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Dreyfus High Yield Fund

  • Ticker: PTHIX
  • Product Code: 0359
  • CUSIP: 261980767
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Portfolio Manager/Sub-Investment Adviser

The investment adviser for the fund is The Dreyfus Corporation. Chris Barris and Kevin Cronk, CFA are the fund's primary portfolio managers since October 2010 and September 2012, respectively. Mr. Barris is of global high yield and a senior portfolio manager at Alcentra NY, LLC (Alcentra), an affiliate of the Dreyfus Corporation. Mr. Cronk is a co-head of U.S. credit, a senior credit analyst and a portfolio manager at Alcentra. Messrs. Barris and Cronk are dual employees of Alcentra and The Dreyfus Corporation and manage the fund as a employees of the Dreyfus Corporation.

Portfolio Statistics

Benchmark 3 BofA Merrill Lynch High Yield Master II Constrained Index
Number of Holdings 344
as of 03/31/14
Portfolio Turnover Rate 46.05%
as of fiscal year end 12/31/13
Average Effective Duration 4 3.8 Years
as of 03/31/14
Average Effective Maturity 4.0 Years
as of 03/31/14

Risk Measures

as of 03/31/14
R Squared 5 1.59
Beta 6 0.31
Standard Deviation 7 7.07

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 BofA Merrill Lynch U.S. High Yield Master II Constrained Index is an unmanaged performance benchmark composed of U.S. dollar-denominated domestic and Yankee bonds rated below investment grade with at least $100 million par amount outstanding and at least one year remaining to maturity. Bonds are capitalization weighted. Total allocations to an issuer are capped at 2%. Investors cannot invest directly in any index. Source: Morningstar.
  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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