US Funds

Payden U.S. Government Fund (PYUSX)

$10.25

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$0.01

NAV change ($) as of 12/3/2021

  • 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 $28.8 million
Benchmark ICE BOFA 1-5 YEAR US TREASURY INDEX

Net Expense Ratio 0.43%
Sales Charge None
Investment Minimum
Investor Class - Regular Account $5,000
Investor Class - IRA Account $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.

Please note that by your use of this website and/or sending Payden & Rygel any information via this website, you acknowledge that any personal information you provide to us will be subject to our Privacy Notice set forth in Prospectus Appendix B here.

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 $28.8 million
Average Duration 2.6 years
Average Maturity 3.4 years
30-Day SEC Yield (11/30/21) 1.20%
30-Day SEC Yield (unsubsidized) 0.76%
Duration Breakdown
Years Percent of Portfolio
0-121%
1-329%
3-543%
5-77%
Total 100%
Sector Breakdown
Sector Percent of Portfolio
Mortgage-Backed89%
AGCY_DISC7%
U.S. Treasuries4%
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.

Please note that by your use of this website and/or sending Payden & Rygel any information via this website, you acknowledge that any personal information you provide to us will be subject to our Privacy Notice set forth in Prospectus Appendix B here.

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 78
3 Year 78
Category: Short Government 5 Year 74
Criterion: Risk-Adjusted Return 10 Year 65

Total Returns
YTD 1 Year 3 Year 5 Year 10 Year Since Inception
Quarter-end (9/30/2021) -0.25% 0.07% 3.18% 1.69% 1.43% 3.83%
Month-end (11/30/2021) -0.94% -0.67% 2.79% 1.79% 1.33% 3.78%
Yearly Returns
20204.54%
20194.25%
20180.48%
20170.81%
20160.78%
20150.46%
20141.89%
2013-0.97%
20122.02%
20112.70%
Expenses
Total Annual Operating Expense 0.74%
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.

Please note that by your use of this website and/or sending Payden & Rygel any information via this website, you acknowledge that any personal information you provide to us will be subject to our Privacy Notice set forth in Prospectus Appendix B here.

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 Federal Reserve ("Fed") continues to target a zero-rate interest rate policy. The most recent Federal Open Market Committee meeting announced the start of the taper process by reducing the amount of securities purchased by the Federal Reserve by $15b per month. The Federal Reserve was careful to convey the flexibility to change the speed of the taper program to respond to changes in the economy.
Interest rates in short maturities have increased as the market responds to the taper program and the potential for an earlier lift off in rates. Longer term 10 and 30 year rates were unchanged to slightly lower in yield. The pricing of short maturities is reflective of changing market expectation for when the Federal Reserve will make their initial move to raise rates. In Q1 2021 the market was priced for the first rate increase to occur in late 2023, early 2024. Today, the market is priced for the first rate increase in mid to late 2022.
The fund is primarily invested in short average-life mortgage securities that have performed well relative to alternative U.S. government securities. The Fed’s purchase program of U.S. Treasuries and agency mortgage-backed securities ("MBS") along with very strong demand from U.S. domestic banks continues to support short average-life agency MBS.

OUTLOOK
We expect short-term U.S. Treasury rates to reflect a rate increase from the Federal Reserve in late 2022 early 2023. The Federal Reserve is providing indications that their benign inflation view may need modification as inflation data surprises to the upside. We expect longer maturity Treasuries to increase slightly, but not significantly, as the yield curve builds in slightly higher inflation premiums.
The fund will remain overweight in agency mortgages due to the additional yield above U.S. Treasuries. The Fund is managed conservatively vs it's benchmark to reflect the likelihood of additional rate increases.
Agency mortgage prepayments have remained high as mortgage rates remain near historical lows. The fund targets mortgage pools backed by low-rate loans to mitigate prepay risk and provide additional yield above U.S. Treasuries.

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.

Please note that by your use of this website and/or sending Payden & Rygel any information via this website, you acknowledge that any personal information you provide to us will be subject to our Privacy Notice set forth in Prospectus Appendix B here.

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.