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

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

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

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

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

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

Fact Sheet

1. Describe American Funds Portfolio Series: American Funds Growth Portfolio; Class A Shares (GWPAX).

The Fund seeks long-term growth of capital. The Fund will have significant exposure to growth-oriented common stocks. The Fund will typically have significant exposure to issuers domiciled outside the United States. The Fund may also have exposure to smaller capitalization issuers and issuers in emerging markets.

2. What are GWPAX top holdings?

GWPAX has 0 stock holdings and 0 bond holdings.

The top 6 holdings represent 100.03% of total assets. Here are the top holdings:

Name Symbol % Assets
American Funds Growth Fund of Amer R6 RGAGX 20.21%
American Funds AMCAP R6 RAFGX 20.04%
American Funds Fundamental Invs R6 RFNGX 19.96%
American Funds Invmt Co of Amer R6 RICGX 15.01%
American Funds Europacific Growth R6 RERGX 14.91%
American Funds SMALLCAP World R6 RLLGX 9.90%

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

GWPAX has generated the following returns:

  • 1-month return is 8.00%;
  • 3-month return is -10.48%;
  • 1-year return is 3.01%;
  • 3-year return is 7.57%;
  • 5-year return is 7.07%.

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

In the last 10 years, GWPAX had 9 up years and 1 down year.

5. What is GWPAX dividend yield?

GWPAX yield is 0.84%.

6. What is GWPAX minimum initial investment amount?

GWPAX minimum initial investment amount is $1.00K.

7. What is GWPAX expense ratio?

GWPAX expense ratio is 0.76%. The expense ratio of a fund is the total percentage of fund assets used for administrative, management, and all other expenses.

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

GWPAX 12b-1 distribution fee is 0.26. GWPAX front-end sales load is 5.75. GWPAX back-end sales load is 0.

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

  • 1-year ax cost ratio is 1.43%;
  • 3-year ax cost ratio is 1.2%.

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

  • 3-year beta is 0.96;
  • 5-year beta is 0.96.

11. What is GWPAX Sharpe ratio?

  • 3-year Sharpe ratio is 0.21;
  • 5-year Sharpe ratio is 0.33.

Analysis

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

GWPAX Finny Score is 0. Our quantitative analysis shows 0 reasons to buy GWPAX and 4 reasons to sell it, resulting in the Finny Score of 0.

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

We don't see any strong reasons to buy GWPAX.

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

The following are GWPAX weaknesses from our perspective:

  • GWPAX 3-year return is 7.57%, which is lower than the 3-year return of the benchmark index (S&P 500 TR USD), 9.1%.
  • GWPAX 5-year return is 7.07%, which is lower than the 5-year return of the benchmark index (S&P 500 TR USD), 9.05%.
  • Warning: this fund has a 12b1 and front-end sales fee. The maximum 12b1 fee is 0.26%, while the maximum front-end sales load is 5.75%. 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.
  • GWPAX expense ratio is 0.76%, which is not negligible. Is the fund expensive to you, and does it align to your investment strategy?
In the GWPAX review, we covered GWPAX 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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