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American Century International Bd Inv (BEGBX) Fund Ranking and Research

Ranking, Research and Recommendation of American Century International Bd Inv (BEGBX) Fund

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Graph of American Century International Bd Inv Fund (BEGBX) ManagerFund Manager - Simon Chester

Fund Manager Information

Fund Manager Tenure: 8.3 years
Fund Family: American Century Investments
Fund Category: World Bond
Fund Performance: May 30, 2016
Fundmojo Fund Grade: D (Score: 0.46)     (What does this score mean?)

 

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Fund Profile and Description

American Century International Bd Inv Fund seeks high total return. American Century International Bd Inv Fund invests its assets in high-quality debt securities, and invests at least 80% of net assets (plus any borrowings for investment purposes) in debt securities issued by foreign corporations and foreign governments. The advisor expects the fund's dollar-weighted average maturity to range from two to 10 years. It may hedge up to 25% of assets into U.S. dollars when the portfolio manager considers the dollar to be attractive relative to foreign currencies. American Century International Bd Inv Fund also may invest in options, futures contracts, options on futures contracts and swap agreements. It is non-diversified.

 

American Century International Bd Inv (BEGBX) Fund Strength What we like about American Century International Bd Inv (BEGBX) Fund

Data for American Century International Bd Inv Fund (BEGBX) as of May 30, 2016

  • American Century International Bd Inv Fund (BEGBX) management has been with American Century International Bd Inv Fund for 8.3 years
  • American Century International Bd Inv Fund (BEGBX) has good short-term performance (1-year return 5.83% vs 1.90% World Bond category median performance)
  • American Century International Bd Inv Fund (BEGBX) has an annual stock turnover rate of 7.00% vs World Bond average of 98.56%. It is good that American Century International Bd Inv management does not trade extensively for its return.
  • American Century International Bd Inv Fund (BEGBX) has a lower expense ratio than its World Bond average: 0.81% vs 1.02%
  • American Century International Bd Inv Fund (BEGBX) is a true no-load fund as it has no load and no 12b1 promotion, distributions, marketing expenses

American Century International Bd Inv Fund (BEGBX) Weakness What we are cautious about American Century International Bd Inv (BEGBX) Fund

Data for American Century International Bd Inv Fund (BEGBX) as of May 30, 2016

  • American Century International Bd Inv Fund (BEGBX) has a less-than-ideal mid-term performance (3-year return -0.60% vs 0.54% World Bond category median performance)
  • American Century International Bd Inv Fund (BEGBX) has a less-than-ideal Long-term performance (5-year return -0.92% vs 1.21% World Bond category median performance)
  • American Century International Bd Inv Fund (BEGBX) ratio of up-years vs down years can be improved
  • American Century International Bd Inv Fund (BEGBX) has a Morningstar rating of 3 and below
  • American Century International Bd Inv Fund (BEGBX) is less safe compared to its World Bond peers
  • American Century International Bd Inv Fund (BEGBX) does not have a good risk adjusted return as its 3-year Alpha of -2.39 is worse than category average of -2.06, and its 3-year Sharpe ratio is -0.08
  • American Century International Bd Inv Fund (BEGBX) is more volatile than its peers as it has a 3-year Standard Deviation of 6.25 that is higher than category average of 5.04
See American Century International Bd Inv Fund (BEGBX) performance details as of May 30, 2016

 

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ETFYear to DateOne YearThree Year
iShares International Treasury Bond (IGOV)7.67%7.02%0.06%
iShares International Treasury Bond (BUNL)31.50%33.76%14.50%
iShares International Treasury Bond (JGBL)3.56%3.80%2.98%
iShares 1-3 Year International Trs Bd (ISHG)4.29%3.12%-4.04%
AdvisorShares Madrona Global Bond ETF (FWDB)3.94%2.02%2.18%

 

Graph of American Century International Bd Inv Fund (BEGBX) Net Asset TrackingAmerican Century International Bd Inv (BEGBX) Fund Net Asset

Track net asset change of American Century International Bd Inv fund (BEGBX)

DateNet Asset
05/2016$860.81M
03/2016$871.95M
02/2016$839.23M
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Track portfolio allocation change of American Century International Bd Inv fund (BEGBX)

DateCashStockBondOther
03/20169.52%0%83.26%3.1%
12/20155.72%0%86.79%3.01%
09/20156.02%0%83.99%3%
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Discover what American Century International Bd Inv Fund (BEGBX) manager is buying

Mar 30, 2016
Japan (10 Year Issue) Sr Unsecured 12/21 1 [7.37%]
Japan(Govt Of) 2.1% [5.86%]
Japan (30 Year Issue) Sr Unsecured 09/41 2 [4.15%]
France(Govt Of) 3.25% [3.35%]
Japan (10 Year Issue) Sr Unsecured 06/23 0.8 [3.07%]
Japan(Govt Of) 2.4% [3.07%]
France (Govt Of) Bonds Regs 11/24 1.75 [2.57%]
Buoni Poliennali Del Tes Bonds 08/19 1.5 [2.56%]
Spain(Kingdom Of) 1.6% [2.26%]
Obrigacoes Do Tesouro Sr Unsecured 144a Regs 10/25 2 [1.81%]

Dec 30, 2015
Japan (10 Year Issue) Sr Unsecured 12/21 1 [7.17%]
Japan (5 Year Issue) Sr Unsecured 09/18 0.3 [6.59%]
Japan(Govt Of) 2.1% [5.6%]
France(Govt Of) 3.25% [3.71%]
Japan (30 Year Issue) Sr Unsecured 09/41 2 [3.57%]
Japan(Govt Of) 2.4% [3%]
Buoni Poliennali Del Tes Bonds 08/19 1.5 [2.56%]
Spain(Kingdom Of) 1.6% [2.19%]
France (Govt Of) Bonds Regs 11/24 1.75 [2.09%]
United Kingdom (Government Of) 5% [1.85%]

Sep 29, 2015
Japan (5 Year Issue) Sr Unsecured 09/18 0.3 [7.71%]
Japan (10 Year Issue) Sr Unsecured 12/21 1 [7.12%]
Japan(Govt Of) 2.1% [5.52%]
Spain(Kingdom Of) 1.6% [4.33%]
France(Govt Of) 3.25% [3.39%]
Us 10yr Note (Cbt)dec15 Xcbt 20151221 [3.32%]
Japan(Govt Of) 2.4% [3.2%]
Japan (30 Year Issue) Sr Unsecured 09/41 2 [2.91%]
Buoni Poliennali Del Tes Bonds 08/19 1.5 [2.28%]
Us 5yr Note (Cbt) Dec15 Xcbt 20151231 [2.04%]
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