14 important things you should know about American Beacon AADBX mutual fund

Updated: June 27, 2020
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In this AADBX mutual fund review, we’ll address key questions our readers have been asking us about this fund, above and beyond what you can find in its prospectus, and on Morningstar or Yahoo Finance.

Here is what you’ll be able to find in this review:

  • Fact Sheet: AADBX performance, returns, expense ratio, holdings and dividend yield;
  • Analysis: AADBX buy or sell; the pros and cons of investing in AADBX mutual fund;
  • Alternatives: other ETFs and mutual funds you should consider as alternatives to AADBX.

And here is the list of questions we’ll answer:

  1. Describe American Beacon Funds: American Beacon Balanced Fund; Institutional Class Shares (AADBX).
  2. What are AADBX holdings?
  3. What is AADBX performance? What are AADBX historical returns?
  4. How many up and down years did AADBX have historically?
  5. What is AADBX dividend yield?
  6. What is AADBX minimum initial investment amount?
  7. What is AADBX expense ratio?
  8. Does AADBX have any sales loads or 12b-1 distribution expenses?
  9. What is AADBX tax efficiency (tax-cost ratio)?
  10. What is AADBX beta? How would you assess AADBX risk?
  11. What is AADBX Sharpe ratio?
  12. What is AADBX Finny Score? AADBX buy or sell?
  13. What are the pros of investing in AADBX? What are AADBX buy reasons?
  14. What are the cons of investing in AADBX? What are AADBX sell reasons?

So let’s start. Scroll down to the question that interests you the most.

Fact Sheet

1. Describe American Beacon Funds: American Beacon Balanced Fund; Institutional Class Shares (AADBX).

The Fund seeks income and capital appreciation. Under normal circumstances, between 50% and 70% of the Fund's total assets are invested in equity securities and between 30% and 50% of the Fund's total assets are invested in debt securities. The Manager allocates the assets of the Fund among different sub-advisors.

2. What are AADBX top holdings?

AADBX has 142 stock holdings and 360 bond holdings.

The top 10 holdings represent 16.04% of total assets. Here are the top holdings:

Name Symbol % Assets
General Electric Co GE 2.23%
American International Group Inc AIG 1.77%
Wells Fargo & Co WFC 1.74%
Microsoft Corp MSFT 1.73%
United States Treasury Bonds 3% N/A 1.72%
Oracle Corp ORCL 1.53%
Medtronic PLC MDT 1.40%
Comcast Corp Class A CMCSA 1.36%
United States Treasury Notes 2% N/A 1.34%
United States Treasury Notes 1.75% N/A 1.22%

3. What is AADBX performance? What are AADBX historical returns?

AADBX has generated the following returns:

  • 1-month return is 0.67%;
  • 3-month return is -14.63%;
  • 1-year return is -6.38%;
  • 3-year return is 1.65%;
  • 5-year return is 2.72%;
  • 10-year return is 6.74%;
  • 15-year return is 5.56%.

4. How many up and down years did AADBX have historically?

In the last 10 years, AADBX had 8 up years and 2 down years.

5. What is AADBX dividend yield?

AADBX yield is 1.63%.

6. What is AADBX minimum initial investment amount?

AADBX minimum initial investment amount is $250.00K.

7. What is AADBX expense ratio?

AADBX expense ratio is 0.62%. The expense ratio of a fund is the total percentage of fund assets used for administrative, management, and all other expenses.

8. Does AADBX have any sales loads or 12b-1 distribution expenses?

AADBX 12b-1 distribution fee is 0. AADBX front-end sales load is 0. AADBX back-end sales load is 0.

9. What is AADBX tax efficiency (tax-cost ratio)?

  • 1-year ax cost ratio is 2.52%;
  • 3-year ax cost ratio is 2.35%.

10. What is AADBX beta? How would you assess AADBX risk?

  • 3-year beta is 1.34;
  • 5-year beta is 1.27;
  • 10-year beta is 1.15;
  • 15-year beta is 1.10.

11. What is AADBX Sharpe ratio?

  • 3-year Sharpe ratio is -0.09;
  • 5-year Sharpe ratio is 0.10;
  • 10-year Sharpe ratio is 0.57.

Analysis

12. What is AADBX Finny Score? AADBX buy or sell?

AADBX Finny Score is 30. Our quantitative analysis shows 3 reasons to buy AADBX and 7 reasons to sell it, resulting in the Finny Score of 30.

13. What are the pros of investing in AADBX? What are AADBX buy reasons?

The following are AADBX strengths from our perspective:

  • AADBX 10-year return is 6.74%, which is higher than the 10-year return of the benchmark index (Bloomberg Barclays US Aggregate Bond TR USD), 3.87%.
  • AADBX 15-year return is 5.56%, which is higher than the 15-year return of the benchmark index (Bloomberg Barclays US Aggregate Bond TR USD), 4.41%.
  • Good news: this fund does not have 12b1, front-end or back-end sales fees.

14. What are the cons of investing in AADBX? What are AADBX negatives?

The following are AADBX weaknesses from our perspective:

  • AADBX net assets are $46.20 million. This fund is not a popular choice with retail investors.
  • AADBX 3-year return is 1.65%, which is lower than the 3-year return of the benchmark index (Bloomberg Barclays US Aggregate Bond TR USD), 5.13%.
  • AADBX 5-year return is 2.72%, which is lower than the 5-year return of the benchmark index (Bloomberg Barclays US Aggregate Bond TR USD), 3.79%.
  • AADBX expense ratio is 0.62%, which is not negligible. Is the fund expensive to you, and does it align to your investment strategy?
  • AADBX 3-year Beta is 1.34, which is higher than the index (Morningstar Mod Tgt Risk TR USD) 3-year beta, 1.00. The fund is perceived to be riskier than the comparable index based on the previous 3 years.
  • AADBX 5-year Beta is 1.27, which is higher than the index (Morningstar Mod Tgt Risk TR USD) 5-year beta, 1.00. The fund is perceived to be riskier than the comparable index based on the previous 5 years.
  • AADBX 10-year Beta is 1.15, which is higher than the index (Morningstar Mod Tgt Risk TR USD) 10-year beta, 1.00. The fund is perceived to be riskier than the comparable index based on the previous 10 years.
In the AADBX review, we covered AADBX key stats (return, performance, yield, expense ratio, and holdings), buy and sell analysis, and alternative investments. If this review was helpful to you, feel free to check out other mutual fund and ETF reviews.
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