American Century Zero Coupon 2025 Fund

Scorecard
3 / 5 Stars
Lipper
4 2 1 4 2
Zacks Investment Research
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Standard & Poor's
3 / 5 Stars
TheStreet.com
C- (Hold)

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Performance

The fund has returned -5.57 percent over the past year, 8.69 percent over the past three years, 6.51 percent over the past five years, and 6.87 percent over the past decade.

Trailing Returns Updated 02.28.2014
Year to date 6.3%
1 Year -5.6%
3 Years (Annualized) 8.7%
5 Years (Annualized) 6.5%
10 Years (Annualized) 6.9%

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Summary

The investment seeks the highest return consistent with investment in U.S. Treasury securities. The fund invests at least 80% of the value of its net assets in zero-coupon securities. It invests primarily in zero-coupon U.S. Treasury securities and their equivalents, and may invest up to 20% of assets in AAA-rated zero-coupon U.S. government agency securities. Zero-coupon securities make no periodic interest or principal payments. The fund is managed to mature in the year 2025 and will be liquidated near the end of its target maturity year.

Fees

Fees are High compared to funds in the same category.
American Century Zero Coupon 2025 Fund has an expense ratio of 0.80 percent.

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Risk

Risk is Above Average compared to funds in the same category according to Morningstar.

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