securities (TIPS) Index
Bloomberg US Agg Bond TR USD
R-squared 83 67
Beta 0.82 0.77
Capture Ratio (Downside/Upside) 79/90 56/109
American Funds Benchmark for the 5 Years ending 3/31/22 (updated quarterly).
Morningstar Benchmark for the 5 Years ending 4/30/22 (updated monthly).
U.S. Treasuries/Agencies
85.7%
AAA/Aaa
1.7%
AA/Aa
1.7%
A
2.0%
BBB/Baa
2.8%
Unrated
0.6%
Cash & equivalents
6.5%
% of net assets as of 3/31/2022 (updated quarterly)

Average Life Breakdown

0-4.9 Years
43.0%
5-9.9 Years
32.7%
10-19.9 Years
2.4%
20-29.9 Years
16.5%
30+ Years
0.0%
% of net assets as of 3/31/2022 (updated quarterly)

Holdings

Bonds Breakdown

Bond Details

Total bond holdings
U.S. Treasury bonds & notes 85.7%
Non-U.S. government/agency securities 2.1%
Asset-backed obligations 1.7%
Municipal securities 0.8%

% of net assets as of 3/31/2022 (updated quarterly)

Top Fixed-Income Issuers

U.S. Treasury
85.7%
Italy, Republic of
0.5%
Japan, Government of
0.4%
MEXICO (UNITED MEXICAN STATES) (GOVERNMENT)
0.4%
Qatar Central Bank
0.3%

% of net assets as of 3/31/2022 (updated quarterly)

Geographic Breakdown

United States
91.6%
Europe
1.2%
Asia & Pacific Basin
0.8%
Other (Including Canada & Latin America)
1.0%
Cash & equivalents
5.4%
% of net assets as of 3/31/2022 (updated quarterly)

Prices & Distributions

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Historical Prices Month-End

Historical Prices Year-End

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Historical Distributions as of 01/26/22

2021
Record
Date
Calculated
Date
Pay Date
Income Dividend Regular
Income Dividend Special
Cap. Gains Long-Term
Cap. Gains Short-Term
Reinvest NAV
12/20/21 12/20/21 12/21/21 $0.3656 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $10.84
2021 Year-to-Date: Dividends Subtotal: $0.3656 Cap Gains Subtotal: $0.00
Total Distributions: $0.3656

Fees & Expenses

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Fees

Annual Management Fees 0.25%
Other Expenses 0.12%
Service 12b-1 0.30%
As of each fund's most recent prospectus.
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Expense Ratio

BFIAX 0.67%
Lipper Inflation Protected Bond Funds Average
0.73%
Fund as of most recent prospectus. Lipper Category as of 3/31/22 (updated quarterly).

Resources

Prospectuses & Reports for BFIAX