ABTAX: American Century Government Bond A

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ABTAX American Century Government Bond A


Profile

ABTAX - Profile

Vitals

  • YTD Return 5.4%
  • 3 Yr Annualized Return 2.0%
  • 5 Yr Annualized Return 0.9%
  • Net Assets $1.04 B
  • Holdings in Top 10 26.0%

52 WEEK LOW AND HIGH

$11.71
$11.10
$11.82

Expenses

OPERATING RELATED FEES

  • Expense Ratio 0.72%

SALES FEES

  • Front Load 4.50%
  • Deferred Load N/A

BROKERAGE FEES

  • Turnover 103.00%

TRADING FEES

  • Max Redemption Fee N/A

Min Investment

  • Standard (Taxable) $2,500
  • IRA N/A

Fund Classification


Distributions

  • YTD Total Return 5.4%
  • 3 Yr Annualized Total Return 2.0%
  • 5 Yr Annualized Total Return 1.0%
  • Capital Gain Distribution Frequency Annually
  • Net Income Ratio 1.84%
DIVIDENDS
  • Dividend Yield 0.0%
  • Dividend Distribution Frequency Monthly

Fund Details

  • Legal Name
    American Century Government Bond Fund
  • Fund Family Name
    American Century Investments
  • Inception Date
    Oct 09, 1997
  • Shares Outstanding
    3851020
  • Share Class
    A
  • Currency
    USD
  • Domiciled Country
    United States
  • Manager
    Robert Gahagan

Fund Description

Under normal market conditions, the fund invests at least 80% of its net assets in U.S. government debt securities, including U.S. Treasury securities and other securities issued or guaranteed by the U.S. government and its agencies and instrumentalities.


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Performance

ABTAX - Performance

Return Ranking - Trailing

Period ABTAX Return Category Return Low Category Return High Rank in Category (%)
YTD 5.4% -4.3% 9.2% 34.15%
1 Yr 4.2% -4.7% 8.2% 40.98%
3 Yr 2.0%* -2.4% 3.6% 41.67%
5 Yr 0.9%* -13.3% 1.9% 34.57%
10 Yr 0.3%* -4.3% 1.8% 25.17%

* Annualized

Return Ranking - Calendar

Period ABTAX Return Category Return Low Category Return High Rank in Category (%)
2019 3.5% -0.4% 7.1% 47.78%
2018 -1.9% -5.4% -0.7% 49.74%
2017 0.0% -2.3% 0.9% 33.14%
2016 -1.2% -9.3% 1.4% 39.63%
2015 -1.2% -3.2% 3.3% 20.38%

Total Return Ranking - Trailing

Period ABTAX Return Category Return Low Category Return High Rank in Category (%)
YTD 5.4% -4.3% 9.2% 34.15%
1 Yr 4.2% -4.7% 8.2% 40.98%
3 Yr 2.0%* -0.6% 5.1% 46.11%
5 Yr 1.0%* -13.3% 4.2% 50.00%
10 Yr 0.5%* -4.3% 6.7% 47.55%

* Annualized

Total Return Ranking - Calendar

Period ABTAX Return Category Return Low Category Return High Rank in Category (%)
2019 3.5% -0.2% 7.1% 52.71%
2018 -1.9% -3.3% 3.0% 63.35%
2017 0.0% -1.9% 4.6% 52.91%
2016 -0.8% -9.3% 1.5% 55.49%
2015 -1.2% -3.2% 3.3% 45.86%

NAV & Total Return History


Holdings

ABTAX - Holdings

Concentration Analysis

ABTAX Category Low Category High ABTAX % Rank
Net Assets 1.04 B 1 M 27.2 B 47.37%
Number of Holdings 245 2 15496 67.94%
Net Assets in Top 10 190 M 0 8.51 B 65.07%
Weighting of Top 10 26.01% 0.0% 100.0% 80.31%

Top 10 Holdings

  1. Federal National Mortgage Association 3% 3.96%
  2. Government National Mortgage Association 2.5% 3.72%
  3. Federal National Mortgage Association 6.62% 3.67%
  4. United States Treasury Notes 1.12% 2.54%
  5. Federal National Mortgage Association 3% 2.17%
  6. Us 10yr Note (Cbt)sep20 Xcbt 20200921 2.17%
  7. United States Treasury Notes 1.12% 2.01%
  8. Federal National Mortgage Association 2.5% 1.96%
  9. Us 10yr Ultra Fut Sep20 Xcbt 20200921 1.92%
  10. United States Treasury Notes 1.12% 1.89%

Asset Allocation

Weighting Return Low Return High ABTAX % Rank
Bonds
95.29% 0.00% 135.78% 52.15%
Cash
4.71% -59.21% 100.00% 48.80%
Stocks
0.00% -0.01% 12.17% 41.63%
Preferred Stocks
0.00% 0.00% 0.01% 43.06%
Other
0.00% -0.81% 24.29% 47.37%
Convertible Bonds
0.00% 0.00% 0.25% 44.02%

