14 important things you should know about Dreyfus DMCVX mutual fund

Updated: June 28, 2020
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Are you looking to buy or sell DMCVX? Or perhaps you’re looking for DMCVX fact sheet, and learn about its alternatives? If so, you came to the right place.

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

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

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

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

Fact Sheet

1. Describe Advantage Funds, Inc: Dreyfus Opportunistic Midcap Value Fund; Class A Shares (DMCVX).

The Fund seeks to surpass the performance of the Russell Midcap Value Index. Under normal circumstances the Fund seeks exposure to stocks and sectors that are perceived to be attractive from a valuation and fundamental standpoint.

2. What are DMCVX top holdings?

DMCVX has 57 stock holdings and 0 bond holdings.

The top 10 holdings represent 28.45% of total assets. Here are the top holdings:

Name Symbol % Assets
Activision Blizzard Inc ATVI 3.55%
Clarivate Analytics PLC Ordinary Shares CCC.L 3.53%
Digital Realty Trust Inc DLR 3.13%
Equifax Inc EFX 3.02%
Nuance Communications Inc NUAN 2.73%
Newmont Corp NEM 2.62%
Knight-Swift Transportation Holdings Inc A KNX 2.56%
Willis Towers Watson PLC WLTW.L 2.50%
FMC Corp FMC 2.43%
Dollar General Corp DG 2.38%

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

DMCVX has generated the following returns:

  • 1-month return is 5.57%;
  • 3-month return is -17.36%;
  • 1-year return is -6.67%;
  • 3-year return is -0.05%;
  • 5-year return is 0.89%;
  • 10-year return is 7.85%;
  • 15-year return is 7.78%.

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

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

5. What is DMCVX dividend yield?

DMCVX yield is 0.26%.

6. What is DMCVX minimum initial investment amount?

DMCVX minimum initial investment amount is $1.00K.

7. What is DMCVX expense ratio?

DMCVX expense ratio is 1.15%. The expense ratio of a fund is the total percentage of fund assets used for administrative, management, and all other expenses.

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

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

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

  • 1-year ax cost ratio is 0.11%;
  • 3-year ax cost ratio is 3.71%.

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

  • 3-year beta is 1.32;
  • 5-year beta is 1.28;
  • 10-year beta is 1.30.

11. What is DMCVX Sharpe ratio?

  • 3-year Sharpe ratio is -0.24;
  • 5-year Sharpe ratio is -0.05;
  • 10-year Sharpe ratio is 0.39.

Analysis

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

DMCVX Finny Score is 20. Our quantitative analysis shows 2 reasons to buy DMCVX and 8 reasons to sell it, resulting in the Finny Score of 20.

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

The following are DMCVX strengths from our perspective:

  • DMCVX 3-year return is -0.05%, which is higher than the 3-year return of the benchmark index (Russell Mid Cap Value TR USD), -2.02%.
  • DMCVX 15-year return is 7.78%, which is higher than the 15-year return of the benchmark index (Russell Mid Cap Value TR USD), 6.97%.

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

The following are DMCVX weaknesses from our perspective:

  • DMCVX net assets are $346.10 million. This fund is not a popular choice with retail investors.
  • DMCVX 5-year return is 0.89%, which is lower than the 5-year return of the benchmark index (Russell Mid Cap Value TR USD), 1.7%.
  • DMCVX 10-year return is 7.85%, which is lower than the 10-year return of the benchmark index (Russell Mid Cap Value TR USD), 8.96%.
  • 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.
  • DMCVX expense ratio is 1.15%, which is not negligible. Is the fund expensive to you, and does it align to your investment strategy?
  • DMCVX 3-year Beta is 1.32, 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.
  • DMCVX 5-year Beta is 1.28, 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.
  • DMCVX 10-year Beta is 1.3, 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 DMCVX review, we covered DMCVX 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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