US Funds

Payden Equity Income Fund (PYVLX)

$19.83

NAV ($)

$-0.19

NAV change ($) as of 4/20/2021

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

The fund invests primarily in large-capitalization common stocks with above-average dividend yields and other income-producing securities such as preferred stocks, master limited partnerships and real estate investment trusts. The fund focuses on companies that have strong fundamentals and are expected to achieve positive earnings and dividend growth.

Role In Portfolio

Large-Capitalization Value – Appropriate for conservative equity investors who seek current income and moderate exposure to equity markets.

Fund Highlights
Seeks to provide current income and equity market participation through a variety of stocks, sectors and security types such as common and preferred stocks, master limited partnerships (MLPs) and real estate investment trusts (REITs)
Expects a large component of the total return to come from dividends
Seeks to achieve lower volatility and better risk-adjusted returns than competitors and the broad market
Fund price may fall when the U.S. stock market declines

Fund Snapshot
Fund Inception Date Nov 1, 1996
Share Class Inception Date Nov 1, 1996
Ticker PYVLX
CUSIP 704329739
Fund Total Net Assets $1.7 billion
Benchmark RUSSELL 1000 VALUE INDEX
Net Expense Ratio 0.74%
Sales Charge None
Investment Minimum
Investor Class - Regular Account $5,000
Investor Class - IRA Account $2,000
Adviser Class - Regular Account $5,000
Adviser Class - IRA Account $2,000
SI Class $10,000,000
Additional Investment - All Classes$250

A Low Cost leader
Payden Equity Income Fund (PYVLX) Morningstar average:
Large Value
Net Expense Ratio 0.74% 1.12%

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 Nov 1, 1996
Share Class Inception Date Nov 1, 1996
Total Net Assets $1.7 billion
Average Duration N/A
Average Maturity N/A
30-Day SEC Yield (04/16/21) 1.68%
30-Day SEC Yield (unsubsidized) 1.74%
Top Holdings
Top Holdings Sector
JPMorgan Chase Financials
Goldman Sachs Group Financials
Morgan Stanley Financials
Bank Of America Financials
Citigroup Financials
Comcast- Class A Communication Services
Truist Financial Corporation Financials
Dover Corp Industrials
Emerson Electric Industrials
Chevron Energy
Sector Breakdown
Sector Percent of Portfolio
Financials24%
Health Care13%
Industrials11%
Energy11%
Technology10%
Consumer Discretionary7%
Real Estate5%
Communication Services5%
Consumer Staples5%
Materials4%
Other5%
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 1138
3 Year 1138
Category: Large Value 5 Year 1007
Criterion: Risk-Adjusted Return 10 Year 729

Total Returns
YTD 1 Year 3 Year 5 Year 10 Year Since Inception
Quarter-end (3/31/2021) 8.72% 39.50% 10.22% 10.57% 11.56% 7.11%
Month-end (3/31/2021) 8.72% 39.50% 10.22% 10.57% 11.56% 7.11%
Yearly Returns
20200.74%
201927.95%
2018-6.69%
201715.70%
201614.92%
20151.75%
201414.79%
201322.25%
201210.04%
201114.36%
Expenses
Total Annual Operating Expense 0.74%
Net or Actual Operating Expense 0.74%

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.

(A) An overall rating is based on a weighted average of the fund’s ratings for the three-, five- and ten-year periods, if applicable. For each fund with at least a three-year history, Morningstar calculates a Morningstar Rating (based on a Morningstar Risk-Adjusted Return measure that accounts for variation in a funds monthly performance (including the effects of sales charges, loads and redemption fees), placing more emphasis on downward variations and rewarding consistent performance. The top 10% of funds in each category receive five stars and the next 22.5% receive four stars. Highly rated funds are defined as those that have a four or five star Morningstar rating. Data provided by Morningstar, Inc. Although gathered from reliable sources, data completeness and accuracy cannot be guaranteed. Morningstar is a registered trademark of Morningstar, Inc. and is not affiliated with Paydenfunds

Fund Commentary

MARKET
The first quarter of 2021 was a strong quarter for the U.S. equity markets with U.S. large-cap equities (S&P 500 Index) gaining +8.7%.
The positive investor sentiment was driven by the anticipated economic reopening and better than expected fourth-quarter 2020 corporate earnings results, which were supported by additional fiscal aid, an accommodative Federal Reserve, and further vaccination roll-outs.
Economic and corporate earnings growth expectations continued to be revised higher given the positive macro backdrop, but inflation risk and higher interest rates remained top of mind.
All sectors posted positive returns with cyclical sectors energy (+30.8%) and financials (+15.9%) leading markets higher. Conversely, consumer staples (+1.2%) and info tech (+2.0%) were the market laggards.

OUTLOOK
We remain positive on the equity markets as the economy continues to normalize and corporate earnings growth is expected to rebound sharply, which are supported by the government's expansionary policies.
However, we expect volatility to remain elevated as equity valuations remain above historical averages and the focus shifts to corporate profitability (higher corporate taxes, rising input costs).
We expect the reopening theme to continue to drive market performance with the financial sector best positioned to benefit from potentially higher interest rates, steepening yield curves, and reduced regulatory risks.

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.