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Due to the acquisition of the NT Growth Fund on March 25, 2022, the Growth Fund has paid capital gains distributions in March of 2022. All earnings, including income and gains, were paid out prior to the merger to ensure both sets of shareholders involved in the merger receive the appropriate level of earnings. Note: This is typically an acceleration of the distributions that would occur in December, and the December distributions will be lower than they would have been due to the early payout ahead of the merger. Please refer to our Distributions page for more details.
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.
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The advisor has agreed to waive a portion of the fund's management fee such that the management fee does not exceed .93% for Investor, A, C and R Classes, .73% for I and R5 Classes, and .58% for Y and R6 Classes. The advisor expects this waiver arrangement to continue until July 31, 2023, and cannot terminate it prior to such date without the approval of the Board of Directors. Returns or yields for the fund would have been lower if a portion of the management fee had not been waived. The advisor has agreed to waive the G Class's management fee in its entirety. The advisor expects this fee waiver to remain in effect permanently and cannot terminate it without the approval of the Board of Directors. Review the annual or semiannual report for the most current information.
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.
The Investor Class inception date corresponds with the management company's implementation of its current investment philosophy and practices.
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