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The composition of market indices relies on active behind-the-scenes decision-making that can compromise the style purity of passive portfolios.
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Seeks to provide investment results that closely correspond, before fees and expenses, to the performance of the iSTOXX® American Century® USA Quality Value Index (the underlying index). The underlying index is designed to select securities of large- and mid-capitalization companies that are undervalued or have sustainable income.
STOXX® and iSTOXX® are registered trademarks of STOXX Ltd.
This fund is not actively managed and the portfolio managers do not attempt to take defensive positions under any market conditions, including declining markets. The portfolio managers also do not generally add or remove a security from the fund until such security is similarly added or removed from the underlying index. Therefore, the fund may hold an underperforming security or not hold an outperforming security until the underlying index reacts. This may result in underperformance compared to the market generally. In addition, there is no assurance that the underlying index will be determined, composed or calculated accurately. While the index provider provides descriptions of what the underlying index is designed to achieve, the index provider does not guarantee the quality, accuracy or completeness of data in respect of its indices, and does not guarantee that the underlying index will be in line with the described index methodology. Gains, losses or costs to the fund caused by errors in the underlying index may therefore be borne by the fund and its shareholders.
Pursues enhanced risk-adjusted returns versus cap-weighted indexing.
Applies an index-based methodology that is designed to identify stocks with key characteristics:
Price to Book Ratio: The price per share divided by book value per share.
Price/Earnings Ratio: The price per share divided by earnings per share.
Weighted Average Market Cap: The weighted average market value of a company's outstanding shares.
Equity Beta: Beta is a measure of the tendency of securities to move with the market as a whole. A beta of 1 indicates that the security's price will move with the market. A beta less than 1 indicates the security tends to be less volatile than the market, while a beta greater than 1 indicated the security is more volatile than the market. Calculated vs. STOXX®.
Number of Holdings: The number of holdings in the fund excluding cash positions and derivatives such as futures and currency forwards.
Option Adjusted Duration (OAD): OAD is the effective duration. It is a duration calculation for bonds that have embedded options. This measure of duration takes into account the fact that expected cash flows will fluctuate as interest rates change. The effective duration measures the percentage change in price for a 100 basis points parallel shift in the yield curve. Positive duration means that as rates rise, the price decreases, and negative duration means that as rates rise, the price increases.
Weighted Average Coupon: The weighted average interest rate paid by the mortgages in the pool.
Option Adjusted Spread (OAS): The measurement of the spread (in Basis Points) of a fixed-income security rate and the risk-free rate of return, which is adjusted to take into account an embedded option.
Bid Ask Midpoint:
The midpoint between the highest bid and the lowest offer on the primary listing exchange, as of the time that the Fund's NAV is calculated, generally around 4 p.m. (Eastern time).
The price of the last reported trade on the fund's primary exchange.
Average annual returns illustrate the annual compounded returns that would have produced the cumulative total return if the fund's performance had remained constant throughout the period indicated. Returns for periods less than one year are not annualized.
ETF Market Performance (Inception to Date):
The fund's per share Net Asset Value (NAV) is the value of one share of the fund. Market Price is determined by using the midpoint between the highest bid and the lowest offer on the primary stock exchange on which the shares of the fund are listed for trading, as of the time that the fund's NAV is calculated. The NAV Return is based on the NAV of the fund, and the Market Price Return is based on the market price per share of the fund. Since shares of the fund did not trade in the secondary market until after the fund's inception, for the period from inception to the first day of secondary market trading in shares of the fund, the NAV of the fund is used as a proxy for the Market Price to calculate market returns. Market Price and NAV returns assume that dividends and capital gain distributions have been reinvested in the fund at Market Price and NAV, respectively.
Extraordinary performance is attributable in part to unusually favorable market conditions and may not be repeated or consistently achieved in the future.
30-Day SEC Unsubsidized Yield: Represents net investment income earned by a fund over a 30-day period, expressed as an annual percentage rate based on the fund's share price at the end of the 30-day period. Unsubsidized yield does not adjust for any fee waivers and/or expense reimbursements in effect.
12 Month Distribution Rate: The sum of a fund's total trailing 12-month interest and dividend payments divided by the most recent day's ending share price (NAV).
Yield to Maturity: The internal rate of return of the security based on the given market price—it is the single discount rate that equates a security price (inclusive of accrued interest) with its projected cashflows.
Yield to Worst: Lowest yield possible for a security given the current price, taking into account both call dates and maturity.
Chief Investment Officer - Disciplined Equity, Senior Vice President, Portfolio Manager, Director of Global Analytics
Vice President, Portfolio Manager
Performance data quoted represents past performance and is no guarantee of future results. Current performance may be lower or higher than the performance data quoted. Investment return and principal value will fluctuate so that an investor's shares, when redeemed, may be worth more or less than original cost. Returns less than one year are not annualized. Net Asset Value (NAV) prices are used to calculate market price performance prior to the date when the fund first traded on the New York Stock Exchange. Market performance is determined using the bid/ask midpoint at 4:00 p.m. Eastern time, when the NAV is typically calculated. Market performance does not represent the returns you would receive if you traded shares at other times. For the fund's most recent quarter end performance, please call 1-800-345-6488.
Index performance does not represent the fund's performance. It is not possible to invest directly in an index.
Exchange Traded Funds (ETFs) are bought and sold through exchange trading at market price (not NAV), and are not individually redeemed from the fund. Shares may trade at a premium or discount to their NAV in the secondary market. Brokerage commissions will reduce returns.
The gross expense ratio is the fund's total annual operating costs, expressed as a percentage of the fund's average net assets for a given time period. It is gross of any fee waivers or expense reimbursement. The net expense ratio is the expense ratio after the application of any waivers or reimbursement. This is the actual ratio that investors paid during the fund's most recent fiscal year. Please see the prospectus for more information.
For detailed descriptions of indices or investing terms referenced above, refer to our glossary.
The STOXX® Index is the intellectual property (including registered trademarks) of STOXX Limited, Zurich, Switzerland ("STOXX"), Deutsche Börse Group or their licensors, which is used under license. The fund is neither sponsored nor promoted, distributed or in any other manner supported by STOXX, Deutsche Börse Group or their licensors, research partners or data providers and STOXX, Deutsche Börse Group and their licensors, research partners or data providers do not give any warranty, and exclude any liability (whether in negligence or otherwise) with respect thereto generally or specifically in relation to any errors, omissions or interruptions in the STOXX® Index or its data.
Exchange Traded Funds (ETFs): Foreside Fund Services, LLC - Distributor, not affiliated with American Century Investments Services, Inc.