9 important things you should know about AMG Funds MFDSX mutual fund
Updated: December 01, 2021
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

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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. What is MFDSX dividend yield?
  5. What is MFDSX minimum initial investment amount?
  6. Does MFDSX have any sales loads or 12b-1 distribution expenses?
  7. What is MFDSX Finny Score? MFDSX buy or sell?
  8. What are the pros of investing in MFDSX? What are MFDSX buy reasons?
  9. 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 134 bond holdings.

The top 10 holdings represent 22.99% of total assets. Here are the top holdings:

Name Symbol % Assets
Federal National Mortgage Association 4% N/A 3.58%
United States Treasury Bonds 4.5% N/A 3.57%
Federal National Mortgage Association 4.5% N/A 2.80%
Federal National Mortgage Association 2% N/A 2.31%
Federal Home Loan Mortgage Corporation 3.29% N/A 2.26%
CALIFORNIA ST 7.55% N/A 1.85%
Fnma Pass-Thru I 2.5% N/A 1.75%
Federal Home Loan Mortgage Corporation 5% N/A 1.74%
Federal National Mortgage Association 3.5% N/A 1.67%
The Charles Schwab Corporation 5.38% N/A 1.46%

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

MFDSX has generated the following returns:

  • 1-month return is -0.14%;
  • 3-month return is -1.00%;
  • 1-year return is -1.00%;
  • 3-year return is 6.60%;
  • 5-year return is 4.26%;
  • 10-year return is 3.99%.

4. What is MFDSX dividend yield?

MFDSX yield is 1.6%.

5. What is MFDSX minimum initial investment amount?

MFDSX minimum initial investment amount is $100.00K.

6. 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.

Analysis

7. 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.

8. 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 6.6%, which is higher than the 3-year return of the benchmark index (Bloomberg US Aggregate Bond TR USD), 5.24%.
  • MFDSX 5-year return is 4.26%, which is higher than the 5-year return of the benchmark index (Bloomberg US Aggregate Bond TR USD), 3.48%.
  • MFDSX 10-year return is 3.99%, which is higher than the 10-year return of the benchmark index (Bloomberg US Aggregate Bond TR USD), 2.89%.
  • Good news: this fund does not have 12b1, front-end or back-end sales fees.

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

The following are MFDSX weaknesses from our perspective:

  • MFDSX net assets are $32.60 million. This fund is not a popular choice with retail investors.
  • MFDSX expense ratio is 0.55%, 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.