Small Cap Dividend Fund

Summary

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FUND FACTS

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Expenses and Dividends

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FUND DOCUMENTS & RESOURCES

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Investment Objective

Seeks long-term capital growth. Income is a secondary objective.

Risk & Additional Details

Goal & Strategy

The fund seeks to invest in quality, income-producing small cap companies that are temporarily out of favor and undervalued in the market.

Characteristics

We use a value investment strategy that looks for undervalued, small cap companies. This may be due to market declines, poor economic conditions, actual or anticipated bad news regarding the issuer or its industry, or because they have been overlooked by the market. We also favor companies that have a desirable income-paying history and prospects for income payments to continue or increase.

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.

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    Composition

    • INVESTMENT BLEND
    • Investment Blend

    • SECTOR WEIGHTINGS
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      Geography

      • TOP COUNTRIES
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      • TOP REGIONS
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        Management

        Jeff John, CFA

        Jeff John, CFA

        Vice President, Senior Portfolio Manager

        Ryan Cope, CFA

        Ryan Cope, CFA

        Portfolio Manager

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        The advisor has agreed to waive the G Class's management fee in its entirety. The advisor expects this waiver to remain in effect permanently and cannot terminate it without the approval of the Board of Directors.

        If the stocks purchased by the fund do not continue dividend payments, the value of the fund's shares may decline, even if stock prices generally are rising.

        Historically, small- and/or mid-cap stocks have been more volatile than the stock of larger, more-established companies. Smaller companies may have limited resources, product lines and markets, and their securities may trade less frequently and in more limited volumes than the securities of larger companies.

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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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