Equity

Sustainable Equity Strategies

The American Century Sustainable Equity Strategies apply our unique blend of financial analysis and environmental, social, and governance (ESG) screening criteria to provide a comprehensive view of a security.

Small Cap Growth Fund Update

The American Century® Small Cap Growth Fund pursues high growth through investments in smaller companies exhibiting both sustainable accelerating earnings growth and positive price momentum.

Equity Income Fund Updates

The American Century® Equity Income Fund seeks to deliver income, build capital and manage downside risk over time.

Focused Dynamic Growth Fund Update

The American Century® Focused Dynamic Growth Fund, a strategy seeking early stage, rapid growth companies within a high-conviction, risk-managed framework.

3 Reasons Dividends Still Matter

Dividend-paying stocks may provide solid foundations for income-oriented portfolios.

5G Brings Growth Opportunities for Investors

Each generation of wireless technology enabled faster speeds and innovation. Could 5G also pave the way for improved social and environmental issues?

Higher-Quality Stocks Show Signs of Leadership as ‘Junk Rally’ Fades

As the rate of economic growth returns to more normal levels, we believe each company’s underlying strength is likely to play a larger role in its stock price performance.

The Enduring Case for Quality Stocks

The market’s worst days don’t have to be your portfolio’s worst days. Here are some of the benefits of keeping an eye on quality.

Solar Energy Making Notable Inroads in U.S. Electric Grid

Solar energy is particularly attractive given its ability to scale from large utility-sized installations to small individual rooftops.

The Value of ESG: Building on a Strong Foundation

Focusing on quality has historically led us to companies with strong financial and ESG characteristics.

Emerging Markets Equity Update

Our investment philosophy is centered on the belief that companies which exhibit accelerating, sustainable earnings growth—driven by improving business fundamentals—outperform the market over time.

3 Reasons We're Optimistic About Non-U.S. Equities

In our view, a broad-based recovery in earnings growth should favor non-U.S. stocks as the world emerges from the pandemic.

Revisiting Earnings Acceleration

Is earnings acceleration an underused source of diversification and excess return? See what the new data shows across regions, sectors and factors in different market environments.

Why Non-U.S. Equities May Be Poised for Outperformance

In this Q&A, Senior Portfolio Manager Rajesh Gandhi discusses the current market environment for non-U.S. equities, noting certain secular trends we believe will continue to support earnings growth.

Health Care Outlook: Pioneering Innovation Fuels Compelling Opportunities

As measured by research output and FDA drug approvals, innovation has reached all-time highs in recent years.

Earnings Watch: Profits Matter as Volatility Rises

Many companies reporting strong results have held up better than their weaker counterparts.

Russia-Ukraine Conflict: War Stresses Supply Chains, Stokes Inflation

Overburdened supply chains and persistent inflation threaten economic and profit growth.

Inflation-Wary Investors May Find Refuge in Companies with Pricing Power

Stocks have historically shielded investors from inflation’s fury. Choosing the stocks of companies with strong pricing power may make an even greater difference.

Playing The Long Game: Staying the Course Despite Volatility

After an extended period of strong returns, growth-oriented stock investors have experienced a more volatile environment in recent months.

Adding Value Through Large-Cap ESG Investing

Can my investments do well while the companies I invest in do good? This is a question many investors ask as they consider portfolios that assess ESG factors as part of the investment process.

CIO Roundtable: Navigating Market Regime Change

A select group of American Century Investments’ thought leaders share perspectives on the global economy and opportunities they see for fixed income, value equities and multi-asset strategies.

SEC Final Rule Affects Chinese Companies Listed on U.S. Exchanges

The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) recently finalized amendments that implement disclosure and submission requirements of the Holding Foreign Companies Accountable (HFCA) Act.

What Value Investors Should Know About Health Care Stocks

Health care companies are adapting to a world shaped by the impacts of COVID-19.

Can the Small-Cap Surge Continue in 2021?

Exposure to small-cap equities could benefit investors in 2021 and beyond.

China’s Regulatory Crackdown Doesn’t Derail Investment Opportunities

New regulations aimed at education and technology companies have led to market uncertainty and volatility in China.

Small-Cap Biopharmaceuticals: The Epicenter of Medical Innovation

We see opportunities in smaller-cap biopharma companies developing treatments and cures for unmet medical needs.

