American Funds 2045 Target Date Retirement Fund®

Scorecard
4 / 5 Stars
Lipper
3 3 2 1 5
Zacks Investment Research
1 (Strong Buy)
Standard & Poor's
5 / 5 Stars
TheStreet.com
C+ (Hold)

U.S. News evaluated 48 Target Date 2041-2045 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 21.83 percent over the past year, 11.10 percent over the past three years, and 19.13 percent over the past five years.

Trailing Returns Updated 02.28.2014
Year to date 1.7%
1 Year 21.8%
3 Years (Annualized) 11.1%
5 Years (Annualized) 19.1%
10 Years (Annualized) N/A

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Summary

The investment seeks growth, income and conservation of capital. The fund normally invests a greater portion of its assets in bond, equity income and balanced funds as it approaches and passes its target date. It attempts to achieve its objectives by investing in a mix of American Funds in different combinations and weightings. The underlying American Funds represent a variety of fund categories such as growth funds, growth-and-income funds, equity-income funds and a balanced fund and bond funds. The fund categories represent differing investment objectives.

Fees

Fees are High compared to funds in the same category.
American Funds 2045 Target Date Retirement Fund® has an expense ratio of 1.16 percent.

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Risk

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

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