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10 important things you should know about American Beacon BWLIX mutual fund

Updated: October 10, 2021
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Bull Case
  • 10-year return above the benchmark
  • No sales load or distribution fees
Bear Case
  • Low net assets
  • 3-year return below the benchmark
  • 5-year return below the benchmark
  • High expense ratio

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

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

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

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

  1. Describe American Beacon Funds: American Beacon Bridgeway Large Cap Value Fund; Investor Class Shares (BWLIX).
  2. What are BWLIX holdings?
  3. What is BWLIX performance? What are BWLIX historical returns?
  4. What is BWLIX dividend yield?
  5. What is BWLIX minimum initial investment amount?
  6. Does BWLIX have any sales loads or 12b-1 distribution expenses?
  7. What is BWLIX Finny Score? BWLIX buy or sell?
  8. What are the pros of investing in BWLIX? What are BWLIX buy reasons?
  9. What are the cons of investing in BWLIX? What are BWLIX 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 Bridgeway Large Cap Value Fund; Investor Class Shares (BWLIX).

The Fund seeks long-term total return of capital, primarily through capital appreciation and some income. The Fund invests in a diversified portfolio of large stocks. American Beacon Funds defines "large stocks" as those whose market capitalization falls with the range of the Russell 1000 Index at the time of investment.

2. What are BWLIX top holdings?

BWLIX has 94 stock holdings and 0 bond holdings.

The top 10 holdings represent 15.31% of total assets. Here are the top holdings:

Name Symbol % Assets
Future on S&P500 Sep20 N/A 2.88%
Micron Technology Inc MU 1.61%
Procter & Gamble Co PG 1.43%
DISH Network Corp Class A DISH 1.41%
Pfizer Inc PFE 1.41%
Biogen Inc BIIB 1.40%
Fastenal Co FAST 1.30%
Ameriprise Financial Inc AMP 1.29%
IHS Markit Ltd INFO 1.29%
Waste Management Inc WM 1.29%

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

BWLIX has generated the following returns:

  • 1-month return is -0.50%;
  • 3-month return is 1.50%;
  • 1-year return is 1.50%;
  • 3-year return is 5.95%;
  • 5-year return is 8.70%;
  • 10-year return is 12.61%.

4. What is BWLIX dividend yield?

BWLIX yield is 0%.

5. What is BWLIX minimum initial investment amount?

BWLIX minimum initial investment amount is $3.00K.

6. Does BWLIX have any sales loads or 12b-1 distribution expenses?

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

Analysis

7. What is Finny Score? buy or sell?

Finny Score is 33. Our quantitative analysis shows 2 reasons to buy and 4 reasons to sell it, resulting in the Finny Score of 33.

8. What are the pros of investing in BWLIX? What are BWLIX buy reasons?

The following are BWLIX strengths from our perspective:

  • BWLIX 10-year return is 12.61%, which is in line with the 10-year return of the benchmark index (Russell 1000 Value TR USD), 13.58%.
  • Good news: this fund does not have 12b1, front-end or back-end sales fees.

9. What are the cons of investing in BWLIX? What are BWLIX negatives?

The following are BWLIX weaknesses from our perspective:

  • BWLIX net assets are $100.50 million. This fund is not a popular choice with retail investors.
  • BWLIX 3-year return is 5.95%, which is lower than the 3-year return of the benchmark index (Russell 1000 Value TR USD), 10.82%.
  • BWLIX 5-year return is 8.7%, which is lower than the 5-year return of the benchmark index (Russell 1000 Value TR USD), 11.6%.
  • BWLIX expense ratio is 1.1%, which is not negligible. Is the fund expensive to you, and does it align to your investment strategy?
In the BWLIX review, we covered BWLIX 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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