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ABTAX American Century Government Bond A

  • Fund
  • ABTAX
  • Price as of: Jul 19, 2019
  • $11.07 - $0.01 - 0.09%
  • Category
  • Government Bonds

ABTAX - Profile

Vitals

  • YTD Return 3.2%
  • 3 Yr Annualized Return -1.0%
  • 5 Yr Annualized Return 0.0%
  • Net Assets $734 M
  • Holdings in Top 10 29.8%

52 WEEK LOW AND HIGH

$11.07
$10.45
$11.12

Expenses

OPERATING RELATED FEES

  • Expense Ratio 0.72%

SALES FEES

  • Front Load 4.50%
  • Deferred Load N/A

BROKERAGE FEES

  • Turnover 157.00%

TRADING FEES

  • Max Redemption Fee N/A

Min Investment

STANDARD (TAXABLE)

$2,500

IRA

N/A

Investment Themes

CATEGORY

Government Bonds
  • Fund Type Open End Mutual Fund
  • Investment Style Intermediate Government

Distributions

  • YTD Total Return 3.3%
  • 3 Yr Annualized Total Return -0.9%
  • 5 Yr Annualized Total Return 0.1%
  • Capital Gain Distribution Frequency Annually
  • Net Income Ratio 2.03%
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 N/A
  • Share Class A
  • Currency USD
  • Domiciled Country United States
  • Manager Robert V. 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.

ABTAX - Performance

Return Ranking - Trailing

Period ABTAX Return Category Return Low Category Return High Rank in Category (%)
YTD 3.2% -0.5% 19.9% 34.52%
1 Yr 3.7% -80.0% 10.2% 31.14%
3 Yr -1.0%* -41.5% 1.9% 65.20%
5 Yr 0.0%* -27.5% 3.4% 24.18%
10 Yr -0.1%* -14.9% 6.9% 26.03%

* Annualized


Return Ranking - Calendar

Period ABTAX Return Category Return Low Category Return High Rank in Category (%)
2018 -1.9% -80.0% 0.1% 53.85%
2017 0.0% -2.9% 10.1% 24.91%
2016 -1.2% -9.3% 2.5% 56.78%
2015 -1.2% -46.1% 0.2% 33.33%
2014 2.8% -88.9% 41.3% 33.33%

Total Return Ranking - Trailing

Period ABTAX Return Category Return Low Category Return High Rank in Category (%)
YTD 3.3% -0.5% 19.9% 35.23%
1 Yr 3.7% -80.0% 10.2% 35.90%
3 Yr -0.9%* -41.5% 3.8% 67.03%
5 Yr 0.1%* -27.5% 3.5% 37.73%
10 Yr 0.2%* -14.9% 9.7% 43.84%

* Annualized


Total Return Ranking - Calendar

Period ABTAX Return Category Return Low Category Return High Rank in Category (%)
2018 -1.9% -80.0% 3.0% 65.57%
2017 0.0% -2.2% 10.1% 41.03%
2016 -0.8% -9.3% 5.1% 64.47%
2015 -1.2% -46.1% 3.9% 53.85%
2014 2.8% -88.9% 41.3% 49.06%

NAV & Total Return History

ABTAX - Holdings

Concentration Analysis

ABTAX Category Low Category High ABTAX % Rank
Net Assets 734 M 1.26 M 22.2 B 43.26%
Number of Holdings 213 7 15908 57.80%
Net Assets in Top 10 255 M -1.2 B 4.93 B 36.17%
Weighting of Top 10 29.80% 8.3% 425.3% 62.06%

Top 10 Holdings

  1. Us 2yr Note (Cbt) Sep19 Xcbt 20190930 7.93%

  2. Federal National Mortgage Association 3% 3.15%

  3. Us 10yr Note (Cbt)sep19 Xcbt 20190919 2.78%

  4. United States Treasury Notes 1.88% 2.70%

  5. United States Treasury Bills 0.01% 2.64%

  6. Federal National Mortgage Association 6.62% 2.62%

  7. United States Treasury Bills 0.01% 2.58%

  8. Federal National Mortgage Association 3.5% 1.90%

  9. FHLMC Pc Prepay Prm 30 3.17% 1.83%

  10. Fnma Pass-Thru I 3% 1.68%


Asset Allocation

Weighting Return Low Return High ABTAX % Rank
Bonds
98.48% 0.00% 156.49% 39.36%
Cash
1.51% -56.49% 69.74% 59.57%
Stocks
0.00% -0.22% 96.85% 4.96%
Preferred Stocks
0.00% 0.00% 3.11% 3.19%
Other
0.00% -43.10% 6.14% 9.57%
Convertible Bonds
0.00% 0.00% 3.65% 8.87%

Bond Sector Breakdown

Weighting Return Low Return High ABTAX % Rank
Securitized
55.40% 0.00% 159.61% 43.97%
Government
36.49% -56.38% 100.00% 47.52%
Cash & Equivalents
8.11% -56.49% 70.56% 19.15%
Derivative
0.00% -9.75% 14.05% 6.38%
Corporate
0.00% 0.00% 98.43% 34.75%
Municipal
0.00% 0.00% 86.81% 21.63%

Bond Geographic Breakdown

Weighting Return Low Return High ABTAX % Rank
US
98.13% 0.00% 155.87% 38.30%
Non US
0.35% -0.40% 23.63% 41.13%

ABTAX - Expenses

Operational Fees

ABTAX Fees (% of AUM) Category Return Low Category Return High Rank in Category (%)
Expense Ratio 0.72% 0.04% 3.79% 62.37%
Management Fee 0.46% 0.00% 0.80% 66.31%
12b-1 Fee 0.25% 0.00% 1.00% 25.90%
Administrative Fee N/A 0.00% 0.45% N/A

Sales Fees

ABTAX Fees (% of AUM) Category Return Low Category Return High Rank in Category (%)
Front Load 4.50% 0.40% 4.75% 11.54%
Deferred Load N/A 0.50% 5.50% N/A

Trading Fees

ABTAX Fees (% of AUM) Category Return Low Category Return High Rank in Category (%)
Max Redemption Fee N/A 0.25% 2.00% N/A

Turnover 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 157.00% 0.00% 1450.00% 64.39%

ABTAX - Distributions

Dividend Yield Analysis

ABTAX Category Low Category High ABTAX % Rank
Dividend Yield 0.02% 0.00% 2.56% 57.09%

Dividend Distribution Analysis

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

Dividend Payout History


Net Income Ratio Analysis

ABTAX Category Low Category High ABTAX % Rank
Net Income Ratio 2.03% 0.06% 4.99% 46.24%

Capital Gain Distribution Analysis

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

ABTAX - Managers

Robert V. Gahagan

Manager

Start Date

Tenure

Tenure Rank

Dec 31, 2002

16.51

16.5%

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 H. Aguilar

Manager

Start Date

Tenure

Tenure Rank

Aug 01, 2006

12.92

12.9%

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.


Brian Howell

Manager

Start Date

Tenure

Tenure Rank

Aug 01, 2006

12.92

12.9%

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

Manager

Start Date

Tenure

Tenure Rank

Aug 01, 2006

12.92

12.9%

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 E. Platz

Manager

Start Date

Tenure

Tenure Rank

Sep 28, 2007

11.76

11.8%

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

0.0

Category High

33.52

Category Average

7.41

Category Mode

0.33