American Funds Short-Term Bond Fund of America’s conservative approach helps it serve as portfolio ballast but could limit its range relative to short-term bond Morningstar Category peers, along with its ability to outperform over the long term. Its cheapest share classes earn a Morningstar Analyst Rating of Neutral, while its pricier share classes are rated Negative.
Will ASBAX outperform in future?
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The People Pillar is our evaluation of the ASBAX management team’s experience and ability. We find that high-quality management teams deliver superior performance relative to their benchmarks and/or peers.
The Parent Pillar is our rating of ASBAX’s parent organization’s priorities and whether they’re in line with investors’ interests.