14 important things you should know about American Funds ANBAX mutual fund

Updated: June 28, 2020
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Before we start: if you’re looking for ANBAX “stock” price, you can quickly find it out by visiting Finny and typing "ANBAX quote". If you’re looking for a quick scoop on ANBAX "stock" (price chart, key stats, buy or sell analysis and holdings), go to Finny and look for "ANBAX". You’ll get all this info in one place.

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

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

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

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

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

Fact Sheet

1. Describe American Funds Strategic Bond Fund; Class A Shares (ANBAX).

The Fund seeks to provide maximum total return consistent with preservation of capital. The Fund will invest at least 80% of its assets in bonds and other debt securities, which may be represented by other investment instruments, including derivatives. The Fund invests in debt securities with a wide range of maturities.

2. What are ANBAX top holdings?

ANBAX has 0 stock holdings and 231 bond holdings.

The top 9 holdings represent 41.39% of total assets. Here are the top holdings:

Name Symbol % Assets
United States Treasury Notes 0.5% N/A 13.79%
Federal National Mortgage Association 3% N/A 8.85%
United States Treasury Notes 0.12% N/A 7.61%
United States Treasury Notes 1.5% N/A 4.54%
Italy (Republic Of) 0.1% N/A 2.18%
United States Treasury Notes 1.75% N/A 2.13%
Credit Suisse Group AG 4.19% N/A 0.83%
JPMorgan Chase & Co. 2% N/A 0.78%
Broadcom Corp 4.75% N/A 0.68%

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

ANBAX has generated the following returns:

  • 1-month return is 1.43%;
  • 3-month return is 9.52%;
  • 1-year return is 15.09%;
  • 3-year return is 6.81%.

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

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

5. What is ANBAX dividend yield?

ANBAX yield is 0.97%.

6. What is ANBAX minimum initial investment amount?

ANBAX minimum initial investment amount is $1.00K.

7. What is ANBAX expense ratio?

ANBAX expense ratio is 0.91%. The expense ratio of a fund is the total percentage of fund assets used for administrative, management, and all other expenses.

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

ANBAX 12b-1 distribution fee is 0.27. ANBAX front-end sales load is 3.75. ANBAX back-end sales load is 0.

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

  • 1-year ax cost ratio is 1.22%;
  • 3-year ax cost ratio is 1.16%.

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

  • 3-year beta is 0.64.

11. What is ANBAX Sharpe ratio?

  • 3-year Sharpe ratio is 1.26.

Analysis

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

ANBAX Finny Score is 40. Our quantitative analysis shows 2 reasons to buy ANBAX and 3 reasons to sell it, resulting in the Finny Score of 40.

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

The following are ANBAX strengths from our perspective:

  • ANBAX 3-year return is 6.81%, which is higher than the 3-year return of the benchmark index (Bloomberg Barclays US Aggregate Bond TR USD), 5.13%.
  • ANBAX 3-year Beta is 0.64, which is inversely correlated with the index (BBgBarc US Agg Bond TR USD). The could be good if you're trying to hedge your portfolio.

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

The following are ANBAX weaknesses from our perspective:

  • ANBAX net assets are $668.70 million. This fund is not a popular choice with retail investors.
  • Warning: this fund has a 12b1 and front-end sales fee. The maximum 12b1 fee is 0.27%, while the maximum front-end sales load is 3.75%. A 12b-1 fee is an annual marketing or distribution fee on a mutual fund. Front-end sales load, also known as sales charge, is a fee paid when mutual funds shares are purchased. Those fees are subtracted from your total investable assets.
  • ANBAX expense ratio is 0.91%, which is not negligible. Is the fund expensive to you, and does it align to your investment strategy?
In the ANBAX review, we covered ANBAX 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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