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Exposure to rising rental costs
Strategic Inflation Opportunities Fund: The value of the fund's shares may fluctuate significantly in the short term. At any given time your shares may be worth less than the price you paid for them. Since inflation-indexed securities trade at prevailing real, or after-inflation, interest rates, changes in these rates affect the value of such securities owned by the fund. Generally, when real interest rates rise, the value of these securities will decline. The opposite is true when real interest rates decline. Debt securities also are subject to credit risk. Investment in debt securities issued by entities other than the U.S. Treasury or U.S. government and its agencies may increase the potential credit risk associated with the fund. The fund's commodity-related investments may be subject to greater volatility than investments in traditional securities. Investing in foreign securities has certain unique risks that make it generally riskier than investing in U.S. securities. Investing in securities of issuers located in emerging market countries generally is riskier than investing in securities of companies located in foreign developed countries. The fund is classified as non-diversified; therefore, it may be more volatile than if it was diversified.
Inflation-Adjusted Bond, Short Duration Inflation Protection Bond Fund: Generally, as interest rates rise, the value of the securities held in these funds will decline. The opposite is true when interest rates decline. Fund shares are not guaranteed by the U.S. government. The prospectus contains very important information about the characteristics of the underlying securities and potential tax implications of owning these funds.
Global Gold Fund, Real Estate Fund, Global Real Estate Fund: Due to the limited focus of these funds, they may experience greater volatility than funds with a broader investment strategy. They are not intended to serve as a complete investment program by themselves. International investing involves special risks, such as political instability and currency fluctuations. Understanding inherent risks such as interest rate fluctuation, credit risk and economic conditions are important when considering an investment in real estate.
Global Gold Fund: Redemption of shares within 60 days of purchase will be subject to a 1% redemption fee.
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.
The opinions expressed are those of the Global Macro Strategy Team at American Century Investments and are no guarantee of the future performance of any American Century Investments fund. This information is for educational purposes only and is not intended as investment advice.
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