BNY Mellon Balanced Opportunity Fund

Why invest in this Fund?

The fund seeks high total return through a combination of capital appreciation and current income. To pursue this goal, the fund invests in a diversified mix of stocks and fixed-income securities. The fund selects securities that, in the portfolio managers' judgment, will result in the highest total return consistent with preservation of principal. The fund normally will allocate between 25% and 50% of its assets to fixed-income securities.

Min. class investment
$1,000
Class Inception Date
01/30/04
Fund Assets
$306,791,534  As of  08/23/19
Class Assets
$11,800,744  As of  08/23/19
Portfolio Turnover Rate
98.95%  As of fiscal year end  11/30/18
Morningstar Category
Allocation--50% to 70% Equity
Morningstar Overall Rating
Fund Holdings
345  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 Allocation--50% to 70% Equity category. Fund ratings are out of 5 Stars: Overall 3 Stars (666 funds rated); 3 Yrs. 3 Stars (666 funds rated); 5 Yrs. 3 Stars (585 funds rated); 10 Yrs. 3 Stars (431 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

  • Bowser, David R.

    David R. Bowser

    Portfolio Manager, Mellon Investments Corporation

    11 yr(s). on fund

  • Ferguson, Brian C.

    Brian C. Ferguson

    Portfolio Manager, Mellon Investments Corporation

    12 yr(s). on fund

  • Bailer, John

    John Bailer

    Senior Portfolio Manager, Mellon Investments Corporation

    27 yr(s). in industry

    4 yr(s). on fund

  • Dagioglu, Vassilis

    Vassilis Dagioglu

    Managing Director, Head of Asset Allocation Portfolio Management, Mellon Investments Corporation

    1 yr(s). on fund

  • Bogar, Mark A.

    Mark A. Bogar

    Portfolio Manager, Mellon Investments Corporation

    3 yr(s). on fund

  • Lydotes, James A.

    James A. Lydotes

    Mellon Investments Corporation

    3 yr(s). on fund

  • Leger, Andrew

    Andrew Leger

    Portfolio Manager, Mellon Investments Corporation

    3 yr(s). on fund

  • DeFina, George E.

    George E. DeFina

    Portfolio Manager, Mellon Investments Corporation

    4 yr(s). on fund

  • Zaches, Torrey

    Torrey Zaches

    Portfolio Manager, Mellon Investments Corporation

    1 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 Balanced Opportunity Fund
DBOCX
3.10 7.45 5.97 8.31 7.75 01/30/04
As of  06/30/19 Name 1 YR 3 YRS 5 YRS 10 YRS Since Inception Inception Date
BNY Mellon Balanced Opportunity Fund
DBOCX
4.48 7.94 5.44 8.84 7.73 01/30/04
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 Balanced Opportunity Fund
DBOCX
3.10 24.06 33.63 122.14 1,020.03 01/30/04
As of  06/30/19 Name 1 YR 3 YRS 5 YRS 10 YRS Since Inception Inception Date
BNY Mellon Balanced Opportunity Fund
DBOCX
4.48 25.76 30.31 133.24 1,008.12 01/30/04

The total return performance figures presented for Class C shares of the fund represent the performance of the fund's Class J for periods prior to January 30, 2004, 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.

    Yearly Total Return

    Fund 2018 2017 2016 2015 2014 2013 2012 2011 2010 2009
    DBOCX
    -4.95% 10.68% 9.14% -1.27% 6.60% 20.05% 12.61% -2.46% 12.36% 21.09%

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


    Monthly Expense Ratios (Annualized)

    As of  07/31/19 Fee Description Expense Ratio (%)
    Management Fee 0.80%
    12B-1 Fee 0.75%
    Service Fee 0.25%
    Other Expenses 0.21%
    Total Expenses 2.01%
    Expenses Reimbursed 0.06%
    Net Expenses 1.95%

    Redemption Charge

    As of  08/25/19  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  04/01/19 Fee Description Expense Ratio (%)
    Management Fee 0.80%
    12B-1 Fee 0.75%
    Service Fee 0.25%
    Other Expenses 0.19%
    Total Expenses 1.99%
    Expenses Reimbursed 0.04%
    Net Expenses 1.95%
    The fund's investment adviser, BNY Mellon Investment Adviser, Inc., has contractually agreed, until April 1, 2020, to waive receipt of its fees and/or assume the direct expenses of the fund so that the direct expenses of none of the classes (excluding Rule 12b-1 fees, shareholder services fees, taxes, interest, brokerage commissions, commitment fees on borrowings and extraordinary expenses) exceed .95%. On or after April 1, 2020, BNY Mellon Investment Adviser, Inc. may terminate this expense limitation at any time.

