Top 5 Zacks #1 Ranked American Century Mutual Funds - Best of Fund Family

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With more than $123 billion in assets under management and 200 institutional clients, American Century Investments is one of the world's leading asset management firms. Founded in 1958 by James Stowers, Jr, the company offers a wide range of products and services across a variety of asset classes. It takes a long term view of investments which allows it to be closely aligned to stated investment objectives. American Century prides itself on a team-managed approach and contributes a significant share of 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 Equity Income ( TWEIX ) seeks current income with a secondary objective of capital growth. The fund invests primarily in equity securities with proven track records of paying out regular dividends. The fund seeks out securities which are undervalued and whose price is expected to rise appreciably. The fund has a three year annualized return of 11.38%.

The American Century mutual fund has a minimum initial investment of $2,500 and an expense ratio of 0.95% compared to a category average of 1.19%.

American Century Large Company Value A ( ALPAX ) invests a large proportion of its assets in equity securities included in the Russell 1000 Index. The fund focuses on investing in large companies. It concentrates on purchasing stocks which are attractively priced relative to their underlying value. The fund has a three year annualized return of 10.58%.

As of June 2012, this American Century mutual fund held 97 issues, with 7.16% of its total assets invested in Exxon Mobil Corporation.

American Century Real Estate A ( AREEX ) seeks both current income and capital growth. A large share of the fund's assets is invested in equity securities of real estate trusts and companies from the real estate sector. The fund has a three year annualized return of 21.3%.

The Fund Manager is Steven R. Brown and he has managed this American Century mutual fund since 2008.

American Century Utilities ( BULIX ) invests the majority of its assets in securities listed on at least one index made up entirely of electricity, natural gas, cable television, water or sanitation services companies. The fund has a three year annualized return of 13.05%.

The American Century mutual fund has a minimum initial investment of $2,500 and an expense ratio of 0.68% compared to a category average of 1.27%.

American Century High-Yield Municipal A ( AYMAX ) seeks current income which is not subject to federal income tax. A large share of the fund's assets is utilized to purchase municipal securities and other debt instruments which provide high yields. It focuses on acquiring long term and intermediate term securities. The fund has a three year annualized return of 8.36%.

The Fund Manager is Alan Kruss and he has managed this American Century mutual fund since 2011.

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 .

About Zacks Mutual Fund Rank

By applying the Zacks Rank to mutual funds, investors can find funds that not only outpaced the market in the past but are also expected to outperform going forward. Learn more about the Zacks Mutual Fund Rank at http://www.zacks.com/funds .


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(ALPAX): ETF Research Reports

(AREEX): ETF Research Reports

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(BULIX): ETF Research Reports

(TWEIX): ETF Research Reports

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