Seeks capital appreciation independent of equity market conditions.
Distinctive, Diversifying Performance
The Fund's long/short equity strategy offers additional diversification:
- Low correlation to stocks or bonds*
- Low correlation to other alternative strategies*
- Exposure to a portion of stocks’ growth potential*
A Consistent Approach
A systematic, fundamentals-based investment strategy seeks to:
- Identify investments that offer a balance of quality, valuation, growth and momentum
- Neutralize the impact of market moves
- Deliver more consistent equity returns
An Alternative Option
The Fund may complement traditional stock and bond investments and help manage portfolio risks such as:
- Stock market downside risk and volatility
- Declining bond prices due to rising rates
- The illiquidity of direct alternative investments
A Note About Risk
The fund’s portfolio turnover may be very high. This could result in relatively high transaction costs which could hurt the fund’s performance and cause capital gains tax liabilities. There are risks associated with selling short, including the risk that the fund may have to cover its short positions at a higher price than the short price, resulting in a loss. The fund’s loss on a short sale is potentially unlimited, as a loss occurs when the value of a security sold short increases. 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. Alternative mutual funds that hold a variety of non-traditional investments also often employ more complex trading strategies than traditional mutual funds. Each of these different alternative asset classes and investment strategies have unique risks making them more suitable for investors with an above average tolerance for risk.
Past performance is no guarantee of future results.
Data reflects past performance for Investor Class shares, assumes reinvestment of dividends and capital gains and is no guarantee of future results. Current performance may be higher or lower than data shown. Investment return and principal value fluctuates. Redemption value may be more or less than original cost. Obtain performance data current to the most recent month end. For additional share class information, consult the prospectus. Extraordinary performance is attributable in part to unusually favorable market conditions and may not be repeated or consistently achieved in the future.
Fund(s) shown may take short positions. A short position arises when the fund sells stock that it does not own but was borrowed in anticipation that the market price of the stock will decline. If the market price declines, the fund can replace the borrowed stock at a lower price and capture the value represented by the difference between the higher sale price and the lower replacement price. Conversely, if the price of the stock goes up after the fund borrows the stock, the fund will lose money because it will have to pay more to replace the borrowed stock than it received when it sold the stock short. Any loss will be increased by the amount of compensation, interest or dividends, and transaction costs the fund must pay to the lender of the borrowed security. In addition, because the fund's loss on a short sale stems from increases in the value of the stock sold short, the extent of such loss, like the price of the stock sold short, is theoretically unlimited. By contrast, a fund's loss on a long position arises from decreases in the value of the stock and therefore is limited by the fact that a stock's value cannot drop below zero. In addition, the fund may not be able to close out a short position at a particular time or price advantageous to the fund and there is some risk the lender of the stock sold short will terminate the loan at an inopportune time.
W2 If your account falls below the minimum balance, you will be notified and given 90 days to meet the minimum. If the deadline is not met, American Century Investments may redeem the shares in the account and send the proceeds to the address of record.
Alternative mutual funds that hold a variety of non-traditional investments also often employ more complex trading strategies than traditional mutual funds. Each of these different alternative asset classes and investment strategies have unique risks making them more suitable for investors with an above average tolerance for risk.
Expense ratios provided are the funds' total annual operating expense ratios, gross of any fee waivers or expense reimbursements. Expense ratios are as of the funds' most current prospectus.
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Source: Barclays Indices