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Seeks the highest return consistent with investment in U.S. Treasury securities.
The fund invests primarily in zero-coupon U.S. Treasury securities and their equivalents, which can be subject to dramatic price fluctuations and could result in significant gains or losses if sold prior to maturity (2025). Each Zero-Coupon fund invests in different maturities of these debt securities and has different interest rate risks. The fund can only offer a relatively predictable return if held to maturity (2025). Investment in zero coupon securities is subject to greater price risk than interest-paying securities of similar maturity. 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.
Highest return consistent with investments in U.S. Treasury securities.
Invests in zero-coupon bonds, providing a dependable rate of return if held to maturity.
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.
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 fund invests primarily in zero-coupon U.S. Treasury securities and their equivalents, which can be subject to dramatic price fluctuations and could result in significant gains or losses if sold prior to maturity. Each Zero Coupon fund invests in different maturities of these debt securities and has different interest rate risks. The fund can only offer a relatively predictable return if held to maturity. Investment in zero-coupon securities is subject to greater price risk than interest-paying securities of similar maturity.
Although you can potentially earn a dependable return if you hold your shares to maturity, you should be prepared for dramatic price fluctuations which may result in significant gains or losses if sold prior to maturity.
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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