Dreyfus U.S. Mortgage Fund

Why invest in this Fund?

The fund seeks to maximize total return, consisting of capital appreciation and current income. To pursue its goal, the fund normally invests at least 80% of its net assets in mortgage-related securities. These mortgage-related securities may include certificates issued, and guaranteed as to timely payment of principal and interest, by the Government National Mortgage Association (GNMA); securities issued by government-related organizations such as Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac; residential and commercial mortgage-backed securities issued by governmental agencies or private entities; and collateralized mortgage obligations (CMOs). The fund will invest at least 65% of its net assets in Ginnie Maes. The fund can invest in privately issued mortgage-backed securities with a "BBB" or higher credit quality, but currently intends to invest in only those securities with an "A" or higher credit quality.

Min. class investment
$1,000
Class Inception Date
05/03/07
Fund Assets
$318,779,170  As of  03/15/19
Class Assets
$26,206,345  As of  03/15/19
Portfolio Turnover Rate
101.15%  As of fiscal year end  04/30/18
Morningstar Category
Intermediate Government
Benchmark
Bloomberg Barclays GNMA Index
Morningstar Overall Rating
Fund Holdings
86  As of  02/28/19
Average Effective Maturity
6.39  yr(s).  As of  02/28/19
Average Effective Duration
4.38  yr(s).  As of  02/28/19

Morningstar Rating™ as of February 28, 2019 for the Class A class shares; other classes may have different performance characteristics. Overall rating for the Intermediate Government category. Fund ratings are out of 5 Stars: Overall 3 Stars (207 funds rated); 3 Yrs. 3 Stars (207 funds rated); 5 Yrs. 2 Stars (194 funds rated); 10 Yrs. 3 Stars (153 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.


Click here to see SALES CHARGE  Max Sales Charge:  4.50% Front End Load
As of  02/28/19 Name 1 YR 3 YRS 5 YRS 10 YRS Since Inception Inception Date
Dreyfus U.S. Mortgage Fund
GPGAX
-2.32 -1.10 0.19 2.10 5.38 05/03/07
Bloomberg Barclays GNMA Index
3.77 1.24 2.06 3.19 - -
As of  12/31/18 Name 1 YR 3 YRS 5 YRS 10 YRS Since Inception Inception Date
Dreyfus U.S. Mortgage Fund
GPGAX
0.10 0.66 1.39 2.57 5.53 05/03/07
Bloomberg Barclays GNMA Index
1.02 1.48 2.35 3.16 - -
Click here to see SALES CHARGE  Max Sales Charge:  4.50% Front End Load
As of  02/28/19 Name 1 YR 3 YRS 5 YRS 10 YRS Since Inception Inception Date
Dreyfus U.S. Mortgage Fund
GPGAX
-2.32 -3.25 0.96 23.08 486.29 05/03/07
Bloomberg Barclays GNMA Index
3.77 3.75 10.72 36.84 - -
As of  12/31/18 Name 1 YR 3 YRS 5 YRS 10 YRS Since Inception Inception Date
Dreyfus U.S. Mortgage Fund
GPGAX
-4.42 -2.57 2.35 23.11 482.59 05/03/07
Bloomberg Barclays GNMA Index
1.02 4.51 12.29 36.53 - -

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 Bloomberg Barclays GNMA Index tracks agency mortgage-backed pass-through securities guaranteed by Ginnie Mae (GNMA). The index is constructed by grouping individual TBA-deliverable MBS pools into aggregates or generics based on program, coupon and vintage. Investors cannot invest directly in any index.

The total return performance figures presented for Class A shares of the fund represent the performance of the fund's Class Z for periods prior to May 03, 2007, the inception date for Class A shares, and the performance of Class A, respectively, from that inception date. Performance reflects the applicable class' distribution/servicing fees since the inception date. Had these fees and expenses been reflected for periods prior, performance would have been different. 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

Historical Performance

    These figures do not reflect the maximum sales charge which, if included, would reduce return.

