American Funds New Economy Fund

Scorecard
5 / 5 Stars
Lipper
5 5 4 5 2
Zacks Investment Research
1 (Strong Buy)
Standard & Poor's
5 / 5 Stars
TheStreet.com
A+ (Buy)

U.S. News evaluated 465 Large Growth Funds. Our list highlights the top-rated funds for long-term investors based on the ratings of leading fund industry researchers.

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Performance

The fund has returned 31.30 percent over the past year, 17.84 percent over the past three years, 24.01 percent over the past five years, and 10.01 percent over the past decade.

Trailing Returns Updated 03.31.2014
Year to date 1.2%
1 Year 31.3%
3 Years (Annualized) 17.8%
5 Years (Annualized) 24.0%
10 Years (Annualized) 10.0%

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Summary

The investment seeks long term growth of capital; current income is a secondary consideration. The fund invests primarily in common stocks that the investment adviser believes have the potential for growth. It normally invests in securities of companies that can benefit from innovation, exploit new technologies or provide products and services that meet the demands of an evolving global economy. The fund may invest a significant portion of its assets in issuers based outside the United States, including those based in developing countries.

Fees

Fees are Average compared to funds in the same category.
American Funds New Economy Fund has an expense ratio of 0.53 percent.

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Risk

Risk is Above Average compared to funds in the same category according to Morningstar.

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Fund Opinions

The fund's Value Line Overall Rank, a measure of risk-adjusted performance and relative growth in fund returns, is 1 on a scale of 1 to 5, with 1 being the best and 5 the worst.

Value Line 2014-04-10

The fund's Value Line Growth Persistence rank, which awards funds that consistently outperform their broad universes, is 1 for one year, 2 for five years, and 1 for 10 years. Scores are on a 1 to 5 scale, with 1 being the best and 5 the worst.

Value Line 2014-04-10

The fund's Value Line Risk Rank, a measure of volatility, is 3 on a scale of 1 to 5, with 1 being the least volatile and 5 the most.

Value Line 2014-04-10