3 Reasons to Consider Mid-Cap Value Stocks

CPM Peter Hardy considers mid-cap stocks to be an investment “sweet spot.” Find out why in this month’s Market Perspective.

The Conundrum of Investing in Small-Cap Value Tech Stocks

We see opportunities in under-the-radar companies like laser manufacturers, but you can’t take a passive approach to finding them.

What Wall Street Is (Still) Missing About Tesla

We believe the market’s focus on short-term results creates opportunities for long-term investors in ground-breaking companies like Tesla.

Navigating the Low-Volatility Anomaly

The low-volatility anomaly is an investment phenomenon that challenges conventional stock market theories.

Where Should Dividend-Oriented Investors Look for Opportunities Now?

Dividends are at risk in the aftermath of COVID-19 shutdowns, but we’re still finding companies that can withstand the recession and grow their dividends in the future.

Revisiting the Active/Passive Debate

We believe active outperformance results from making investment decisions within the context of a company’s stage of development rather than in isolation over a short horizon.

Tesla: What We Think Wall Street is Missing

Find out why we view Tesla as a transformative technology company positioned for growth well into the future.

Investment Flows at the End of a Volatile Year

A volatile 2019 has driven investors to seek perceived safer shores. Here's how our ETF teams are using quality to navigate the market uncertainty.

Value Investing Today: FAQs and Answers

In this Q&A, Executive Portfolio Manager Phil Davidson and Senior Client Portfolio Manager Mike Rode discuss current issues important to value investors.

Can Small Companies Pack Big Dividends?

Small-cap stocks can be an unexpected potential source of sustainable dividends.

Financials Sector in Focus for Value Investment Managers

Investment pros believe financial stocks are good long-term investments despite short-term concerns.

Life After the Pandemic

We examine how a sustained shift toward working from home might affect consumer spending habits in the post-pandemic world.

Are Stretched Valuations of Big Tech Stocks a Warning?

Fast growth may be enticing but beware ignoring the rest of the market.

A Focus on Growth and Innovation

Listen to a Q&A with Senior Portfolio Manager Keith Lee and Director, Product Management Mark Gregory offering a comprehensive strategy overview.

COVID-19 Changes Will Affect Emerging Markets Investment Opportunities Beyond Technology

New investment opportunities in emerging markets (EM) are resulting from the coronavirus pandemic’s impact on consumer behavior.

Is Energy Due for a Rebound?

Stock prices may appear low, but we’re watching for oil supply and demand to show signs of rebalancing.

Actively Positioning Capital in an Uncertain World

As the coronavirus continues to alter supply chains, consumer behavior and government policy, is now really the best time to own the entire market in a portfolio?

What Fluctuating Gold Prices Tell Us About Markets

There’s something alluring about owning gold in times of uncertainty. CIO P. Satish, head of global analytics, explains why in this 2020 gold outlook.

Morningstar Changes Sustainability Ratings

Morningstar recently made comprehensive updates to the way it evaluates sustainability across funds, sectors and companies. Understand what's changed.

A Rebound for Value Stocks

It’s too early for value investors to declare victory, but last quarter’s value rebound has Sr. PM Mike Liss optimistic about these opportunities.

Getting to Know U.S. Value Investor Phil Davidson

Veteran investment manager has a record of creating value for investors.

Uncommon Techniques for Income Investing

Non-common securities may help enhance yield, reduce downside risk and dampen volatility.

Uncovering Value Amid Tech Disruption

There's always a market for value stocks out there, according to Sr. Portfolio Manager Mike Liss, even in industries disrupted by big tech.

Seeking Growth in a Softer Economy

Economic activity around the world is softening, which Sr. Portfolio Manager Brent Puff believes could make finding future growth more challenging.

Two High-Quality Ways to Boost Energy Exposure

Investing in small-cap energy companies can be risky. Our portfolio managers discuss two potential solutions to this dilemma.

Where are the Potential Bright Spots for Value Investors?

Despite the slowdown in global gross domestic product, global value equity portfolio manager Mike Liss believes a recession is unlikely.

The Smart Chemo Era Is Here

Antibody-drug conjugates (ADCs) target tumor cells while avoiding healthy cells. Here's why this "smart chemo" trend is on our radar.

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