American Funds Short Term Bond Fund of America

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Zacks Investment Research
3 (Hold)
Standard & Poor's
3 / 5 Stars
D+ (Sell)

#74 in Short-Term Bond

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The fund has returned -0.04 percent over the past year, 0.64 percent over the past three years, and 1.39 percent over the past five years.

Trailing Returns Updated 02.28.2014
Year to date 0.4%
1 Year -0.0%
3 Years (Annualized) 0.6%
5 Years (Annualized) 1.4%
10 Years (Annualized) N/A

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The investment seeks current income, consistent with the maturity and quality standards described in the prospectus, and preservation of capital. The fund will invest at least 80% of its assets in bonds (bonds include any debt instrument and cash equivalents). It maintains a portfolio having a dollar-weighted average maturity no greater than three years and consisting primarily of debt securities rated AA- or Aa3 or better. The fund primarily invests in short-term debt securities denominated in U.S. dollars. It may invest up to 10% of its assets in debt securities in the A rating category.


Fees are Low compared to funds in the same category.
American Funds Short Term Bond Fund of America has an expense ratio of 0.60 percent.

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

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