Preserve Capital, Fight Taxes. California Intermediate-Term Tax-Free Bond Fund helps preserve wealth and generate income free of state and federal taxes through actively managed positions in investment-grade, intermediate-term municipal bonds.
Seeks High Tax-Equivalent Yield
Many investors have turned to municipal bonds in search of yield in today’s low interest rate environment. When taking taxes into consideration, yields offered by municipal bond funds may be more attractive than the yields of comparable taxable investments.
California Intermediate-Term Tax-Free Bond’s performance history illustrates its appeal as a foundational core holding in a diversified portfolio. Investors who held the fund for at least two years were rewarded with a positive return 100% of the time since the fund’s inception in 1983.*
Shareholders won’t be surprised by hidden taxes, like the Alternative Minimum Tax (AMT). The fund’s monthly dividends are truly federal tax free because the management team does not invest in bonds subject to the AMT.
A Note About Risk
The lower-rated securities in which the fund invests are subject to greater default and liquidity risk, because the issuers of high-yield securities are more sensitive to real or perceived economic changes. Interest rate changes are among the most significant factors affecting bond return. Generally, as interest rates rise, the value of the securities held in the fund will decline. The opposite is true when interest rates decline. Investment income may be subject to certain state and local taxes and, depending on your tax status, the federal alternative minimum tax (AMT). Capital gains are not exempt from state and federal income tax. There is no guarantee that the investment objectives will be met. Dividends and yields represent past performance and there is no guarantee that they will continue to be paid.
Diversification does not assure a profit nor does it protect against loss of principal.
Data reflects past performance for Investor Class shares, assumes reinvestment of dividends and capital gains and is no guarantee of future results. Current performance may be higher or lower than data shown. Investment return and principal value fluctuates. Redemption value may be more or less than original cost. Obtain performance data current to the most recent month end. For additional share class information, consult the prospectus. Extraordinary performance is attributable in part to unusually favorable market conditions and may not be repeated or consistently achieved in the future.
Because the fund invests primarily in California municipal securities and securities issued by U.S. territories, its yield and share price will be affected by political and economic developments within the state and territories.
There is no guarantee that all of the fund's income will be exempt from federal or state or local income taxes. The portfolio managers are permitted to invest up to 20% of the fund's assets in debt securities with interest payments that are subject to federal income tax, California state or local income tax and/or the federal alternative minimum tax.This fund is not available in all states.
W2 If your account falls below the minimum balance, you will be notified and given 90 days to meet the minimum. If the deadline is not met, American Century Investments may redeem the shares in the account and send the proceeds to the address of record.
Expense ratios provided are the funds' total annual operating expense ratios, gross of any fee waivers or expense reimbursements. Expense ratios are as of the funds' most current prospectus.
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