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AB Unconstrained Bond A (AGSAX) Fund Ranking and Research

Ranking, Research and Recommendation of AB Unconstrained Bond A (AGSAX) Fund

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Graph of AB Unconstrained Bond A Fund (AGSAX) ManagerFund Manager - Douglas J. Peebles

Fund Manager Information

Fund Manager Tenure: 23.1 years
Similar Funds: AGSBX  AGSIX  AGSKX  AGSRX 
Fund Family: AllianceBernstein
Fund Category: Nontraditional Bond
Fund Performance: May 30, 2016
Fundmojo Fund Grade: B (Score: 0.65)     (What does this score mean?)
Douglas J. Peebles joined the firm in 1987 and is the Chief Investment Officer of AllianceBernstein Fixed Income. In this role, he supervises all of the Fixed Income portfolio-management and research teams globally. In addition, Peebles is Chairman of the Interest Rates and Currencies Research Review team, which is responsible for setting interest-rate and currency policy for all fixed-income portfolios. He has held several leadership positions within the fixed-income division, having served as director of Global Fixed Income from 1997 to 2004 and then co-head of AllianceBernstein Fixed Income from 2004 until August 2008. He earned a BA from Muhlenberg College and an MBA from Rutgers University. Location: New York.  Get more insights on Douglas J. Peebles

 

Graph of AB Unconstrained Bond A Fund (AGSAX) ProfileAB Unconstrained Bond A Fund (AGSAX) Profile

Fund Profile and Description

AB Unconstrained Bond A Fund seeks to generate current income consistent with preservation of capital. AB Unconstrained Bond A Fund invests in a portfolio of fixed-income securities, including lower-rated securities, of U.S. and other countries. It limits investments in the securities of any one foreign government to 25% of total assets. AB Unconstrained Bond A Fund may invest in debt securities with a range of maturities from short- to long-term. It typically maintains at least 50% of net assets in investment grade securities. AB Unconstrained Bond A Fund may invest up to 50% of net assets in below investment grade securities.

 

AB Unconstrained Bond A (AGSAX) Fund Strength What we like about AB Unconstrained Bond A (AGSAX) Fund

Data for AB Unconstrained Bond A Fund (AGSAX) as of May 30, 2016

  • AB Unconstrained Bond A Fund (AGSAX) management has been with AB Unconstrained Bond A Fund for 23.1 years
  • AB Unconstrained Bond A Fund (AGSAX) has good mid-term performance (3-year return 0.83% vs 0.28% Nontraditional Bond category median performance)
  • AB Unconstrained Bond A Fund (AGSAX) has good Long-term performance (5-year return 2.35% vs 1.74% Nontraditional Bond category median performance)
  • AB Unconstrained Bond A Fund (AGSAX) ratio of up-years vs down years is greater than 2
  • AB Unconstrained Bond A Fund (AGSAX) has an annual stock turnover rate of 149.00% vs Nontraditional Bond average of 231.27%. It is good that AB Unconstrained Bond A management does not trade extensively for its return.
  • AB Unconstrained Bond A Fund (AGSAX) is less volatile than its peers as it has a 3-year Standard Deviation of 2.55, lower than category average of 3.24
  • AB Unconstrained Bond A Fund (AGSAX) has a lower expense ratio than its Nontraditional Bond average: 0.90% vs 1.21%

AB Unconstrained Bond A Fund (AGSAX) Weakness What we are cautious about AB Unconstrained Bond A (AGSAX) Fund

Data for AB Unconstrained Bond A Fund (AGSAX) as of May 30, 2016

  • AB Unconstrained Bond A Fund (AGSAX) has a less-than-ideal short-term performance (1-year return -0.60% vs -0.59% Nontraditional Bond category median performance)
  • AB Unconstrained Bond A Fund (AGSAX) has a Morningstar rating of 3 and below
  • AB Unconstrained Bond A Fund (AGSAX) is less safe compared to its Nontraditional Bond peers
  • AB Unconstrained Bond A Fund (AGSAX) does not have a good risk adjusted return as its 3-year Alpha of -0.84 is worse than category average of -0.38, and its 3-year Sharpe ratio is 0.31
  • AB Unconstrained Bond A Fund (AGSAX) carries a 4.25% load
  • Asset base in AB Unconstrained Bond A Fund (AGSAX) has been consistently decreasing in the last 2 months. It shows lacks of investor confidence and market support
See AB Unconstrained Bond A Fund (AGSAX) performance details as of May 30, 2016

 

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Graph of AB Unconstrained Bond A Fund (AGSAX) Net Asset TrackingAB Unconstrained Bond A (AGSAX) Fund Net Asset

Track net asset change of AB Unconstrained Bond A fund (AGSAX)

DateNet Asset
05/2016$315.68M
03/2016$325.09M
02/2016$327.11M
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Graph of AB Unconstrained Bond A Fund (AGSAX) Portfolio TrackingAB Unconstrained Bond A (AGSAX) Fund Portfolio Allocation

Track portfolio allocation change of AB Unconstrained Bond A fund (AGSAX)

DateCashStockBondOther
04/201614.62%2.78%81.11%0.24%
02/201632.46%3.77%62.5%0.18%
12/201542.93%3.05%52.37%0.51%
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graph of AB Unconstrained Bond A Fund (AGSAX) Top 10 Position TrackingTop 10 Holdings in AB Unconstrained Bond A (AGSAX) Fund

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Apr 29, 2016
Australia(Cmnwlth) 0.18% [5.58%]
Japan #363 Series 363 [5.24%]
US Treasury Note 2.125% [4.34%]
United Kingdom (Government Of) 2% [4.16%]
Brazil Federative Rep [3.74%]
Canada Govt 3.5% [3.5%]
Canada Govt 2.25% [3.27%]
Credit Suisse Guernsey Brh FRN [2.43%]
US Treasury Note 1.5% [2.33%]
FNMA 2.125% [2.21%]

Feb 28, 2016
US Treasury Note 2.125% [7.65%]
Australia(Cmnwlth) 0.18% [5.43%]
FHLBA [4.61%]
Canada Govt 3.5% [3.41%]
Brazil Federative Rep [3.17%]
Portugal(Rep Of) 2.875% [3.14%]
Credit Suisse Guernsey Brh FRN [2.49%]
US Treasury Note 1.5% [2.39%]
Royal Bank of Scotland Group (The) PLC [2.06%]
US Treasury Bond 3.75% [1.83%]

Dec 30, 2015
US Treasury Note 2.125% [7.26%]
Portugal(Rep Of) 2.875% [3.21%]
Canada Govt 3.5% [3.2%]
Lloyds Bkg Grp 144A 4.582% [2.94%]
Credit Suisse Guernsey Brh FRN [2.56%]
US Treasury Note 1.5% [2.35%]
Royal Bank of Scotland Group (The) PLC [2.2%]
US Treasury Bond 3.75% [1.68%]
Foederative Republik Brasilien, Bras 10% [1.47%]
US Treasury TIP [1.46%]
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