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15 important things you should know about AMG Funds MFDSX 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
  • No sales load or distribution fees
Bear Case
  • Low net assets
  • High expense ratio

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

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

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

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

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

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

Fact Sheet

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

The Fund seeks the highest level of income as is consistent with preservation of capital by investing primarily in investment grade debt securities.

2. What are MFDSX top holdings?

MFDSX has 0 stock holdings and 86 bond holdings.

The top 9 holdings represent 24.12% of total assets. Here are the top holdings:

Name Symbol % Assets
Federal National Mortgage Association 4.5% N/A 4.73%
United States Treasury Bonds 4.5% N/A 4.50%
Federal Home Loan Mortgage Corporation 5% N/A 2.91%
Federal National Mortgage Association 3.5% N/A 2.30%
Federal National Mortgage Association 4% N/A 2.29%
CALIFORNIA ST 7.55% N/A 2.20%
Federal Home Loan Mortgage Corporation 3.29% N/A 2.03%
George Washington University 4.13% N/A 1.60%
Comcast Corporation 4.15% N/A 1.56%

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

MFDSX has generated the following returns:

  • 1-month return is -0.49%;
  • 3-month return is 3.06%;
  • 1-year return is 7.27%;
  • 3-year return is 5.61%;
  • 5-year return is 4.33%;
  • 10-year return is 4.23%.

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

In the last 10 years, MFDSX had 8 up years and 2 down years.

5. What is MFDSX dividend yield?

MFDSX yield is 2.6%.

6. What is MFDSX minimum initial investment amount?

MFDSX minimum initial investment amount is $100.00K.

7. What is MFDSX expense ratio?

MFDSX expense ratio is 0.54%. The expense ratio of a fund is the total percentage of fund assets used for administrative, management, and all other expenses.

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

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

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

  • 1-year ax cost ratio is 0.93%;
  • 3-year ax cost ratio is 1.03%.

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

  • 3-year beta is 1.10;
  • 5-year beta is 1.06;
  • 10-year beta is 0.93.

11. What is MFDSX Sharpe ratio?

  • 3-year Sharpe ratio is 0.84;
  • 5-year Sharpe ratio is 0.68;
  • 10-year Sharpe ratio is 0.88.

Analysis

12. What is Finny Score? buy or sell?

Finny Score is 67. Our quantitative analysis shows 4 reasons to buy and 2 reasons to sell it, resulting in the Finny Score of 67.

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

The following are MFDSX strengths from our perspective:

  • MFDSX 3-year return is 5.61%, which is higher than the 3-year return of the benchmark index (Bloomberg Barclays US Aggregate Bond TR USD), 5.13%.
  • MFDSX 5-year return is 4.33%, which is higher than the 5-year return of the benchmark index (Bloomberg Barclays US Aggregate Bond TR USD), 4.24%.
  • MFDSX 10-year return is 4.23%, which is higher than the 10-year return of the benchmark index (Bloomberg Barclays US Aggregate Bond TR USD), 3.71%.
  • Good news: this fund does not have 12b1, front-end or back-end sales fees.

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

The following are MFDSX weaknesses from our perspective:

  • MFDSX net assets are $8.40 million. This fund is not a popular choice with retail investors.
  • MFDSX expense ratio is 0.54%, which is not negligible. Is the fund expensive to you, and does it align to your investment strategy?
In the MFDSX review, we covered MFDSX 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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