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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.
Preserve Long-Term Purchasing Power. Inflation-Adjusted Bond is actively managed to help investors combat the corrosive effects of domestic inflation through holdings in high-quality, inflation-indexed bonds.
Seeks to provide total return and inflation protection consistent with investment in inflation-indexed securities.
At least 80% of the fund's assets are invested in inflation-linked bonds, which are designed to help investors keep pace with rising consumer prices. For example, the U.S. Treasury periodically adjusts the principal on Treasury Inflation-Protected Securities (TIPS) principal to reflect reported changes in the Consumer Price Index (CPI).
The fund’s veteran management team invests primarily in investment-grade securities. TIPS account for the majority of the fund’s holdings and are backed by the full faith and credit of the U.S. government. High-quality bonds generally are less correlated to stock market movements than lower quality securities.
The investment team of sector specialists has the capability to take opportunistic positions in higher yielding bonds, such as corporate, mortgage-backed, and non-U.S. bonds for greater return potential. At the same time, they manage the fund aiming to protect total returns from inflation risk.
Investments in fixed income securities are subject to the risks associated with debt securities including credit, price and interest rate risk. In certain interest rate environments, such as when real interest rates are rising faster than nominal interest rates, inflation-protected securities with similar durations may experience greater losses than other fixed income securities. Interest payments on inflation-protected debt securities will fluctuate as the principal and/or interest is adjusted for inflation and can be unpredictable. 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.
Real return primarily through investment-grade, inflation-indexed bonds.
Designed to fight the effects of domestic inflation over a full market cycle by investing primarily in inflation-indexed bonds. Employs comprehensive risk management designed to maximize real return per level of risk.
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 maturity (WAM) uses effective maturity to approximate the remaining term to maturity of a fund's investment portfolio, weighted by dollar amount. Generally, the longer a fund's WAM, the more sensitive it is to changes in interest rates.
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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.
Investments in fixed income securities are subject to the risks associated with debt securities including credit, price and interest rate risk.
In certain interest rate environments, such as when real interest rates are rising faster than nominal interest rates, inflation-protected securities with similar durations may experience greater losses than other fixed income securities. Interest payments on inflation-protected debt securities will fluctuate as the principal and/or interest is adjusted for inflation and can be unpredictable.
The prospectus contains very important information about the characteristics of the underlying security and potential tax implications of owning this fund.
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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