Zacks #1 Ranked American Century Mutual Funds - Highest Yielding Zacks #1 Ranked Funds

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With more than $125 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 Emerging Markets A ( AEMMX ) invests the majority of its assets in emerging market companies. It seeks to purchase equity securities of companies with appreciably high revenue and earnings growth. The American Century fund returned 5.79% over the last one year period.

The American Century mutual fund has a minimum initial investment of $2,500 and an expense ratio of 1.99%, compared to a category average of 1.60%.

American Century Utilities ( BULIX ) seeks capital and current growth along with current income. The fund invests heavily in equity instruments of those firms whose primary operations are related to the utilities sector. It invests in securities that are listed on at least one index made up entirely of electricity, natural gas, cable television, telecom and water or sanitation services companies. The American Century fund returned 12.06% over the last one year period.

The Fund Manager is Lynette Pang and she has managed this American Century mutual fund since 2010.

American Century Growth ( TWCGX ) invests in growth oriented stocks whose value is projected to increase over time. These are primarily those issued by large cap companies. It utilizes analytical methods to identify the stocks that meet its specifications. The American Century fund returned 13.26% over the last one year period.

As of March 2013, this American Century mutual fund held 125 issues, with 3.77% of its total assets invested in Apple Inc.

American Century International Growth A ( TWGAX ) seeks capital appreciation. The fund focuses on acquiring securities issues by companies from at least three mature markets, apart from the U.S. It seeks out firms with earnings that are increasing at a rapid pace. This non-diversified American Century fund returned 20.56% over the last one year period.

The American Century mutual fund has a minimum initial investment of $2,500 and an expense ratio of 1.54%, compared to a category average of 1.40%.

American Century Global Gold ( BGEIX ) invests in securities issued by companies whose principal operations involve mining, processing and distributing gold and precious metals. The American Century fund returned 5.79% over the last one year period.

The Fund Manager is Lynette Pang and she has managed this American Century mutual fund since 2010.

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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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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