Both ABALX and AMECX are mutual funds. ABALX has a higher 5-year return than AMECX (7.17% vs 5.47%). ABALX has a higher expense ratio than AMECX (0.57% vs 0.55%). Below is the comparison between ABALX and AMECX.

Segment U.S. Balanced: Allocation--50% to 70% Equity U.S. Balanced: Allocation--70% to 85% Equity
Issuer American Funds American Funds
Net Assets $71.59B $73.60B
Expense Ratio 0.57% 0.55%
Management Style active active
Dividend Yield 1.90% 3.07%
Minimum Investment $1,000 $1,000
YTD Return 11.55% 11.04%
1-Year Return 4.36% 3.78%
3-Year Return 8.40% 6.67%
5-Year Return 7.17% 5.47%
10-Year Return 10.13% 9.17%

ABALX description

The Fund seeks to provide conservation of capital, current income, and long-term growth of both capital and income. The Fund invests in a broad range of securities, including common stocks and investment-grade bonds. The Fund also invests in securities issued and guaranteed by the U.S. government.

ABALX returns

YTD Return 11.55%
1-Month Return -0.94%
3-Month Return 4.38%
1-Year Return 4.36%
3-Year Return 8.40%
5-Year Return 7.17%
10-Year Return 10.13%
ABALX expense ratio is 0.57%.

ABALX holdings

Top 10 Holdings (18.62% of Total Assets)

Name Symbol % Assets
Microsoft Corp MSFT 4.45%
UnitedHealth Group Inc UNH 2.87%
The Home Depot Inc HD 2.23%
Berkshire Hathaway Inc A BRK.A 1.86%
Broadcom Inc AVGO 1.34%
Philip Morris International Inc PM 1.29%
Intel Corp INTC 1.25%
United States Treasury Notes 2.25% N/A 1.18%
Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co Ltd ADR TSM.TW 1.12%
Johnson & Johnson JNJ 1.03%

AMECX description

The Fund seeks to provide current income and secondarily, capital appreciation by investing in a broad range of income-producing securities, including stocks and bonds. The Fund may also invest in equity type securities. Investment mix designed at providing above-average price stability.

AMECX returns

YTD Return 11.04%
1-Month Return -0.70%
3-Month Return 4.20%
1-Year Return 3.78%
3-Year Return 6.67%
5-Year Return 5.47%
10-Year Return 9.17%
AMECX expense ratio is 0.55%.

AMECX holdings

Top 10 Holdings (17.85% of Total Assets)

Name Symbol % Assets
Merck & Co Inc MRK 2.36%
Microsoft Corp MSFT 2.35%
JPMorgan Chase & Co JPM 1.87%
United States Treasury Notes 2.62% N/A 1.81%
CME Group Inc Class A CME 1.72%
Pfizer Inc PFE 1.65%
United States Treasury Notes 2.62% N/A 1.56%
Verizon Communications Inc VZ 1.54%
AstraZeneca PLC AZN 1.5%
Lockheed Martin Corp LMT 1.49%
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