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Consistent Long-Term Growth. Growth investing can play a key role in helping investors reach their long-term financial goals. Growth is a cornerstone equity fund designed with the objective to steadily build wealth over time without exposing investors to unnecessary risk.
Seeks long-term capital growth.
The Growth team follows the philosophy that excess returns can be achieved by investing in companies with improving business fundamentals. They believe early recognition of signs of business improvement allows them to identify large company stocks near the beginning of a cycle of improving earnings, increasing earnings estimates, and expanding stock price multiples.
The team incorporates into the investment process a dynamic risk management strategy that is focused on understanding and quantifying all portfolio risks. The aim is to reduce unintended risks, such as sector and industry concentrations, and to align the portfolio with stock-specific risk that the team believes will be rewarded over time.
The strength of the Growth process lies in the team's bottom-up process that emphasizes rigorous fundamental company research to identify business improvement.
The value and/or returns of a portfolio will fluctuate with market and economic conditions. 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.
Long-term capital growth by investing primarily in large U.S. companies.
Designed to provide consistent growth with belowaverage risk through holdings in large companies exhibiting sustainable business improvement. Disciplined process seeks to build capital without exposing investors to excess risk.
Extraordinary performance is attributable in part to unusually favorable market conditions and may not be repeated or consistently achieved in the future.
Co-Chief Investment Officer — Global Growth Equity, Senior Vice President, Senior Portfolio Manager
Vice President, Portfolio Manager
Portfolio Manager, Senior Investment Analyst
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The value and/or returns of a portfolio will fluctuate with market and economic conditions.
The gross expense ratio is the fund's total annual operating costs, expressed as a percentage of the fund's average net assets for a given time period. It is gross of any fee waivers or expense reimbursement. The net expense ratio is the expense ratio after the application of any waivers or reimbursement. This is the actual ratio that investors paid during the fund's most recent fiscal year. Please see the prospectus for more information.
W2 Minimum initial investment is $1,000 for IRA and CESA accounts, and $2,500 for non-retirement accounts, but these minimums are waived with an initial investment of at least $500 per account and automatic investments of at least $100 per month. If your account balance falls below the minimum, or if you cancel your automatic monthly investment plan prior to reaching the minimum, American Century Investments may redeem the account and send the proceeds to you. Prior to doing so, we will notify you and give you 90 days to meet the minimum or reinstate your automatic monthly investment plan.
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