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

Updated: Last Friday
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Bull Case
  • 10-year return above the benchmark
  • 15-year return above the benchmark
  • No sales load or distribution fees
Bear Case
  • Low net assets
  • 3-year return below the benchmark
  • 5-year return below the benchmark
  • High expense ratio

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

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

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

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

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

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

Fact Sheet

1. Describe American Century Investment Trust: Diversified Bond Fund; Investor Class Shares (ADFIX).

The Fund seeks a high level of income by investing primarily in high- and medium-grade non-money market debt securities.

2. What are ADFIX top holdings?

ADFIX has 0 stock holdings and 634 bond holdings.

The top 9 holdings represent 21.78% of total assets. Here are the top holdings:

Name Symbol % Assets
Us 10yr Ultra Fut Dec20 Xcbt 20201221 N/A 4.03%
United States Treasury Notes 1.12% N/A 3.45%
United States Treasury Notes 0.62% N/A 2.76%
Federal National Mortgage Association 2.5% N/A 2.28%
United States Treasury Bonds 3.38% N/A 2.19%
Federal National Mortgage Association 2% N/A 2.17%
US Treasury Note 0.12% N/A 1.78%
Us 5yr Note (Cbt) Dec20 Xcbt 20201231 N/A 1.77%
United States Treasury Notes 0.25% N/A 1.35%

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

ADFIX has generated the following returns:

  • 1-month return is 1.01%;
  • 3-month return is 0.31%;
  • 1-year return is 7.41%;
  • 3-year return is 4.69%;
  • 5-year return is 3.92%;
  • 10-year return is 3.46%;
  • 15-year return is 4.48%.

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

In the last 10 years, ADFIX had 8 up years and 2 down years.

ADFIX up and down years

5. What is ADFIX dividend yield?

ADFIX yield is 1.68%.

6. What is ADFIX minimum initial investment amount?

ADFIX minimum initial investment amount is $3.00K.

7. What is ADFIX expense ratio?

ADFIX expense ratio is 0.6%. The expense ratio of a fund is the total percentage of fund assets used for administrative, management, and all other expenses.

ADFIX expenses

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

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

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

  • 1-year ax cost ratio is 0.78%;
  • 3-year ax cost ratio is 0.93%.
ADFIX tax costs

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

  • 3-year beta is 1.03;
  • 5-year beta is 1.01;
  • 10-year beta is 1.01.
ADFIX Beta

11. What is ADFIX Sharpe ratio?

  • 3-year Sharpe ratio is 0.80;
  • 5-year Sharpe ratio is 0.78;
  • 10-year Sharpe ratio is 0.89.
ADFIX Sharpe ratio

Analysis

12. What is Finny Score? buy or sell?

Finny Score is 43. Our quantitative analysis shows 3 reasons to buy and 4 reasons to sell it, resulting in the Finny Score of 43.

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

The following are ADFIX strengths from our perspective:

  • ADFIX 10-year return is 3.46%, which is in line with the 10-year return of the benchmark index (Bloomberg Barclays US Aggregate Bond TR USD), 3.73%.
  • ADFIX 15-year return is 4.48%, which is in line with the 15-year return of the benchmark index (Bloomberg Barclays US Aggregate Bond TR USD), 4.55%.
  • Good news: this fund does not have 12b1, front-end or back-end sales fees.

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

The following are ADFIX weaknesses from our perspective:

  • ADFIX net assets are $779.50 million. This fund is not a popular choice with retail investors.
  • ADFIX 3-year return is 4.69%, which is lower than the 3-year return of the benchmark index (Bloomberg Barclays US Aggregate Bond TR USD), 5.41%.
  • ADFIX 5-year return is 3.92%, which is lower than the 5-year return of the benchmark index (Bloomberg Barclays US Aggregate Bond TR USD), 4.37%.
  • ADFIX expense ratio is 0.6%, which is not negligible. Is the fund expensive to you, and does it align to your investment strategy?
In the ADFIX review, we covered ADFIX 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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