14 important things you should know about American Century Investments ACFOX mutual fund

Updated: June 27, 2020
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Are you looking to buy or sell ACFOX? Or perhaps you’re looking for ACFOX fact sheet, and learn about its alternatives? If so, you came to the right place.

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

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

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

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 ACFOX top holdings?

ACFOX 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 ACFOX performance? What are ACFOX historical returns?

ACFOX has generated the following returns:

  • 1-month return is 16.81%;
  • 3-month return is 2.24%;
  • 1-year return is 27.43%;
  • 3-year return is 23.59%;
  • 5-year return is 16.03%;
  • 10-year return is 15.52%.

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

In the last 10 years, ACFOX had 9 up years and 1 down year.

5. What is ACFOX dividend yield?

ACFOX yield is 0%.

6. What is ACFOX minimum initial investment amount?

ACFOX minimum initial investment amount is $3.00K.

7. What is ACFOX expense ratio?

ACFOX expense ratio is 0.85%. The expense ratio of a fund is the total percentage of fund assets used for administrative, management, and all other expenses.

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

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

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

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

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

  • 3-year beta is 1.01;
  • 5-year beta is 1.02;
  • 10-year beta is 0.95.

11. What is ACFOX Sharpe ratio?

  • 3-year Sharpe ratio is 0.90;
  • 5-year Sharpe ratio is 0.72;
  • 10-year Sharpe ratio is 0.88.

Analysis

12. What is ACFOX Finny Score? ACFOX buy or sell?

ACFOX Finny Score is 67. Our quantitative analysis shows 4 reasons to buy ACFOX and 2 reasons to sell it, resulting in the Finny Score of 67.

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

The following are ACFOX strengths from our perspective:

  • ACFOX 3-year return is 23.59%, which is higher than the 3-year return of the benchmark index (Russell 1000 Growth TR USD), 16.2%.
  • ACFOX 5-year return is 16.03%, which is higher than the 5-year return of the benchmark index (Russell 1000 Growth TR USD), 13.49%.
  • ACFOX 10-year return is 15.52%, which is higher than the 10-year return of the benchmark index (Russell 1000 Growth TR USD), 15.42%.
  • Good news: this fund does not have 12b1, front-end or back-end sales fees.

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

The following are ACFOX weaknesses from our perspective:

  • ACFOX net assets are $246.00 million. This fund is not a popular choice with retail investors.
  • ACFOX expense ratio is 0.85%, which is not negligible. Is the fund expensive to you, and does it align to your investment strategy?
In the ACFOX review, we covered ACFOX 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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