American Funds is a family of mutual funds from Capital Group that are sold primarily through financial advisors and intermediaries. It is the third largest mutual fund family, with more than US $1.3 trillion in assets under management. American Funds manages more than 54 million investor accounts, including more than 26 million IRAs, more than 2 million 401(k)s and nearly 6 million CollegeAmerica 529 accounts. CollegeAmerica is currently the largest 529 savings plan in the U.S. (as of 2015).

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  • Emerging Markets Rally Riding on Earnings Growth
    Emerging markets are benefiting from the global economic recovery, but does the current rally have staying power? Portfolio manager Shaw Wagener weighs in, and offers perspective on how the asset class has evolved. Investments are not FDIC-insured, nor are they deposits of or guaranteed by a bank or any other entity, so they may lose value. Investors should carefully consider investment objec...
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  • Pharma’s Top Innovators Positioned for Success
    Innovation and management are key differentiators in today’s diverse pharmaceutical industry. Investment analyst and former physician Craig Gordon discusses what he looks for in a focused portfolio of pharma and biotech companies. Investments are not FDIC-insured, nor are they deposits of or guaranteed by a bank or any other entity, so they may lose value. Investors should carefully consider i...
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  • Seeing Through the Bond-Bubble Hype
    Investors worried about a bond bubble might do well to sit tight. Capital Group’s head of fixed income Mike Gitlin covers U.S. growth expectations, the current economic cycle, the likely path of Fed funds policy and the global marketplace to help bond investors make informed decisions. Investments are not FDIC-insured, nor are they deposits of or guaranteed by a bank or any other entity, so they...
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  • Munis: Why We’re Bullish on Hospitals, Despite Uncertainty
    The U.S. health care picture may look murky in today’s political climate, but portfolio managers Karl Zeile and Chad Rach like hospitals — some more than others — for the municipal bond portfolios they manage. Investments are not FDIC-insured, nor are they deposits of or guaranteed by a bank or any other entity, so they may lose value. Investors should carefully consider investment objectives,...
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  • Midyear Outlook Chart: Age Is Just a Number
    Investments are not FDIC-insured, nor are they deposits of or guaranteed by a bank or any other entity, so they may lose value. Investors should carefully consider investment objectives, risks, charges and expenses. This and other important information is contained in the fund prospectuses and summary prospectuses, which can be obtained from a financial professional and should be read carefully ...
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  • A Bond Fund That Behaves Like One
    Bond funds behaving badly? They’re out there, cautions Capital Group’s head of fixed income, Mike Gitlin. He explains how a bond fund ideally should behave — and why — and offers the example of American Funds’ flagship core bond fund during recent equity corrections. Investments are not FDIC-insured, nor are they deposits of or guaranteed by a bank or any other entity, so they may lose value. ...
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  • A Bond Fund That Behaves Like One
    Bond funds behaving badly? They’re out there, cautions Capital Group’s head of fixed income, Mike Gitlin. He explains how a bond fund ideally should behave — and why — and offers the example of American Funds’ flagship core bond fund during recent equity corrections. Investments are not FDIC-insured, nor are they deposits of or guaranteed by a bank or any other entity, so they may lose value. ...
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  • Mid Year Outlook 2017
    Investments are not FDIC-insured, nor are they deposits of or guaranteed by a bank or any other entity, so they may lose value. Investors should carefully consider investment objectives, risks, charges and expenses. This and other important information is contained in the fund prospectuses and summary prospectuses, which can be obtained from a financial professional and should be read carefully ...
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  • Highlights From Our Midyear Outlook
    Portfolio managers Jody Jonsson and David Hoag, economist Darrell Spence and policy and communications advisor Matt Miller discuss the global outlook for financial markets, as well as the macroeconomic and political landscape, for the second half of 2017 and beyond. Interested in earning continuing education credit? Watch the full video on Asset TV. Investments are not FDIC-insured, nor are the...
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  • How to Robot-Proof Your Career
    Artificial intelligence is already having an impact on the workplace, and many with traditional jobs are on edge. Portfolio manager Mark Casey discusses the sorts of careers that are most, and least, vulnerable to technological disruption. Investments are not FDIC-insured, nor are they deposits of or guaranteed by a bank or any other entity, so they may lose value. Investors should carefully c...
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  • Self-Driving Cars: Coming to a Highway Near You
    Self-driving cars are just around the corner. Portfolio manager Mark Casey reveals what they can already do, how soon we’ll begin to see them and what companies are doing to secure a piece of the action. Investments are not FDIC-insured, nor are they deposits of or guaranteed by a bank or any other entity, so they may lose value. Investors should carefully consider investment objectives, risks...
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  • Unbothered by Brexit
    Will Brexit leave the U.K. worse off in the long run? Portfolio manager Jonathan Knowles explains why he thinks the British will muddle through this crisis as they have all the others. Investments are not FDIC-insured, nor are they deposits of or guaranteed by a bank or any other entity, so they may lose value. Investors should carefully consider investment objectives, risks, charges and expen...
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  • Why Personal Conviction Matters
    In The Capital System SM, portfolio managers and analysts with different backgrounds and investment styles each manage a portion of a fund. They make their own independent decisions based on their areas of specialty. Visit us at: https://www.americanfunds.com/individual/our-company/capital-system.html https://www.facebook.com/americanfunds https://twitter.com/americanfunds Investments are not FD...
