Dreyfus Short Term Income Fund

  • TICKER DSTIX
  • Fund Code 0083
  • CUSIP 261967103
  • SHARE CLASS

Why invest in this Fund?

The fund seeks to maximize total return, consisting of capital appreciation and current income.

Accordingly, the fund invests at least 80% of its net assets in investment grade fixed-income securities of U.S. and foreign issuers. The fund may invest up to 20% of its assets in fixed-income securities rated below investment grade ("high yield" or "junk" bonds) to as low as Caa/CCC. The fund may invest up to 30% of total assets in fixed-income securities of foreign issuers, including emerging markets.

Min. class investment
$1,000
Class Inception Date
08/18/92
Fund Assets
$131,664,978  As of  03/18/19
Class Assets
$131,425,948  As of  03/18/19
Portfolio Turnover Rate
134.82%  As of fiscal year end  07/31/18
Morningstar Category
Short-Term Bond
Benchmark
ICE BofA Merrill Lynch 1-5 Year U.S. Corporate/Government Index
Morningstar Overall Rating
Fund Holdings
175  As of  02/28/19
Average Effective Maturity
2.88  yr(s).  As of  02/28/19
Average Effective Duration
1.87  yr(s).  As of  02/28/19

Morningstar Rating™ as of February 28, 2019 for the Class D class shares; other classes may have different performance characteristics. Overall rating for the Short-Term Bond category. Fund ratings are out of 5 Stars: Overall 3 Stars (476 funds rated); 3 Yrs. 2 Stars (476 funds rated); 5 Yrs. 2 Stars (415 funds rated); 10 Yrs. 3 Stars (265 funds rated). The Morningstar Rating™ for funds, or "star rating", is calculated for managed products with at least a 3-year history. It is calculated based on a Morningstar Risk-Adjusted Return measure that accounts for variation in a managed product's monthly excess performance (not including the effects of sales charges, loads and redemption fees if applicable), placing more emphasis on downward variations and rewarding consistent performance. Managed products; including open-end mutual funds, closed-end funds and exchange-traded funds; are considered a single population for comparative purposes. The top 10% of products in each product category receive 5 stars, the next 22.5% receive 4 stars, the next 35% receive 3 stars, the next 22.5% receive 2 stars, and the bottom 10% receive 1 star. The Overall Morningstar Rating for a managed product is derived from a weighted average of the performance figures associated with its 3-, 5-, and 10-year (if applicable) Morningstar Rating metrics. ©2018 Morningstar, Inc. All rights reserved. The information contained herein: (1) is proprietary to Morningstar and/or its content providers; (2) may not be copied or distributed; and (3) is not warranted to be accurate, complete, or timely. Neither Morningstar nor its content providers are responsible for any damages or losses arising from any use of this information. Past performance is no guarantee of future results. The fund represents a single portfolio with multiple share classes that have different expense structures. Other share classes may have achieved different results.

Portfolio Managers

  • Bowser, David R.

    David R. Bowser

    Portfolio Manager, Mellon Investments Corporation

    11 yr(s). on fund

  • Hyde, Nathaniel

    Nathaniel Hyde

    Portfolio Manager, Mellon Investments Corporation

    1 yr(s). on fund


As of  02/28/19 Name 1 YR 3 YRS 5 YRS 10 YRS Since Inception Inception Date
Dreyfus Short Term Income Fund
DSTIX
1.24 1.02 0.60 2.71 3.69 08/18/92
ICE BofA Merrill Lynch 1-5 Year U.S. Corporate/Government Index
2.85 1.30 1.37 2.26 - -
As of  12/31/18 Name 1 YR 3 YRS 5 YRS 10 YRS Since Inception Inception Date
Dreyfus Short Term Income Fund
DSTIX
-0.48 0.76 0.45 2.66 3.66 08/18/92
ICE BofA Merrill Lynch 1-5 Year U.S. Corporate/Government Index
1.40 1.43 1.37 2.17 - -
As of  02/28/19 Name 1 YR 3 YRS 5 YRS 10 YRS Since Inception Inception Date
Dreyfus Short Term Income Fund
DSTIX
1.24 3.09 3.02 30.68 161.37 08/18/92
ICE BofA Merrill Lynch 1-5 Year U.S. Corporate/Government Index
2.85 3.96 7.02 25.00 - -
As of  12/31/18 Name 1 YR 3 YRS 5 YRS 10 YRS Since Inception Inception Date
Dreyfus Short Term Income Fund
DSTIX
-0.48 2.31 2.28 29.96 158.24 08/18/92
ICE BofA Merrill Lynch 1-5 Year U.S. Corporate/Government Index
1.40 4.35 7.04 23.94 - -

The performance data quoted represents past performance, which is no guarantee of future results. Yield, share price and investment return fluctuate and an investor’s shares may be worth more or less than original cost upon redemption. Current performance may be lower or higher than the performance quoted. Click above for month-end returns.

