News & Insights

Mid Cap Growth Impact ETF: 2021 Impact Report

We will continue to seek and invest in innovative, disruptive companies that challenge the status quo, drive industry change and help lead us to a brighter future.

Fight Over Federal Debt Ceiling Adds to Uncertainty and Market Volatility

Investors were already worried about the upending effects of the pandemic, rising interest rates and inflation. They must now contend with the uncertainty of extreme political maneuvering over the U.S. debt ceiling.

Why Higher Risk Doesn’t Always Mean Higher Returns

A low-volatility portfolio has the potential to outperform while exposing investors to less risk.

House Democrats’ Tax Proposal Targets High-Income Earners and Corporations

Noted Washington observer and tax expert Andy Friedman recently told American Century Investments clients that high-income Americans and corporations will likely take the brunt of proposed federal tax hikes.

Fast-Growing Digital Finance Companies Are Creating Long-Term Investment Opportunities

We are finding opportunities in select digital finance companies that we believe offer attractive long-term performance potential.

Breakthrough Medical Treatments Brighten Outlook for Alzheimer's Patients

Senior Portfolio Manager Michael Li discusses Biogen, a company with the potential of doing well financially over the long term and focusing on social good with its breakthrough treatment.

Sustainable Equity Fund Sustainability Report

See how we have integrated ESG analysis alongside traditional financial evaluation to identify sustainable companies that offer the potential to deliver excess returns over time.

Fed Moves Up Rate-Hike Timeline

Inflation remains a key focus.

Underlying Beauty and Simplicity of Life Endure

Get to know Portfolio Manager Prabha Ram, a key member of the American Century U.S. Focused Dynamic Growth strategy investment team.

Infrastructure and Tax Proposals Lift Muni Market’s Profile

We believe the American Jobs Plan and Made in America Tax Plan, which propose infrastructure spending and corporate tax hikes, will likely boost the outlook for municipal bonds (munis) and the broad economy.

Tax Proposals vs. Your Reality: What You Can Do Now

There’s a lot of news swirling about the potential for tax hikes. While we’re still far from any proposals becoming law, here are some things to consider if you’re concerned about what this could mean for your portfolio.

How Would Biden’s Tax Agenda Affect Corporate Earnings and Municipal Bonds?

Victor Zhang, CIO, discusses the potential impact of President Joe Biden's proposed wide-ranging tax increases to fund the policy objectives he advocated during the 2020 presidential campaign.

Tax Reform Proposals: 3 Things to Keep Your Eye On

Here we break down what we know about the main tax proposals.

COVID-19 Today: New Variants & Vaccines

Alejandro Sánchez Alvarado, PhD, of the Stowers Institute for Medical Research continues the series by exploring the latest vaccine developments and the virus variants that have been making headlines.

Three C’s of the Work-from-Anywhere Trend

Innovative tech companies enabling the new hybrid workplace likely offer investors attractive long-term performance potential.

Investment Opportunities in a Post-COVID World

We believe the travel industry might be poised to rebound significantly.

3 Reasons Dividends Still Matter

Dividend-paying stocks may provide solid foundations for income-oriented portfolios.

GameStop: What You Need to Know

The so-called “Nerds versus Wall Street” battle over GameStop is grabbing headlines and attracting speculators hoping to cash in on the dramatic stock price movements.

COVID-19 Vaccines: Behind the Science

Having a world-class research organization as an owner allows us to bring you this timely perspective. Watch now.

Senate Runoff Victories in Georgia Boost Biden’s Ability to Enact Priorities

Now that Democrats have gained a razor-thin margin in the U.S. Senate after runoff wins in Georgia, how aggressively the Biden administration pursues its legislative priorities remains to be seen.

Investment Ideas Beyond “Big Tech” Stocks

Overloaded with big-name tech companies? Searching for innovation may open up new paths to growth.

Biden's Victory—A Likely Boon For ESG, But Is It Enough?

The Democratic-controlled House of Representatives will likely echo Biden's stance on climate change, resulting in a strengthening of the federal government's role in energy and environmental policy.

Biden Won’t Ride a Blue Wave, but Change Is Coming

Biden has pledged to work with Republicans on Capitol Hill. Failing that, he won’t be powerless to pursue his agenda.

Global Markets Shifting Along With Election Scenarios

As many predicted, we find ourselves in an unsettled situation as election officials nationwide count votes in the contentious U.S. presidential election.

