Addressing Volatility with Your Clients

Market volatility can rattle even the most committed clients. Help tame their fears.

One day up. Next day down. Market volatility can chip away at clients' confidence and even prompt drastic requests that could deter their long-term goals.

Make a proactive move with market insight and client-approved materials that can help them stay focused during turbulent times and prepare you for those conversations.

2019 Investing Outlook: Finding Perspective Amid Turbulence

Head of Investment Solutions Cleo Chang shares how markets have reacted to similar declines and potential performance drivers in the midst of turbulence this year.

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Weathering Market Swings (part 1 of 8)

Help clients weather turbulence and avoid the futility of market timing to cut losses.

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Combating Downturns (part 2 of 8)

Remind participants about a known remedy for combating the effects of market downturns.

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Winning with Defense (part 3 of 8)

Show your clients how high-quality stocks may be their most valuable players (MVPs) when the going gets rough.

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Rebalancing in Style (part 4 of 8)

Help your clients see how re-balancing their stock mix may reduce overall risk.

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Working Through Recession Fears (part 5 of 8)

New jobs are fueling economic growth, which could ease your clients’ recession worries—for now. Use our flyer to show your clients this bright spot and help them prepare their retirement portfolios for what lies ahead.

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Understanding Sequence Risk (part 6 of 8)

Don’t let what your clients don’t know hurt them. Use this flyer to help explain sequence of returns risk and reinforce your target-date fund selection.

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5 Tips for Turbulent Times (part 7 of 8)

Give practical do's and don'ts of dealing with market volatility.

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Thinking Beyond Stocks and Bonds (part 8 of 8)

Show your clients how alternative investments have the potential to mitigate the impact of declines on portfolios.

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Time-Tested Strategies for the Long Term

Share sound investing practices to help clients reach their long-term goals.

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Volatility Is the Guest Who Won't Leave

Share Co-CIO Victor Zhang's perspective on what investors can expect.

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Finding Value in Volatility

Discover opportunities for bond investors in the current environment.

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Finding Growth Opportunities in an Uncertain Economic Cycle

Identifying high-quality companies in uncertain markets helps position portfolios.

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The Bull vs. the Bear Battle in the 2019 Equity Markets

See how 2019 may be a split personality. Will the first half look vastly different than the second?

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Rising Rates and Volatility: Trouble for Passive Value Investors?

Find out why uncertain conditions and rate-sensitive markets may favor an active approach.

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Featured Investments

Equity Income Fund

A large-cap value fund that seeks to deliver higher returns with lower volatility while helping investors balance their needs for income and reducing the risk their savings will run out.

Mid Cap Value Fund

A mid-cap portfolio that seeks to deliver higher returns with lower volatility over time through investments in high-quality companies temporarily selling at a discount.

High Income Fund

An actively managed portfolio of yield-oriented corporate bonds that pursue attractive income and capital appreciation over time.

AC Alternatives® Income Fund

An alternative portfolio designed to address a client's desire to generate income while mitigating the risks of rising interest rates and heightened volatility through broad diversification, adept manager selection and dynamic portfolio construction.

One Choice® Target Date Portfolios

A series of target-date funds that provide a single investment in a broadly diversified portfolio designed to help investors build toward the retirement they envision, while reducing the chances their money will run short.

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Finding Corporate Bond Opportunities in a Volatile World

Volatility is leading to lots of questions about where the corporate bond market is heading. What's keeping PM Kevin Akioka up at night?

Finding Value in Volatility

Learn more about why we believe staying selective is key to navigating through today's bond market.

Shake, Rattle and Roll: Closing Out a Wild 2018

The roller-coaster ride of 2018 provides important reminders about market behavior—particularly after several years of consecutive returns.

    The opinions expressed are those of American Century Investments (or the portfolio manager) and are no guarantee of the future performance of any American Century Investments' portfolio. This material has been prepared for educational purposes only. It is not intended to provide, and should not be relied upon for, investment, accounting, legal or tax advice.

    Investment return and principal value of security investments will fluctuate. The value at the time of redemption may be more or less than the original cost. Past performance is no guarantee of future results.