Investments are not FDIC-insured, nor are they deposits of or guaranteed by a bank or any other entity, so they may lose value.
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.
Share price and return will vary, so you may lose money. Investing for short periods makes losses more likely.
Growth Fund of America Vs. Vanguard Up & Down Markets
You could lose money by investing in the American Funds U.S. Government Money Market Fund.
Although the fund seeks to preserve the value of your investment at $1.00 per share, it cannot guarantee it will do so. An investment in the fund is not a bank deposit and is not insured or guaranteed by the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation or any other governmental agency, entity or person.
The fund’s sponsor has no legal obligation to provide financial support to the fund, and you should not expect that the sponsor will do so at any time.
Class A share results are calculated with and without the effect of the maximum sales charge: 5.75% for growth, growth-and-income, equity-income, balanced, target date funds, retirement income portfolio series funds and most portfolio series funds; 3.75% for bond funds (2.50% for intermediate and short-term funds and American Funds Preservation Portfolio).
There is no sales charge for cash-equivalent fund Class A shares. Results shown with the sales charge are lower than results without the sales charge.