BNY Mellon High Yield Municipal Bond Fund

Why invest in this Fund?

The primary goal of the fund is to seek high current income exempt from federal income tax. As a secondary goal, the fund may seek capital appreciation to the extent consistent with its primary goal. To pursue these goals, the fund normally invests at least 80% of its net assets, plus any borrowings for investment purposes, in municipal bonds that provide income exempt from federal income tax. The fund may invest 50% of its assets in municipal bonds rated BBB/Baa or lower by independent rating agencies or the unrated equivalent as determined by Dreyfus. Municipal bonds rated below investment grade (BB/Ba or lower) are commonly known as "high yield" or "junk" bonds.

Min. class investment
$0
Class Inception Date
09/30/05
Class Status
Class Z shares are closed to new accounts.
Fund Assets
$309,574,367  As of  08/23/19
Class Assets
$53,254,376  As of  08/23/19
Portfolio Turnover Rate
34.62%  As of fiscal year end  08/31/18
Morningstar Category
High Yield Municipal
Benchmark
Bloomberg Barclays U.S. Municipal Bond Index
Morningstar Overall Rating
Fund Holdings
171  As of  07/31/19
Average Effective Maturity
21.46  yr(s).  As of  07/31/19
Average Effective Duration
5.95  yr(s).  As of  07/31/19

Morningstar Rating™ as of July 31, 2019 for the Class Z class shares; other classes may have different performance characteristics. Overall rating for the High Yield Municipal category. Fund ratings are out of 5 Stars: Overall 4 Stars (155 funds rated); 3 Yrs. 4 Stars (155 funds rated); 5 Yrs. 4 Stars (136 funds rated); 10 Yrs. 3 Stars (88 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

  • Burger, Jeffrey

    Jeffrey Burger

    Senior Portfolio Manager, Mellon Investments Corporation

    8 yr(s). on fund

  • Barton, Daniel

    Daniel Barton

    Portfolio Manager, Senior Analyst for Tax-Sensitive Strategies, Mellon Investments Corporation

    7 yr(s). on fund


As of  07/31/19 Name 1 YR 3 YRS 5 YRS 10 YRS Since Inception Inception Date
BNY Mellon High Yield Municipal Bond Fund
DHMBX
5.81 4.65 6.46 6.85 5.04 09/30/05
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 High Yield Municipal Bond Fund
DHMBX
5.50 4.45 6.24 6.94 5.01 09/30/05
Bloomberg Barclays U.S. Municipal Bond Index
6.71 2.55 3.64 4.72 - -
As of  07/31/19 Name 1 YR 3 YRS 5 YRS 10 YRS Since Inception Inception Date
BNY Mellon High Yield Municipal Bond Fund
DHMBX
5.81 14.61 36.75 94.03 97.33 09/30/05
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 High Yield Municipal Bond Fund
DHMBX
5.50 13.94 35.36 95.53 95.92 09/30/05
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.

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

Investors should consider, when deciding whether to purchase a particular class of shares, the investment amount, anticipated holding period and other relevant factors.

Historical Performance

    Class Z shares are closed to new accounts.

    Investors should consider, when deciding whether to purchase a particular class of shares, the investment amount, anticipated holding period and other relevant factors.

    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
    DHMBX
    3.59% 3.60% 3.93% 4.07% 3.93% 3.83% 4.03% 4.07% 4.03% 4.04% 3.93% 3.90%

    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
    DHMBX
    1.64% 13.10% 0.52% 5.24% 12.99% -6.48% 13.08% 8.48% 3.28% 29.94%

    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: 2.42%

    Combined Effective Federal Income Tax Rate

     

    As of  08/23/19
    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 High Yield Municipal Bond Fund
    DHMBX
    3.35% 3.56% 3.77% 3.95% 4.09%

    Income is subject to state and local taxes, and some portion may be subject to the federal alternative minimum tax for certain investors. Capital gains, if any, are fully taxable.

