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15 important things you should know about American Century Investments ACFDX mutual fund

Updated: September 18, 2020
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Bull Case
  • 3-year return above the benchmark
  • 5-year return above the benchmark
  • 10-year return above the benchmark
Bear Case
  • Low net assets
  • High expense ratio
  • Sales load and/or distribution fees

Before we start: if you’re looking for ACFDX “stock” price, you can quickly find it out by visiting Finny and typing "ACFDX quote". If you’re looking for a quick scoop on ACFDX "stock" (price chart, key stats, buy or sell analysis and holdings), go to Finny and look for "ACFDX". You’ll get all this info in one place.

Are you looking to buy or sell ACFDX? Or perhaps you’re looking for ACFDX fact sheet, and learn about its alternatives? If so, you came to the right place.

In this ACFDX mutual fund review, we’ll address key questions our readers have been asking us about this fund, above and beyond what you can find in its prospectus, and on Morningstar or Yahoo Finance.

Here is what you’ll be able to find in this review:

  • Fact Sheet: ACFDX performance, returns, expense ratio, holdings and dividend yield;
  • Analysis: ACFDX buy or sell; the pros and cons of investing in ACFDX mutual fund;
  • Alternatives: other ETFs and mutual funds you should consider as alternatives to ACFDX.

And here is the list of questions we’ll answer:

  1. Describe American Century Growth Funds, Inc: Focused Dynamic Growth Fund; Advisor Class Shares (ACFDX).
  2. What are ACFDX holdings?
  3. What is ACFDX performance? What are ACFDX historical returns?
  4. How many up and down years did ACFDX have historically?
  5. What is ACFDX dividend yield?
  6. What is ACFDX minimum initial investment amount?
  7. What is ACFDX expense ratio?
  8. Does ACFDX have any sales loads or 12b-1 distribution expenses?
  9. What is ACFDX tax efficiency (tax-cost ratio)?
  10. What is ACFDX beta? How would you assess ACFDX risk?
  11. What is ACFDX Sharpe ratio?
  12. What is ACFDX Finny Score? ACFDX buy or sell?
  13. What are the pros of investing in ACFDX? What are ACFDX buy reasons?
  14. What are the cons of investing in ACFDX? What are ACFDX sell reasons?

So let’s start. Scroll down to the question that interests you the most.

Fact Sheet

1. Describe American Century Growth Funds, Inc: Focused Dynamic Growth Fund; Advisor Class Shares (ACFDX).

The Fund seeks long-term capital growth. The Fund uses a quantitative investment process designed to identify common stocks of companies that currently have, or are expected to have, earnings and revenues that are not only growing, but growing at an accelerating rate, and that also have strong price momentum.

2. What are ACFDX top holdings?

ACFDX has 35 stock holdings and 0 bond holdings.

The top 10 holdings represent 48.04% of total assets. Here are the top holdings:

Name Symbol % Assets
Amazon.com Inc AMZN 7.35%
Alphabet Inc Class C GOOG 5.49%
Mastercard Inc A MA 4.86%
Boston Beer Co Inc Class A SAM 4.58%
Tesla Inc TSLA 4.51%
Slack Technologies Inc Class A WORK 4.46%
Facebook Inc A FB 4.43%
Visa Inc Class A V 4.26%
DocuSign Inc DOCU 4.06%
Salesforce.com Inc CRM 4.04%

3. What is ACFDX performance? What are ACFDX historical returns?

ACFDX has generated the following returns:

  • 1-month return is 4.32%;
  • 3-month return is 22.60%;
  • 1-year return is 63.35%;
  • 3-year return is 30.91%;
  • 5-year return is 25.06%;
  • 10-year return is 18.39%.

4. How many up and down years did ACFDX have historically?

In the last 10 years, ACFDX had 9 up years and 1 down year. See Performances

5. What is ACFDX dividend yield?

ACFDX yield is 0%.

6. What is ACFDX minimum initial investment amount?

ACFDX minimum initial investment amount is N/A.

7. What is ACFDX expense ratio?

ACFDX expense ratio is 1.1%. The expense ratio of a fund is the total percentage of fund assets used for administrative, management, and all other expenses. See Expenses

8. Does ACFDX have any sales loads or 12b-1 distribution expenses?

ACFDX 12b-1 distribution fee is 0.25. ACFDX front-end sales load is 0. ACFDX back-end sales load is 0.

9. What is ACFDX tax efficiency (tax-cost ratio)?

  • 1-year ax cost ratio is 0%;
  • 3-year ax cost ratio is 0%.

See Taxes

10. What is ACFDX beta? How would you assess ACFDX risk?

  • 3-year beta is 1.08;
  • 5-year beta is 1.08;
  • 10-year beta is 0.99.

See Risks

11. What is ACFDX Sharpe ratio?

  • 3-year Sharpe ratio is 1.18;
  • 5-year Sharpe ratio is 0.98;
  • 10-year Sharpe ratio is 1.12.

See Risks

Analysis

12. What is Finny Score? buy or sell?

Finny Score is 50. Our quantitative analysis shows 3 reasons to buy and 3 reasons to sell it, resulting in the Finny Score of 50.

13. What are the pros of investing in ACFDX? What are ACFDX buy reasons?

The following are ACFDX strengths from our perspective:

  • <strong>ACFDX 3-year return</strong> is 30.91%, which is higher than the 3-year return of the benchmark index (Russell 1000 Growth TR USD), 22.47%.
  • <strong>ACFDX 5-year return</strong> is 25.06%, which is higher than the 5-year return of the benchmark index (Russell 1000 Growth TR USD), 20.16%.
  • <strong>ACFDX 10-year return</strong> is 18.39%, which is higher than the 10-year return of the benchmark index (Russell 1000 Growth TR USD), 17.91%.

14. What are the cons of investing in ACFDX? What are ACFDX negatives?

The following are ACFDX weaknesses from our perspective:

  • <strong>ACFDX net assets</strong> are $2.00 million. This fund is not a popular choice with retail investors.
  • <strong>ACFDX expense ratio</strong> is 1.1%, which is not negligible. Is the fund expensive to you, and does it align to your investment strategy?
  • Warning: this fund has a 12b1 sales fee. The maximum 12b1 fee is 0.25%. A 12b-1 fee is an annual marketing or distribution fee on a mutual fund.
In the ACFDX review, we covered ACFDX key stats (return, performance, yield, expense ratio, and holdings), buy and sell analysis, and alternative investments. If this review was helpful to you, feel free to check out other mutual fund and ETF reviews.
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