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

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

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

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

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

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

Fact Sheet

1. Describe American Century Capital Portfolios, Inc: Small Cap Value Fund; Investor Class Shares (ASVIX).

The Fund seeks long-term capital growth. Income is a secondary objective. The portfolio managers will invest at least 80% of the fund's assets in small cap companies.

2. What are ASVIX top holdings?

ASVIX has 107 stock holdings and 0 bond holdings.

The top 10 holdings represent 25.04% of total assets. Here are the top holdings:

Name Symbol % Assets
ProAssurance Corp PRA 2.77%
Graphic Packaging Holding Co GPK 2.72%
Spectrum Brands Holdings Inc SPB 2.72%
BankUnited Inc BKU 2.51%
Compass Diversified Holdings CODI 2.49%
Silgan Holdings Inc SLGN 2.43%
Premier Inc Class A PINC 2.42%
Valley National Bancorp VLY 2.42%
Home BancShares Inc HOMB 2.33%
Teradata Corp TDC 2.23%

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

ASVIX has generated the following returns:

  • 1-month return is -1.06%;
  • 3-month return is -27.61%;
  • 1-year return is -22.97%;
  • 3-year return is -5.13%;
  • 5-year return is 0.64%;
  • 10-year return is 5.92%;
  • 15-year return is 6.42%.

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

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

5. What is ASVIX dividend yield?

ASVIX yield is 0.47%.

6. What is ASVIX minimum initial investment amount?

ASVIX minimum initial investment amount is N/A.

7. What is ASVIX expense ratio?

ASVIX expense ratio is 1.25%. The expense ratio of a fund is the total percentage of fund assets used for administrative, management, and all other expenses.

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

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

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

  • 1-year ax cost ratio is 0.71%;
  • 3-year ax cost ratio is 3.18%.

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

  • 3-year beta is 1.40;
  • 5-year beta is 1.34;
  • 10-year beta is 1.26.

11. What is ASVIX Sharpe ratio?

  • 3-year Sharpe ratio is -0.33;
  • 10-year Sharpe ratio is 0.35.

Analysis

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

ASVIX Finny Score is 50. Our quantitative analysis shows 5 reasons to buy ASVIX and 5 reasons to sell it, resulting in the Finny Score of 50.

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

The following are ASVIX strengths from our perspective:

  • ASVIX 3-year return is -5.13%, which is higher than the 3-year return of the benchmark index (Russell 2000 Value TR USD), -6.23%.
  • ASVIX 5-year return is 0.64%, which is higher than the 5-year return of the benchmark index (Russell 2000 Value TR USD), -0.04%.
  • ASVIX 10-year return is 5.92%, which is in line with the 10-year return of the benchmark index (Russell 2000 Value TR USD), 6.2%.
  • ASVIX 15-year return is 6.42%, which is higher than the 15-year return of the benchmark index (Russell 2000 Value TR USD), 5.02%.
  • Good news: this fund does not have 12b1, front-end or back-end sales fees.

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

The following are ASVIX weaknesses from our perspective:

  • ASVIX net assets are $666.60 million. This fund is not a popular choice with retail investors.
  • ASVIX expense ratio is 1.25%, which is not negligible. Is the fund expensive to you, and does it align to your investment strategy?
  • ASVIX 3-year Beta is 1.4, which is higher than the index (S&P 500 TR USD) 3-year beta, 1.00. The fund is perceived to be riskier than the comparable index based on the previous 3 years.
  • ASVIX 5-year Beta is 1.34, which is higher than the index (S&P 500 TR USD) 5-year beta, 1.00. The fund is perceived to be riskier than the comparable index based on the previous 5 years.
  • ASVIX 10-year Beta is 1.26, which is higher than the index (S&P 500 TR USD) 10-year beta, 1.00. The fund is perceived to be riskier than the comparable index based on the previous 10 years.
In the ASVIX review, we covered ASVIX 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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