Fight inflation with less interest rate risk. Short Duration Inflation Protection Bond is actively managed to help investors combat the corrosive effects of domestic inflation and mitigate interest rate risk through a broadly diversified portfolio of short-term inflation-indexed bonds and other fixed income securities.
Purchasing Power Protection
At least 80% of the fund's assets are invested in inflation-linked bonds, which are designed to help investors keep pace with rising consumer prices—the U.S. Treasury adjusts TIPS’ principal periodically to reflect reported changes in the Consumer Price Index (CPI).
Less Interest Rate Risk
We manage the fund’s duration to help reduce volatility associated with rising interest rates. Using duration as a guide, Short Duration Inflation Protection Bond shareholders are exposed to about half of the interest-rate risk compared to its inflation-protected bond category peers.
Enhanced Return Potential
The investment team of sector specialists has the capability to take opportunistic positions in higher yielding bonds, such as corporate and mortgage-backed bonds, for greater return potential. At the same time, they manage the fund aiming to protect total returns from inflation risk.
A Note About Risk
Investments in fixed income securities are subject to the risks associated with debt securities including credit, price and interest rate risk. In certain interest rate environments, such as when real interest rates are rising faster than nominal interest rates, inflation-protected securities with similar durations may experience greater losses than other fixed income securities. Interest payments on inflation-protected debt securities will fluctuate as the principal and/or interest is adjusted for inflation and can be unpredictable. 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.
Past performance is no guarantee of future results.
Jim Platz, CFA
Vice President, Senior Portfolio Manager
Robert V. Gahagan
Senior Vice President, Senior Portfolio Manager
Vice President, Senior Portfolio Manager
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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.
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