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

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

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

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

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

  1. Describe American Century Target Maturities Trust: Zero Coupon 2025 Fund; Investor Class Shares (BTTRX).
  2. What are BTTRX holdings?
  3. What is BTTRX performance? What are BTTRX historical returns?
  4. How many up and down years did BTTRX have historically?
  5. What is BTTRX dividend yield?
  6. What is BTTRX minimum initial investment amount?
  7. What is BTTRX expense ratio?
  8. Does BTTRX have any sales loads or 12b-1 distribution expenses?
  9. What is BTTRX tax efficiency (tax-cost ratio)?
  10. What is BTTRX beta? How would you assess BTTRX risk?
  11. What is BTTRX Sharpe ratio?
  12. What is BTTRX Finny Score? BTTRX buy or sell?
  13. What are the pros of investing in BTTRX? What are BTTRX buy reasons?
  14. What are the cons of investing in BTTRX? What are BTTRX sell reasons?

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

Fact Sheet

1. Describe American Century Target Maturities Trust: Zero Coupon 2025 Fund; Investor Class Shares (BTTRX).

The Fund seeks to invest only in US Treasury Securities primarily zero-coupon bonds, for high investment return targeted to mature in the year 2025.

2. What are BTTRX top holdings?

BTTRX has 0 stock holdings and 17 bond holdings.

The top 5 holdings represent 15.51% of total assets. Here are the top holdings:

Name Symbol % Assets
U.S. Treasury Security Stripped Interest Security 0.01% N/A 4.49%
Resolution Funding Corp 0.01% N/A 4.47%
Tennessee Valley Authority 0.01% N/A 3.83%
Federal Home Loan Mortgage Corporation 0.01% N/A 2.00%
US Treasury Note Stripped Principal Payment 0.01% N/A 0.72%

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

BTTRX has generated the following returns:

  • 1-month return is -0.25%;
  • 3-month return is 0.48%;
  • 1-year return is 0.48%;
  • 3-year return is 6.84%;
  • 5-year return is 2.90%;
  • 10-year return is 5.85%;
  • 15-year return is 6.46%.

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

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

BTTRX up and down years

5. What is BTTRX dividend yield?

BTTRX yield is 2.76%.

6. What is BTTRX minimum initial investment amount?

BTTRX minimum initial investment amount is $3.00K.

7. What is BTTRX expense ratio?

BTTRX expense ratio is 0.55%. The expense ratio of a fund is the total percentage of fund assets used for administrative, management, and all other expenses.

BTTRX expenses

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

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

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

  • 1-year ax cost ratio is 2.68%;
  • 3-year ax cost ratio is 2.01%.
BTTRX tax costs

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

BTTRX Beta

11. What is BTTRX Sharpe ratio?

  • 3-year Sharpe ratio is 1.27;
  • 5-year Sharpe ratio is 0.41;
  • 10-year Sharpe ratio is 0.68;
  • 15-year Sharpe ratio is 0.38.
BTTRX 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 BTTRX? What are BTTRX buy reasons?

The following are BTTRX strengths from our perspective:

  • BTTRX 3-year return is 6.84%, which is higher than the 3-year return of the benchmark index (Bloomberg Barclays Treasury 1-5 Yr TR USD), 3.33%.
  • BTTRX 5-year return is 2.9%, which is higher than the 5-year return of the benchmark index (Bloomberg Barclays Treasury 1-5 Yr TR USD), 1.78%.
  • BTTRX 10-year return is 5.85%, which is higher than the 10-year return of the benchmark index (Bloomberg Barclays Treasury 1-5 Yr TR USD), 1.61%.
  • BTTRX 15-year return is 6.46%, which is higher than the 15-year return of the benchmark index (Bloomberg Barclays Treasury 1-5 Yr TR USD), 2.75%.
  • Good news: this fund does not have 12b1, front-end or back-end sales fees.

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

The following are BTTRX weaknesses from our perspective:

  • BTTRX net assets are $154.70 million. This fund is not a popular choice with retail investors.
  • BTTRX expense ratio is 0.55%, which is not negligible. Is the fund expensive to you, and does it align to your investment strategy?
In the BTTRX review, we covered BTTRX 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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