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Fund Info

ISINUS0250862812
IssuerAmerican Century Investments
Inception DateApr 6, 2016
CategoryEmerging Markets Diversified
Min. Investment$2,500
Asset ClassMulti-Asset

Asset Class Size

Mid-Cap

Asset Class Style

Growth

Expense Ratio

AECVX has a high expense ratio of 1.41%, indicating higher-than-average management fees.


Expense ratio chart for AECVX: current value at 1.41% compared with the broader market ranging from 0.00% to 2.12%.0.50%1.00%1.50%2.00%1.41%

Share Price Chart


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American Century Emerging Markets Small Cap Fund

Performance

Performance Chart

The chart shows the growth of an initial investment of $10,000 in American Century Emerging Markets Small Cap Fund, comparing it to the performance of the S&P 500 index or another benchmark. All prices have been adjusted for splits and dividends.


60.00%80.00%100.00%120.00%140.00%160.00%December2024FebruaryMarchAprilMay
84.46%
159.42%
AECVX (American Century Emerging Markets Small Cap Fund)
Benchmark (^GSPC)

S&P 500

Returns By Period

American Century Emerging Markets Small Cap Fund had a return of 4.18% year-to-date (YTD) and 24.91% in the last 12 months.


PeriodReturnBenchmark
Year-To-Date4.18%11.05%
1 month4.47%4.86%
6 months12.59%17.50%
1 year24.91%27.37%
5 years (annualized)8.80%13.14%
10 years (annualized)N/A10.90%

Monthly Returns

The table below presents the monthly returns of AECVX, with color gradation from worst to best to easily spot seasonal factors. Returns are adjusted for dividends.


JanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDecTotal
2024-0.41%3.47%-0.18%-1.02%4.18%
20234.93%-4.45%2.29%0.33%-1.16%4.93%6.85%0.52%-3.26%-4.14%8.15%6.87%22.85%
2022-5.89%-3.81%-0.42%-7.18%-1.07%-10.14%1.98%0.08%-8.61%1.85%10.70%-1.56%-23.00%
20211.90%1.13%1.58%3.50%0.75%2.17%0.30%2.85%-1.59%-0.60%-0.78%2.54%14.50%
2020-2.41%-4.63%-21.54%12.28%4.78%7.54%7.50%-0.23%-1.60%-0.85%10.91%8.06%15.88%
20196.65%1.45%2.02%1.57%-5.45%7.05%-1.12%-2.19%1.41%3.85%-1.26%6.37%21.40%
20186.54%-3.74%2.01%-2.04%-2.36%-4.48%-0.52%-3.44%-2.87%-11.88%5.61%-2.40%-18.99%
20174.86%1.48%2.01%3.05%2.17%1.53%6.79%4.08%0.91%1.79%0.29%4.12%38.35%
20162.50%-2.93%4.22%2.89%2.90%1.00%-1.53%-4.30%-0.78%3.68%

Risk-Adjusted Performance

Risk-Adjusted Performance Rank

The current risk-adjusted rank of AECVX is 80, placing it in the top 20% of mutual funds on our website in terms of risk-adjusted performance. This ranking is based on the combined values of the indicators listed below.


The Risk-Adjusted Performance Rank of AECVX is 8080
AECVX (American Century Emerging Markets Small Cap Fund)
The Sharpe Ratio Rank of AECVX is 8787Sharpe Ratio Rank
The Sortino Ratio Rank of AECVX is 8787Sortino Ratio Rank
The Omega Ratio Rank of AECVX is 8585Omega Ratio Rank
The Calmar Ratio Rank of AECVX is 5858Calmar Ratio Rank
The Martin Ratio Rank of AECVX is 8484Martin Ratio Rank
The risk-adjusted ranks indicate the investment's position relative to the market. A rank closer to 100 signifies top-performing investments, while a rank closer to 0 might suggest underperformance, based on the selected ratio. The values are calculated based on the past 12 months of returns.

Risk-Adjusted Performance Indicators

The charts below present risk-adjusted performance metrics for American Century Emerging Markets Small Cap Fund (AECVX) and compare them to a chosen benchmark (^GSPC). These indicators evaluate an investment's returns against its associated risks.


