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American Century Investments is a global asset management firm with more than $123 billion in assets and 200 institutional clients. Founded in 1958 by James Stowers, Jr, the company offers a wide range of products and services across a variety of investment styles and asset classes. The company takes a long term view of investments which allows it to be aligned to client interests and its stated investment objectives. American Century prides itself on a team-managed approach and contributes a significant share of its profits towards cutting edge medical research.

Below we will share with you 5 top rated American Century funds. Each has earned a Zacks #1 Rank (Strong Buy) as we expect the fund to outperform its peers in the future. To view the Zacks Rank and past performance of all American Century funds, investors can click here to see the complete list of funds.

American Century Global Gold (BGEIX - MF report) seeks capital growth and dividends. The fund purchases securities issued by companies whose principal operations involve mining, processing and distributing gold and precious metals. The fund has a three year annualized return of - 2.75%.

The American Century mutual fund has a minimum initial investment of $2,500 and an expense ratio of 0.69% compared to a category average of 1.40%.

American Century Growth (TWCGX - MF report) invests in growth oriented stocks whose value is projected to increase over time. These are primarily those issued by large cap companies. It utilizes analytical methods to identify the stocks which meet its specifications. The fund has a three year annualized return of 12.10%.

As of December 2012, this American Century mutual fund held 119 issues, with 6.52% of its total assets invested in Apple Inc.

American Century Select (TWCIX - MF report) seeks capital appreciation over the long term. The fund invests in large-cap companies whose value is projected to rise in the future. The fund primarily invests in firms whose revenues or earnings are growing at an extremely rapid pace. The fund has a three year annualized return of 11.82%.

The Fund Manager is Keith Lee and he has managed this American Century mutual fund since 2001.

American Century Utilities (BULIX - MF report) invests heavily in equity instruments of those firms whose primary operations are related to the utilities sector. It invests in securities that are listed on at least one index made up entirely of electricity, natural gas, cable television, telecom and water or sanitation services companies. The fund has a three year annualized return of 13.57%.

The American Century mutual fund has a minimum initial investment of $2,500 and an expense ratio of 0.68% compared to a category average of 1.33%.

American Century High-Yield Municipal A (AYMAX - MF report) seeks current income which is not subject to federal income tax. A large share of the fund’s assets is utilized to purchase municipal securities and other debt instruments which provide high yields. It focuses on acquiring long term and intermediate term securities. The fund has a three year annualized return of 8.59%.

The Fund Manager is Alan M. Kruss and he has managed this American Century mutual fund since 2011.

To view the Zacks Rank and past performance of all American Century mutual funds, investors can click here to see the complete list of funds.

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