The ICE BofA Merrill Lynch 1-5 Year U.S. Corporate/Government Index tracks the performance of U.S. dollar-denominated investment-grade debt publicly issued in the U.S. domestic market, including U.S. Treasury, U.S. agency, foreign government, supranational and corporate securities, including all securities with a remaining term to final maturity less than five years. Investors cannot invest directly in any index.

Investors should consider, when deciding whether to purchase a particular class of shares, the investment amount, anticipated holding period and other relevant factors.

Growth of $10,000 Investment

Investors should consider, when deciding whether to purchase a particular class of shares, the investment amount, anticipated holding period and other relevant factors.

Historical Performance

    Investors should consider, when deciding whether to purchase a particular class of shares, the investment amount, anticipated holding period and other relevant factors.

    Fund 02/19 01/19 12/18 11/18 10/18 09/18 08/18 07/18 06/18 05/18 04/18 03/18
    DSTIX
    2.33% 2.64% 2.32% 2.04% 2.39% 2.55% 2.32% 2.88% 2.70% 2.48% 2.21% 2.05%

    Yield fluctuates and past performance is no guarantee of future results.

    Monthly yield history is the annualized distribution rate that is based upon dividends per share from net investment income paid during the period, divided by the period ended maximum offering price per share, adjusted for capital gains (IF ANY) distributed during the period, and annualized based upon the number of days in the distribution period.

    Fund 2018 2017 2016 2015 2014 2013 2012 2011 2010 2009
    DSTIX
    -0.48% 1.47% 1.32% -0.33% 0.30% 0.87% 3.91% 1.61% 4.73% 13.92%

    Investment return fluctuates and past performance is no guarantee of future results.


    Monthly Expense Ratios (Annualized)

    As of  02/28/19 Fee Description Expense Ratio (%)
    Management Fee 0.50%
    Service Fee 0.20%
    Other Expenses 0.38%
    Total Expenses 1.08%
    Expenses Reimbursed 0.43%
    Net Expenses 0.65%

    This data is annualized.  Monthly operating expenses may vary month to month.

    Prospectus Fee Table Expense Ratios

    As of  11/30/18 Fee Description Expense Ratio (%)
    Management Fee 0.50%
    Service Fee 0.20%
    Other Expenses 0.35%
    Total Expenses 1.05%
    Expenses Reimbursed 0.40%
    Net Expenses 0.65%
    The fund's investment adviser, The Dreyfus Corporation, has contractually agreed, until November 30, 2019, to waive receipt of its fees and/or assume the expenses of the fund so that the direct expenses of the fund (excluding shareholder services fees, taxes, interest, brokerage commissions, commitment fees on borrowings and extraordinary expenses) do not exceed 0.45%. On or after November 30, 2019, The Dreyfus Corporation may terminate this expense limitation at any time.

    Portfolio Manager/Sub-Investment Advisor

    The fund's investment adviser is The Dreyfus Corporation (Dreyfus). Investment decisions for the fund are made by a team of portfolio managers from Mellon Investments Corporation (Mellon). The team members are Nathaniel Hyde, CFA, and David Bowser, CFA, each of whom also is an employee of Dreyfus. The team has served as primary portfolio managers of the fund since March 2018. Mr. Hyde is a portfolio manager of the Mellon global multi-sector investment team. Mr. Bowser has served as a portfolio manager of the fund since July 2008. Mr. Bowser is the director of active fixed-income strategies and a senior portfolio manager at Mellon. Mellon investment professionals manage Dreyfus-managed funds pursuant to a dual-employee arrangement, under Dreyfus' supervision, and apply Mellon's proprietary investment process in managing the funds.

    Top Holdings

    As of  02/28/19   Holdings % Portfolio  Weight
    United States Treasury Note/Bond, 2.75%, 11/30/2020 7.87
    United States Treasury Note/Bond, 2.625%, 12/15/2021 7.08
    United States Treasury Note/Bond, 2.875%, 10/31/2020 4.64
    U.S. Treasury Inflation Protected Securities, 0.125%, 07/15/2022 4.51
    U.S. Treasury Inflation Protected Securities, 0.375%, 07/15/2023 3.52
    Italy Buoni Poliennali Del Tesoro, 0.9%, 08/01/2022 3.26
    Japanese Government CPI Linked Bond, 0.1%, 03/10/2026 3.24
    Goldman Sachs Group, 3.2%, 02/23/2023 1.32
    Japanese Government CPI Linked Bond, 0.1%, 03/10/2025 1.13
    Citigroup, 3.875%, 10/25/2023 1.07

    Asset Allocation


        Daily Statistics

        As of  03/18/19 Name 1-DAY YIELD 30-DAY YIELD 
        (UNSUBSIDIZED)
        30-DAY YIELD 
        (SUBSIDIZED)
        NAV Change 04/11/18  12 Month 
        High Nav
        12/04/18  12 Month 
        Low Nav
        YTD Return
        DSTIX
        2.30% 1.47% 1.95% $10.04
        $0.01
        0.10%
        $10.21 $9.89 1.63%

