American Funds 2050 Glide Path
This fund is designed for individuals who plan to retire and begin taking retirement withdrawals in 2050.
A glide path is a visual representation of how the investments in each of our funds change over time based on the target retirement date. Depending on the proximity to its target date, the fund will seek to achieve the following objective to varying degrees: growth, income and conservation of capital. Learn more about the benefits of our glide path.
The target allocations are shown as of January 1, 2016, and are subject to the Portfolio Oversight Committee’s discretion. The funds’ investment advisor anticipates that the funds will invest their assets within a range that deviates no more than 10% above or below these allocations. Underlying funds may be added or removed during the year.
The asset mix seeks to balance risk and return over time by diversifying investments across asset types such as stocks and bonds. Stocks have the highest long-term return potential while bonds can help manage the risk of market declines.
Cash & Equivalents
As of 6/30/2016 (updated annually)
A list of underlying funds that make up the target date fund. These funds can be broken down by investment objective, which is shown in the current allocation.
EuroPacific Growth Fund®
The Growth Fund of America®
The New Economy Fund®
New Perspective Fund®
New World Fund®
SMALLCAP World Fund®
American Mutual Fund®
Capital World Growth and Income Fund®
International Growth and Income Fund℠
American Funds Global Balanced Fund℠
U.S. Government Securities Fund®
As of 6/30/2016 (updated annually).
A breakdown of the underlying funds by investment objective.
Growth and Income
As of 6/30/2017 (updated annually)
“Few other target-date series have as many highly regarded underlying holdings.”
Six of our American Funds target date funds have won 2018 Lipper Fund Awards for achieving consistently strong results.2
Accolades from Morningstar
More than half of the underlying funds made Morningstar’s list of 43 “fantastic” funds — more than any other target date fund family.3
Why Target Date Funds Can Be a Good Choice
See how target date funds work and why they may be the right choice for you.
Superior fund results can lead to better outcomes
American Funds’ consistent approach, in combination with our proprietary investment process, The Capital System℠, has resulted in a superior long-term track record.4
For fund results or for information about your retirement plan, talk with your plan provider or employer, or visit your plan’s website.