BNY Mellon AMT-Free Municipal Bond Fund

Why invest in this Fund?

The fund seeks as high a level of current income exempt from federal income tax as is consistent with the preservation of capital. Accordingly, the fund normally invests substantially all of its net assets in municipal bonds that provide income exempt from federal income tax and seeks to provide income exempt from the federal alternative minimum tax. The fund invests at least 65% of its assets in municipal bonds with an A or higher credit rating. The remaining 35% of its assets may be invested in municipal bonds with a credit quality lower than A, including high yield ("junk") bonds.

Min. class investment
$1,000
Class Inception Date
03/31/03
Fund Assets
$1,047,714,957  As of  08/20/19
Class Assets
$15,907,981  As of  08/20/19
Portfolio Turnover Rate
29.95%  As of fiscal year end  08/31/18
Morningstar Category
Municipal National Intermediate
Benchmark
Bloomberg Barclays U.S. Municipal Bond Index
Morningstar Overall Rating
Fund Holdings
250  As of  07/31/19
Average Effective Maturity
16.23  yr(s).  As of  07/31/19
Average Effective Duration
5.01  yr(s).  As of  07/31/19

Morningstar Rating™ as of July 31, 2019 for the Class C class shares; other classes may have different performance characteristics. Overall rating for the Municipal National Intermediate category. Fund ratings are out of 5 Stars: Overall 3 Stars (241 funds rated); 3 Yrs. 2 Stars (241 funds rated); 5 Yrs. 2 Stars (217 funds rated); 10 Yrs. 3 Stars (150 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

  • Casey, Thomas

    Thomas Casey

    Portfolio Manager, Mellon Investments Corporation

    5 yr(s). on fund

  • Rabasco, Daniel

    Daniel Rabasco

    Portfolio Manager, Mellon Investments Corporation

    7 yr(s). on fund


Click here to see SALES CHARGE  Max Sales Charge:  1.00% CDSC Load
As of  07/31/19 Name 1 YR 3 YRS 5 YRS 10 YRS Since Inception Inception Date
BNY Mellon AMT-Free Municipal Bond Fund
DMUCX
4.91 1.63 2.87 3.93 4.59 03/31/03
Bloomberg Barclays U.S. Municipal Bond Index
7.31 2.80 3.77 4.63 - -
As of  06/30/19 Name 1 YR 3 YRS 5 YRS 10 YRS Since Inception Inception Date
BNY Mellon AMT-Free Municipal Bond Fund
DMUCX
4.34 1.28 2.75 3.99 4.57 03/31/03
Bloomberg Barclays U.S. Municipal Bond Index
6.71 2.55 3.64 4.72 - -
Click here to see SALES CHARGE  Max Sales Charge:  1.00% CDSC Load
As of  07/31/19 Name 1 YR 3 YRS 5 YRS 10 YRS Since Inception Inception Date
BNY Mellon AMT-Free Municipal Bond Fund
DMUCX
4.91 4.96 15.17 47.08 210.06 03/31/03
Bloomberg Barclays U.S. Municipal Bond Index
7.31 8.65 20.33 57.24 - -
As of  06/30/19 Name 1 YR 3 YRS 5 YRS 10 YRS Since Inception Inception Date
BNY Mellon AMT-Free Municipal Bond Fund
DMUCX
4.34 3.89 14.54 47.90 207.87 03/31/03
Bloomberg Barclays U.S. Municipal Bond Index
6.71 7.85 19.58 58.59 - -
The Bloomberg Barclays U.S. Municipal Bond Index covers the U.S. dollar-denominated long-term tax-exempt bond market. Investors cannot invest directly in any index.

The total return performance figures presented for Class C shares of the fund represent the performance of the fund's Class Z for periods prior to March 31, 2003, the inception date for Class C shares, and the performance of Class C, 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 07/19 06/19 05/19 04/19 03/19 02/19 01/19 12/18 11/18 10/18 09/18 08/18
    DMUCX
    1.69% 1.71% 1.68% 1.82% 1.88% 1.85% 1.93% 1.94% 1.94% 1.98% 1.89% 1.92%

    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
    DMUCX
    -0.24% 4.66% -1.07% 2.91% 9.42% -4.36% 7.01% 10.18% 0.76% 14.06%

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

    Taxable Equivalent Yield Based on the Fund's 30-day Yield

    30-Day Yield: 0.57%

    Combined Effective Federal Income Tax Rate

     

    As of  08/20/19
    Name 27.80% 32.00% 35.80% 38.80% 40.80%
    Joint Return $250,001 to $321,450 - $321,451 to $408,200 $408,201 to $612,350 Over $612,351
    Single Return - $160,726 to $200,000 $200,001 to $204,100 $204,101 to $510,300 Over $510,301
    BNY Mellon AMT-Free Municipal Bond Fund
    DMUCX
    0.79% 0.84% 0.89% 0.93% 0.96%

    Income is subject to state and local taxes. Capital gains, if any, are fully taxable.

