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BOND FUNDS

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Share Class

Summary

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Quality, income and diversification. With a focus on high-quality residential and commercial mortgage-backed securities that are either guaranteed or sponsored by the U.S. government, this strategy has provided a higher level of income than U.S. Treasuries as well as diversification during equity market downturns.
Price at NAV $9.54 as of 5/20/2022 (updated daily)
Fund Assets (millions) $8,696.0
Portfolio Managers
3
Expense Ratio
0.62%

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Returns at NAV

Returns with Sales Charge

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-9.90%
1-year return
0.05%
5-year return
0.98%
10-year return
1.41%
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. Bonds95.3%
Non-U.S. Bonds0.0%
Cash & Equivalents
4.7%
U.S. Equities0.0%
Non-U.S. Equities0.0%
U.S. Bonds95.3%
Non-U.S. Bonds0.0%
Cash & Equivalents
4.7%
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.
MFAAX
Bloomberg U.S. Mortgage Backed Securities Index

High & Low Prices

Fund Statistics

5 years
Effective Duration
3%
Average Yield
to Worst
2.4%
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 current income and preservation of capital.
Distinguishing Characteristics
With a focus on high-quality residential and commercial mortgage-backed securities that are either guaranteed or sponsored by the U.S. government, this strategy has provided a higher level of income than U.S. Treasuries as well as diversification during equity market downturns. This strategy seeks to add value by actively managing sector allocation, security selection, duration and yield curve.
Types of Investments
Primarily mortgage-related securities guaranteed by the U.S. government, mortgage-related securities issued by government-sponsored entities but not backed by the full faith and credit of the U.S. government, and non-government mortgage-related securities rated AAA/Aaa or unrated but determined to be of equivalent quality by the fund's investment adviser. Up to 5% of assets may be invested in securities rated AA/Aa or A, or unrated but of equivalent quality.
Holdings Outside the U.S.
Up to 10% of assets may be invested in high-quality, U.S. dollar-denominated mortgage-related securities from issuers outside the U.S.
Maturity
Not required to maintain any particular maturity.
Portfolio Restrictions
Normally, at least 80% of the fund’s assets will be invested in mortgage-related securities.

Fund Facts

Fund Inception 11/01/2010
Fund Assets (millions)
As of 4/30/2022
$8,696.0
Companies/Issuers
Holdings are as of 3/31/2022 (updated quarterly).
104+
Shareholder Accounts
Shareholder accounts are as of 4/30/2022
14,242
Regular Dividends Paid
Monthly
Minimum Initial Investment $250
Capital Gains Paid
Dec
Portfolio Turnover (2021) 1015%
Fiscal Year-End Aug
Prospectus Date 05/01/2022
CUSIP 02630V 10 5
Fund Number 42

Returns

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Month-End Returns as of 4/30/22

Quarter-End Returns as of 3/31/22

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Volatility & Return

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Fixed-Income

For Class A Shares, this chart tracks the 10-year standard deviation
and 10-year annualized return of the fixed income funds
MFAAX
Bloomberg U.S. Mortgage Backed Securities Index
Other AF Funds
Standard Deviation as of 04/30/2022 (updated monthly) . Annualized return as of 04/30/2022 (updated monthly) .
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Yield

12-month
Distribution Rates
30-day SEC Yield
Fund at NAV 0.47% N/A
Fund at MOP 0.45% 1.41%
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 J. Betanzos 8 20 21
Oliver V. Edmonds 2 18
Fergus N. MacDonald 11 18 29
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(227)
3-yr. Morningstar RatingTM
(227 funds rated)
5-yr. Morningstar RatingTM
(212 funds rated)
10-yr. Morningstar RatingTM
(177 funds rated)
Overall Morningstar Risk Below Average
HIGH
LOW
Category Intermediate Government
Ratings are based on risk-adjusted returns as of 4/30/2022 (updated monthly).

Risk Measures

Fund
Standard Deviation
2.46
Sharpe Ratio
0.31
For the 10 Years ending 4/30/22 (updated monthly).
American Funds
Benchmark
Morningstar
Benchmark
Bloomberg U.S. Mortgage Backed Securities Index
Bloomberg US Agg Bond TR USD
R-squared 88 74
Beta 0.94 0.62
Capture Ratio (Downside/Upside) 89/93 54/62
American Funds Benchmark for the 10 Years ending 3/31/22 (updated quarterly).
Morningstar Benchmark for the 10 Years ending 4/30/22 (updated monthly).
U.S. Treasuries/Agencies
21.7%
AAA/Aaa
68.9%
AA/Aa
0.8%
Unrated
1.8%
Cash & equivalents
6.1%
% of net assets as of 3/31/2022 (updated quarterly)

Average Life Breakdown

0-4.9 Years
26.1%
5-9.9 Years
61.1%
10-19.9 Years
3.2%
20-29.9 Years
2.8%
30+ Years
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% of net assets as of 3/31/2022 (updated quarterly)

Holdings

Bonds Breakdown

Bond Details

Total bond holdings
U.S. Treasury bonds & notes 21.7%
Asset-backed obligations 1.8%

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

Top Fixed-Income Issuers

UMBS
36.4%
U.S. Treasury
21.7%
Ginnie Mae II
9.3%
Fannie Mae
8.5%
Federal Home Loan Mortgage
4.7%

% 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 05/20/22

2022
Record
Date
Calculated
Date
Pay Date
Income Dividend Regular
Income Dividend Special
Cap. Gains Long-Term
Cap. Gains Short-Term
Reinvest NAV
Daily 01/31/22 02/01/22 $0.002274 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $10.06
Daily 02/28/22 03/01/22 $0.0019547 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $10.01
Daily 03/31/22 04/01/22 $0.0074358 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $9.75
Daily 04/29/22 05/02/22 $0.0106554 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $9.49
2022 Year-to-Date: Dividends Subtotal: $0.02231985 Cap Gains Subtotal: $0.00
Total Distributions: $0.02231985

Fees & Expenses

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Fees

Annual Management Fees 0.18%
Other Expenses 0.19%
Service 12b-1 0.25%
As of each fund's most recent prospectus.
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Expense Ratio

MFAAX 0.62%
Lipper Intermediate U.S. Government Funds Average
0.71%
Fund as of most recent prospectus. Lipper Category as of 3/31/22 (updated quarterly).

Resources

Prospectuses & Reports for MFAAX