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

Updated: June 28, 2020
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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. How many up and down years did BWLIX have historically?
  5. What is BWLIX dividend yield?
  6. What is BWLIX minimum initial investment amount?
  7. What is BWLIX expense ratio?
  8. Does BWLIX have any sales loads or 12b-1 distribution expenses?
  9. What is BWLIX tax efficiency (tax-cost ratio)?
  10. What is BWLIX beta? How would you assess BWLIX risk?
  11. What is BWLIX Sharpe ratio?
  12. What is BWLIX Finny Score? BWLIX buy or sell?
  13. What are the pros of investing in BWLIX? What are BWLIX buy reasons?
  14. 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 98 stock holdings and 1 bond holdings.

The top 10 holdings represent 14.81% of total assets. Here are the top holdings:

Name Symbol % Assets
Pfizer Inc PFE 1.63%
The Walt Disney Co DIS 1.59%
Bank of America Corp BAC 1.58%
Citigroup Inc C 1.50%
Regions Financial Corp RF 1.48%
Biogen Inc BIIB 1.42%
ConocoPhillips COP 1.41%
Procter & Gamble Co PG 1.41%
Western Digital Corp WDC 1.40%
Micron Technology Inc MU 1.39%

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

BWLIX has generated the following returns:

  • 1-month return is 1.08%;
  • 3-month return is -23.67%;
  • 1-year return is -16.03%;
  • 3-year return is -2.26%;
  • 5-year return is 1.16%;
  • 10-year return is 8.30%.

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

In the last 10 years, BWLIX had 8 up years and 2 down years.

5. What is BWLIX dividend yield?

BWLIX yield is 1.5%.

6. What is BWLIX minimum initial investment amount?

BWLIX minimum initial investment amount is $3.00K.

7. What is BWLIX expense ratio?

BWLIX expense ratio is 1.05%. The expense ratio of a fund is the total percentage of fund assets used for administrative, management, and all other expenses.

8. 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.

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

  • 1-year ax cost ratio is 1.11%;
  • 3-year ax cost ratio is 1.45%.

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

  • 3-year beta is 1.23;
  • 5-year beta is 1.16;
  • 10-year beta is 1.08.

11. What is BWLIX Sharpe ratio?

  • 3-year Sharpe ratio is -0.31;
  • 5-year Sharpe ratio is -0.04;
  • 10-year Sharpe ratio is 0.49.

Analysis

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

BWLIX Finny Score is 13. Our quantitative analysis shows 1 reason to buy BWLIX and 7 reasons to sell it, resulting in the Finny Score of 13.

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

The following are BWLIX strengths from our perspective:

  • Good news: this fund does not have 12b1, front-end or back-end sales fees.

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

The following are BWLIX weaknesses from our perspective:

  • BWLIX net assets are $598.90 million. This fund is not a popular choice with retail investors.
  • BWLIX 3-year return is -2.26%, which is lower than the 3-year return of the benchmark index (Russell 1000 Value TR USD), 1.11%.
  • BWLIX 5-year return is 1.16%, which is lower than the 5-year return of the benchmark index (Russell 1000 Value TR USD), 3.47%.
  • BWLIX 10-year return is 8.3%, which is lower than the 10-year return of the benchmark index (Russell 1000 Value TR USD), 9.24%.
  • BWLIX expense ratio is 1.05%, which is not negligible. Is the fund expensive to you, and does it align to your investment strategy?
  • BWLIX 3-year Beta is 1.23, which is higher than the index (S&P 500 TR USD) 3-year beta, 1.00. The fund is perceived to be riskier than the comparable index based on the previous 3 years.
  • BWLIX 5-year Beta is 1.16, which is higher than the index (S&P 500 TR USD) 5-year beta, 1.00. The fund is perceived to be riskier than the comparable index based on the previous 5 years.
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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