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

Updated: Last Friday
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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. How many up and down years did AAIPX have historically?
  5. What is AAIPX dividend yield?
  6. What is AAIPX minimum initial investment amount?
  7. What is AAIPX expense ratio?
  8. Does AAIPX have any sales loads or 12b-1 distribution expenses?
  9. What is AAIPX tax efficiency (tax-cost ratio)?
  10. What is AAIPX beta? How would you assess AAIPX risk?
  11. What is AAIPX Sharpe ratio?
  12. What is AAIPX Finny Score? AAIPX buy or sell?
  13. What are the pros of investing in AAIPX? What are AAIPX buy reasons?
  14. 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 106 stock holdings and 0 bond holdings.

The top 10 holdings represent 26.03% of total assets. Here are the top holdings:

Name Symbol % Assets
Future on MSCI EAFE Jun20 N/A 3.90%
Novartis AG NOVN.DE 3.46%
Volkswagen AG Participating Preferred VOW3.DE 3.29%
SAP SE SAP 2.81%
ABB Ltd ABBN.L 2.60%
RELX PLC REL.KS 2.26%
Samsung Electronics Co Ltd 005930.MI 2.10%
UniCredit SpA UCG.DE 1.89%
Basf SE BAS.IR 1.86%
Ryanair Holdings PLC ADR RYAAY 1.86%

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

AAIPX has generated the following returns:

  • 1-month return is 4.51%;
  • 3-month return is 7.76%;
  • 1-year return is -6.41%;
  • 3-year return is -2.45%;
  • 5-year return is 1.88%;
  • 10-year return is 3.03%;
  • 15-year return is 3.23%.

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

In the last 10 years, AAIPX had 5 up years and 5 down years.

AAIPX up and down years

5. What is AAIPX dividend yield?

AAIPX yield is 3.28%.

6. What is AAIPX minimum initial investment amount?

AAIPX minimum initial investment amount is N/A.

7. What is AAIPX expense ratio?

AAIPX expense ratio is 1.05%. The expense ratio of a fund is the total percentage of fund assets used for administrative, management, and all other expenses.

AAIPX expenses

8. 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.

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

  • 1-year ax cost ratio is 1.04%;
  • 3-year ax cost ratio is 1.28%.
AAIPX tax costs

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

  • 3-year beta is 1.10;
  • 5-year beta is 1.04;
  • 10-year beta is 1.04.
AAIPX Beta

11. What is AAIPX Sharpe ratio?

  • 3-year Sharpe ratio is -0.23;
  • 5-year Sharpe ratio is -0.10;
  • 10-year Sharpe ratio is 0.28.
AAIPX Sharpe ratio

Analysis

12. 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.

13. 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.

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

The following are AAIPX weaknesses from our perspective:

  • <strong>AAIPX net assets</strong> are $92.90 million. This fund is not a popular choice with retail investors.
  • <strong>AAIPX 3-year return</strong> is -2.45%, which is lower than the 3-year return of the benchmark index (MSCI EAFE NR USD), 1.28%.
  • <strong>AAIPX 5-year return</strong> is 1.88%, which is lower than the 5-year return of the benchmark index (MSCI EAFE NR USD), 4.79%.
  • <strong>AAIPX 10-year return</strong> is 3.03%, which is lower than the 10-year return of the benchmark index (MSCI EAFE NR USD), 4.28%.
  • <strong>AAIPX 15-year return</strong> is 3.23%, which is lower than the 15-year return of the benchmark index (MSCI EAFE NR USD), 4.13%.
  • <strong>AAIPX expense ratio</strong> is 1.05%, 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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