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10 important things you should know about American Beacon AAIPX mutual fund

Updated: October 10, 2021
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Bull Case
  • No sales load or distribution fees
Bear Case
  • Low net assets
  • 3-year return below the benchmark
  • 5-year return below the benchmark
  • 10-year return below the benchmark
  • 15-year return below the benchmark
  • High expense ratio

Before we start: if you’re looking for AAIPX “stock” price, you can quickly find it out by visiting Finny and typing "AAIPX quote". If you’re looking for a quick scoop on AAIPX "stock" (price chart, key stats, buy or sell analysis and holdings), go to Finny and look for "AAIPX". You’ll get all this info in one place.

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

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

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

  1. Describe American Beacon Funds: American Beacon International Equity Fund; Investor Class Shares (AAIPX).
  2. What are AAIPX holdings?
  3. What is AAIPX performance? What are AAIPX historical returns?
  4. What is AAIPX dividend yield?
  5. What is AAIPX minimum initial investment amount?
  6. Does AAIPX have any sales loads or 12b-1 distribution expenses?
  7. What is AAIPX Finny Score? AAIPX buy or sell?
  8. What are the pros of investing in AAIPX? What are AAIPX buy reasons?
  9. What are the cons of investing in AAIPX? What are AAIPX 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 International Equity Fund; Investor Class Shares (AAIPX).

The Fund seeks long-term capital appreciation by investing at least 80% of the its assets in common stocks and securities convertible into common stocks of issuers based in at least three different countries.

2. What are AAIPX top holdings?

AAIPX has 158 stock holdings and 0 bond holdings.

The top 10 holdings represent 25.80% of total assets. Here are the top holdings:

Name Symbol % Assets
Future on MSCI EAFE Dec20 N/A 3.22%
Volkswagen AG Participating Preferred VOW3 2.98%
Novartis AG NOVN.DE 2.94%
SAP SE SAP 2.90%
American Beacon US Govt MMkt Select AAOXX 2.67%
ABB Ltd ABBN.PA 2.54%
Sanofi SA SAN.KS 2.41%
Samsung Electronics Co Ltd 005930.MI 2.40%
Enel SpA ENEL.DE 1.96%
Basf SE BAS 1.78%

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

AAIPX has generated the following returns:

  • 1-month return is -1.74%;
  • 3-month return is 0.97%;
  • 1-year return is 0.97%;
  • 3-year return is 4.82%;
  • 5-year return is 6.12%;
  • 10-year return is 6.59%;
  • 15-year return is 3.10%.

4. What is AAIPX dividend yield?

AAIPX yield is 1.11%.

5. What is AAIPX minimum initial investment amount?

AAIPX minimum initial investment amount is N/A.

6. Does AAIPX have any sales loads or 12b-1 distribution expenses?

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

Analysis

7. What is Finny Score? buy or sell?

Finny Score is 14. Our quantitative analysis shows 1 reason to buy and 6 reasons to sell it, resulting in the Finny Score of 14.

8. What are the pros of investing in AAIPX? What are AAIPX buy reasons?

The following are AAIPX strengths from our perspective:

  • Good news: this fund does not have 12b1, front-end or back-end sales fees.

9. What are the cons of investing in AAIPX? What are AAIPX negatives?

The following are AAIPX weaknesses from our perspective:

  • AAIPX net assets are $112.20 million. This fund is not a popular choice with retail investors.
  • AAIPX 3-year return is 4.82%, which is lower than the 3-year return of the benchmark index (MSCI EAFE NR USD), 8.62%.
  • AAIPX 5-year return is 6.12%, which is lower than the 5-year return of the benchmark index (MSCI EAFE NR USD), 8.88%.
  • AAIPX 10-year return is 6.59%, which is lower than the 10-year return of the benchmark index (MSCI EAFE NR USD), 7.83%.
  • AAIPX 15-year return is 3.1%, which is lower than the 15-year return of the benchmark index (MSCI EAFE NR USD), 4.02%.
  • AAIPX expense ratio is 1.07%, which is not negligible. Is the fund expensive to you, and does it align to your investment strategy?
In the AAIPX review, we covered AAIPX 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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