Investments are not FDIC-insured, nor are they deposits of or guaranteed by a bank or any other entity, so they may lose value.
Figures shown are past results and are not predictive of results in future periods. Current and future results may be lower or higher than those shown. Share price and return will vary, so you may lose money. Investing for short periods makes losses more likely.
You could lose money by investing in the American Funds U.S. Government Money Market Fund. Although the fund seeks to preserve the value of your investment at $1.00 per share, it cannot guarantee it will do so. An investment in the fund is not a bank deposit and is not insured or guaranteed by the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation or any other governmental agency, entity or person. The fund’s sponsor has no legal obligation to provide financial support to the fund, and you should not expect that the sponsor will do so at any time.
"All funds may not be available in your plan. Log in to your account or refer to your enrollment materials to see the funds available in your plan."
Definitions and Other Information
Price change: the difference in share price between the most recent closing price on the New York Stock Exchange and the previous day’s closing price.
Year-to-date return: the net change in percentage in the value of the fund’s shares from January 1 of the current year to the date indicated. Short-term market volatility affects year-to-date returns more than longer term results. Average annual total returns cover longer periods of time.
7-day yield: calculated by annualizing dividends paid over the past seven days. Compared with returns, the 7-day yield more accurately reflects the fund’s current earnings. The investment adviser to American Funds has reimbursed certain expenses for American Funds U.S. Government Money Market Fund. These reimbursements may be adjusted or discontinued by the investment adviser at any time. The 7-day yield shown first (net) reflects reimbursements; the second yield (gross) does not. Yields shown are as of 2/28/23 and updated monthly.
Expenses: annual fund investment expenses, which are deducted from fund assets. Expense ratios are as of each fund’s prospectus. The expense ratios for American Funds 2065 Target Date Retirement Fund, American Funds Global Insights Fund, American Funds International Vantage Fund and American Funds Multi-Sector Income Fund are estimated. Expense ratios for American Funds Portfolio Series, American Funds Target Date Retirement Series and American Funds Retirement Income Portfolio Series are as of each fund’s prospectus available at the time of publication and include the weighted average expenses of the underlying funds. To estimate the investment expenses you might pay annually, multiply the balance in the fund by the expense ratio. Click on the name of a fund to see the fund details page, which includes investment expenses expressed as a dollar amount.
Investment results assume all distributions are reinvested and reflect applicable fees and expenses. Lifetime returns for less than one year are not annualized, but calculated as cumulative total returns. When applicable, investment results reflect fee waivers and/or expense reimbursements, without which results would have been lower. See results without waivers and/or reimbursements. Read details about how waivers and/or reimbursements affect the results for each fund.
For the funds listed below, the investment adviser is currently reimbursing a portion of the funds' fees or expenses, without which the results would have been lower and net expenses higher.
- American Funds Retirement Income Portfolio - Moderate and American Funds Retirement Income Portfolio - Enhanced (through at least January 1, 2020)
- American Funds Emerging Markets Bond Fund and American Funds Strategic Bond Fund (through at least July 1, 2020)
- American Funds Corporate Bond Fund (through at least August 1, 2020)
- American Funds Global Insight Fund (through at least November 8, 2020)
- American Funds Multi-Sector Income Fund (through at least May 1, 2021)
- American Funds 2065 Target Date Retirement Fund (through at least January 1, 2021)
The investment adviser may elect at its discretion to extend, modify or terminate the reimbursements at that time. Please see each fund’s most recent prospectus for details.
We offer a range of share classes designed to meet the needs of retirement plan sponsors and participants. The different share classes incorporate varying levels of advisor compensation and service provider payments. Because Class R-6 shares do not include any recordkeeping payments, expenses are lower and results are higher. Other share classes that include recordkeeping costs have higher expenses and lower results than Class R-6.
Class R shares are sold without a sales charge. Class R-6 shares were first offered on May 1, 2009. Class R-6 share results prior to the date of first sale are hypothetical based on Class A share results without a sales charge, adjusted for typical estimated expenses. For Short-Term Bond Fund of America, shares first sold on November 20, 2009; results prior to that date are hypothetical, except for the period between May 7, 2009, and June 15, 2009, a short period when the fund had shareholders and actual results were calculated. For American Funds Global Insight Fund, Class R-6 shares were first offered on November 8, 2019. Class R-6 share results prior to the date of first sale are hypothetical based on the results of the original share class of the fund, adjusted for typical estimated expenses. American Funds Global Insight Fund and American Funds International Vantage Fund began investment operations on April 1, 2011, but were only available to a limited number of investors. Now available on the American Funds platform, the reorganized funds have adopted the results and financial history of the original funds. View dates of first sale and expense adjustments for Class R-6 shares. Please see fund prospectuses for more information about specific expenses.
Investment allocations may not achieve fund objectives. There are expenses associated with the underlying funds in addition to fund of funds expenses. The funds’ risks are directly related to the risks of the underlying funds as described below.
The American Funds Strategic Bond Fund may engage in frequent and active trading of its portfolio securities, which may involve correspondingly greater transaction costs, adversely affecting the fund’s results.
The use of derivatives involves a variety of risks, which may be different from, or greater than, the risks associated with investing in traditional cash securities, such as stocks and bonds.
The value of fixed-income securities may be affected by changing interest rates and changes in credit ratings of the securities.
The Retirement Income Portfolio Series investment allocations may not achieve fund objectives and adequate income through retirement is not guaranteed. There are expenses associated with the underlying funds in addition to fund-of-funds expenses. The funds’ risks are directly related to the risks of the underlying funds. Payments consisting of return of capital will result in a decrease in an investor’s fund share balance. Higher rates of withdrawal and withdrawals during declining markets may result in a more rapid decrease in an investor’s fund share balance. Persistent returns of capital could ultimately result in a zero account balance.
Although the American Funds Target Date Retirement Funds are managed for investors on a projected retirement date time frame, the fund’s allocation strategy does not guarantee that investors’ retirement goals will be met. American Funds investment professionals manage the target date fund’s portfolio, moving it from a more growth-oriented strategy to a more income-oriented focus as the fund gets closer to its target date. The target date is the year that corresponds roughly to the year in which an investor is assumed to retire and begin taking withdrawals. Investment professionals continue to manage each fund for approximately 30 years after it reaches its target date.
Investing outside the United States involves risks such as currency fluctuations, periods of illiquidity and price volatility, as more fully described in the prospectus. These risks may be heightened in connection with investments in developing countries. Investing in smaller companies also involves risks, and small-company stocks can fluctuate in price more than larger company stocks. Lower rated bonds are subject to greater fluctuations in value and risk of loss of income and principal than higher rated bonds.
The return of principal for bond funds and for funds with significant underlying bond holdings is not guaranteed. Shares of funds with bond holdings are subject to the same interest rate, inflation and credit risks that are associated with the underlying bonds held by the funds. While not directly correlated to changes in interest rates, the values of inflation linked bonds generally fluctuate in response to changes in real interest rates and may experience greater losses than other debt securities with similar durations. Investments in mortgage-related securities involve risks, such as prepayment risk, as more fully described in the prospectus. Unlike mutual fund shares, investments in U.S Treasuries are guaranteed by the U.S. government as to the payment of principal and interest. In addition, certificates of deposit (CDs) are FDIC-insured and, if held to maturity, offer a guaranteed return of principal.
For more information about the risks associated with each fund, read the prospectus. You can also click on the fund name for a fact sheet.
Daily figures are subject to revision.
¶¶ Cumulative total return since the fund’s inception on 03/27/2015.