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

Updated: Last Tuesday
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Bull Case
  • 10-year return above the benchmark
  • 15-year return above the benchmark
  • No sales load or distribution fees
Bear Case
  • 3-year return below the benchmark
  • 5-year return below the benchmark
  • High expense ratio

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

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

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

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

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

The Fund seeks long-term capital appreciation and current income by investing primarily in equity securities. Ordinarily, at least 80% of the total assets of the Fund are invested in equity securities of US companies with market capitalizations of $2 billion or less at the time of investment.

2. What are AVFIX top holdings?

AVFIX has 698 stock holdings and 0 bond holdings.

The top 10 holdings represent 12.03% of total assets. Here are the top holdings:

Name Symbol % Assets
E MINI RUSS 2000 JUN20 XCME 20200619 N/A 3.90%
Diodes Inc DIOD 1.48%
Arrow Electronics Inc ARW 1.00%
II-VI Inc IIVI 0.97%
Evercore Inc A EVR 0.90%
Vishay Intertechnology Inc VSH 0.81%
Adient PLC ADNT 0.75%
Kennametal Inc KMT 0.75%
Darling Ingredients Inc DAR 0.74%
Federal Signal Corp FSS 0.73%

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

AVFIX has generated the following returns:

  • 1-month return is 11.55%;
  • 3-month return is 8.84%;
  • 1-year return is -10.02%;
  • 3-year return is -3.51%;
  • 5-year return is 3.18%;
  • 10-year return is 7.72%;
  • 15-year return is 6.33%.

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

In the last 10 years, AVFIX had 7 up years and 3 down years.

AVFIX up and down years

5. What is AVFIX dividend yield?

AVFIX yield is 1.52%.

6. What is AVFIX minimum initial investment amount?

AVFIX minimum initial investment amount is $250.00K.

7. What is AVFIX expense ratio?

AVFIX expense ratio is 0.83%. The expense ratio of a fund is the total percentage of fund assets used for administrative, management, and all other expenses.

AVFIX expenses

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

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

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

  • 1-year ax cost ratio is 0.63%;
  • 3-year ax cost ratio is 2.17%.
AVFIX tax costs

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

  • 3-year beta is 1.44;
  • 5-year beta is 1.36;
  • 10-year beta is 1.34.
AVFIX Beta

11. What is AVFIX Sharpe ratio?

  • 3-year Sharpe ratio is -0.14;
  • 5-year Sharpe ratio is 0.06;
  • 10-year Sharpe ratio is 0.46.
AVFIX Sharpe ratio

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 AVFIX? What are AVFIX buy reasons?

The following are AVFIX strengths from our perspective:

  • <strong>AVFIX 10-year return</strong> is 7.72%, which is in line with the 10-year return of the benchmark index (Russell 2000 Value TR USD), 7.75%.
  • <strong>AVFIX 15-year return</strong> is 6.33%, which is higher than the 15-year return of the benchmark index (Russell 2000 Value TR USD), 6%.
  • Good news: this fund does not have 12b1, front-end or back-end sales fees.

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

The following are AVFIX weaknesses from our perspective:

  • <strong>AVFIX 3-year return</strong> is -3.51%, which is lower than the 3-year return of the benchmark index (Russell 2000 Value TR USD), -1.88%.
  • <strong>AVFIX 5-year return</strong> is 3.18%, which is lower than the 5-year return of the benchmark index (Russell 2000 Value TR USD), 4.92%.
  • <strong>AVFIX expense ratio</strong> is 0.83%, which is not negligible. Is the fund expensive to you, and does it align to your investment strategy?
In the AVFIX review, we covered AVFIX 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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