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Payden California Municipal Income Fund (PYCRX)

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  • Overview
  • Portfolio Statistics
  • Performance & Expenses
  • Fund Commentary
Investment Strategy

The Payden California Municipal Income Fund generally invests in intermediate-maturity municipal bonds that are exempt from Federal, state, and local taxes for California residents. The fund seeks to provide attractive current income while preserving capital. Holdings are diversified across sectors and issuers.

Role In Portfolio

Appropriate for California taxpayers who would like to shelter income from state and Federal taxes.

Fund Highlights
Most income is exempt from Federal and California State taxes
Portfolio diversification tool
No loads or 12b-1 fees
The value of an investment will generally fall when interest rates rise

Fund Snapshot
Fund Inception Date Dec 17, 1998
Ticker PYCRX
CUSIP 704329515
Fund Total Net Assets $57.6 million
Benchmark Bloomberg Barclays California Intermediate Municipal Bond Index
Net Expense Ratio 0.53%
Sales Charge None
Investment Minimum
Investor Class - Regular Account $5,000
Investor Class - IRA Account $2,000
Additional Investment$250

A Low Cost leader
Payden California Municipal Income Fund (PYCRX) Morningstar average:
Muni California Intermediate
Net Expense Ratio: 0.53% 0.80%

Quoted performance data represent past performance, which does not guarantee future results. Investment returns and principal value will fluctuate, so investors’ shares, when sold, may be worth more or less than their original cost. For the most recent month-end performance, which may be higher or lower than that quoted, go to the Mutual Funds > Performance page on this website, or call 800 572-9336.

To obtain a prospectus or summary prospectus, click on the Prospectuses & Reports link on the right side of this page, or call 800 572-9336. Before investing, investors should consider investment objectives, risks, charges, expenses and other important information, which are contained in these documents; read the prospectus carefully before investing. Investment in foreign securities offers different rewards and challenges from investing in domestic securities, including changes in exchange rates, political changes, and differences in reporting standards, and for emerging-market securities, higher volatility. The Paydenfunds are distributed through Payden & Rygel Distributors, member FINRA.

The investment strategy and investment management information presented on this website should not be construed to be formal financial planning advice or the formation of a financial manager/client relationship. Payden.com is an informative website designed to provide information to the general public based on our recommendations of investment management and investment strategies and is not designed to be representative of your own financial needs. Nor does the information contained herein constitute financial management advice. The firm makes no warranty or representation regarding the accuracy or legality of any information contained in this website, and assumes no liability for the use of said information. Be advised that as Internet communications are not always confidential, you provide our website your personal information at your own risk. Please do not make any decisions about any investment management or investment strategy matter without consulting with a qualified professional.

Portfolio Characteristics
Fund Inception Date: Dec 17, 1998
Total Net Assets: $57.6 million
Average Duration: 5.0 years
Average Maturity: 12.9 years
30-Day SEC Yield (10/12/18) 2.32%
30-Day SEC Yield (unsubsidized) 2.00%
Duration Breakdown
Years Percent of Portfolio
0-115%
1-310%
3-517%
5-728%
7-1030%
Total 100%
Credit Breakdown
Credit Quality Percent of Portfolio
AAA3%
AA54%
A23%
BBB18%
Unrated2%
Total 100%
Credit breakdown represents the lower of the ratings provided by Standard & Poor's and Moody's
Sector Breakdown
Sector Percent of Portfolio
Revenue88%
General Obligation12%
Total 100%

Quoted performance data represent past performance, which does not guarantee future results. Investment returns and principal value will fluctuate, so investors’ shares, when sold, may be worth more or less than their original cost. For the most recent month-end performance, which may be higher or lower than that quoted, go to the Mutual Funds > Performance page on this website, or call 800 572-9336.

To obtain a prospectus or summary prospectus, click on the Prospectuses & Reports link on the right side of this page, or call 800 572-9336. Before investing, investors should consider investment objectives, risks, charges, expenses and other important information, which are contained in these documents; read the prospectus carefully before investing. Investment in foreign securities offers different rewards and challenges from investing in domestic securities, including changes in exchange rates, political changes, and differences in reporting standards, and for emerging-market securities, higher volatility. The Paydenfunds are distributed through Payden & Rygel Distributors, member FINRA.

The investment strategy and investment management information presented on this website should not be construed to be formal financial planning advice or the formation of a financial manager/client relationship. Payden.com is an informative website designed to provide information to the general public based on our recommendations of investment management and investment strategies and is not designed to be representative of your own financial needs. Nor does the information contained herein constitute financial management advice. The firm makes no warranty or representation regarding the accuracy or legality of any information contained in this website, and assumes no liability for the use of said information. Be advised that as Internet communications are not always confidential, you provide our website your personal information at your own risk. Please do not make any decisions about any investment management or investment strategy matter without consulting with a qualified professional.


