A BNY MELLON COMPANY

Dreyfus Short Term Income Fund

  • Ticker: DSTIX
  • Product Code: 0083
  • CUSIP: 261967103
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Portfolio Manager/Sub-Investment Adviser

The investment adviser to the fund is The Dreyfus Corporation. Peter Vaream and David Bowser are the fund's co-primary portfolio managers, positions they have held since July 2008. Mr. Vaream has been employed by Dreyfus since April 2008 and also is a senior portfolio manager for Active Core Fixed Income Strategies at Standish Mellon Asset Management Company LLC (Standish), a subsidiary of BNY Mellon and an affiliate of Dreyfus, which he joined in 2007. David Bowser has been employed by Dreyfus since July 2006 and also is a portfolio manager for Active Core Fixed Income Strategies at Standish, which he joined in 2000. Each manages the fund under a dual-employee agreement with Dreyfus and Standish.

Portfolio Statistics

Benchmark 3 BofA Merrill Lynch 1-5 Year Corporate/Government Index
Number of Holdings 154
as of 03/31/14
Portfolio Turnover Rate 109.51%
as of fiscal year end 07/31/13
Average Effective Duration 4 2.3 Years
as of 03/31/14
Average Effective Maturity 4.1 Years
as of 03/31/14

Risk Measures

as of 03/31/14
R Squared 5 29.29
Beta 6 0.24
Standard Deviation 7 1.26

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.

Notes & Disclosures
  1. Portfolio composition and allocation is as of 03/31/14 and is subject to change at any time. Totals may not be exact due to rounding. Negative exposures may represent short positions through derivatives.
  2. Bonds rated BBB/Baa or higher are considered investment grade, while bonds rated BB/Ba or lower are considered speculative as to the timely payment of principal and interest. Credit ratings reflect only those assigned by S&P, Moody's, and/or Fitch. Split-rated bonds, if any, are reported in the higher rating category.
  3. Source: Morningstar, Inc. All rights reserved. Reflects investments of dividends and, where applicable, capital gain distributions. The Merrill Lynch 1-5 Year Corporate/Government Index is an unmanaged total return performance benchmark including U.S. Government and fixed-coupon domestic investment-grade corporate bonds with maturities greater than or equal to one year and less than five years.
  4. Duration is a measure of volatility expressed in years. The higher the number, the greater the potential for volatility as interest rates change.
  5. Reflects the percentage of a fund's movements that can be explained by movements in a particular benchmark. An R-squared of 100 indicates fund movements that are perfectly correlated to those of the benchmark. In order to compare funds across general asset classes, Morningstar calculates R-squared values relative to a "standard" broad-based market index. For example, the R-squared of both a small cap, domestic equity fund and a domestic technology fund would be determined against the S&P 500 Index. Thus, the "standard" broad-based market index used by Morningstar may differ from the fund's actual benchmark stated in this factsheet. Source: Morningstar
  6. Beta is a measure of the systematic risk of a stock or a portfolio and is an indicator of expected return. A beta higher than 1.0 has higher risk than the overall market has and thus the stock or portfolio can be expected to perform in relation to the overall market in that way.
  7. A statistical measurement of dispersion around an average which depicts how widely fund returns varied over a certain period of time. Source: Morningstar
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