A BNY MELLON COMPANY

Dreyfus Conservative Allocation Fund

  • Ticker: SCALX
  • Product Code: 6268
  • CUSIP: 86271F669

Fund Goal and Approach

The fund seeks current income with some consideration for capital appreciation.To pursue its goal, the fund normally allocates 60% of its assets to the fixed income asset class and 40% of its assets to the equity asset class by investing in underlying funds that invest primarily in fixed income and equity securities, respectively. The fund may invest in underlying funds that invest in U.S. and international equity and fixed income securities which comprise these respective asset categories.

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.
Bond Risk: Bonds are subject generally 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. Diversification Risk: Diversification and asset allocation cannot ensure a profit or protect against loss of principal.

Emerging Market Risk: Emerging markets tend to be more volatile than the markets of more mature economies, and generally have less diverse and less mature economic structures and less stable political systems than those of developed countries. The fund's concentration in securities of companies in emerging markets could cause the fund's performance to be more volatile than that of more geographically diversified funds.

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.

Foreign Investment Risk: To the extent the fund invests in foreign securities, its performance will be influenced by political, social and economic factors affecting investments in foreign companies. These special risks include exposure to currency fluctuations, less liquidity, less developed or less efficient trading markets, lack of comprehensive company information, political instability, and differing auditing and legal standards.

Fund of Funds Risk: As a fund of funds, the fund pursues its objectives by investing in a combination of other affiliated funds rather than individual securities, and is subject to the risks associated with each underlying fund's investment portfolio. Small/Mid Cap

Company 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.

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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