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
$373,241,692  As of  12/18/18
Class Assets
$45,835,602  As of  12/18/18
Portfolio Turnover Rate
26.35%  As of fiscal year end  10/31/17
Morningstar Category
World Large Stock
Benchmark
FTSE World Index
Morningstar Overall Rating
Fund Holdings
48  As of  11/30/18

Morningstar Rating™ as of November 30, 2018 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 (735 funds rated); 3 Yrs. 4 Stars (735 funds rated); 5 Yrs. 4 Stars (614 funds rated); 10 Yrs. 4 Stars (362 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:  5.75% Front End Load
As of  11/30/18 Name 1 YR 3 YRS 5 YRS 10 YRS Since Inception Inception Date
Dreyfus Global Equity Income Fund
DEQAX
-4.12 6.58 5.54 10.46 4.30 10/18/07
FTSE World Index
-0.14 9.18 6.88 11.36 - -
As of  09/30/18 Name 1 YR 3 YRS 5 YRS 10 YRS Since Inception Inception Date
Dreyfus Global Equity Income Fund
DEQAX
8.05 11.86 8.29 8.52 5.23 10/18/07
FTSE World Index
10.96 14.17 9.45 8.94 - -
Click here to see SALES CHARGE  Max Sales Charge:  5.75% Front End Load
As of  11/30/18 Name 1 YR 3 YRS 5 YRS 10 YRS Since Inception Inception Date
Dreyfus Global Equity Income Fund
DEQAX
-4.12 21.06 30.94 170.50 59.73 10/18/07
FTSE World Index
-0.14 30.14 39.46 193.42 - -
As of  09/30/18 Name 1 YR 3 YRS 5 YRS 10 YRS Since Inception Inception Date
Dreyfus Global Equity Income Fund
DEQAX
1.85 31.94 40.31 113.56 64.77 10/18/07
FTSE World Index
10.96 48.81 57.09 135.51 - -

The performance data quotes 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.

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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

Historical Performance

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

    Yearly Total Return

    Fund 2017 2016 2015 2014 2013 2012 2011 2010 2009 2008
    DEQAX
    17.83% 8.02% 4.32% 1.81% 16.65% 15.43% 2.14% 9.90% 30.64% -37.86%

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


    Monthly Expense Ratios (Annualized)

    As of  11/30/18 Fee Description Expense Ratio (%)
    Management Fee 0.75%
    Service Fee 0.25%
    Other Expenses 0.18%
    Total Expenses 1.18%

    Prospectus Fee Table Expense Ratios

    As of  03/01/18 Fee Description Expense Ratio (%)
    Management Fee 0.75%
    Service Fee 0.25%
    Other Expenses 0.21%
    Total Expenses 1.21%

    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 is the fund's primary portfolio manager, a position he has held since October 2012. Mr. Clay is an investment manager and member of the global equity team at Newton.

    Top Holdings

    As of  11/30/18   Holdings % Portfolio  Weight
    Cisco Systems 5.86
    PepsiCo 3.58
    Maxim Integrated Products 3.56
    Qualcomm 3.53
    Diageo 3.38
    Novartis 3.09
    Informa 2.94
    Infosys, ADR 2.86
    Unilever 2.75
    Omnicom Group 2.56

    Asset Allocation


        Daily Statistics

        As of  12/18/18 Name NAV Change 01/26/18  12 Month 
        High Nav
        12/18/18  12 Month 
        Low Nav
        YTD Return
        DEQAX
        $11.93
        -$0.06
        -0.50%
        $14.45 $11.93 -4.88%

        Performance Metrics

        Overall Morningstar Rating


        MORNINGSTAR CATEGORY World Large Stock


        Morningstar Rating™ as of 11/30/18 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 (1711 funds rated); 3 Yrs. 4 Stars (735 funds rated); 5 Yrs. 4 Stars (614 funds rated); 10 Yrs. 4 Stars (362 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
          18 out of 167
        • 3 Year
          12 out of 140
        • 5 Year
          11 out of 115
        • 10 Year
          5 out of 68

        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

        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  11/30/18, 3-Year Trailing Standard Deviation Alpha Beta R-Squared Sharpe Ratio
        DEQAX
        7.35 5.23 0.48 54.63 1.03

        Dividend Schedule

        Declared
        Quarterly
        Distributed
        Quarterly
        Paid
        Quarterly
        Fiscal Year End
        Oct 31
        Year Dividend ($) Capital Gains ($)
        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
        2009 0.2790 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 0.1126 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
        (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