    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
    GPGAX
    1.88% 2.92% 1.63% 2.02% 1.89% 2.02% 1.86% 2.02% 2.01% 1.86% 1.77% 1.93%

    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
    GPGAX
    0.10% 0.87% 1.02% 0.78% 4.22% -2.59% 2.41% 7.16% 6.35% 5.85%

    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 0.60%
    Service Fee 0.25%
    Other Expenses 0.21%
    Total Expenses 1.06%

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

    Prospectus Fee Table Expense Ratios

    As of  08/31/18 Fee Description Expense Ratio (%)
    Management Fee 0.60%
    Service Fee 0.25%
    Other Expenses 0.23%
    Total Expenses 1.08%

    Sales Charge

    Investment Amount Sales Charge
    Less than $50,000 4.50%
    Less than $100,000 4.00%
    Less than $250,000 3.00%
    Less than $500,000 2.50%
    Less than $1,000,000 2.00%
    Over $1,000,000 0.00%
    There is a 1% CDSC for purchases of $1,000,000 and over if redeemed within one year of purchase.

    Portfolio Manager/Sub-Investment Advisor

    The investment adviser for the fund is The Dreyfus Corporation. Dreyfus has engaged Amherst Capital Management, LLC (Amherst Capital) to serve as the fund’s sub-investment adviser. Eric Seasholtz and Karen Gemmett, CFA are the fund's co-primary portfolio managers, positions they have held since December 2016, and are jointly and primarily responsible for the day-to-day management of the fund's portfolio. Ms. Gemmett and Mr. Seasholtz previously were additional portfolio managers of the Fund since April 2012 and November 2015, respectively. Ms. Gemmett is a director and portfolio manager at Amherst Capital responsible for residential mortgage-backed securities research and analysis, a position she has held since November 2015. Mr. Seasholtz is a director and portfolio manager at Amherst Capital, where he has been employed since September 2015.

    Asset Allocation


        Daily Statistics

        As of  03/15/19 Name 1-DAY YIELD 30-DAY YIELD 
        (UNSUBSIDIZED)
        30-DAY YIELD 
        (SUBSIDIZED)
        NAV Change 03/15/19  12 Month 
        High Nav
        11/08/18  12 Month 
        Low Nav
        YTD Return
        GPGAX
        - - 2.28% $14.62
        $0.01
        0.07%
        $14.62 $14.24 1.16%

        Performance Metrics

        Overall Morningstar Rating


        MORNINGSTAR CATEGORY Intermediate Government


        Morningstar Rating™ as of 02/28/19 for the Class A shares; other classes may have different performance characteristics. Overall rating for the Intermediate Government. Fund ratings are out of 5 Stars: Overall 3 Stars (554 funds rated); 3 Yrs. 3 Stars (207 funds rated); 5 Yrs. 2 Stars (194 funds rated); 10 Yrs. 3 Stars (153 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
          41 out of 51
        • 3 Year
          33 out of 47
        • 5 Year
          31 out of 43
        • 10 Year
          23 out of 37

        LIPPER CLASSIFICATION GNMA 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.

        Mortgage securities: Ginnie Maes and other securities backed by the full faith and credit of the United States are guaranteed only as to the timely payment of interest and principal when held to maturity. The market prices for such securities are not guaranteed and will fluctuate. Privately issued mortgage related securities also are subject to credit risks associated with the underlying mortgage properties. These securities may be more volatile and less liquid than more traditional, government backed debt securities.

        Risk Metrics

        As of  02/28/19, 3-Year Trailing Standard Deviation Alpha Beta R-Squared Sharpe Ratio
        GPGAX
        1.80 -1.07 0.60 90.43 -0.44

        Dividend Schedule

        Declared
        Monthly
        Distributed
        Monthly
        Paid
        Monthly
        Fiscal Year End
        Apr 30
        Annualized Distribution Rate
        1.88%
        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 0.026000000
        01/2019 0.022000000
        12/2018 0.037900000
        11/2018 0.021000000
        10/2018 0.025000000
        09/2018 0.024000000
        08/2018 0.025000000
        07/2018 0.024000000
        06/2018 0.026000000
        05/2018 0.025000000
        04/2018 0.024000000
        03/2018 0.022000000
        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
        GPGAX
        0.0260 0.0000 0.0000 0.0000 0.0000 0.0260 14.52
        Record Date Ex-Dividend Date Payable Date
        GPGAX
        02/28/19 03/01/19 03/01/19
        (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
        GPGAX
        Final 0.0379 0.0000 0.0000 0.0000 0.0000 0.0379 14.39
        Record Date Ex-Dividend Date Payable Date
        GPGAX
        12/11/18 12/12/18 12/12/18