High-Yield Fund

Summary

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FUND FACTS

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Expenses and Dividends

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Morningstar

Morningstar Rating™:
The Morningstar Rating™ for funds, or "star rating", is calculated for managed products (including mutual funds, variable annuity and variable life subaccounts, exchange‐traded funds, closed‐end funds, and separate accounts) with at least a three‐year history. Exchange‐traded funds and open‐ended mutual funds are considered a single population for comparative purposes. It is calculated based on a Morningstar Risk‐Adjusted Return measure that accounts for variation in a managed product's monthly excess performance, placing more emphasis on downward variations and rewarding consistent performance. The top 10% of products in each product category receive 5 stars, the next 22.5% receive 4 stars, the next 35% receive 3 stars, the next 22.5% receive 2 stars, and the bottom 10% receive 1 star. The Overall Morningstar Rating for a managed product is derived from a weighted average of the performance figures associated with its three‐, five‐, and 10‐year (if applicable) Morningstar Rating metrics. The weights are: 100% three‐year rating for 36‐59 months of total returns, 60% five‐year rating/40% three‐year rating for 60‐119 months of total returns, and 50% 10‐year rating/30% five‐year rating/20% three‐ year rating for 120 or more months of total returns. While the 10‐year overall star rating formula seems to give the most weight to the 10‐year period, the most recent three‐year period actually has the greatest impact because it is included in all three rating periods.
Morningstar Investment Style Box™:
The Morningstar Investment Style Box™ reveals a fund's investment strategy. For the equity holdings in the fund's portfolio, the vertical axis shows the market capitalization of the stocks owned and the horizontal axis shows investment style (value, blend or growth).
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FUND DOCUMENTS & RESOURCES

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Investment Objective

Seeks high current income. As a secondary objective, the fund seeks capital appreciation, but only when consistent with its primary objective of maximizing current income.

Risk & Additional Details

Goal & Strategy

Total return primarily through high-yield corporate bonds.

Characteristics

Seeks to maximize return per level of risk through comprehensive risk management. May be appropriate as a higher-yielding satellite position within properly diversified portfolios.

Performance

  • ANNUALIZED
  • Average annual total returns illustrate the annual compounded returns that would have produced the cumulative total return if the fund's performance had remained constant throughout the period indicated. Returns for periods less than one year are not annualized.

    Annualized

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  • CALENDAR YEAR
  • Calendar Year

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  • YIELDS
  • Yields

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  • RISK/RETURNS
  • Risk/Returns

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  • GROWTH CHART
  • Growth Chart

    Please Note: The x-axis represents the selected time frame by which the funds are being measured. The y-axis represents the value of a $10,000 investment made at the start of the selected time frame or on the fund's inception date, whichever is more recent.

    Composition

    • INVESTMENT BLEND
    • Investment Blend

    • TOP TEN HOLDINGS
    • Top Ten Holdings

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    • QUALITY
    • Quality

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    • MATURITY
    • Maturity

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    • COUPON
    • Coupon

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    • DURATION
    • Duration

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      Geography

        Management

        Charles Tan

        Charles Tan

        Senior Vice President and Co-Chief Investment Officer — Global Fixed Income

        Jeff Houston, CFA

        Jeff Houston, CFA

        Vice President, Senior Portfolio Manager

        Gavin Fleischman

        Gavin Fleischman

        Vice President, Portfolio Manager

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        The management fee has been restated to reflect the decrease in the management fee schedule effective August 1, 2019. Returns or yields for the fund would have been lower if a portion of the management fee had not been waived. Review the annual or semiannual report for the most current information.

        The lower rated securities in which the fund invests are subject to greater credit risk, default risk and liquidity risk.

        Credit risk is the risk that an obligation won't be paid and a loss will result. Generally, a lower credit rating indicates a greater risk of non-payment. Liquidity risk is the risk that the fund will have difficulty selling its debt securities.

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        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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