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  • How Rising U.S.-China Tensions Could Affect Investors
    China’s relations with the West are at a crossroads. Capital Group political economist Michael Thawley discusses what to expect from U.S.-China negotiations and how it could affect global investors. Investments are not FDIC-insured, nor are they deposits of or guaranteed by a bank or any other entity, so they may lose value. Investors should carefully consider investment objectives, risks, cha...
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  • Pharma’s Next Big Innovation May Be Affordability
    The pharmaceutical industry is a hotbed of innovation. Investment analyst Craig Gordon, a former practicing physician, discusses the breakthroughs that have him most excited. Investments are not FDIC-insured, nor are they deposits of or guaranteed by a bank or any other entity, so they may lose value. Investors should carefully consider investment objectives, risks, charges and expenses. This ...
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  • Why Invest in Europe?
    European stocks have lagged U.S. equities for nearly a decade, so should investors give up on Europe? Here’s one reason to consider adding exposure instead. Investments are not FDIC-insured, nor are they deposits of or guaranteed by a bank or any other entity, so they may lose value. Investors should carefully consider investment objectives, risks, charges and expenses. This and other importan...
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  • India Leading An Emerging Markets Rebound
    With some of the headwinds they’ve faced showing signs of abating, the emerging markets may be on the upswing. Portfolio manager Jonathan Knowles says India, with its dynamic new leadership, is paving the way. Investments are not FDIC-insured, nor are they deposits of or guaranteed by a bank or any other entity, so they may lose value. Investors should carefully consider investment objectives,...
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  • Political Speed Bumps on China’s Road to Reform
    China’s progress toward political and economic reform can be a hurry-up-and-wait proposition. China affairs specialist Andrew Dougherty and economist Stephen Green — based in Beijing and Hong Kong, respectively — explain why. Investments are not FDIC-insured, nor are they deposits of or guaranteed by a bank or any other entity, so they may lose value. Investors should carefully consider invest...
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  • New Breed of Multinationals
    Investments are not FDIC-insured, nor are they deposits of or guaranteed by a bank or any other entity, so they may lose value. Investors should carefully consider investment objectives, risks, charges and expenses. This and other important information is contained in the fund prospectuses and summary prospectuses, which can be obtained from a financial professional and should be read carefully ...
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  • Inside China’s Growth Evolution
    The trajectory of China’s growth and transition to a consumption-based economy has broad global implications. China affairs specialist Andrew Dougherty and economist Stephen Green — based in Beijing and Hong Kong, respectively — offer their 10-year views. Investments are not FDIC-insured, nor are they deposits of or guaranteed by a bank or any other entity, so they may lose value. Investors shou...
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  • Seizing a 30-Year Opportunity in Oil
    Oil prices have recovered substantially from their recent lows. Portfolio manager Mike Kerr shares how he was able to recognize and take advantage of the opportunity on behalf of investors. Investments are not FDIC-insured, nor are they deposits of or guaranteed by a bank or any other entity, so they may lose value. Investors should carefully consider investment objectives, risks, charges and ...
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  • A Portfolio Manager Shares Key Insights Gleaned From 10 Years of Target Date
    What have we learned about target date funds in the 10 years since the Pension Protection Act took effect, driving a surge in target date assets? Brad Vogt — Principal Investment Officer of our target date series (which also turned 10 this year) — provides key insights to help plan sponsors and advisors evaluate target date funds. Investments are not FDIC-insured, nor are they deposits of or gu...
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  • Investment Re enrollment Can Improve Retirement Outcomes
    Investments are not FDIC-insured, nor are they deposits of or guaranteed by a bank or any other entity, so they may lose value. Investors should carefully consider investment objectives, risks, charges and expenses. This and other important information is contained in the fund prospectuses and summary prospectuses, which can be obtained from a financial professional and should be read carefully ...
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  • Election 2017: France
    All eyes are on France and its national election starting this month. Political economist Michael Thawley discusses what’s at stake for France and explains why Capital Group has redoubled its research efforts there. Investments are not FDIC-insured, nor are they deposits of or guaranteed by a bank or any other entity, so they may lose value. Investors should carefully consider investment objec...
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  • Self-Driving Cars: Coming to a Highway Near You
    Self-driving cars are just around the corner. Portfolio manager Mark Casey reveals what they can already do, how soon we’ll begin to see them and what companies are doing to secure a piece of the action. Investments are not FDIC-insured, nor are they deposits of or guaranteed by a bank or any other entity, so they may lose value. Investors should carefully consider investment objectives, risks...
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  • Unbothered by Brexit
    Will Brexit leave the U.K. worse off in the long run? Portfolio manager Jonathan Knowles explains why he thinks the British will muddle through this crisis as they have all the others. Investments are not FDIC-insured, nor are they deposits of or guaranteed by a bank or any other entity, so they may lose value. Investors should carefully consider investment objectives, risks, charges and expen...
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  • Why Personal Conviction Matters
    In The Capital System SM, portfolio managers and analysts with different backgrounds and investment styles each manage a portion of a fund. They make their own independent decisions based on their areas of specialty. Visit us at: https://www.americanfunds.com/individual/our-company/capital-system.html https://www.facebook.com/americanfunds https://twitter.com/americanfunds Investments are not FD...
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  • How Rising U.S.-China Tensions Could Affect Investors
    China’s relations with the West are at a crossroads. Capital Group political economist Michael Thawley discusses what to expect from U.S.-China negotiations and how it could affect global investors. Investments are not FDIC-insured, nor are they deposits of or guaranteed by a bank or any other entity, so they may lose value. Investors should carefully consider investment objectives, risks, cha...

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