    30-Day Yield Restated: 2.42%

    Combined Effective Federal Income Tax Rate

     

    As of  08/23/19
    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 High Yield Municipal Bond Fund
    DHMBX
    3.35% 3.56% 3.77% 3.95% 4.09%

    Income is subject to state and local taxes, and some portion may be subject to the federal alternative minimum tax for certain investors. 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 0.45%
    12B-1 Fee 0.11%
    Other Expenses 0.12%
    Total Expenses 0.68%

    Prospectus Fee Table Expense Ratios

    As of  01/28/19 Fee Description Expense Ratio (%)
    Management Fee 0.45%
    12B-1 Fee 0.11%
    Other Expenses 0.19%
    Total Expenses 0.75%
    Expenses Reimbursed 0.02%
    Net Expenses 0.73%
    The fund's investment adviser, BNY Mellon Investment Adviser, Inc., has contractually agreed, until December 31, 2019, to waive receipt of its fees and/or assume the direct expenses of the fund, so that the direct expenses of Class A, Class C, Class I, Class Y and Class Z shares of the fund (including Rule 12b-1 fees, shareholder services fees, taxes, interest, brokerage commissions, commitment fees on borrowings and extraordinary expenses) do not exceed an annual rate of .85%, 1.61%, .61%, .61% and .73%, respectively. On or after December 31, 2019, BNY Mellon Investment Adviser, Inc. may terminate this expense limitation at any time.

    Portfolio Manager/Sub-Investment Advisor

    The investment adviser to the fund is BNY Mellon Investment Adviser, Inc. Daniel Barton and Jeffrey Burger are the fund's primary portfolio managers, positions they have held since February 2012 and November 2011, respectively. Mr. Barton is a portfolio manager and senior analyst for tax-sensitive strategies and Mr. Burger is a senior portfolio manager for tax-sensitive strategies at Mellon Investments Corporation, an affiliate of BNY Mellon Investment Adviser, Inc. Mellon investment professionals manage the fund in their capacity as employees of BNY Mellon Investment Adviser, Inc.

    Asset Allocation


        Daily Statistics

        As of  08/23/19 Name 30-Day Sec Yield 
        (Unsubsidized)
        30-Day Sec Yield 
        (Subsidized)
        NAV Change 08/20/19  12 Month 
        High Nav
        11/15/18  12 Month 
        Low Nav
        YTD Return
        DHMBX
        2.42% 2.42% $12.87
        $0.00
        0.00%
        $12.88 $11.93 9.28%

        Performance Metrics

        Overall Morningstar Rating


        MORNINGSTAR CATEGORY High Yield Municipal


        Morningstar Rating™ as of 07/31/19 for the Class Z shares; other classes may have different performance characteristics. Overall rating for the High Yield Municipal. Fund ratings are out of 5 Stars: Overall 4 Stars (379 funds rated); 3 Yrs. 4 Stars (155 funds rated); 5 Yrs. 4 Stars (136 funds rated); 10 Yrs. 3 Stars (88 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
          149 out of 184
        • 3 Year
          19 out of 152
        • 5 Year
          12 out of 134
        • 10 Year
          34 out of 86

        LIPPER CLASSIFICATION


        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.

        High yield bonds involve increased credit and liquidity risk than higher rated bonds and are considered speculative in terms of the issuer's ability to pay interest and repay principal on a timely basis.

        Municipal income may be subject to state and local taxes. Some income may be subject to the federal alternative minimum tax for certain investors. Capital gains, if any, are taxable.

        Risk Metrics

        As of  07/31/19, 3-Year Trailing Standard Deviation Alpha Beta R-Squared Sharpe Ratio
        DHMBX
        5.38 1.31 1.43 81.20 0.60

        Dividend Schedule

        Declared
        Daily
        Distributed
        Monthly
        Paid
        Monthly
        Fiscal Year End
        Aug 31
        Annualized Distribution Rate
        3.59%
        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 0.041176241
        06/2019 0.034823260
        05/2019 0.042040950
        04/2019 0.044307398
        03/2019 0.038718768
        02/2019 0.035739789
        01/2019 0.041250531
        12/2018 0.041732292
        11/2018 0.039714662
        10/2018 0.043853570
        09/2018 0.037159538
        08/2018 0.041344056
        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
        DHMBX
        0.0000 0.0000 0.0078 0.0000 0.0000 0.0078 12.07
        Record Date Ex-Dividend Date Payable Date
        DHMBX
        12/27/18 12/28/18 12/28/18
        (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
        DHMBX
        Final 0.0000 0.0000 0.0078 0.0000 0.0000 0.0078 12.07
        Record Date Ex-Dividend Date Payable Date
        DHMBX
        12/27/18 12/28/18 12/28/18