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15 important things you should know about AMG Funds MBDFX mutual fund

Updated: September 10, 2020
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Bull Case
  • 3-year return above the benchmark
  • 5-year return above the benchmark
  • 10-year return above the benchmark
  • 15-year return above the benchmark
  • No sales load or distribution fees
Bear Case
  • Low net assets
  • High expense ratio

Before we start: if you’re looking for MBDFX “stock” price, you can quickly find it out by visiting Finny and typing "MBDFX quote". If you’re looking for a quick scoop on MBDFX "stock" (price chart, key stats, buy or sell analysis and holdings), go to Finny and look for "MBDFX". You’ll get all this info in one place.

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

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

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

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

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

Fact Sheet

1. Describe AMG Funds I: AMG GW&K Core Bond Fund; Class I Shares (MBDFX).

The Fund seeks to maximize total return consistent with the preservation of capital by investing at least 80% of its net assets in any debt or fixed-income security. The Fund invests primarily in investment grade debt securities, but may invest up to 10% of its total assets in high yield securities.

2. What are MBDFX top holdings?

MBDFX has 0 stock holdings and 73 bond holdings.

The top 8 holdings represent 23.03% of total assets. Here are the top holdings:

Name Symbol % Assets
United States Treasury Bonds 4.5% N/A 4.63%
United States Treasury Notes 2% N/A 4.12%
Federal National Mortgage Association 4% N/A 2.62%
Federal Home Loan Mortgage Corporation 2.5% N/A 2.56%
Federal National Mortgage Association 4.5% N/A 2.52%
Fnma Pass-Thru I 3.5% N/A 2.35%
Verizon Communications Inc. 3.88% N/A 2.14%
CALIFORNIA ST 7.55% N/A 2.09%

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

MBDFX has generated the following returns:

  • 1-month return is -0.76%;
  • 3-month return is 2.48%;
  • 1-year return is 5.80%;
  • 3-year return is 4.98%;
  • 5-year return is 4.22%;
  • 10-year return is 3.70%;
  • 15-year return is 4.84%.

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

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

5. What is MBDFX dividend yield?

MBDFX yield is 2.4%.

6. What is MBDFX minimum initial investment amount?

MBDFX minimum initial investment amount is $100.00K.

7. What is MBDFX expense ratio?

MBDFX expense ratio is 0.56%. The expense ratio of a fund is the total percentage of fund assets used for administrative, management, and all other expenses.

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

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

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

  • 1-year ax cost ratio is 0.87%;
  • 3-year ax cost ratio is 0.92%.

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

11. What is MBDFX Sharpe ratio?

Analysis

12. What is Finny Score? buy or sell?

Finny Score is 71. Our quantitative analysis shows 5 reasons to buy and 2 reasons to sell it, resulting in the Finny Score of 71.

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

The following are MBDFX strengths from our perspective:

  • MBDFX 3-year return is 4.98%, which is in line with the 3-year return of the benchmark index (Bloomberg Barclays US Aggregate Bond TR USD), 5.13%.
  • MBDFX 5-year return is 4.22%, which is in line with the 5-year return of the benchmark index (Bloomberg Barclays US Aggregate Bond TR USD), 4.24%.
  • MBDFX 10-year return is 3.7%, which is in line with the 10-year return of the benchmark index (Bloomberg Barclays US Aggregate Bond TR USD), 3.71%.
  • MBDFX 15-year return is 4.84%, which is higher than the 15-year return of the benchmark index (Bloomberg Barclays US Aggregate Bond TR USD), 4.41%.
  • Good news: this fund does not have 12b1, front-end or back-end sales fees.

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

The following are MBDFX weaknesses from our perspective:

  • MBDFX net assets are $210.00 million. This fund is not a popular choice with retail investors.
  • MBDFX expense ratio is 0.56%, which is not negligible. Is the fund expensive to you, and does it align to your investment strategy?
In the MBDFX review, we covered MBDFX 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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