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

Updated: Last Tuesday
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Bull Case
  • 3-year return above the benchmark
  • 5-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 ASDVX “stock” price, you can quickly find it out by visiting Finny and typing "ASDVX quote". If you’re looking for a quick scoop on ASDVX "stock" (price chart, key stats, buy or sell analysis and holdings), go to Finny and look for "ASDVX". You’ll get all this info in one place.

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

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

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

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

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

Fact Sheet

1. Describe American Century Investment Trust: Short Duration Strategic Income Fund; Investor Class Shares (ASDVX).

The Fund seeks income. As a secondary objective, the Fund seeks long-term capital appreciation. The Fund invests in both investment-grade and high-yield, non-money market debt securities. These securities may include corporate bonds and notes, government securities and securities backed by mortgages or other assets.

2. What are ASDVX top holdings?

ASDVX has 0 stock holdings and 286 bond holdings.

The top 10 holdings represent 26.76% of total assets. Here are the top holdings:

Name Symbol % Assets
Us 2yr Note (Cbt) Sep20 Xcbt 20200930 N/A 13.67%
United States Treasury Notes 0.25% N/A 3.75%
Us 5yr Note (Cbt) Sep20 Xcbt 20200930 N/A 2.58%
United States Treasury Notes 0.5% N/A 1.19%
United States Treasury Notes 0.12% N/A 1.06%
AbbVie Inc. 2.3% N/A 0.95%
Petroleos Mexicanos 4.88% N/A 0.94%
U.S. Bank National Association 1.8% N/A 0.93%
Biogen Inc 3.62% N/A 0.87%
United States Treasury Notes 1.12% N/A 0.82%

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

ASDVX has generated the following returns:

  • 1-month return is 0.62%;
  • 3-month return is 1.36%;
  • 1-year return is 3.92%;
  • 3-year return is 2.97%;
  • 5-year return is 3.20%.

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

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

ASDVX up and down years

5. What is ASDVX dividend yield?

ASDVX yield is 2.27%.

6. What is ASDVX minimum initial investment amount?

ASDVX minimum initial investment amount is $3.00K.

7. What is ASDVX expense ratio?

ASDVX expense ratio is 0.52%. The expense ratio of a fund is the total percentage of fund assets used for administrative, management, and all other expenses.

ASDVX expenses

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

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

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

  • 1-year ax cost ratio is 1.06%;
  • 3-year ax cost ratio is 1.1%.
ASDVX tax costs

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

  • 3-year beta is 0.40;
  • 5-year beta is 0.28.
ASDVX Beta

11. What is ASDVX Sharpe ratio?

  • 3-year Sharpe ratio is 0.38;
  • 5-year Sharpe ratio is 0.67.
ASDVX Sharpe ratio

Analysis

12. What is Finny Score? buy or sell?

Finny Score is 60. Our quantitative analysis shows 3 reasons to buy and 2 reasons to sell it, resulting in the Finny Score of 60.

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

The following are ASDVX strengths from our perspective:

  • <strong>ASDVX 3-year return</strong> is 2.97%, which is higher than the 3-year return of the benchmark index (Bloomberg Barclays US Government/Credit 1-3 Yr TR USD), 2.88%.
  • <strong>ASDVX 5-year return</strong> is 3.2%, which is higher than the 5-year return of the benchmark index (Bloomberg Barclays US Government/Credit 1-3 Yr TR USD), 2.08%.
  • Good news: this fund does not have 12b1, front-end or back-end sales fees.

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

The following are ASDVX weaknesses from our perspective:

  • <strong>ASDVX net assets</strong> are $84.20 million. This fund is not a popular choice with retail investors.
  • <strong>ASDVX expense ratio</strong> is 0.52%, which is not negligible. Is the fund expensive to you, and does it align to your investment strategy?
In the ASDVX review, we covered ASDVX 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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