AECVX
Sharpe ratio
The chart of Sharpe ratio for AECVX, currently valued at 2.46, compared to the broader market-1.000.001.002.003.004.002.46
Sortino ratio
The chart of Sortino ratio for AECVX, currently valued at 3.51, compared to the broader market-2.000.002.004.006.008.0010.0012.003.51
Omega ratio
The chart of Omega ratio for AECVX, currently valued at 1.43, compared to the broader market0.501.001.502.002.503.003.501.43
Calmar ratio
The chart of Calmar ratio for AECVX, currently valued at 1.06, compared to the broader market0.002.004.006.008.0010.0012.001.06
Martin ratio
The chart of Martin ratio for AECVX, currently valued at 10.16, compared to the broader market0.0020.0040.0060.0080.0010.16
^GSPC
Sharpe ratio
The chart of Sharpe ratio for ^GSPC, currently valued at 2.49, compared to the broader market-1.000.001.002.003.004.002.49
Sortino ratio
The chart of Sortino ratio for ^GSPC, currently valued at 3.52, compared to the broader market-2.000.002.004.006.008.0010.0012.003.52
Omega ratio
The chart of Omega ratio for ^GSPC, currently valued at 1.43, compared to the broader market0.501.001.502.002.503.003.501.43
Calmar ratio
The chart of Calmar ratio for ^GSPC, currently valued at 2.03, compared to the broader market0.002.004.006.008.0010.0012.002.03
Martin ratio
The chart of Martin ratio for ^GSPC, currently valued at 9.57, compared to the broader market0.0020.0040.0060.0080.009.57

Sharpe Ratio

The current American Century Emerging Markets Small Cap Fund Sharpe ratio is 2.46. This value is calculated based on the past 12 months of trading data and takes into account price changes and dividends.

Use the chart below to compare the Sharpe ratio of American Century Emerging Markets Small Cap Fund with the selected benchmark, providing insights into the investment's historical performance in terms of risk-adjusted returns. Go to the Sharpe ratio tool for more fine-grained control over the calculation options.


Rolling 12-month Sharpe Ratio1.001.502.002.503.00December2024FebruaryMarchAprilMay
2.46
2.49
AECVX (American Century Emerging Markets Small Cap Fund)
Benchmark (^GSPC)

Dividends

Dividend History

American Century Emerging Markets Small Cap Fund granted a 0.75% dividend yield in the last twelve months. The annual payout for that period amounted to $0.11 per share.


PeriodTTM20232022202120202019201820172016
Dividend$0.11$0.00$0.25$1.22$0.61$0.05$0.41$0.16$0.09

Dividend yield

0.75%0.00%2.11%7.81%4.12%0.35%3.77%1.12%0.85%

Monthly Dividends

The table displays the monthly dividend distributions for American Century Emerging Markets Small Cap Fund. The dividends shown in the table have been adjusted to account for any splits that may have occurred.


JanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDecTotal
2024$0.00$0.00$0.11$0.00$0.00$0.11
2023$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00
2022$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.25$0.25
2021$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00$1.22$1.22
2020$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.61$0.61
2019$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.05$0.05
2018$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.41$0.41
2017$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.16$0.16
2016$0.09$0.09

Drawdowns

Drawdowns Chart

The Drawdowns chart displays portfolio losses from any high point along the way.


-15.00%-10.00%-5.00%0.00%December2024FebruaryMarchAprilMay
-4.29%
-0.21%
AECVX (American Century Emerging Markets Small Cap Fund)
Benchmark (^GSPC)

Worst Drawdowns

The table below displays the maximum drawdowns of the American Century Emerging Markets Small Cap Fund. A maximum drawdown is a measure of risk, indicating the largest reduction in portfolio value due to a series of losing trades.

The maximum drawdown for the American Century Emerging Markets Small Cap Fund was 41.21%, occurring on Mar 23, 2020. Recovery took 181 trading sessions.

The current American Century Emerging Markets Small Cap Fund drawdown is 4.29%.


Depth

Start

To Bottom

Bottom

To Recover

End

Total

-41.21%Jan 29, 2018541Mar 23, 2020181Dec 8, 2020722
-33.49%Nov 10, 2021234Oct 14, 2022
-9.88%Sep 7, 201676Dec 22, 201656Mar 16, 2017132
-8.04%Feb 22, 202111Mar 8, 202134Apr 26, 202145
-6.85%Apr 20, 201622May 19, 201629Jun 30, 201651

Volatility

Volatility Chart

The current American Century Emerging Markets Small Cap Fund volatility is 2.93%, representing the average percentage change in the investments's value, either up or down over the past month. The chart below shows the rolling one-month volatility.


2.00%2.50%3.00%3.50%4.00%4.50%December2024FebruaryMarchAprilMay
2.93%
3.40%
AECVX (American Century Emerging Markets Small Cap Fund)
Benchmark (^GSPC)