Top 5 American Century Mutual Funds - Best of Fund Family

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American Century Investments is a global asset management firm with more than $112 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, then click here.

American Century Select (TWCIX) invests in large-cap companies whose value is projected to rise in the future. The fund primarily invests in firms whose revenues or earnings are growing at an extremely rapid pace. The fund returned 10.49% in the last one year period.

The American Century mutual fund has a minimum initial investment of $2,500 and an expense ratio of 1.01% compared to a category average of 1.31%.

American Century Inflation-Adjusted Bond (ACITX) seeks to provide protection against inflation as well as total return. The fund utilizes a large proportion of its assets to purchase instruments which are inflation adjusted. Not more than 20% of its assets may be invested in securities which are not inflation indexed. The fund has a five year annualized return of 7.31%.

The Fund Manager is Robert Gahagan and he has managed this American Century mutual fund since 2001.

American Century Emerging Markets (TWMIX) invests a large proportion of its assets in companies from emerging markets or those generating appreciably high revenues from these countries. The remainder of its assets is utilized to purchase corporate bonds, notes and government securities. The fund has a ten year annualized return of 13.11%.

As of June 2011, this American Century mutual fund held 89 issues, with 4.39% of its total assets invested in Vale S.A. Pfd Shs -A-.

American Century Real Estate A (AREEX) seeks both current income and capital growth. The majority of its assets are invested in equity securities of real estate trusts and companies from the real estate sector. The fund returned 14.98% in the last one year period.

The American Century mutual fund has a minimum initial investment of $2,500 and an expense ratio of 1.41% compared to a category average of 1.45%.

American Century Income & Growth (BIGRX) invests a large proportion of its assets in securities issued by large-cap publicly traded domestic companies. The fund aims to provide dividends exceeding returns from the S&P 500 index. The fund has a three year annualized return of 9.72%.

The Fund Manager is Claudia L. Musat and he has managed this American Century mutual fund since 2010.

To view the Zacks Rank and past performance of all American Century mutual funds, then click here.

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