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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.
A low-volatility portfolio has the potential to outperform while exposing investors to less risk.
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.
We are finding opportunities in select digital finance companies that we believe offer attractive long-term performance potential.
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.
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.
Inflation remains a key focus.
Get to know Portfolio Manager Prabha Ram, a key member of the American Century U.S. Focused Dynamic Growth strategy investment team.
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.
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.
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.
Here we break down what we know about the main tax proposals.
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.
Innovative tech companies enabling the new hybrid workplace likely offer investors attractive long-term performance potential.
We believe the travel industry might be poised to rebound significantly.
Dividend-paying stocks may provide solid foundations for income-oriented portfolios.
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.
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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.
Overloaded with big-name tech companies? Searching for innovation may open up new paths to growth.
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 has pledged to work with Republicans on Capitol Hill. Failing that, he won’t be powerless to pursue his agenda.
As many predicted, we find ourselves in an unsettled situation as election officials nationwide count votes in the contentious U.S. presidential election.
In no uncertain terms, what really affects the stock market is uncertainty—because it causes people to doubt existing business plans.
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.
The Affordable Care Act (ACA) is one example that demonstrates the pitfalls of investing based on political outcomes.
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?
Presidential elections often lead to volatility in the markets. But “betting” on a political outcome is difficult and potentially costly.
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.
Here’s the role the Federal Reserve has played in the 2020 economy, and what policymakers are expecting for the rest of the year.
Stock prices may appear low, but we’re watching for oil supply and demand to show signs of rebalancing.
COVID-19 continues to spread, and countries are ramping up their responses to protect vulnerable economies. Will their efforts pay off?
Markets may have panicked today, but we think it’s best if investors respond with poise and patience instead.
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.
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.
First Quarter 2020
Global Fixed Income Co-CIO John Lovito expects fewer central bank policy fireworks in 2020. Here’s where he’s finding opportunities.
After three and a half years of political wrangling that resulted in much uncertainty in global markets, “Brexit Day” has finally arrived.
Coronavirus uncertainty put markets through the ringer this quarter. Here's why we think the impact could be limited to the first quarter.
Global equities may have a sunny outlook or 2020, according to Portfolio Manager Brent Puff. Here are three factors shaping his view.
Will global small-cap stocks play catch up to large-cap stocks in 2020? Get the latest outlook from Portfolio Manager Trevor Gurwich.
Value Portfolio Manager Mike Liss sees pockets of opportunities in four areas—provided social media and inflation don't disrupt markets.
Liquidity, volatility and credit spreads may all have a role to play in the year ahead, according to Head of Investment Solutions Cleo Chang.
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.
The conservative Tories gained a substantial majority in December’s general election. Here’s what that could mean for Brexit negotiations and more.
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.
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.
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.”
Sustainable competitive advantages and pricing power are key attributes of companies Portfolio Manager Jeff Bourke seeks in the current economic environment.