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

Updated: June 27, 2020
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Are you looking to buy or sell AADEX? Or perhaps you’re looking for AADEX fact sheet, and learn about its alternatives? If so, you came to the right place.

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

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

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

The Fund seeks long-term capital appreciation and current income by typically investing in equity securities of U.S. companies with market capitalizations of $5 billion or more at the time of investment.

2. What are AADEX top holdings?

AADEX has 198 stock holdings and 0 bond holdings.

The top 10 holdings represent 22.68% of total assets. Here are the top holdings:

Name Symbol % Assets
JPMorgan Chase & Co JPM 2.60%
General Electric Co GE 2.55%
Medtronic PLC MDT 2.52%
Wells Fargo & Co WFC 2.48%
E-mini S&P 500 Futures Mar20 ESH0 2.47%
Comcast Corp Class A CMCSA 2.46%
American International Group Inc AIG 2.06%
Microsoft Corp MSFT 2.02%
Oracle Corp ORCL 1.77%
Citigroup Inc C 1.75%

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

AADEX has generated the following returns:

  • 1-month return is 0.62%;
  • 3-month return is -22.92%;
  • 1-year return is -13.95%;
  • 3-year return is -0.47%;
  • 5-year return is 1.61%;
  • 10-year return is 7.80%;
  • 15-year return is 5.80%.

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

In the last 10 years, AADEX had 7 up years and 3 down years.

5. What is AADEX dividend yield?

AADEX yield is 2.25%.

6. What is AADEX minimum initial investment amount?

AADEX minimum initial investment amount is $250.00K.

7. What is AADEX expense ratio?

AADEX 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 AADEX have any sales loads or 12b-1 distribution expenses?

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

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

  • 1-year ax cost ratio is 2.52%;
  • 3-year ax cost ratio is 2.54%.

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

  • 3-year beta is 1.23;
  • 5-year beta is 1.20;
  • 10-year beta is 1.15.

11. What is AADEX Sharpe ratio?

  • 3-year Sharpe ratio is -0.17;
  • 5-year Sharpe ratio is 0.03;
  • 10-year Sharpe ratio is 0.45.

Analysis

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

AADEX Finny Score is 22. Our quantitative analysis shows 2 reasons to buy AADEX and 7 reasons to sell it, resulting in the Finny Score of 22.

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

The following are AADEX strengths from our perspective:

  • AADEX 15-year return is 5.8%, which is in line with the 15-year return of the benchmark index (Russell 1000 Value TR USD), 6.17%.
  • Good news: this fund does not have 12b1, front-end or back-end sales fees.

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

The following are AADEX weaknesses from our perspective:

  • AADEX 3-year return is -0.47%, which is lower than the 3-year return of the benchmark index (Russell 1000 Value TR USD), 1.11%.
  • AADEX 5-year return is 1.61%, which is lower than the 5-year return of the benchmark index (Russell 1000 Value TR USD), 3.47%.
  • AADEX 10-year return is 7.8%, which is lower than the 10-year return of the benchmark index (Russell 1000 Value TR USD), 9.24%.
  • AADEX expense ratio is 0.62%, which is not negligible. Is the fund expensive to you, and does it align to your investment strategy?
  • AADEX 3-year Beta is 1.23, which is higher than the index (S&P 500 TR USD) 3-year beta, 1.00. The fund is perceived to be riskier than the comparable index based on the previous 3 years.
  • AADEX 5-year Beta is 1.2, which is higher than the index (S&P 500 TR USD) 5-year beta, 1.00. The fund is perceived to be riskier than the comparable index based on the previous 5 years.
  • AADEX 10-year Beta is 1.15, which is higher than the index (S&P 500 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 AADEX review, we covered AADEX 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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