The Capital Advantage | American Funds


The Capital Advantage®:

Helping Improve Investor Outcomes for Over 85 Years


Outpacing the Market

Our equity-focused funds have consistently added value and have outpaced their indexes the majority of the time.

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How Much Can It Matter?

Choosing an investment manager with a solid track record can make the difference between success and shortfall.

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Why Settle for Average?

Watch our chairman and vice chairman discuss why investors need not settle for average.

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The Select Investment Scorecard

Explore how two simple screens – low expenses and high manager ownership – can identify a group of funds with the potential to beat the index.

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Reducing Risk; Delivering Greater Value

Select Funds Can Reduce Risk

Index funds may fall as far as the market they track, but investors don't have to. Over time, investors can gain more by losing less.

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Screening for Superior Funds

Simple screens can identify investment managers that have delivered superior results for investors.

How to Screen for Funds

Selecting funds that meet two key criteria – low fees and high manager ownership – can be crucial in portfolio construction.

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You Can Beat the Index

Investing in index funds means investors won’t do worse than the overall market, but it guarantees they’ll never do better. So why settle for average?

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Investments are not FDIC-insured, nor are they deposits of or guaranteed by a bank or any other entity, so they may lose value.

This material is intended for use by financial professionals or in conjunction with the advice of a financial professional.

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 before investing. 

Content contained herein is not intended to serve as impartial investment or fiduciary advice. The content has been developed by Capital Group, which receives fees for managing, distributing and/or servicing its investments.

Past results are not predictive of results in future periods.