        Performance Metrics

        Overall Morningstar Rating


        MORNINGSTAR CATEGORY Short-Term Bond


        Morningstar Rating™ as of 02/28/19 for the Class D shares; other classes may have different performance characteristics. Overall rating for the Short-Term Bond. Fund ratings are out of 5 Stars: Overall 3 Stars (1156 funds rated); 3 Yrs. 2 Stars (476 funds rated); 5 Yrs. 2 Stars (415 funds rated); 10 Yrs. 3 Stars (265 funds rated).
        The Morningstar Rating™ for funds, or "star rating", is calculated for managed products with at least a 3-year history. It is calculated based on a Morningstar Risk-Adjusted Return measure that accounts for variation in a managed product's monthly excess performance (not including the effects of sales charges, loads and redemption fees if applicable), placing more emphasis on downward variations and rewarding consistent performance. Managed products; including open-end mutual funds, closed-end funds and exchange-traded funds; are considered a single population for comparative purposes. The top 10% of products in each product category receive 5 stars, the next 22.5% receive 4 stars, the next 35% receive 3 stars, the next 22.5% receive 2 stars, and the bottom 10% receive 1 star. The Overall Morningstar Rating for a managed product is derived from a weighted average of the performance figures associated with its 3-, 5-, and 10-year (if applicable) Morningstar Rating metrics. © Morningstar, Inc. All rights reserved. The information contained herein: (1) is proprietary to Morningstar and/or its content providers; (2) may not be copied or distributed; and (3) is not warranted to be accurate, complete, or timely. Neither Morningstar nor its content providers are responsible for any damages or losses arising from any use of this information. Past performance is no guarantee of future results. The fund represents a single portfolio with multiple share classes that have different expense structures. Other share classes may have achieved different results.

        Lipper Rankings

        • 1 Year
          343 out of 354
        • 3 Year
          277 out of 315
        • 5 Year
          226 out of 264
        • 10 Year
          74 out of 168

        LIPPER CLASSIFICATION Short Investment Grade Debt Funds


        Lipper Category returns and rankings are calculated by Lipper Inc., a Reuters Company, which is a nationally recognized organization that compares the performance of mutual funds with similar investment objectives. The Category returns represent the average performance of included funds, while rankings compare an individual fund's returns to those of the other funds in its category. Both are based on total return performance, with capital gains and dividends reinvested, with annual operating expenses deducted, but without including front or back-end sales charges. Rankings begin with the actual share class inception. Rankings are relative to a peer group and do not necessarily mean that the fund had high total returns. Rankings do not reflect sales loads

        Main Risks

        Bonds are subject to interest rate, credit, liquidity, call and market risks, to varying degrees. Generally, all other factors being equal, bond prices are inversely related to interest-rate changes and rate increases can cause price declines.

        Risk Metrics

        As of  02/28/19, 3-Year Trailing Standard Deviation Alpha Beta R-Squared Sharpe Ratio
        DSTIX
        1.20 -0.36 0.33 59.02 -0.17

        Dividend Schedule

        Declared
        Daily
        Distributed
        Monthly
        Paid
        Monthly
        Fiscal Year End
        Jul 31
        Annualized Distribution Rate
        2.33%
        As of  02/2019
        Annualized distribution rate is based upon dividends per share from net investment income paid during the period, divided by the period ended maximum offering price per share, adjusted for capital gains (IF ANY) distributed during the period, and annualized based upon the number of days in the distribution period.
        Month/Year Dividend ($)
        02/2019 0.017909054
        01/2019 0.022465601
        12/2018 0.019741983
        11/2018 0.016755800
        10/2018 0.021629648
        09/2018 0.019645313
        08/2018 0.019803885
        07/2018 0.025492659
        06/2018 0.021592600
        05/2018 0.021345438
        04/2018 0.019692122
        03/2018 0.016582187
        All figures as of month-end. Dividend history does not reflect any capital gains that may have been paid.

        Distributions History

        (Values Listed In $) Ordinary 
        Non-Qualified 
        Dividends
        Qualified 
        Dividends
        Non-Qualified 
        Short-Term 
        Capital Gain
        Qualified 
        Short-Term 
        Capital Gain
        Long-Term 
        Capital Gain
        Total 
        Distribution
        Reinvest 
        NAV
        DSTIX
        0.0000 0.0000 0.0790 0.0000 0.0000 0.0790 9.89
        Record Date Ex-Dividend Date Payable Date
        DSTIX
        12/03/18 12/04/18 12/04/18
        (Values Listed In $) Distribution Status Ordinary 
        Non-Qualified 
        Dividends
        Qualified 
        Dividends
        Non-Qualified 
        Short-Term 
        Capital Gain
        Qualified 
        Short-Term 
        Capital Gain
        Long-Term 
        Capital Gain
        Total 
        Distribution
        Reinvest 
        NAV
        DSTIX
        Final 0.0000 0.0000 0.0790 0.0000 0.0000 0.0790 9.89
        Record Date Ex-Dividend Date Payable Date
        DSTIX
        12/03/18 12/04/18 12/04/18