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Don't let tax time catch you off guard. Review initial distribution estimates for many of our funds.1,2 For your non-retirement accounts, these numbers can help you gauge the income and capital gains that appear on your Form 1099-DIV in late January (mid February for real estate funds). Please keep in mind that amounts are estimates and may vary from the actual distributions.
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There are two types of distributions: income and capital gains. Mutual fund companies must pass along 98% of net investment income and 98.2% capital gains to their shareholders.
The amount of a distribution can increase when the dividend payments or profits increase. A fund's capital gain distribution, however, is not necessarily a reflection of its overall performance. Because regulations regarding distributions are complex, you may want to consult a tax advisor about your circumstances.
American Century Investments® pays per-share distributions to shareholders invested on the fund's record day4. On the Payable Date, each fund's share price is reduced by the amount of its distribution.
If distributions are paid to your account, you will see them on your fourth quarter statement and for taxable accounts in taxable funds, on the IRS Form 1099-DIV you will receive in January.
Tax rules require mutual funds to distribute 98% of net investment income and 98.2% capital gains to shareholders each year. The rules also allow mutual funds to offset capital gains with losses carried forward from a prior year.
You can view distributions paid in December on your annual account statement, which is sent in early January. If your fund pays a distribution to your taxable account or you have sold shares, we will mail your tax forms by the end of January. For Real Estate Fund and Global Real Estate Fund shareholders, we will mail your Form 1099-DIV/B in late February.
Visit americancentury.com mid-December for more tax-time information.
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Note: Money market funds declare dividends daily and distribute income monthly. These funds are expected to make only regular monthly income distributions on December 31, 2018, and are not listed above.
Regulations regarding distributions can be complex, and there are several methods for managing your tax liability. Please consult a tax advisor about your particular circumstances. You also may obtain helpful information by calling the Internal Revenue Service at 1-800-829-1040 or visiting https://www.irs.gov .
Estimated Distributions Calculator
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ETF shares may be bought or sold throughout the day at their market price, not their Net Asset Value (NAV), on the exchange on which they are listed. Shares of ETFs are tradable on secondary markets and may trade either at a premium or a discount to their NAV on the secondary market.
ETFs trade like stocks, fluctuate in market value and may trade at prices above or below the ETF's net asset value. Brokerage commissions and ETF expenses will reduce returns.
Exchange Traded Funds (ETFs): Foreside Fund Services, LLC - Distributor, not affiliated with American Century Investments Services, Inc.
1 Dividend income estimates for income funds that declare distributions daily are not generally listed, although they may pay distributions. In addition, some stock funds in the chart may show no estimated distributions at this time. However, please keep in mind that this may change.
2 The estimates provided are as of October 31, 2018. Keep in mind that market conditions, portfolio changes and/or changes in outstanding fund shares could affect these estimates substantially. In addition, there is a possibility that funds not listed above could be eligible to pay a capital gains distribution. This information is not final and is subject to change until the ex-dividend date.
3 The estimates in this chart do not reflect calculations for Qualified Dividends. However, those calculations, if applicable, will appear on Form 1099-DIV sent in late January 2019.
4 Per-share distributions are paid to investors who are shareholders of record with American Century Investments the business day before the payable date.
On May 7, 2018, the Adaptive All Cap Fund's name changed to Adaptive Small Cap Fund.
This fund is an actively managed Exchange Traded Fund (ETF) that does not seek to replicate the performance of a specified index. To determine whether to buy or sell a security, the portfolio managers consider, among other things, various fund requirements and standards, along with economic conditions, alternative investments, interest rates and various credit metrics. If the portfolio manager considerations are inaccurate or misapplied, the fund's performance may suffer.
This fund is not actively managed and the portfolio managers do not attempt to take defensive positions under any market conditions, including declining markets. The portfolio managers also do not generally add or remove a security from the fund until such security is similarly added or removed from the underlying index. Therefore, the fund may hold an underperforming security or not hold an outperforming security until the underlying index reacts. This may result in underperformance compared to the market generally. In addition, there is no assurance that the underlying index will be determined, composed or calculated accurately. While the index provider provides descriptions of what the underlying index is designed to achieve, the index provider does not guarantee the quality, accuracy or completeness of data in respect of its indices, and does not guarantee that the underlying index will be in line with the described index methodology. Gains, losses or costs to the fund caused by errors in the underlying index may therefore be borne by the fund and its shareholders.
STOXX® is a registered trademark of STOXX Ltd.
The STOXX® Index is the intellectual property (including registered trademarks) of STOXX Limited, Zurich, Switzerland ("STOXX"), Deutsche Börse Group or their licensors, which is used under license. The fund is neither sponsored nor promoted, distributed or in any other manner supported by STOXX, Deutsche Börse Group or their licensors, research partners or data providers and STOXX, Deutsche Börse Group and their licensors, research partners or data providers do not give any warranty, and exclude any liability (whether in negligence or otherwise) with respect thereto generally or specifically in relation to any errors, omissions or interruptions in the STOXX® Index or its data.
You should consider the fund's investment objectives, risks, and charges and expenses carefully before you invest. The fund's prospectus or summary prospectus, which can be obtained by calling 1.800.345.2021, contains this and other information about the fund, and should be read carefully before investing. Download Prospectus: Mutual Fund or Exchange Traded Fund (ETF). Investments are subject to market risk.