Can Your Portfolio Benefit From the Mark of Quality?

Can Your Portfolio Benefit From the Mark of Quality?

The answer starts by learning more about the Dreyfus Equity Income Fund and reviewing your long-term capital appreciation goals, income needs and asset allocation strategy, and comfort level with investment risk.

Dreyfus Equity Income Fund  pursues stocks from quality companies with stable and solid business models  and the potential to sustain and/or expand dividend payments over time. Investors seeking both growth and current income opportunities may find the Dreyfus Equity Income Fund to be a compelling core option because it seeks to harness the power of dividend-paying stocks.

The Potential Role of Equity Income for Different Types of Investors

The range of investors that may find equity income funds appealing is considerable and includes:

  • Cautious equity investors seeking the financial strength of dividend-paying companies.
  • More aggressive investors seeking high-quality equities as an income-generating alternative to bond funds.
  • Risk-conscious investors seeking an investment strategy to provide protection from ongoing market volatility.

To begin the process, speak to a Dreyfus representative at 1-800-443-9794.

Dreyfus Equity Income Fund in Motion

To appreciate the potential of the Dreyfus Equity Income Fund, it’s helpful to understand how it works.

  • DIVERSIFICATION IS AT THE CORE. Fund managers build a portfolio of highly ranked stocks, which emphasize dividend generation without sacrificing diversification. To identify the best growth opportunities, the managers look to be invested in all market sectors in order to seek out the best growth opportunities.
  • A CONCENTRATION ON DIVIDENDS. The fund’s focus on regular dividends can help investors who seek monthly income from a more competitive source of current income than lower-yielding bonds. Investors who choose to reinvest their dividends can enhance their portfolios’ growth potential through the power of compounding.
  • PORTFOLIO PROTECTION IN DOWN MARKETS. Dividend-paying stocks of quality companies can cushion market volatility and Dreyfus Equity Income Fund managers adhere to a conservative approach to weather a range of market climates. This is why the fund is designed to be an important part of a diversified portfolio, if appropriate.

Manager Spotlight

Experience and Expertise in Complex Markets

Since 1983, Mellon Capital has offered investors a unique approach to dynamic multi-asset allocation. A particular strength is in the equity income arena, where a variety of U.S. and international strategies are actively managed.

Using a time-tested approach, the Active Equity Team seeks to add value through a rigorous stock-selection process. To evaluate the relative attractiveness of stocks, the team utilizes fundamentals-based factors and market signals. The goal is to provide diversified sources of return and deliver solid results that help clients meet their long-term investment objectives.

This article is from the Letter From the Lion Summer 2016 edition.

Investors should consider the investment objectives, risks, charges and expenses of a fund carefully before investing. Call 1-800-443-9794 or visit dreyfus.com to obtain a prospectus that contains this and other information about a fund, and read it carefully before investing.

Equity funds are subject generally to market, market sector, market liquidity, issuer and investment style risks, among other factors, to varying degrees, all of which  are fully described in the fund’s prospectus. There is no guarantee that dividend-paying companies will continue  to pay, or increase, their dividend. Unlike bank CDs  that are FDIC-insured, mutual fund shares are not insured by the FDIC or the U.S. government and are subject to risk of principal loss.