American Funds Money Market Fund®
American Funds Money Market Fund may be appropriate for:
- Conservative investors who want a fund that seeks to maintain a value of $1.00 per share
- Individuals looking for a way to earn income while preserving capital
The investment objective of the fund is to provide a way to earn income on your cash reserves while preserving capital and maintaining liquidity. The fund is a money market fund that seeks to preserve the value of your investment at $1.00 per share.
The fund is managed by Capital Research and Management Company, one of the nation’s oldest, largest and most respected investment management firms. Since 1931, Capital Research has invested with a long-term focus based on thorough research and attention to risk.
- Began operations: 5/01/09
- Expense ratio:* 0.38%
- Investment expenses paid annually: $3.80 for a $1,000 balance
- Ticker symbol: AFAXX
*Fund expenses are as of each fund’s prospectus. Please see the fund’s most recent prospectus for details.
You can estimate the investment expenses you’re paying annually by multiplying your balance in the fund by the expense ratio.
The fund invests substantially in U.S. Treasury securities and other securities backed by the full faith and credit of the U.S. government, as well as securities issued by U.S. federal agencies. The fund may also invest in other high-quality money market instruments.
Where the fund was invested
(as of 12/31/14; percentage of net assets; holdings are subject to change)
The bar graph below shows the fund’s annual results and illustrates the fund’s fluctuations over the past 10 years. (The percentages are shown at net asset value, updated annually as of 12/31.)
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 here. For more current information and month-end results, click here. Share price and return will vary, so you may lose money. Investing for short periods makes losses more likely. An investment in the money market fund is not insured or guaranteed by the FDIC or any other goverment agency. Although the fund seeks to preserve the value of your investment at $1.00 per share, it is possible to lose money by investing in the fund.
Average annual total returns through 12/31/14
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Investment results reflect the deduction of applicable fees and expenses and the reinvestment of all distributions. Although the fund has a 12b-1 plan for some share classes, the fund is currently suspending certain 12b-1 payments in this low interest rate environment. Should payments commence, the fund’s investment results will be lower. 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 American fund.
Since the investment option’s inception on 05/01/2009.
In applying any particular asset allocation model to your own individual situation, you should consider your other assets, income and investments. For example, in addition to your retirement plan investments, you should consider any investments (including those in an Individual Retirement Account) and savings accounts.
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.
Fund results and expense ratio information listed above apply to Class A shares only. The results and expense ratio information for the investments in your plan may differ.
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 your plan’s financial professional or downloaded and should be read carefully before investing. You can find a link to the prospectus at the top of the page.