AABTX is a mutual fund, whereas AADR is an ETF. AABTX has a higher 5-year return than AADR (5.34% vs 3.27%). AABTX has a lower expense ratio than AADR (0.35% vs 1.1%). Below is the comparison between AABTX and AADR.
|Security Type||Mutual fund||ETF|
|Segment||U.S. Balanced: Target-Date 2015||Equity: Global Ex-U.S. - Total Market Growth|
|Management Style||active||passive (index-based)|
The Fund seeks to provide for investors that plan to retire in 2015. Depending on its proximity to its target date, the Fund will seek to achieve the following: growth, income and conservation of capital. Each Fund will attempt to achieve its investment objectives by investing in a mix of American Funds.
AABTX performance & returns
Top 10 Holdings (75.01% of Total Assets)
|American Funds Income Fund of Amer R6||RIDGX||12.19%|
|American Funds Capital Income Bldr R6||RIRGX||12.07%|
|American Funds Interm Bd Fd of Amer R6||RBOGX||9.50%|
|American Funds Bond Fund of Amer R6||RBFGX||7.71%|
|American Funds Inflation Linked Bd R6||RILFX||6.72%|
|American Funds American Mutual R6||RMFGX||5.98%|
|American Funds Mortgage R6||RMAGX||5.72%|
|American Funds American High-Inc R6||RITGX||5.19%|
|American Funds Washington Mutual R6||RWMGX||4.98%|
|American Funds Invmt Co of Amer R6||RICGX||4.95%|
The following are AABTX strengths from our perspective:
- AABTX 3-year return is 5.93%, which is higher than the 3-year return of the benchmark index (S&P Target Date 2015 TR USD), 4.78%.
- AABTX 5-year return is 5.34%, which is higher than the 5-year return of the benchmark index (S&P Target Date 2015 TR USD), 4.73%.
- AABTX 10-year return is 6.45%, which is higher than the 10-year return of the benchmark index (S&P Target Date 2015 TR USD), 5.76%.
- AABTX 15-year return is 4.71%, which is higher than the 15-year return of the benchmark index (S&P Target Date 2015 TR USD), 4.52%.
The following are AABTX weaknesses from our perspective:
- AABTX net assets are $946.10 million. This fund is not a popular choice with retail investors.
- Warning: this fund has a 12b1 and front-end sales fee. The maximum 12b1 fee is 0.26%, while the maximum front-end sales load is 5.75%. A 12b-1 fee is an annual marketing or distribution fee on a mutual fund. Front-end sales load, also known as sales charge, is a fee paid when mutual funds shares are purchased. Those fees are subtracted from your total investable assets.
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The Fund seeks long-term capital appreciation above international benchmarks such as the MSCI EAFE Index and the BNY Mellon Classic ADR Index. The Fund selects a portfolio of U.S. traded securities of non-U.S. organizations, most often American Depositary Receipts (ADRs), included in the BNY Mellon Classic ADR Index.
AADR performance & returns
Top 10 Holdings (45.63% of Total Assets)
|NICE Ltd ADR||NICE||6.54%|
|Gold Fields Ltd ADR||GFI.JO||5.86%|
|argenx SE ADR||ARGX||5.52%|
|Anglogold Ashanti Ltd ADR||AU.JO||3.64%|
|TAL Education Group ADR||TAL||3.63%|
|ASML Holding NV ADR||ASML||3.59%|
|ZTO Express (Cayman) Inc ADR||ZTO||3.35%|
|Sibanye Stillwater Ltd ADR||SBSW.JO||3.21%|
|LVMH Moet Hennessy Louis Vuitton SE ADR||LVMUY.PA||3.08%|
AADR prosNone that we could think of.
AADR consNone that we could think of.
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