US Funds

Payden U.S. Government Fund (PYUSX)

$10.19

NAV ($)

$0.01

NAV change ($) as of 5/25/2018

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

The Payden U.S. Government Fund seeks to provide income while avoiding the volatility of longer-maturity bond funds and the credit risk involved in non-government issuers. The fund is comprised of U.S. Treasuries, government agency debentures and agency mortgage-backed securities. Average portfolio maturity is less than five years.

Role In Portfolio

Short-Term Government Bond – Appropriate for investors who seek exposure to short-term securities issued by the U.S. Government and its agencies.

Fund Highlights
No corporate credit risk
The average maturity ranges between 3-5 years. Shorter average maturities generally provide less price sensitivity to changes in rates.
Ideal for investors with a short-to-intermediate horizon who seek the safety of government securities
The value of an investment will generally fall when interest rates rise

Fund Snapshot
Fund Inception Date Jan 1, 1995
Share Class Inception Date Jan 1, 1995
Ticker PYUSX
CUSIP 704329796
Fund Total Net Assets $77.3 million
Benchmark ICE BofA ML 1-5 Year US Treasury Index
Net Expense Ratio 0.43%
Sales Charge None
Investment Minimum
Investor Class - Regular Account $100,000
Investor Class - IRA $100,000
Advisor Class - Regular Account $5,000
Advisor Class $2,000
Additional Investment - All Classes$250

A Low Cost leader
Payden U.S. Government Fund (PYUSX) Morningstar average:
Short Government
Net Expense Ratio 0.43% 0.82%

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 Jan 1, 1995
Share Class Inception Date Jan 1, 1995
Total Net Assets $77.3 million
Average Duration 2.3 years
Average Maturity 2.6 years
30-Day SEC Yield (05/18/18) 1.77%
30-Day SEC Yield (unsubsidized) 1.77%
Duration Breakdown
Years Percent of Portfolio
0-151%
1-323%
3-525%
5+1%
Total 100%
Sector Breakdown
Sector Percent of Portfolio
Mortgage-Backed63%
U.S. Treasuries37%
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.

    Number of funds
Overall 102
3 Year 102
Category: Short Government 5 Year 93
Criterion: Risk-Adjusted Return 10 Year 69

Total Returns
YTD 1 Year 3 Year 5 Year 10 Year Since Inception
Quarter-end (3/31/2018) -0.73% -0.25% 0.16% 0.41% 1.64% 3.99%
Month-end (4/30/2018) -1.05% -0.89% 0.04% 0.28% 1.69% 3.97%
Yearly Returns
20170.81%
20160.78%
20150.46%
20141.89%
2013-0.97%
20122.02%
20112.70%
20102.91%
20092.89%
20087.59%
Expenses
Total Annual Operating Expense 0.57%
Net or Actual Operating Expense 0.43%

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
Interest rates moved higher in the first quarter of 2018. The Federal Reserve (Fed) raised the overnight lending rate for the sixth time since 2015, as they continue efforts to remove the overly accommodative interest rate policy stemming from the financial crisis a decade ago. The yield curve also flattened in response to tight labor markets and a boost to economic growth projections.
The mortgage market underperformed U.S. Treasuries due to higher levels of volatility and diminished investor support as the Fed marches forward with their tapering program. The Fed started to wane reinvestment of their sizeable U.S. Treasury and agency mortgage balance sheet in October of 2017.
Adjustable-rate mortgages (ARMs), approaching their reset triggers, have had high prepayments as borrowers are able to refinance into lower rate fixed-rate mortgages. ARMs with longer resets have had a modest outperformance due to their extra yield over U.S. Treasuries.

OUTLOOK
Despite the turbulence in equity markets, we expect the Fed to gradually move to a normal monetary policy with at least two more rate hikes in 2018. We also expect structural headwinds to persist as the Fed rolls back quantitative easing with a complete cessation of agency mortgage purchases by the end of the year.
The housing markets' continued strength should lead to a busy summer selling season and a marginal increase in projected mortgage supply. Net supply may soften mortgage prices relative to U.S. Treasuries however the extra yield offered by the mortgage securities should offset any price softness.
The fund remains positioned for an increase in short-term rates while intermediate and longer-term rates are expected to remain range-bound. The fund is currently emphasizing ARMs due to their preferred valuations and the inherent interest-rate protections that ARMs provide over fixed-rate mortgage-backed securities. The fund is positioned conservatively against its benchmark to protect principal in a rising rate environment.

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.