Top American Funds Mutual Funds 2015

American funds are part of Capital Group. It is a private firm with offices throughout Asia, Australia, Europe, and North America. American funds provide actively managed stock and bond mutual funds. As one of the largest investment companies in the world, the firm offer varieties of products such as mutual funds, retirement account, 529 plan, etc.

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Popular American Funds

You can find these popular American Funds for different sectors such as U.S. stock fund, international stock fund, municipal bond fund, balanced fund, target date fund, taxable bond fund. Depend on your risk tolerance; you may pick and choose from this best mutual funds list.

Top American Funds mutual funds 2015 are:

American Funds Europacific Growth Fund

American Funds Europacific Growth Fund is popular among investors. This foreign large growth fund has total assets of $126 billion. The current dividend yield is 0.90%. This best American Funds’ fund invests in securities of issuers in Europe and the Pacific Basin.

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Morningstar has ranked this mutual fund with 3 star and gold rating. In 2014, it has year-to-date return of 1.41%. It has returned 12.20% over the past 3 year, and 5.77% over the past 5 year. Top 3 stocks are Novo Nordisk A/S, Bayer AG, and SOFTBANK Corp.

American Funds American Balanced Fund

American Funds American Balanced Fund invests in common stocks and investment grade bonds. This best balanced fund has a dividend yield of 1.44%. With assets of $79 billion, this moderate allocation mutual fund has expense fee of 0.61%.

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Ranked with 4 star rating, it has YTD return of 9.26% in 2014. The 3 year average return is 15.04%.

American Funds International Growth and Income Fund

American Funds International Growth and Income Fund has total assets of $9.7 billion. The class A has a sales load of 5.75%. This foreign large blend fund has a high dividend yield of 3.15%. The fund managers are Carl M. Kawaja, Andrew B. Suzman, and Steven T. Watson.

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Top 3 stocks are AXA SA, Novartis AG, and Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co Ltd. Top 4 sectors are financial services, energy, consumer cyclical, and technology.

Fund Performance

Fund NameTicker2014 return %
American Funds 2030 Trgt Date Retire AAAETX8.08%
American Funds American Balanced AABALX9.26%
American Funds Europacific Growth AAEPGX1.41%
American Funds Global Balanced AGBLAX6.21%
American Funds Intl Gr and Inc AIGAAX0.81%
American Funds New Economy AANEFX6.17%
American Funds New Perspective AANWPX5.46%
American Funds New World ANEWFX0.92%
American Funds Tax-Exempt Bond AAFTEX9.03%


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