Zacks #1 Ranked American Century Mutual Funds

Abhijit Ghosh

American Century Investments is a global asset management firm with more than $125 billion in assets and 200 institutional clients. Founded in 1958 by James Stowers, Jr, the company offers a wide range of products and services across a variety of investment styles and asset classes. The company takes a long term view of investments which allows it to be aligned to client interests and its stated investment objectives. American Century prides itself on a team-managed approach and contributes a significant share of its profits towards cutting edge medical research.

Below we will share with you 5 top rated American Century funds. Each has earned a Zacks #1 Rank (Strong Buy) as we expect the fund to outperform its peers in the future. To view the Zacks Rank and past performance of all American Century funds, investors can click here to see the complete list of funds.

American Century Small Cap Growth (ANOIX) seeks capital appreciation over the long term. The fund focuses on acquiring securities issues by small cap companies. The market capitalization of these companies must not be greater than the largest firm in the Russell 2000 Growth Index. This American Century fund returned 26.35% over the last one year period.

The American Century mutual fund has a minimum initial investment of $2,500 and an expense ratio of 1.42% compared to a category average of 1.43%.

American Century International Opportunities (AIOIX) focuses on purchasing equity securities of foreign small cap companies from emerging markets as well as developing economies. The fund seeks to invest in stocks which not only grow but growing at an exceptional pace. The American Century fund returned 23.76% over the last one year period.

The Fund Manager is Trevor Gurwich and he has managed this American Century mutual fund since 2005.

American Century One Choice Very Aggressive (AOVIX) seeks the maximum total return possible given its asset composition. The fund invests in mutual funds from American Century which in turn invest in a variety of asset classes and have varied investment strategies. The American Century fund returned 16.19% over the last one year period.

As of June 2013, this American Century mutual fund held 12 issues, with 18.73% of its total assets invested in American Century Growth.

American Century Veedot (AMVIX) focuses on investing in companies whose value is expected to increase in the future. Investment decisions are taken based on the assessment of companies individually. The American Century fund returned 24.98% over the last one year period.

The American Century mutual fund has a minimum initial investment of $2,500 and an expense ratio of 1.26% compared to a category average of 1.20%.

American Century Global Gold (BGEIX) seeks to provide both dividends and capital appreciation. The fund invests in securities issued by companies whose principal operations involve mining, processing and distributing gold and precious metals. The American Century fund returned -37.98% over the last one year period.

The Fund Manager is William Martin and he has managed this American Century mutual fund since 1992.

To view the Zacks Rank and past performance of all American Century mutual funds, investors can click here to see the complete list of funds.

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