Total Returns
YTD 1 Year 3 Year 5 Year 10 Year Since Inception
Quarter-end (9/30/2018) -0.41% 0.86% 2.05% 2.79% 3.75% 3.68%
Month-end (9/30/2018) -0.41% 0.86% 2.05% 2.79% 3.75% 3.68%
Yearly Returns
20176.03%
2016-0.38%
20152.38%
20146.05%
2013-0.83%
20124.66%
20119.56%
20101.72%
20097.36%
20081.21%
Expenses
Total Annual Operating Expense 0.70%
Net or Actual Operating Expense 0.53%

Quoted performance data represent past performance, which does not guarantee future results. Investment returns and principal value will fluctuate, so investors’ shares, when sold, may be worth more or less than their original cost. For the most recent month-end performance, which may be higher or lower than that quoted, go to the Mutual Funds > Performance page on this website, or call 800 572-9336.

To obtain a prospectus or summary prospectus, click on the Prospectuses & Reports link on the right side of this page, or call 800 572-9336. Before investing, investors should consider investment objectives, risks, charges, expenses and other important information, which are contained in these documents; read the prospectus carefully before investing. Investment in foreign securities offers different rewards and challenges from investing in domestic securities, including changes in exchange rates, political changes, and differences in reporting standards, and for emerging-market securities, higher volatility. The Paydenfunds are distributed through Payden & Rygel Distributors, member FINRA.

The investment strategy and investment management information presented on this website should not be construed to be formal financial planning advice or the formation of a financial manager/client relationship. Payden.com is an informative website designed to provide information to the general public based on our recommendations of investment management and investment strategies and is not designed to be representative of your own financial needs. Nor does the information contained herein constitute financial management advice. The firm makes no warranty or representation regarding the accuracy or legality of any information contained in this website, and assumes no liability for the use of said information. Be advised that as Internet communications are not always confidential, you provide our website your personal information at your own risk. Please do not make any decisions about any investment management or investment strategy matter without consulting with a qualified professional.

Fund Commentary

MARKET
The Bloomberg Barclays California Municipal Index returned -0.22% in the third quarter of 2018. U.S. Treasury rates continued to rise across the curve, and municipal rates even more so, as municipal-Treasury yield ratios, the harbinger of relative value, increased slightly across all parts of the curve.
The lack of municipal supply has been notable in 2018, driven largely by tax-reform removing the exempt status of certain types of municipal bond issues. Gross issuance in the third quarter was a little over $80 billion - a decline of more than 10% compared to the same period last year.
While supply remained constrained, the last week of the quarter saw large outflows from municipal mutual funds as investors displayed more caution towards a less "accommodative" Federal Reserve (Fed).

OUTLOOK
The supply/demand backdrop remains favorable and we believe will continue to provide a tailwind to performance through the remainder of the year. While we do expect these technical factors to provide stable footing for the broad municipal market, we see vulnerability in front-end fixed-rate municipals. With a hiking Fed and historically rich valuation levels, we view the risk-return profile of short municipals as being skewed to the downside.
The municipal yield curve from 2 years to 30 years remains steep with a yield pick-up of 1.24%, even as the U.S. Treasury curve has flattened significantly this year and stands at 0.35%. Given this provides a 0.89% advantage compared to the same part of the Treasury curve, we believe there remains significant value in the long-end of the municipal curve to investors of all tax rates.
As a result of our outlook, the fund expects to maintain its "barbell" structure, seeking enhanced yield from the long-end of the curve while anchoring duration with an overweight to floating-rate securities on the front-end.

Quoted performance data represent past performance, which does not guarantee future results. Investment returns and principal value will fluctuate, so investors’ shares, when sold, may be worth more or less than their original cost. For the most recent month-end performance, which may be higher or lower than that quoted, go to the Mutual Funds > Performance page on this website, or call 800 572-9336.

To obtain a prospectus or summary prospectus, click on the Prospectuses & Reports link on the right side of this page, or call 800 572-9336. Before investing, investors should consider investment objectives, risks, charges, expenses and other important information, which are contained in these documents; read the prospectus carefully before investing. Investment in foreign securities offers different rewards and challenges from investing in domestic securities, including changes in exchange rates, political changes, and differences in reporting standards, and for emerging-market securities, higher volatility. The Paydenfunds are distributed through Payden & Rygel Distributors, member FINRA.

The investment strategy and investment management information presented on this website should not be construed to be formal financial planning advice or the formation of a financial manager/client relationship. Payden.com is an informative website designed to provide information to the general public based on our recommendations of investment management and investment strategies and is not designed to be representative of your own financial needs. Nor does the information contained herein constitute financial management advice. The firm makes no warranty or representation regarding the accuracy or legality of any information contained in this website, and assumes no liability for the use of said information. Be advised that as Internet communications are not always confidential, you provide our website your personal information at your own risk. Please do not make any decisions about any investment management or investment strategy matter without consulting with a qualified professional.