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15 important things you should know about AllianceBernstein ABNKX mutual fund

Updated: September 18, 2020
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Bull Case
  • 3-year return above the benchmark
  • 5-year return above the benchmark
  • 10-year return above the benchmark
Bear Case
  • Low net assets
  • High expense ratio
  • Sales load and/or distribution fees

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

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

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

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

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

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

Fact Sheet

1. Describe AB Bond Fund, Inc: AB Bond Inflation Strategy; Class K Shares (ABNKX).

The Fund seeks to maximize real return without assuming what the Adviser considers to be undue risk. The Fund invests principally in Treasury Inflation Protected Securities (TIPS) directly or by gaining indirect exposure to TIPS through derivatives transactions such as total return swaps linked to TIPS.

2. What are ABNKX top holdings?

ABNKX has 0 stock holdings and 440 bond holdings.

The top 10 holdings represent 114.25% of total assets. Here are the top holdings:

Name Symbol % Assets
Cdx-Naigs34v1-5y Cdsb 544198 1% 20/06/2025 N/A 19.93%
10 Year Treasury Note Future Sept 20 ZNU0 13.55%
United States Treasury Notes 0.38% N/A 12.07%
Irs #512260 Pay Fixed 1.5890 1.589% 26/02/2025 N/A 11.92%
Irs #512259 Rec Fixed 1.4400 1.44% 26/02/2022 N/A 11.77%
5 Year Treasury Note Future Sept 20 ZFU0 11.70%
United States Treasury Notes 0.62% N/A 9.28%
United States Treasury Notes 0.12% N/A 8.52%
United States Treasury Notes 0.75% N/A 8.42%
Irs #512280 Pay Fixed 1.5270 1.527% 28/02/2025 N/A 7.09%

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

ABNKX has generated the following returns:

  • 1-month return is 1.15%;
  • 3-month return is 5.01%;
  • 1-year return is 6.12%;
  • 3-year return is 4.14%;
  • 5-year return is 4.00%;
  • 10-year return is 2.99%.

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

In the last 10 years, ABNKX had 7 up years and 3 down years. See Performances

5. What is ABNKX dividend yield?

ABNKX yield is 2.02%.

6. What is ABNKX minimum initial investment amount?

ABNKX minimum initial investment amount is N/A.

7. What is ABNKX expense ratio?

ABNKX expense ratio is 1.35%. The expense ratio of a fund is the total percentage of fund assets used for administrative, management, and all other expenses. See Expenses

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

ABNKX 12b-1 distribution fee is 0.25. ABNKX front-end sales load is 0. ABNKX back-end sales load is 0.

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

  • 1-year ax cost ratio is 0.62%;
  • 3-year ax cost ratio is 0.79%.

See Taxes

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

  • 3-year beta is 0.79;
  • 5-year beta is 0.79;
  • 10-year beta is 0.89.

See Risks

11. What is ABNKX Sharpe ratio?

  • 3-year Sharpe ratio is 0.35;
  • 5-year Sharpe ratio is 0.45;
  • 10-year Sharpe ratio is 0.53.

See Risks

Analysis

12. What is Finny Score? buy or sell?

Finny Score is 50. Our quantitative analysis shows 3 reasons to buy and 3 reasons to sell it, resulting in the Finny Score of 50.

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

The following are ABNKX strengths from our perspective:

  • <strong>ABNKX 3-year return</strong> is 4.14%, which is in line with the 3-year return of the benchmark index (Bloomberg Barclays US Treasury Inflation Notes 1-10 Yr TR USD), 4.31%.
  • <strong>ABNKX 5-year return</strong> is 4%, which is higher than the 5-year return of the benchmark index (Bloomberg Barclays US Treasury Inflation Notes 1-10 Yr TR USD), 3.61%.
  • <strong>ABNKX 10-year return</strong> is 2.99%, which is higher than the 10-year return of the benchmark index (Bloomberg Barclays US Treasury Inflation Notes 1-10 Yr TR USD), 2.84%.

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

The following are ABNKX weaknesses from our perspective:

  • <strong>ABNKX net assets</strong> are $5.10 million. This fund is not a popular choice with retail investors.
  • <strong>ABNKX expense ratio</strong> is 1.35%, which is not negligible. Is the fund expensive to you, and does it align to your investment strategy?
  • Warning: this fund has a 12b1 sales fee. The maximum 12b1 fee is 0.25%. A 12b-1 fee is an annual marketing or distribution fee on a mutual fund.
In the ABNKX review, we covered ABNKX 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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