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

Updated: April 07, 2021
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Bull Case
  • 3-year return above the benchmark
  • 5-year return above the benchmark
  • 10-year return above the benchmark
  • 15-year return above the benchmark
  • No sales load or distribution fees
Bear Case
  • Low net assets
  • High expense ratio

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

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

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

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

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

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

Fact Sheet

1. Describe American Century World Mutual Funds, Inc: International Opportunities Fund; Investor Class Shares (AIOIX).

The Fund seeks capital growth. The Fund's assets will be invested primarily in equity securities of companies that are small-sized at the time of purchase and are located in foreign developed countries or emerging market countries.

2. What are AIOIX top holdings?

AIOIX has 114 stock holdings and 0 bond holdings.

The top 10 holdings represent 13.78% of total assets. Here are the top holdings:

Name Symbol % Assets
Boohoo Group PLC BOO.L 1.73%
Nextdc Ltd NXT.AX 1.60%
Samhallsbyggnadsbolaget i Norden AB B SBB B 1.43%
Stillfront Group AB SF 1.42%
Seven Network Ltd N/A 1.32%
Airtac International Group 1590.TW 1.31%
Shift Inc 3697 1.28%
Minth Group Ltd 00425 1.24%
Zur Rose Group AG ROSE 1.23%
Soitec SA SOI.PA 1.22%

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

AIOIX has generated the following returns:

  • 1-month return is -1.36%;
  • 3-month return is 2.15%;
  • 1-year return is 2.15%;
  • 3-year return is 8.97%;
  • 5-year return is 13.66%;
  • 10-year return is 9.75%;
  • 15-year return is 7.45%.

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

In the last 10 years, AIOIX had 6 up years and 4 down years.

AIOIX up and down years

5. What is AIOIX dividend yield?

AIOIX yield is 0%.

6. What is AIOIX minimum initial investment amount?

AIOIX minimum initial investment amount is N/A.

7. What is AIOIX expense ratio?

AIOIX expense ratio is 1.4%. The expense ratio of a fund is the total percentage of fund assets used for administrative, management, and all other expenses.

AIOIX expenses

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

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

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

  • 1-year ax cost ratio is 0.76%;
  • 3-year ax cost ratio is 0.69%.
AIOIX tax costs

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

AIOIX Beta

11. What is AIOIX Sharpe ratio?

  • 3-year Sharpe ratio is 0.41;
  • 5-year Sharpe ratio is 0.70;
  • 10-year Sharpe ratio is 0.59;
  • 15-year Sharpe ratio is 0.40.
AIOIX Sharpe ratio

Analysis

12. What is Finny Score? buy or sell?

Finny Score is 71. Our quantitative analysis shows 5 reasons to buy and 2 reasons to sell it, resulting in the Finny Score of 71.

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

The following are AIOIX strengths from our perspective:

  • AIOIX 3-year return is 8.97%, which is in line with the 3-year return of the benchmark index (MSCI ACWI Ex USA Small Growth NR USD), 9.38%.
  • AIOIX 5-year return is 13.66%, which is higher than the 5-year return of the benchmark index (MSCI ACWI Ex USA Small Growth NR USD), 12.31%.
  • AIOIX 10-year return is 9.75%, which is higher than the 10-year return of the benchmark index (MSCI ACWI Ex USA Small Growth NR USD), 7.3%.
  • AIOIX 15-year return is 7.45%, which is higher than the 15-year return of the benchmark index (MSCI ACWI Ex USA Small Growth NR USD), 6.4%.
  • Good news: this fund does not have 12b1, front-end or back-end sales fees.

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

The following are AIOIX weaknesses from our perspective:

  • AIOIX net assets are $583.50 million. This fund is not a popular choice with retail investors.
  • AIOIX expense ratio is 1.4%, which is not negligible. Is the fund expensive to you, and does it align to your investment strategy?
In the AIOIX review, we covered AIOIX 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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