Dreyfus Global Equity Income Fund

Why invest in this Fund?

The fund seeks total return (consisting of capital appreciation and income). To pursue its goal, the fund normally invests at least 80% of its net assets, plus any borrowings for investment purposes, in equity securities. The fund seeks to focus on dividend-paying stocks of companies located in the developed capital markets, such as the United States, Canada, Japan, Australia, Hong Kong and Western Europe.
Min. class investment
$1,000
Class Inception Date
10/18/07
Fund Assets
$439,771,286  As of  04/24/19
Class Assets
$59,834,285  As of  04/24/19
Portfolio Turnover Rate
21.82%  As of fiscal year end  10/31/18
Morningstar Category
World Large Stock
Benchmark
FTSE World Index
Morningstar Overall Rating
Fund Holdings
49  As of  03/31/19

Morningstar Rating™ as of March 31, 2019 for the Class A class shares; other classes may have different performance characteristics. Overall rating for the World Large Stock category. Fund ratings are out of 5 Stars: Overall 4 Stars (732 funds rated); 3 Yrs. 2 Stars (732 funds rated); 5 Yrs. 4 Stars (617 funds rated); 10 Yrs. 4 Stars (370 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.

Investors should consider the investment objectives, risks, charges, and expenses of the fund carefully before investing. Download a prospectus, or a summary prospectus, if available, that contains this and other information about the fund, and read it carefully before investing.  Past performance is no guarantee of future results.  MBSC Securities Corporation, a registered broker-dealer and FINRA member, is the distributor for the Dreyfus Funds.


Click here to see SALES CHARGE  Max Sales Charge:  5.75% Front End Load
As of  03/31/19 Name 1 YR 3 YRS 5 YRS 10 YRS Since Inception Inception Date
Dreyfus Global Equity Income Fund
DEQAX
0.03 5.95 5.49 11.42 4.50 10/18/07
FTSE World Index
3.19 11.14 7.05 12.70 - -
As of  03/31/19 Name 1 YR 3 YRS 5 YRS 10 YRS Since Inception Inception Date
Dreyfus Global Equity Income Fund
DEQAX
6.11 8.06 6.74 12.08 5.04 10/18/07
FTSE World Index
3.19 11.14 7.05 12.70 - -
Click here to see SALES CHARGE  Max Sales Charge:  5.75% Front End Load
As of  03/31/19 Name 1 YR 3 YRS 5 YRS 10 YRS Since Inception Inception Date
Dreyfus Global Equity Income Fund
DEQAX
0.03 18.92 30.66 194.85 65.60 10/18/07
FTSE World Index
3.19 37.27 40.59 230.45 - -
As of  03/31/19 Name 1 YR 3 YRS 5 YRS 10 YRS Since Inception Inception Date
Dreyfus Global Equity Income Fund
DEQAX
0.03 18.92 30.66 194.85 65.60 10/18/07
FTSE World Index
3.19 37.27 40.59 230.45 - -

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 FTSE World Index is a market capitalization-weighted index representing the performance of the large- and mid-cap stocks from the Developed and Advanced Emerging segments of the FTSE Global Equity Index Series.

Growth of $10,000 Investment

Past performance 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.

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.

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

    Yearly Total Return

    Fund 2018 2017 2016 2015 2014 2013 2012 2011 2010 2009
    DEQAX
    -5.76% 17.83% 8.02% 4.32% 1.81% 16.65% 15.43% 2.14% 9.90% 30.64%

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


    Monthly Expense Ratios (Annualized)

    As of  03/31/19 Fee Description Expense Ratio (%)
    Management Fee 0.75%
    Service Fee 0.25%
    Other Expenses 0.16%
    Total Expenses 1.16%

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

    Prospectus Fee Table Expense Ratios

    As of  03/01/19 Fee Description Expense Ratio (%)
    Management Fee 0.75%
    Service Fee 0.25%
    Other Expenses 0.18%
    Total Expenses 1.18%

    Sales Charge

    Investment Amount Sales Charge
    Less than $50,000 5.75%
    Less than $100,000 4.50%
    Less than $250,000 3.50%
    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 fund's investment adviser is The Dreyfus Corporation (Dreyfus). Dreyfus has engaged its affiliate, Newton Investment Management (North America) Limited (Newton), to serve as the fund's sub-investment adviser. Nick Clay and Andrew MacKirdy are the fund's primary portfolio managers, positions they have held since October 2012 and March 2019, respectively. They are jointly and primarily responsible for management of the fund's portfolio. Mr. Clay is an investment manager and member of the global equity team at Newton, which he joined in 2000. Mr. MacKirdy is an investment manager and member of the global equity team at Newton, which he joined in September 2018.