    30-Day Yield Restated: 0.32%

    Combined Effective Federal Income Tax Rate

     

    As of  08/20/19
    Name 27.80% 32.00% 35.80% 38.80% 40.80%
    Joint Return $250,001 to $321,450 - $321,451 to $408,200 $408,201 to $612,350 Over $612,351
    Single Return - $160,726 to $200,000 $200,001 to $204,100 $204,101 to $510,300 Over $510,301
    BNY Mellon AMT-Free Municipal Bond Fund
    DMUCX
    0.44% 0.47% 0.50% 0.52% 0.54%

    Income is subject to state and local taxes. Capital gains, if any, are fully taxable.

    Restated yields do not reflect current undertaking in effect, which may be modified, extended, or terminated at any time.


    Monthly Expense Ratios (Annualized)

    As of  07/31/19 Fee Description Expense Ratio (%)
    Management Fee 0.60%
    12B-1 Fee 0.75%
    Service Fee 0.25%
    Other Expenses 0.10%
    Total Expenses 1.70%
    Expenses Reimbursed 0.25%
    Net Expenses 1.45%

    Redemption Charge

    As of  08/21/19  Redemption Year CDSC
    Year 1 1.00
    Class C shares are subject to a contingent deferred sales charge (CDSC) imposed on Class C shares redeemed within one year of purchase.

    Prospectus Fee Table Expense Ratios

    As of  12/31/18 Fee Description Expense Ratio (%)
    Management Fee 0.60%
    12B-1 Fee 0.75%
    Service Fee 0.25%
    Other Expenses 0.10%
    Total Expenses 1.70%
    Expenses Reimbursed 0.25%
    Net Expenses 1.45%
    BNY Mellon Investment Adviser, Inc. has contractually agreed to waive receipt of its fees and/or assume the expenses of the fund so that total annual fund operating expenses of none of the classes (excluding Rule 12b-1 fees, shareholder services fees for Class A, C, I, Y and Z shares, taxes, brokerage commissions, extraordinary expenses, interest expenses and commitment fees on borrowings) exceed 0.45%. BNY Mellon Investment Adviser, Inc. may terminate this agreement upon at least 90 days' prior notice to investors, but has committed not to do so until at least December 31, 2019.

    Portfolio Manager/Sub-Investment Advisor

    The investment adviser to the fund is BNY Mellon Investment Adviser, Inc. Thomas Casey and Daniel Rabasco are the fund's primary portfolio managers, positions they have held since July 2014 and February 2012, respectively. Mr. Casey is a senior portfolio manager for tax-sensitive strategies at Mellon Investments Corporation (Mellon), an affiliate of BNY Mellon Investment Adviser, Inc. Mr. Rabasco is the Chief Investment Officer for tax-sensitive fixed-income at Mellon. Mellon investment professionals manage the fund in their capacity as employees of BNY Mellon Investment Adviser, Inc.

    Asset Allocation


        Daily Statistics

        As of  08/20/19 Name 30-Day Sec Yield 
        (Unsubsidized)
        30-Day Sec Yield 
        (Subsidized)
        NAV Change 08/16/19  12 Month 
        High Nav
        11/06/18  12 Month 
        Low Nav
        YTD Return
        DMUCX
        0.32% 0.57% $14.62
        $0.00
        0.00%
        $14.63 $13.54 7.22%

        Performance Metrics

        Overall Morningstar Rating


        MORNINGSTAR CATEGORY Municipal National Intermediate


        Morningstar Rating™ as of 07/31/19 for the Class C shares; other classes may have different performance characteristics. Overall rating for the Municipal National Intermediate. Fund ratings are out of 5 Stars: Overall 3 Stars (608 funds rated); 3 Yrs. 2 Stars (241 funds rated); 5 Yrs. 2 Stars (217 funds rated); 10 Yrs. 3 Stars (150 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
          222 out of 274
        • 3 Year
          217 out of 236
        • 5 Year
          171 out of 207
        • 10 Year
          136 out of 167

        LIPPER CLASSIFICATION General & Insured Municipal 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.

        Municipal income may be subject to state and local taxes. Capital gains, if any, are taxable.

        Risk Metrics

        As of  07/31/19, 3-Year Trailing Standard Deviation Alpha Beta R-Squared Sharpe Ratio
        DMUCX
        3.62 -1.20 1.04 98.59 0.05

        Dividend Schedule

        Declared
        Daily
        Distributed
        Monthly
        Paid
        Monthly
        Fiscal Year End
        Aug 31
        Annualized Distribution Rate
        1.69%
        As of  07/2019
        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 ($)
        07/2019 0.022066957
        06/2019 0.018834476
        05/2019 0.020435490
        04/2019 0.022567186
        03/2019 0.021068658
        02/2019 0.019772285
        01/2019 0.022658800
        12/2018 0.022763000
        11/2018 0.021787373
        10/2018 0.024321400
        09/2018 0.019893125
        08/2018 0.022515219
        All figures as of month-end. Dividend history does not reflect any capital gains that may have been paid.