    Portfolio Manager/Sub-Investment Advisor

    The fund's investment adviser is BNY Mellon Investment Adviser, Inc. Vassilis Dagioglu and Torrey Zaches are the fund's co-primary portfolio managers responsible for overall asset allocation for the fund, positions they have held since November 2018. Mr. Dagioglu is a managing director and Head of Asset Allocation Portfolio Management at Mellon Investments Corporation (Mellon), an affiliate of BNY Mellon Investment Adviser, Inc. Mr. Zaches is a director and global asset allocation portfolio manager at Mellon. Messrs. Dagioglu and Zaches allocate the fund's assets among equity portfolio managers and fixed-income portfolio managers employed by both BNY Mellon Investment Adviser, Inc. and Mellon. The fund's primary portfolio managers responsible for the portion of the fund's assets allocated to equity investments (and when they first held such position) are: Brian Ferguson (March 2007), John C. Bailer (December 2015), George E. DeFina (December 2015), Mark A. Bogar, CFA, James A. Lydotes, CFA (September 2016) and Andrew Leger (September 2016). David Bowser, CFA, is the fund's primary portfolio manager responsible for the portion of the fund's assets allocated to fixed-income investments, a position he has held since March 2008. Mellon investment professionals manage the fund in their capacity as employees of BNY Mellon Investment Adviser, Inc.

    Top Holdings

    As of  07/31/19   Holdings % Portfolio  Weight
    JPMorgan Chase & Co. 2.39
    AT&T 2.34
    Berkshire Hathaway, Cl. B 2.25
    Microsoft 1.82
    Cisco Systems 1.79
    Alphabet, Cl. C 1.76
    Citigroup 1.63
    Medtronic 1.59
    Merck & Co. 1.55
    Vulcan Materials 1.52

    Asset Allocation


        Daily Statistics

        As of  08/23/19 Name NAV Change 09/21/18  12 Month 
        High Nav
        01/03/19  12 Month 
        Low Nav
        YTD Return
        DBOCX
        $21.81
        -$0.36
        -1.62%
        $24.24 $19.77 9.25%

        Performance Metrics

        Overall Morningstar Rating


        MORNINGSTAR CATEGORY Allocation--50% to 70% Equity


        Morningstar Rating™ as of 07/31/19 for the Class C shares; other classes may have different performance characteristics. Overall rating for the Allocation--50% to 70% Equity. Fund ratings are out of 5 Stars: Overall 3 Stars (1682 funds rated); 3 Yrs. 3 Stars (666 funds rated); 5 Yrs. 3 Stars (585 funds rated); 10 Yrs. 3 Stars (431 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
          193 out of 470
        • 3 Year
          276 out of 439
        • 5 Year
          210 out of 392
        • 10 Year
          201 out of 295

        LIPPER CLASSIFICATION Mixed-Asset Target Alloc Growth 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.

        Small and midsized company stocks tend to be more volatile and less liquid than larger company stocks as these companies are less established and have more volatile earnings histories.

        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.

        Risk Metrics

        As of  07/31/19, 3-Year Trailing Standard Deviation Alpha Beta R-Squared Sharpe Ratio
        DBOCX
        8.64 -0.98 1.19 86.42 0.70

        Dividend Schedule

        Declared
        Annually
        Distributed
        Annually
        Paid
        Annually
        Fiscal Year End
        Nov 30
        Year Dividend ($) Capital Gains ($)
        2019 0.0000 0.0606
        2018 0.1273 1.6300
        2017 0.0000 0.9310
        2016 0.0690 0.0000
        2015 0.0260 0.9769
        2014 0.0160 1.7169
        2013 0.0130 0.2787
        2012 0.0930 0.0000
        2011 0.0920 0.0000
        2010 0.1000 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
        DBOCX
        0.0000 0.0000 0.0013 0.0000 0.0593 0.0606 21.58
        Record Date Ex-Dividend Date Payable Date
        DBOCX
        03/19/19 03/20/19 03/20/19
        (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
        DBOCX
        Final 0.0524 0.0749 0.0991 0.1414 1.3895 1.7573 20.02
        Record Date Ex-Dividend Date Payable Date
        DBOCX
        12/28/18 12/31/18 12/31/18