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Concerned About Growth? Consider These Funds

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You need growth for your future. But the path to get there depends on your current situation and what you already own. What are you missing? 

We offer a variety of mutual funds that can fill your growth needs—whether you’re building from scratch or complementing existing growth investments. Let’s get started.

  1. Looking for high-quality growth and income?

  2. Looking for large-cap growth?

  3. Looking beyond the U.S.?

1. Growth and Income Through High-Quality Stocks

Seeking growth through stocks can help investors build wealth over time. We believe high-quality stocks can provide a steadier path to growth by better weathering the ups and downs of economic cycles.

How? Stocks of large, familiar companies (so-called blue-chip stocks) have historically carried less risk over time, compared to smaller companies. Their potential for income and steadier performance may help encourage investors to stick to their long-term plan during volatility.

American Century® Equity Income

Equity Income Fund may help investors balance their need for growth and income, while reducing the risk their savings will run out.

For Investors Who

  • Want a core investment as part of the stock portion of their portfolio.

  • Seek to capture attractive returns during strong markets as well as to capture yield.

  • Are looking beyond bonds for additional return opportunities and income potential.

Taking it to the next level? Equity Income Fund also invests in common stock (ordinary shares) or convertible securities of high-quality, income-producing companies believed to be undervalued.

About the Fund

Seeks to Build Capital and Manage Downside Risk
The fund invests in high-quality, income-producing securities selling at a discount and has provided consistent performance compared to its peers.

Focuses on proven characteristics
The fund team looks for stocks that have historically delivered returns with lower volatility,  and provided income over time.

Establishes a portfolio cornerstone
The fund’s return, risk and style characteristics may make it a solid choice as a core holding.


Want to know how this fund compares?
Check out the fund's current Morningstar Rating, listed after Fund Facts and Expenses & Dividends.

How could Equity Income fit into your portfolio?

2. Growth Through Large Companies

There are many ways to pursue growth. One approach is to invest in a mutual fund that focuses on stocks of larger companies (usually called large-capitalization or large-cap stocks). They typically have strong reputations, have been around for many years and are less affected by business and economic cycles. 

While not without risk, large-cap stocks tend to be less volatile than stocks of smaller or medium-size companies. They’re often used as a core portion of a well-balanced, diversified portfolio.

American Century® Focused Dynamic Growth

Focused Dynamic Growth Fund uses a more concentrated strategy than most large-cap funds. It generally holds fewer stocks (30-45) and seeks to invest early in companies that are disrupting traditional industries. This provides a different approach for growth, complementing more traditional, core large-cap holdings.

For Investors Who

  • Seek a time-tested, standout large-cap growth fund (see current Morningstar Rating information on the fund page)

  • Are comfortable taking on more risk for additional return potential.

  • Want to add diversification to their large stock holdings.

Taking it to the next level? Focused Dynamic Growth Fund is a concentrated portfolio, reflecting the team’s search for a smaller number of industry-leading companies.

About the Fund

Emphasizes distinct opportunities
The fund invests in innovative, early-growth companies that we feel are underrepresented in its benchmark.

Driven by stock selection
Our experienced team chooses funds individually (on a ”bottom-up” basis), researching their fundamental business characteristics to help drive performance.

Focuses on high-conviction stocks
The fund focuses on companies where we have high convictions—those we believe offer the best opportunities for long-term growth without taking on too much risk.


Want to know how this fund compares?
Check out the fund's current Morningstar Rating, listed after Fund Facts and Expenses & Dividends.

How could Focused Dynamic Growth fit into your portfolio?

3. Growth in the Emerging World

Emerging markets are a diverse collection of countries, each with their own economic, political and cultural distinctions. These countries typically exhibit fast-growing, modernizing economies with improving standards of living, giving investment managers a variety of opportunities to choose from.

Emerging and developing countries make up more than half of the world’s total economic output. Investing in the growth opportunities of this asset class may help further diversify a diversified portfolio.

American Century® Emerging Markets

Emerging Markets Fund helps diversify a portfolio for investors who are looking for additional return opportunities—and are also comfortable with the additional risk.

For Investors Who

  • Want to add diversification and growth opportunities by investing outside the U.S.

  • Need an expert team to help navigate and monitor investments in complex and volatile markets.

  • Are comfortable taking on more risk for additional return potential.

Taking it to the next level? The Emerging Markets Fund team focuses on accelerating growth—not the growth rate itself, but the upward trend. This helps direct them to a distinct opportunity set than, providing the potential for differentiated returns across market cycles.

About the Fund

Emphasizes a distinct growth philosophy
The team seeks growth by identifying companies experiencing early acceleration trends and improvement in their business practices.

Focuses on companies, then countries
Emerging markets remain highly fragmented. We believe that focusing on company fundamentals rather than country headlines helps build a portfolio of stocks where we have high convictions—those we believe offer the best opportunities.

Uses a collaborative team approach
The broader global and non-U.S. team meets daily to exchange information. This tight-knit and tenured team efficiently brings ideas into and out of the Emerging Markets portfolio.


Want to know how this fund compares?
Check out the fund's current Morningstar Rating, listed after Fund Facts and Expenses & Dividends.

How could Emerging Markets fit into your portfolio?

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You should consider the fund's investment objectives, risks, charges and expenses carefully before you invest. The fund's prospectus or summary prospectus, which can be obtained by calling 1.800.345.2021, contains this and other information about the fund, and should be read carefully before investing. Investments are subject to market risk.

Investment return and principal value of security investments will fluctuate. The value at the time of redemption may be more or less than the original cost. Past performance is no guarantee of future results.

Diversification does not assure a profit nor does it protect against loss of principal.

Equity Income

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.

Focused Dynamic Growth

Investment return and principal value will fluctuate, and it is possible to lose money by investing. Because the fund may, at times, concentrate its investments in a specific area, during such times they may be subject to greater risks and market fluctuations than when the portfolio represents a broader range of securities. The fund's strategies may also result in high portfolio turnover that could result in increased commission costs, affecting the fund's performance, as well as capital gains tax liabilities to the shareholder.

Emerging Markets Fund

International investing involves special risks, such as political instability and currency fluctuations. Investing in emerging markets may accentuate these risks.

This material has been prepared for educational purposes only. It is not intended to provide, and should not be relied upon for, investment, accounting, legal or tax advice.