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For each fund with at least a three-year history, Morningstar calculates a Morningstar Rating™ based on a Morningstar Risk-Adjusted Return measure that accounts for variation in a fund's monthly performance, placing more emphasis on downward variations and rewarding consistent performance. Morningstar ratings are based upon Investor class of shares, unless otherwise indicated. The top 10% of funds in each 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. (Each share class is counted as a fraction of one fund within this scale and rated separately, which may cause slight variations in the distribution percentages.) The Overall Morningstar Rating™ for a fund is derived from a weighted average of the performance figures associated with its three-, five- and ten-year (if applicable) Morningstar Rating™ metrics. Past performance is no guarantee of future results.
Income-Oriented Equity Investing. In markets filled with both opportunities and risks, investors need a plan to succeed. Equity Income can help with an approach designed to help investors build and preserve capital over the long term.
Seeks current income. Capital appreciation is a secondary objective.
Equity Income is an income-oriented stock fund that's designed to:
The fund invests in securities the team believes have characteristics that have proven to increase returns, lower volatility, limit downside risk, and provide income over time:
Enduring return, risk and style characteristics may make Equity Income a solid choice as a core holding in an investor’s portfolio.
The value and/or returns of a portfolio will fluctuate with market and economic conditions. The fund invests in convertible securities, which may be affected by changes in interest rates, the credit of the issuer and the value of the underlying common stock. Generally, as interest rates rise, the value of the securities held in the fund will decline. The opposite is true when interest rates decline. 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.
Past performance is no guarantee of future results.
Current income and long-term capital growth by investing in companies of all sizes that are believed to be undervalued.
Seeks upside equity market participation with a high level of yield. Invests in either the common stock or convertible securities of high-quality, incomeproducing companies temporarily identified as undervalued.
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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.
The value and/or returns of a portfolio will fluctuate with market and economic conditions.
The fund invests in convertible securities, which may be affected by changes in interest rates, the credit of the issuer and the value of the underlying common stock. The fund also may invest in foreign securities, which can be riskier than investing in U.S. securities.
Generally, as interest rates rise, the value of the securities held in the fund will decline. The opposite is true when interest rates decline.
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.
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.
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