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Capital Preservation

®

Vehicle: Mutual Fund Share Class

Overview

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Quality, preservation and income. Focused on capital preservation and income, this strategy invests in U.S. government bonds, high-quality corporate bonds, asset-backed and mortgage-backed securities. It seeks a higher yield than money market funds with low interest rate sensitivity.
Price at NAV $9.60 as of 8/18/2022 (updated daily)
Fund Assets (millions) $12,182.9
Portfolio Managers
2
Expense Ratio
0.66%

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Returns at NAV

Returns at MOP

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-5.61%
1-year return
0.25%
5-year return
0.38%
10-year return
2.54%
30-Day SEC Yield
Returns as of 7/31/22 (updated monthly). Yield as of 7/31/22 (updated monthly).

Asset Mix

U.S. Equities0.0%
Non-U.S. Equities0.0%
U.S. Bonds82.9%
Non-U.S. Bonds9.1%
Cash & Equivalents
8.0%
U.S. Equities0.0%
Non-U.S. Equities0.0%
U.S. Bonds82.9%
Non-U.S. Bonds9.1%
Cash & Equivalents
8.0%
As of 7/31/2022 (updated monthly)
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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
ASBAX
Bloomberg U.S. Government/Credit (1-3 years, ex BBB) Index
Other AF Funds
Standard Deviation as of 07/31/2022 (updated monthly) . Annualized return as of 07/31/2022 (updated monthly) .
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Fund Statistics

1.7 years
Effective Duration
3.2%
Average Yield
to Worst
1.5%
Average Coupon
% of net assets as of 6/30/2022 (updated quarterly)

Morningstar Style BoxTM— Fixed-Income

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

Description

Objective
The fund's investment objective is to provide you with current income, consistent with the maturity and quality standards described in this prospectus, and preservation of capital.
Distinguishing Characteristics
Focused on current income and capital preservation, this fund invests primarily in U.S. government bonds, high-quality corporate bonds, asset-backed and mortgage-backed securities. It seeks a higher yield than money market funds with lower interest rate sensitivity than intermediate and long-term bond funds. The high-quality approach may result in lower correlation with equity markets than the average short-term bond fund.
Types of Investments
Primarily corporate and government bonds, mortgage- and asset-backed securities and cash.
Maturity
The fund's portfolio will have a dollar-weighted average maturity no greater than three years.
Portfolio Restrictions
The fund will primarily invest in debt securities rated AA- or better or Aa3 or better at the time of purchase (or unrated but determined by the fund’s investment adviser to be of equivalent quality). Up to 10% of assets can be invested in debt securities in the A rating category. The fund will not purchase debt securities rated BBB+ or below and Baa1 or below.

Fund Facts

Fund Inception 10/02/2006
Fund Assets (millions)
As of 7/31/2022
$12,182.9
Companies/Issuers
Holdings are as of 6/30/2022 (updated quarterly).
420+
Shareholder Accounts
Shareholder accounts are as of 7/31/2022
177,639
Regular Dividends Paid
Monthly
Minimum Initial Investment $250
Capital Gains Paid
Dec
Portfolio Turnover (2021) 147%
Fiscal Year-End Aug
Prospectus Date 05/01/2022
CUSIP 82524A 10 2
Fund Number 48

Returns

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Month-End Returns as of 7/31/22

ASBAX
Bloomberg U.S. Government/Credit (1-3 years, ex BBB) Index

Quarter-End Returns as of 6/30/22

Growth of 10K

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For Class A Shares, this chart tracks a hypothetical investment with dividends reinvested through 12/31/2021.
ASBAX
Bloomberg U.S. Government/Credit (1-3 years, ex BBB) Index

High & Low Prices

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Yield

12-month
Distribution Rates
30-day SEC Yield
Fund at NAV 0.76% N/A
Fund at MOP 0.74% 2.54%
As of 7/31/2022 (updated monthly)
Years of Experience with Fund
Years of Experience with Capital Group
Years of Experience with Investment Industry
Vincent J. Gonzales 5 9 15
John R. Queen 10 19 32
A boldface number indicates that years of experience with Capital Group is equal to years of experience with investment industry.

