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This Gold-Rated Fund May Be Old, but It's Not Outdated

Since the 1950s, American Funds American Mutual has been buying dividend-paying industry leaders outside of the alcohol and tobacco industries.

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American Funds American Mutual’s effective balance between capital preservation and growth merits a Morningstar Analyst Rating of Gold. The fund’s approach is old, but not outdated. Since its 1950 inception, the fund has focused on dividend-paying industry leaders while avoiding firms that derive most of their revenue from alcohol or tobacco products. The alcohol and tobacco component of the mandate anticipated by decades the proliferation of socially conscious strategies; and while it limits the fund’s opportunity set, it hasn’t impaired long-term results.

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