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

Updated: June 30, 2020
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Are you looking to buy or sell AQDIX? Or perhaps you’re looking for AQDIX fact sheet, and learn about its alternatives? If so, you came to the right place.

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

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

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

The Fund seeks long-term capital appreciation, with a secondary objective of current income. The Fund will be investing at least 80% of the Fund's net assets in dividend-paying securities. The Sub-Advisor invests in companies that have an established long-term record of paying and increasing their dividends.

2. What are AQDIX top holdings?

AQDIX has 30 stock holdings and 0 bond holdings.

The top 10 holdings represent 37.81% of total assets. Here are the top holdings:

Name Symbol % Assets
Quest Diagnostics Inc DGX 4.41%
Cummins Inc CMI 4.40%
Caterpillar Inc CAT 4.32%
Cisco Systems Inc CSCO 4.16%
Texas Instruments Inc TXN 3.95%
United Parcel Service Inc Class B UPS 3.87%
Johnson & Johnson JNJ 3.29%
Verizon Communications Inc VZ 3.18%
Duke Energy Corp DUK 3.12%
Pinnacle West Capital Corp PNW 3.11%

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

AQDIX has generated the following returns:

  • 1-month return is 5.38%;
  • 3-month return is -15.31%;
  • 1-year return is -9.16%;
  • 3-year return is 3.01%.

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

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

5. What is AQDIX dividend yield?

AQDIX yield is 2.02%.

6. What is AQDIX minimum initial investment amount?

AQDIX minimum initial investment amount is $250.00K.

7. What is AQDIX expense ratio?

AQDIX expense ratio is 0.59%. The expense ratio of a fund is the total percentage of fund assets used for administrative, management, and all other expenses.

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

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

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

  • 1-year ax cost ratio is 1.16%;
  • 3-year ax cost ratio is 1.67%.

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

  • 3-year beta is 0.86.

11. What is AQDIX Sharpe ratio?

  • 3-year Sharpe ratio is 0.02.

Analysis

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

AQDIX Finny Score is 50. Our quantitative analysis shows 2 reasons to buy AQDIX and 2 reasons to sell it, resulting in the Finny Score of 50.

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

The following are AQDIX strengths from our perspective:

  • Good news: this fund does not have 12b1, front-end or back-end sales fees.
  • AQDIX 3-year Beta is 0.86, which is inversely correlated with the index (S&P 500 TR USD). The could be good if you're trying to hedge your portfolio.

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

The following are AQDIX weaknesses from our perspective:

  • AQDIX net assets are $2.60 million. This fund is not a popular choice with retail investors.
  • AQDIX expense ratio is 0.59%, which is not negligible. Is the fund expensive to you, and does it align to your investment strategy?
In the AQDIX review, we covered AQDIX 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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