Portfolio Composition

Morningstar Rating TM


Overall Morningstar RatingTM
Funds rated(550)
3-yr. Morningstar RatingTM
(550 funds rated)
5-yr. Morningstar RatingTM
(487 funds rated)
10-yr. Morningstar RatingTM
(334 funds rated)
Overall Morningstar Risk Low
HIGH
LOW
Category Short-Term Bond
Ratings are based on risk-adjusted returns as of 7/31/2022 (updated monthly).
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Lipper Leader Scorecard

Over-all 3 yr. 5 yr. 10 yr.
Consistent Return Within Category
Funds Rated

(60)

(60)

(59)

(50)
Expense Within Category
Funds Rated

(103)

(103)

(100)

(91)
Preservation Within Category
Funds Rated

(6265)

(6265)

(5585)

(3847)
Tax Efficiency Within Category
Funds Rated

(60)

(60)

(59)

(50)
Total Return Within Category
Funds Rated

(60)

(60)

(59)

(50)
Category Short US Govt Funds
KEY
HIGHEST LOWEST
As of 7/31/2022 (updated monthly)

Risk Measures

Fund
Standard Deviation
1.05
Sharpe Ratio
-0.02
For the 10 Years ending 7/31/22 (updated monthly).
American Funds
Benchmark
Morningstar
Benchmark
Bloomberg U.S. Government/Credit (1-3 years, ex BBB) Index
Bloomberg US Agg Bond TR USD
R-squared 83 64
Beta 0.91 0.23
Capture Ratio (Downside/Upside) 118/91 20/25
American Funds Benchmark for the 10 Years ending 6/30/22 (updated quarterly).
Morningstar Benchmark for the 10 Years ending 7/31/22 (updated monthly).
U.S. Treasuries/Agencies
55.1%
AAA/Aaa
22.3%
AA/Aa
6.7%
A
6.1%
BB/Ba
0.0%
Unrated
3.1%
Cash & equivalents
6.7%
% of net assets as of 6/30/2022 (updated quarterly)

Average Life Breakdown

0-4.9 Years
90.0%
5-9.9 Years
1.5%
10-19.9 Years
0.0%
20-29.9 Years
0.0%
30+ Years
--
% of net assets as of 3/31/2022 (updated quarterly)

Holdings

Bonds Breakdown

Bond Details

Total bond holdings
U.S. Treasury bonds & notes 56.0%
Asset-backed obligations 10.0%
Federal agency bonds & notes 1.1%
Municipal securities 0.2%

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

Top Fixed-Income Issuers

U.S. Treasury
54.0%
UMBS
2.6%
Ginnie Mae II
0.9%
KfW
0.8%
Toronto-Dominion Bank
0.7%

% 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 08/18/22

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 $0.0033483 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $9.90
Daily 02/28/22 03/01/22 $0.0024601 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $9.88
Daily 03/31/22 04/01/22 $0.0062793 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $9.74
Daily 04/29/22 05/02/22 $0.0077297 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $9.66
Daily 05/31/22 06/01/22 $0.0134261 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $9.67
Daily 06/30/22 07/01/22 $0.0088323 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $9.61
Daily 07/29/22 08/01/22 $0.0141599 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $9.65
2022 Year-to-Date: Dividends Subtotal: $0.05623568 Cap Gains Subtotal: $0.00
Total Distributions: $0.05623568

Fees & Expenses

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Fees

Annual Management Fees 0.25%
Other Expenses 0.11%
Service 12b-1 0.30%
As of each fund's most recent prospectus.
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Expense Ratio

ASBAX 0.66%
Lipper Short U.S. Government Funds Average
0.79%
Fund as of most recent prospectus. Lipper Category as of 6/30/22 (updated quarterly).

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