Presentation is loading. Please wait.

Presentation is loading. Please wait.

© 2008 American Funds Distributors, Inc.AI-99998.

Similar presentations


Presentation on theme: "© 2008 American Funds Distributors, Inc.AI-99998."— Presentation transcript:

1 © 2008 American Funds Distributors, Inc.AI-99998

2 Think you have bad timing? Meet Louie the Loser © American Funds Distributors, Inc.AI-30076

3 He cancelled his dental insurance the day before his root canal flared up. His vacation in the desert was rained out. He misses planes but catches colds. Why is he so happy? © American Funds Distributors, Inc.AI-30071

4 Louie the Loser Starting in 1987, invested $10,000 a year in The Investment Company of America Chose the worst day — market high Total investment: $200,000 Market high based on Dow Jones Industrial Average. © American Funds Distributors, Inc.AI-30072

5 Louie the Loser As of 12/31/06 $10,000 a year, starting in 1987: Worst-day investments (market highs) Account value$637,185 Average annual total return10.7% Best-day investments (market lows) Account value$772,705 Average annual total return12.0% Market highs and lows based on Dow Jones Industrial Average. Cumulative volume discount applied when appropriate. Figures are past results and are not predictive of results in future periods. Current and future results may be lower or higher than those shown. Share prices and returns will vary, so you may lose money. For current information and month-end results, visit americanfunds.com. Fund results are for Class A shares and reflect deduction of maximum sales charge (5.75%). © American Funds Distributors, Inc.AI-30075

6 What we know for sure It’s time in, not timing, the market that counts © American Funds Distributors, Inc.AI-20069

7 The Investment Company of America ® – 0.14% 11.40% 7.62% 0.56% Average annual total returns for periods ended 12/31/07 American Funds investment results Figures are past results and are not predictive of results in future periods. Current and future results may be lower or higher than those shown. Share prices and returns will vary, so you may lose money. For current information and month-end results, visit americanfunds.com. Fund results are for Class A shares and reflect deduction of maximum sales charge (5.75%). © American Funds Distributors, Inc.AI *As of the fund’s most recent fiscal year-end at time of publication. Results are based on an initial $1,000 investment at the beginning of the stated periods. The fund’s investment adviser is waiving a portion of its management fees. Results shown reflect the waiver, without which they would have been lower. The actual expense ratio for the fund is lower than the amount shown. Please see the fund’s most recent shareholder report for details. Gross 1 year 5 years 10 yearsexpense ratio*

8 Investors should carefully consider the investment objectives, risks, charges and expenses of the American Funds. This and other important information is contained in the prospectus(es), which can be obtained from their financial professional and should be read carefully before investing. © American Funds Distributors, Inc.AI-99980

9 © American Funds Distributors, Inc. Dow Jones Industrial Average is a price-weighted average of 30 actively traded industrial and service-oriented blue chip stocks. Indexes are unmanaged. They include reinvested distributions but do not reflect sales charges, commissions or expenses. AI-44440

10 © American Funds Distributors, Inc. If used after March 31, 2008, this presentation must be accompanied by a current American Funds quarterly statistical update. Equity investments are subject to market fluctuations. Regular investing neither ensures a profit nor protects against loss in a declining market. AI-44440

11 © 2008 American Funds Distributors, Inc.AI-99997


Download ppt "© 2008 American Funds Distributors, Inc.AI-99998."

Similar presentations


Ads by Google