Bond Sector Breakdown

Weighting Return Low Return High ABTAX % Rank
Government
48.62% 0.00% 100.00% 28.71%
Securitized
45.40% 0.00% 98.03% 68.42%
Cash & Equivalents
4.47% 0.00% 100.00% 75.12%
Municipal
1.51% 0.00% 14.41% 13.40%
Derivative
0.00% 0.00% 8.89% 50.24%
Corporate
0.00% 0.00% 76.95% 58.37%

Bond Geographic Breakdown

Weighting Return Low Return High ABTAX % Rank
US
95.29% 0.00% 134.92% 52.15%
Non US
0.00% 0.00% 4.77% 62.68%

Expenses

ABTAX - Expenses

Operational Fees

ABTAX Fees (% of AUM) Category Return Low Category Return High Rank in Category (%)
Expense Ratio 0.72% 0.03% 2.72% 58.88%
Management Fee 0.46% 0.00% 0.70% 71.77%
12b-1 Fee 0.25% 0.00% 1.00% 36.28%
Administrative Fee N/A 0.01% 0.45% N/A

Sales Fees

ABTAX Fees (% of AUM) Category Return Low Category Return High Rank in Category (%)
Front Load 4.50% 1.00% 4.75% 12.50%
Deferred Load N/A 1.00% 5.50% N/A

Trading Fees

ABTAX Fees (% of AUM) Category Return Low Category Return High Rank in Category (%)
Max Redemption Fee N/A N/A N/A N/A

Related Fees

Turnover provides investors a proxy for the trading fees incurred by mutual fund managers who frequently adjust position allocations. Higher turnover means higher trading fees.

ABTAX Fees (% of AUM) Category Return Low Category Return High Rank in Category (%)
Turnover 103.00% 0.00% 421.00% 54.91%

Distributions

ABTAX - Distributions

Dividend Yield Analysis

ABTAX Category Low Category High ABTAX % Rank
Dividend Yield 0.00% 0.00% 2.04% 45.45%

Dividend Distribution Analysis

ABTAX Category Low Category High Category Mod
Dividend Distribution Frequency Monthly Monthly Monthly Monthly

Net Income Ratio Analysis

ABTAX Category Low Category High ABTAX % Rank
Net Income Ratio 1.84% 0.34% 3.60% 63.90%

Capital Gain Distribution Analysis

ABTAX Category Low Category High Capital Mode
Capital Gain Distribution Frequency Annually Annually Annually Annually

Dividend Payout History

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Fund Manager Analysis

ABTAX - Fund Manager Analysis

Managers

Robert Gahagan


Start Date

Tenure

Tenure Rank

Dec 31, 2002

17.68

17.7%

Mr. Gahagan, Senior Vice President and Senior Portfolio Manager, joined American Century Investments in 1983.  He became a portfolio manager in 1991. He has a bachelor’s degree in economics and an MBA from the University of Missouri – Kansas City.

Alejandro Aguilar


Start Date

Tenure

Tenure Rank

Aug 01, 2006

14.09

14.1%

Aguilar is vice president and senior portfolio manager at American Century. He is a member of the American Century Taxable Bond team. He joined American Century Investment Management, Inc in October 2003. Prior to joining American Century, he was an Investment Officer with CalPERS from July 2002 to September 2003 and Director of Portfolio Management at TIAA-CREF from May 1997 to April 2002. He has a bachelor’s degree in economics from the University of California – Berkeley and an MBA from the University of Michigan. He is a CFA charterholder. Mr. Aguilar began his investment career in 1994

Brian Howell


Start Date

Tenure

Tenure Rank

Aug 01, 2006

14.09

14.1%

Mr. Howell, Vice President and Senior Portfolio Manager, joined American Century Investments in 1987. He became a portfolio manager in 1996. He has shared primary responsibility for the management of the funds since 2006, and has served on teams managing fixed-income investments since joining American Century. He has a bachelor’s degree in mathematics/statistics and an MBA from the University of California – Berkeley.

Dan Shiffman


Start Date

Tenure

Tenure Rank

Aug 01, 2006

14.09

14.1%

Shiffman is vice president and portfolio manager, and he joined American Century in May 2004 as a senior structured securities analyst. Prior to joining American Century, he was an investment officer at CalPERS from August 1996 to April 2004. He has a bachelor’s degree in social sciences from the University of California – Berkeley and an MBA from the Thunderbird School of Global Management. He is a CFA charterholder.

James Platz


Start Date

Tenure

Tenure Rank

Sep 28, 2007

12.93

12.9%

Platz is vice president and a senior portfolio manager with American Century, his employer since October 2003. Prior to joining American Century, Platz was a vice president, senior portfolio manager for Standish Mellon Asset Management, formerly Certus Asset Advisors, since August 1995. He received a bachelor’s degree in history and political economies of industrial societies from the University of California – Berkeley, and an MBA from the University of Southern California. He is a CFA charterholder.

Tenure Analysis

Category Low Category High Category Average Category Mode
0.32 29.89 8.45 5.6