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Dreyfus Balanced Opportunity Fund

  • Ticker: DBOCX
  • Product Code: 6002
  • CUSIP: 26202W308
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Fund Goal and Approach

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 it will allocate between 25% and 50% of its assets to fixed-income securities.



Risks

Allocation Risk: Asset allocation cannot ensure a profit or protect against loss in declining markets. There can be no guarantee that any particular level of return, or the fund's investment objective, will be achieved.

Equity Risk: Equity funds are subject generally to market, market sector, market liquidity, issuer and investment style risks, among other factors, to varying degrees, all of which are more fully described in the fund's prospectus.

Small Cap Risk: Small and midsize companies carry additional risks because their earnings and revenues tend to be less predictable, and their share prices more volatile than those of larger, more established companies. The shares of smaller companies tend to trade less frequently than those of larger, more established companies.

Stock and Bond Market Risk: The stock and bond markets can perform differently from each other at any given time (as well as over the long term), so the fund will be affected by its asset allocation. If the fund favors an asset class during a period when that class underperforms, performance may be hurt.

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.

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