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

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

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

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

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

The Fund seeks long-term capital appreciation. The Fund invests at least 80% of its net assets in securities of companies economically tied to emerging market countries and to exploit the mispricing of risk within equities of emerging markets by building a diversified portfolio with predominately lower-volatility stocks.

2. What are ACDYX top holdings?

ACDYX has 199 stock holdings and 0 bond holdings.

The top 10 holdings represent 18.40% of total assets. Here are the top holdings:

Name Symbol % Assets
Samsung Electronics Co Ltd 005930.KS 4.36%
Hellenic Telecommunication Organization SA HTO 1.60%
China Mobile Ltd 00941 1.56%
China Telecom Corp Ltd Class H 00728 1.56%
China Unicom (Hong Kong) Ltd 00762 1.56%
Magyar Telekom PLC N/A 1.56%
China Petroleum & Chemical Corp Class H 00386 1.55%
CITIC Ltd 00267 1.55%
PetroChina Co Ltd Class H 00857 1.55%
Ping An Insurance (Group) Co. of China Ltd Class H 02318 1.55%

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

ACDYX has generated the following returns:

  • 1-month return is -0.10%;
  • 3-month return is -15.89%;
  • 1-year return is -16.42%;
  • 3-year return is -0.63%;
  • 5-year return is -2.16%.

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

In the last 10 years, ACDYX had 10 up years and 0 down years.

5. What is ACDYX dividend yield?

ACDYX yield is 8.74%.

6. What is ACDYX minimum initial investment amount?

ACDYX minimum initial investment amount is $100.00K.

7. What is ACDYX expense ratio?

ACDYX expense ratio is 1.45%. The expense ratio of a fund is the total percentage of fund assets used for administrative, management, and all other expenses.

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

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

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

  • 1-year ax cost ratio is 11.9%;
  • 3-year ax cost ratio is 4.84%.

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

  • 3-year beta is 0.77;
  • 5-year beta is 0.81.

11. What is ACDYX Sharpe ratio?

  • 3-year Sharpe ratio is -0.09;
  • 5-year Sharpe ratio is -0.11.

Analysis

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

ACDYX Finny Score is 60. Our quantitative analysis shows 3 reasons to buy ACDYX and 2 reasons to sell it, resulting in the Finny Score of 60.

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

The following are ACDYX strengths from our perspective:

  • Good news: this fund does not have 12b1, front-end or back-end sales fees.
  • ACDYX 3-year Beta is 0.77, which is inversely correlated with the index (MSCI ACWI Ex USA NR USD). The could be good if you're trying to hedge your portfolio.
  • ACDYX 5-year Beta is 0.81, which is inversely correlated with the index (MSCI ACWI Ex USA NR USD). The could be good if you're trying to hedge your portfolio.

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

The following are ACDYX weaknesses from our perspective:

  • ACDYX net assets are $5.40 million. This fund is not a popular choice with retail investors.
  • ACDYX expense ratio is 1.45%, which is not negligible. Is the fund expensive to you, and does it align to your investment strategy?
In the ACDYX review, we covered ACDYX 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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