Ballots, Bulls and Bears

In no uncertain terms, what really affects the stock market is uncertainty—because it causes people to doubt existing business plans.

Fed Prescribes Rate Cut for Virus-Related Economic Ills

The Federal Reserve surprised markets with an emergency 0.50% rate cut on March 3. Our investment managers explore the move and potential market responses.

Focus on Process, Not Politics

The Affordable Care Act (ACA) is one example that demonstrates the pitfalls of investing based on political outcomes.

Global Markets at a Crossroads Leading Up to U.S. Election

November’s U.S. presidential election will, inevitably, affect markets. Today we look at what a Trump or Biden victory could mean for investors. Which industries would benefit, and which industries would not?

Stocks Are the True Independents in This Election

Presidential elections often lead to volatility in the markets. But “betting” on a political outcome is difficult and potentially costly.

Rates to Remain Anchored Until 2024

The Federal Reserve left short-term interest rates unchanged at 0% to 0.25%. It also reiterated its commitment to use its full range of tools to support the U.S. economic recovery.

Fed Commits to Help for the Long Haul

Here’s the role the Federal Reserve has played in the 2020 economy, and what policymakers are expecting for the rest of the year.

Is Energy Due for a Rebound?

Stock prices may appear low, but we’re watching for oil supply and demand to show signs of rebalancing.

Global Governments Unleash Viral Response to World’s Economic Ills

COVID-19 continues to spread, and countries are ramping up their responses to protect vulnerable economies. Will their efforts pay off?

Panic And Perspective

Markets may have panicked today, but we think it’s best if investors respond with poise and patience instead.

The Correction is Here But Disruption is Transitory

The coronavirus has affected markets, but it’s important to keep those effects in context. Get CIO Victor Zhang’s thoughts on the latest correction.

Watch Your Downside: The Evolving Impact of Coronavirus

Investors who previously took the coronavirus epidemic in stride are now coming to grips with concerns about its impact on global economic growth and corporate earnings.

A Stabilizing Rate Environment

Global Fixed Income Co-CIO John Lovito expects fewer central bank policy fireworks in 2020. Here’s where he’s finding opportunities.

Brexit Day Brings New Questions

After three and a half years of political wrangling that resulted in much uncertainty in global markets, “Brexit Day” has finally arrived.

Markets Rally After Last Week's Coronavirus Jitters

Coronavirus uncertainty put markets through the ringer this quarter. Here's why we think the impact could be limited to the first quarter.

A Bright Outlook for Global Growth Investing?

Global equities may have a sunny outlook or 2020, according to Portfolio Manager Brent Puff. Here are three factors shaping his view.

Global Small Caps: Weathering Geopolitical Uncertainty

Will global small-cap stocks play catch up to large-cap stocks in 2020? Get the latest outlook from Portfolio Manager Trevor Gurwich.

A Move Back to Value

Value Portfolio Manager Mike Liss sees pockets of opportunities in four areas—provided social media and inflation don't disrupt markets.

3 Potential Market Disruptors No One is Talking About, Yet

Liquidity, volatility and credit spreads may all have a role to play in the year ahead, according to Head of Investment Solutions Cleo Chang.

Investing in Emerging Markets in 2020

Emerging markets face a tough year ahead with the status of the U.S.-China trade war and the U.S. presidential election still up in the air.

Voters Say, ‘Bring on Brexit’

The conservative Tories gained a substantial majority in December’s general election. Here’s what that could mean for Brexit negotiations and more.

The Downside of Negative Interest Rates

Negative-yielding debt has been steadily increasing throughout the world, and many investors worry the U.S. won’t remain immune from this bond market anomaly. Co-CIO Charles Tan shares why negative rates could present significant risks.

Recession Worries Sink Stocks

An inverted yield curve may signal trouble in the water. Despite the bond market’s warning, we still believe the U.S. economy may remain resilient.

Fed Hopes Lower Rates Spark Higher Inflation

For the first time in more than 10 years, the Federal Reserve cut short-term interest rate—a move Fixed Income Co-CIO John Lovito says “provides a cushion for U.S. economic growth and inflation.”

Seeking Companies With Secular Growth Prospects

Sustainable competitive advantages and pricing power are key attributes of companies Portfolio Manager Jeff Bourke seeks in the current economic environment.