    Top Holdings

    As of  03/31/19   Holdings % Portfolio  Weight
    Cisco Systems, Inc. 6.20
    PepsiCo, Inc. 3.37
    QUALCOMM Incorporated 3.24
    Maxim Integrated Products, Inc. 3.15
    Novartis AG 3.06
    Informa Plc 3.03
    Infosys Limited Sponsored ADR 2.98
    Unilever PLC 2.70
    Coty Inc. Class A 2.61
    Zurich Insurance Group 2.48

    Portfolio composition is subject to change at any time. The holdings listed should not be considered recommendations to buy or sell a security. Large concentrations can increase share price volatility.

    Asset Allocation


        Daily Statistics

        As of  04/24/19 Name NAV Change 09/21/18  12 Month 
        High Nav
        12/24/18  12 Month 
        Low Nav
        YTD Return
        DEQAX
        $13.44
        -$0.06
        -0.44%
        $14.12 $11.41 14.12%

        Performance Metrics

        Overall Morningstar Rating


        MORNINGSTAR CATEGORY World Large Stock


        Morningstar Rating™ as of 03/31/19 for the Class A shares; other classes may have different performance characteristics. Overall rating for the World Large Stock. Fund ratings are out of 5 Stars: Overall 4 Stars (1719 funds rated); 3 Yrs. 2 Stars (732 funds rated); 5 Yrs. 4 Stars (617 funds rated); 10 Yrs. 4 Stars (370 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
          22 out of 167
        • 3 Year
          25 out of 137
        • 5 Year
          10 out of 116
        • 10 Year
          6 out of 69

        LIPPER CLASSIFICATION Global Equity Income 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

        Past performance is no guarantee of future results. Source: Lipper Inc., Rankings are based on total return and do not reflect sales loads.

        Main Risks

        Equities are subject to market, market sector, market liquidity, issuer, and investment style risks to varying degrees.

        Investing in foreign denominated and/or domiciled securities involves special risks, including changes in currency exchange rates, political, economic, and social instability, limited company information, differing auditing and legal standards, and less market liquidity. These risks generally are greater with emerging market countries.

        The use of derivatives involves risks different from, or possibly greater than, the risks associated with investing directly in the underlying assets. Derivatives can be highly volatile, illiquid, and difficult to value and there is the risk that changes in the value of a derivative held by the portfolio will not correlate with the underlying instruments or the portfolio's other investments.

        Risk Metrics

        As of  03/31/19, 3-Year Trailing Standard Deviation Alpha Beta R-Squared Sharpe Ratio
        DEQAX
        8.70 2.35 0.64 60.39 0.79

        STANDARD DEVIATION - A statistical measure of dispersion around an average which depicts how widely fund returns varied over a certain period of time. A smaller standard deviation statistic indicates less variability of historic returns around a mean.

        ALPHA - A measure of a fund's actual returns compared to its expected performance, as measured by beta. A positive alpha indicates a fund outperformed what its beta would predict.

        BETA - Measures an investment's market-related risk. A beta higher than 1.0 suggests that the fund's expected return will exceeds the market's return; a beta lower than 1.0 suggests that the fund's expected return will lag the market's return.

        R-SQUARED - Reflects the percentage of a fund's movements that can be explained by movements in it's benchmark. An R-squared of 100 indicates fund movements that are perfectly correlated to those of the benchmark.

        SHARPE RATIO - The Sharpe ratio is based on a risk-adjusted measure developed by Nobel Laureate William Sharpe. It is calculated using standard deviation and excess return to determine reward per unit of risk. The higher the Sharpe ratio, the better the fund's historical risk-adjusted performance.

        Source: Morningstar, Inc.


        Dividend Schedule

        Declared
        Quarterly
        Distributed
        Quarterly
        Paid
        Quarterly
        Fiscal Year End
        Oct 31
        Year Dividend ($) Capital Gains ($)
        2019 0.0473 0.0000
        2018 0.3220 0.8196
        2017 0.2976 0.3184
        2016 0.2510 0.3782
        2015 0.3394 0.5317
        2014 0.4620 0.1185
        2013 0.3140 0.0000
        2012 0.2900 0.0565
        2011 0.3370 0.0000
        2010 0.2980 0.0000
        There is no guarantee that the fund will distribute any level annually. Capital gains may be short-term, long-term, or both.

        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
        DEQAX
        0.0000 0.0473 0.0000 0.0000 0.0000 0.0473 13.08
        Record Date Ex-Dividend Date Payable Date
        DEQAX
        03/28/19 03/29/19 03/29/19
        (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
        DEQAX
        Final 0.0000 0.1126 0.0000 0.1244 0.6952 0.9322 12.19
        Record Date Ex-Dividend Date Payable Date
        DEQAX
        12/13/18 12/14/18 12/14/18

        Capital gains, if any, may be short-term, long-term or a combination of both.

        Investors should consider the investment objectives, risks, charges, and expenses of the fund carefully before investing. Download a prospectus, or a summary prospectus, if available, that contains this and other information about the fund, and read it carefully before investing.

        The performance data quoted represents past performance, which is no guarantee of future results. Share price, yield 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 here to view standardized total returns and for month-end returns reflecting the fund's current performance.