US Funds

Payden U.S. Government Fund (PYUSX)

$9.58

NAV ($)

$-0.01

NAV change ($) as of 6/27/2022

  • 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 $24.8 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 $24.8 million
Average Duration 2.4 years
Average Maturity 3.2 years
30-Day SEC Yield (06/24/22) 1.64%
30-Day SEC Yield (unsubsidized) 0.99%
Duration Breakdown
Years Percent of Portfolio
0-124%
1-329%
3-544%
5+3%
Total 100%
Sector Breakdown
Sector Percent of Portfolio
Mortgage-Backed70%
U.S. Treasuries30%
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 76
Criterion: Risk-Adjusted Return 10 Year 66

Total Returns
YTD 1 Year 3 Year 5 Year 10 Year Since Inception
Quarter-end (3/31/2022) -3.24% -3.90% 0.91% 1.03% 0.95% 3.60%
Month-end (5/31/2022) -3.90% -4.92% 0.39% 0.78% 0.78% 3.55%
Yearly Returns
2021-1.14%
20204.54%
20194.25%
20180.48%
20170.81%
20160.78%
20150.46%
20141.89%
2013-0.97%
20122.02%
Expenses
Total Annual Operating Expense 0.77%
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") raised rates for the second time this year, increasing rates by 0.50% to 1.00% on the upper band. The move was well telegraphed and the market closed the month slightly lower in yield as the market weighed the potential for a pause in rate hikes later in the year. Yields for 2-year U.S. Treasuries have risen close to 2.00% year-to-date with longer maturity 10-year U.S. Treasury rates rising 1.25%. The U.S. Treasury yield curve is relatively flat with yields between the 2-year and 10-year U.S. Treasury notes at 0.30%.
The Russia-Ukraine war has increased volatility across the marketplace and increased inflationary pressures by exacerbating global supply chains and increasing prices across the energy and agricultural commodity complex.
The Fund is primarily invested in short average-life agency residential and commercial mortgage-backed securities that provide additional yield above U.S Treasuries. The Fund largely eschews 30-year fixed-rate agency mortgage-backed securities that have been under selling pressure as the Fed exits its quantitative easing program this quarter.

OUTLOOK
We expect the Fed to continue to raise the targeted federal funds rate with two 0.50% moves in both June and July, followed by additional 0.25% increases at their scheduled meetings in the third and fourth quarters. We also expect additional monetary tightening as the Fed reduces its balance sheet allowing mortgage and U.S. Treasury securities to pay down/mature from their balance sheet.
Agency mortgages have cheapened substantially year-to-date. We expect valuations to continue to come under pressure due to increased volatility and the need for additional compensation for private investors (banks, money managers, and insurance companies) to fill the void left by the Fed asset purchase program.
Mortgage prepayments, typically the biggest risk factor for investors, are less of a concern as higher mortgage rates have all but removed the ability to refinance for home borrowers. Lower prepay risk, higher yields and more clarity on whether the Fed will pursue asset sales will likely provide support to the agency mortgage sector in the latter half of 2022.
The Fund has increased its allocation to the U.S. Treasury sector from the agency mortgage sector and is positioned conservatively versus its benchmark.

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.