Dreyfus Short Term Income Fund

Scorecard
3 / 5 Stars
Lipper
4 4 5 4 1
Zacks Investment Research
5 (Strong Sell)
Standard & Poor's
4 / 5 Stars
TheStreet.com
C (Hold)

#44 in Short-Term Bond

U.S. News evaluated 122 Short-Term Bond Funds. Our list highlights the top-rated funds for long-term investors based on the ratings of leading fund industry researchers.

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Performance

The fund has returned 0.80 percent over the past year, 1.94 percent over the past three years, 4.72 percent over the past five years, and 2.88 percent over the past decade.

Trailing Returns Updated 03.31.2014
Year to date 0.3%
1 Year 0.8%
3 Years (Annualized) 1.9%
5 Years (Annualized) 4.7%
10 Years (Annualized) 2.9%

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Summary

The investment seeks to maximize total return, consisting of capital appreciation and current income. To pursue its goal, the fund normally invests at least 80% of its net assets, plus any borrowings for investment purposes, in fixed-income securities of U.S. and foreign issuers rated investment grade or the unrated equivalent as determined by The Dreyfus Corporation. It will focus on U.S. securities, but may invest up to 30% of its total assets in fixed-income securities of foreign issuers, including those of issuers in emerging markets. The fund is non-diversified.

Fees

Fees are Low compared to funds in the same category.
Dreyfus Short Term Income Fund has an expense ratio of 0.69 percent.

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Risk

Risk is Average compared to funds in the same category according to Morningstar.

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