14 important things you should know about Dreyfus DAGVX mutual fund

Updated: June 28, 2020
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In this DAGVX mutual fund review, we’ll address key questions our readers have been asking us about this fund, above and beyond what you can find in its prospectus, and on Morningstar or Yahoo Finance.

Here is what you’ll be able to find in this review:

  • Fact Sheet: DAGVX performance, returns, expense ratio, holdings and dividend yield;
  • Analysis: DAGVX buy or sell; the pros and cons of investing in DAGVX mutual fund;
  • Alternatives: other ETFs and mutual funds you should consider as alternatives to DAGVX.

And here is the list of questions we’ll answer:

  1. Describe Advantage Funds, Inc: Dreyfus Strategic Value Fund; Class A Shares (DAGVX).
  2. What are DAGVX holdings?
  3. What is DAGVX performance? What are DAGVX historical returns?
  4. How many up and down years did DAGVX have historically?
  5. What is DAGVX dividend yield?
  6. What is DAGVX minimum initial investment amount?
  7. What is DAGVX expense ratio?
  8. Does DAGVX have any sales loads or 12b-1 distribution expenses?
  9. What is DAGVX tax efficiency (tax-cost ratio)?
  10. What is DAGVX beta? How would you assess DAGVX risk?
  11. What is DAGVX Sharpe ratio?
  12. What is DAGVX Finny Score? DAGVX buy or sell?
  13. What are the pros of investing in DAGVX? What are DAGVX buy reasons?
  14. What are the cons of investing in DAGVX? What are DAGVX sell reasons?

So let’s start. Scroll down to the question that interests you the most.

Fact Sheet

1. Describe Advantage Funds, Inc: Dreyfus Strategic Value Fund; Class A Shares (DAGVX).

The Fund seeks capital appreciation. It will seek to achieve this investment objective by investing principally in a portfolio of publicly-traded equity securities of domestic and foreign issuers which would be characterized as "value" companies according to criteria established by The Dreyfus Corporation.

2. What are DAGVX top holdings?

DAGVX has 77 stock holdings and 0 bond holdings.

The top 10 holdings represent 31.31% of total assets. Here are the top holdings:

Name Symbol % Assets
JPMorgan Chase & Co JPM 4.74%
Berkshire Hathaway Inc B BRK.B 4.47%
Medtronic PLC MDT 3.44%
PPL Corp PPL 3.26%
Goldman Sachs Group Inc GS 2.85%
CF Industries Holdings Inc CF 2.81%
Alphabet Inc A GOOGL 2.58%
Becton, Dickinson and Co BDX 2.54%
Morgan Stanley MS 2.37%
Intel Corp INTC 2.25%

3. What is DAGVX performance? What are DAGVX historical returns?

DAGVX has generated the following returns:

  • 1-month return is 0.35%;
  • 3-month return is -23.27%;
  • 1-year return is -13.88%;
  • 3-year return is -0.84%;
  • 5-year return is 2.28%;
  • 10-year return is 7.78%;
  • 15-year return is 6.37%.

4. How many up and down years did DAGVX have historically?

In the last 10 years, DAGVX had 7 up years and 3 down years.

5. What is DAGVX dividend yield?

DAGVX yield is 1.51%.

6. What is DAGVX minimum initial investment amount?

DAGVX minimum initial investment amount is $1.00K.

7. What is DAGVX expense ratio?

DAGVX expense ratio is 0.93%. The expense ratio of a fund is the total percentage of fund assets used for administrative, management, and all other expenses.

8. Does DAGVX have any sales loads or 12b-1 distribution expenses?

DAGVX 12b-1 distribution fee is 0. DAGVX front-end sales load is 5.75. DAGVX back-end sales load is 0.

9. What is DAGVX tax efficiency (tax-cost ratio)?

  • 1-year ax cost ratio is 1.09%;
  • 3-year ax cost ratio is 2.65%.

10. What is DAGVX beta? How would you assess DAGVX risk?

  • 3-year beta is 1.22;
  • 5-year beta is 1.19;
  • 10-year beta is 1.19.

11. What is DAGVX Sharpe ratio?

  • 3-year Sharpe ratio is -0.21;
  • 5-year Sharpe ratio is 0.05;
  • 10-year Sharpe ratio is 0.44.

Analysis

12. What is DAGVX Finny Score? DAGVX buy or sell?

DAGVX Finny Score is 10. Our quantitative analysis shows 1 reason to buy DAGVX and 9 reasons to sell it, resulting in the Finny Score of 10.

13. What are the pros of investing in DAGVX? What are DAGVX buy reasons?

The following are DAGVX strengths from our perspective:

  • DAGVX 15-year return is 6.37%, which is higher than the 15-year return of the benchmark index (Russell 1000 Value TR USD), 6.17%.

14. What are the cons of investing in DAGVX? What are DAGVX negatives?

The following are DAGVX weaknesses from our perspective:

  • DAGVX net assets are $789.70 million. This fund is not a popular choice with retail investors.
  • DAGVX 3-year return is -0.84%, which is lower than the 3-year return of the benchmark index (Russell 1000 Value TR USD), 1.11%.
  • DAGVX 5-year return is 2.28%, which is lower than the 5-year return of the benchmark index (Russell 1000 Value TR USD), 3.47%.
  • DAGVX 10-year return is 7.78%, which is lower than the 10-year return of the benchmark index (Russell 1000 Value TR USD), 9.24%.
  • Warning: this fund has a front-end sales fee. The maximum front-end fee is 5.75%. Front-end sales load, also known as sales charge, is a fee paid when mutual funds shares are purchased. Those fees are subtracted from your total investable assets.
  • DAGVX expense ratio is 0.93%, which is not negligible. Is the fund expensive to you, and does it align to your investment strategy?
  • DAGVX 3-year Beta is 1.22, which is higher than the index (S&P 500 TR USD) 3-year beta, 1.00. The fund is perceived to be riskier than the comparable index based on the previous 3 years.
  • DAGVX 5-year Beta is 1.19, which is higher than the index (S&P 500 TR USD) 5-year beta, 1.00. The fund is perceived to be riskier than the comparable index based on the previous 5 years.
  • DAGVX 10-year Beta is 1.19, which is higher than the index (S&P 500 TR USD) 10-year beta, 1.00. The fund is perceived to be riskier than the comparable index based on the previous 10 years.
In the DAGVX review, we covered DAGVX key stats (return, performance, yield, expense ratio, and holdings), buy and sell analysis, and alternative investments. If this review was helpful to you, feel free to check out other mutual fund and ETF reviews.
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