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Tactical Sector Management. Strategic Income seeks to complement an investor's core bond holdings with high current income and broad diversification.
Seeks income. As a secondary objective, the fund seeks long-term capital appreciation.
In pursuit of a high level of monthly income, the management team tactically adjusts the portfolio's sector positions based on fundamental credit factors and technical market events. They have the latitude to quickly reshape the portfolio's sector exposure to take advantage of opportunities.
The management team casts a wide net in an effort to build a broadly diversified, income- producing portfolio. The fund's holdings span a wide swath of the U.S. and non-U.S. bond market, with specific emphasis on income oriented sectors, including high yield, emerging markets debt and preferred stock.
The fund's income-focused investment process is driven by American Century Investments' top-down macro strategy view and bottom-up sector management. Through portfolio construction the managers seek to deliver income and volatility characteristics that fall between the levels provided by investment grade corporate bonds and high yield corporate bonds.
Diversification does not assure a profit nor does it protect against loss of principal. Generally, as interest rates rise, the value of the securities held in the fund will decline. The opposite is true when interest rates decline.
Current income through investments in income-producing securities.
Employs tactical sector management. May complement an investor's core bond holdings with current incomes and broad diversification.
Investment Blend: Reflects the blend of securities owned by a fund. For example, the percentage of foreign or domestic stocks held by an equity fund or the percentage of corporate and government securities owned by a bond fund. The U.S./Foreign Convertibles grouping includes Convertible Bonds, Equity Linked Securities and Convertible Preferred securities.
Top Ten Holdings: This value represents the top ten holdings included in the portfolio on a percent of assets basis. Equity holdings are grouped to include common shares, depository receipts, rights and warrants issued by the same company. Holdings are rounded to the nearest whole number, which may result in the display of less than ten holdings.
Represents direct and indirect exposure to instruments held by the fund or instruments in funds held by the fund.
Maturity: Describes the portfolio of the fund in terms of the different maturities of the securities it holds.
Weighted average life to maturity (WALM) is a measure of the sensitivity of a fixed income portfolio to interest rate changes. WALM is the average time in years to receive the principal repayments. Accordingly, WALM reflects how a portfolio would react to deteriorating credit or tightening liquidity conditions.
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The advisor will waive the portion of the fund's management fee equal to the expenses attributable to the management fees of the American Century funds in which the fund invests. The amount of this waiver fluctuates depending on the fund's daily allocation to other American Century funds. This waiver is expected to remain in effect permanently and it cannot be terminated without the approval of the Board of Trustees.
Diversification does not assure a profit nor does it protect against loss of principal.
Generally, as interest rates rise, the value of the securities held in the fund will decline. The opposite is true when interest rates decline.
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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