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

Updated: September 27, 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
  • No sales load or distribution fees
Bear Case
  • Low net assets
  • High expense ratio

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

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

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

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

  1. Describe American Century Asset Allocation Portfolios, Inc: One Choice 2040 Portfolio; Investor Class Shares (ARDVX).
  2. What are ARDVX holdings?
  3. What is ARDVX performance? What are ARDVX historical returns?
  4. How many up and down years did ARDVX have historically?
  5. What is ARDVX dividend yield?
  6. What is ARDVX minimum initial investment amount?
  7. What is ARDVX expense ratio?
  8. Does ARDVX have any sales loads or 12b-1 distribution expenses?
  9. What is ARDVX tax efficiency (tax-cost ratio)?
  10. What is ARDVX beta? How would you assess ARDVX risk?
  11. What is ARDVX Sharpe ratio?
  12. What is ARDVX Finny Score? ARDVX buy or sell?
  13. What are the pros of investing in ARDVX? What are ARDVX buy reasons?
  14. What are the cons of investing in ARDVX? What are ARDVX sell reasons?

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

Fact Sheet

1. Describe American Century Asset Allocation Portfolios, Inc: One Choice 2040 Portfolio; Investor Class Shares (ARDVX).

The Fund seeks the highest total return consistent with its asset mix. One Choice 2040 Portfolio is a fund of funds, meaning that it seeks to achieve its objective by investing in other American Century mutual funds (the underlying funds) that represent a variety of asset classes and investment styles.

2. What are ARDVX top holdings?

ARDVX has 0 stock holdings and 0 bond holdings.

The top 10 holdings represent 69.78% of total assets. Here are the top holdings:

Name Symbol % Assets
American Century NT Diversified Bond G ACLDX 14.00%
American Century NT Large Co Val G ACLLX 10.11%
American Century Sustainable Equity G AFEGX 7.80%
American Century NT Mid Cap Value G ACLMX 6.26%
American Century NT Growth G ACLTX 6.20%
American Century NT International Gr G ACLNX 5.67%
American Century Global Bond G AGBGX 5.64%
American Century NT Heritage G ACLWX 5.22%
American Century NT Emerging Markets G ACLKX 4.65%
American Century NT Equity Growth G ACLEX 4.23%

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

ARDVX has generated the following returns:

  • 1-month return is -1.53%;
  • 3-month return is 4.96%;
  • 1-year return is 7.96%;
  • 3-year return is 6.69%;
  • 5-year return is 7.87%;
  • 10-year return is 8.66%.

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

In the last 10 years, ARDVX had 7 up years and 3 down years.

ARDVX up and down years

5. What is ARDVX dividend yield?

ARDVX yield is 1.56%.

6. What is ARDVX minimum initial investment amount?

ARDVX minimum initial investment amount is $3.00K.

7. What is ARDVX expense ratio?

ARDVX expense ratio is 0.86%. The expense ratio of a fund is the total percentage of fund assets used for administrative, management, and all other expenses.

ARDVX expenses

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

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

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

  • 1-year ax cost ratio is 2.11%;
  • 3-year ax cost ratio is 1.86%.
ARDVX tax costs

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

  • 3-year beta is 1.20;
  • 5-year beta is 1.20;
  • 10-year beta is 1.22.
ARDVX Beta

11. What is ARDVX Sharpe ratio?

  • 3-year Sharpe ratio is 0.41;
  • 5-year Sharpe ratio is 0.48;
  • 10-year Sharpe ratio is 0.84.
ARDVX Sharpe ratio

Analysis

12. What is Finny Score? buy or sell?

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

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

The following are ARDVX strengths from our perspective:

  • <strong>ARDVX 3-year return</strong> is 6.69%, which is higher than the 3-year return of the benchmark index (S&P Target Date To 2040 TR), 6.24%.
  • <strong>ARDVX 5-year return</strong> is 7.87%, which is in line with the 5-year return of the benchmark index (S&P Target Date To 2040 TR), 8.22%.
  • <strong>ARDVX 10-year return</strong> is 8.66%, which is higher than the 10-year return of the benchmark index (S&P Target Date To 2040 TR), 8.45%.
  • Good news: this fund does not have 12b1, front-end or back-end sales fees.

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

The following are ARDVX weaknesses from our perspective:

  • <strong>ARDVX net assets</strong> are $506.10 million. This fund is not a popular choice with retail investors.
  • <strong>ARDVX expense ratio</strong> is 0.86%, which is not negligible. Is the fund expensive to you, and does it align to your investment strategy?
In the ARDVX review, we covered ARDVX 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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