Monthly Distribution Fund

Class - A


Fund Objective

The Fund seeks to provide positive returns in rising and falling market environments.

Sub-Adviser Background

THE DUNHAM MONTHLY DISTRIBUTION FUND is managed by Grantham, Mayo, Van Otterloo & Co. LLC, effective April 1, 2021. ("GMO") was founded in 1977 and is organized as a Massachusetts limited liability company that is controlled by active employee-members.

Tickers & Cusips

Ticker DAMDX
Cusip 265458646
Share Class A-Shares
Fund Code 311

Fund Information

Dividend Frequency Monthly
Capital Gains Paid December*
Fund Inception 12/26/2000
FISCAL Year-End October
* If applicable

Minimum Investments

For Class A shares, the initial minimum investment amount for regular accounts is $5,000, and for tax-deferred accounts is $2,000. The minimum subsequent investment is $100. An account fee of $15 annually will be charged for all non-retirement accounts with a balance below $2,500. The account fee will not be charged if the balance falls below $2,500 due solely to depreciation of the investment. The fee will be waived if you have multiple accounts and your total investment amount is $50,000 or more.

The minimum can also be waived by the Adviser for shareholders investing through a wrap program or similar arrangement.


Price & YTD Total Return (6/21/2024)

Net Asset Value (NAV): NAV Change: NAV Percentage Change:
$26.80 $0.04 0.15 %
Net Asset Value (NAV): $26.80
NAV Change: $0.04
NAV Percentage Change: 0.15 %
YTD Return at NAV:
-1.07 %
YTD Return at NAV: -1.07 %

Performance Inception Date (As of 12/26/2000)

Most recent
month-end (as of 5/31/2024)
1 Yr 3 Yr 5 Yr 10 Yrs Since
Fund Performance 6.26 % 0.37 % 1.46 % 1.32 % 2.30 %
Fund Performance
with Maximum Sales Charge
0.14 % -1.60 % 0.26 % 0.72 % 1.92 %
Average Annual
Total Return (as of 3/31/2024)
1 Yr 3 Yr 5 Yr 10 Yrs Since
Fund Performance 3.80 % 1.21 % 1.60 % 1.60 % 2.36 %
Fund Performance
with Maximum Sales Charge
-2.16 % -0.77 % 0.41 % 1.00 % 1.97 %
Most recent
month-end (as of 5/31/2024)
1 Yr 6.26 %
3 Yr 0.37 %
5 Yr 1.46 %
10 Yrs 1.32 %
Since Inception 2.30 %
Most recent
month-end (as of 5/31/2024)
Fund Performance
with Maximum Sales Charge
1 Yr 0.14 %
3 Yr -1.60 %
5 Yr 0.26 %
10 Yrs 0.72 %
Since Inception 1.92 %
Average Annual Total Return
(as of 3/31/2024)
1 Yr 3.80 %
3 Yr 1.21 %
5 Yr 1.60 %
10 Yrs 1.60 %
Since Inception 2.36 %
Average Annual Total Return
(as of 3/31/2024)
Fund Performance
with Maximum Sales Charge
1 Yr -2.16 %
3 Yr -0.77 %
5 Yr 0.41 %
10 Yrs 1.00 %
Since Inception 1.97 %
Per prospectus dated 3/1/2024
Gross Expense Ratio: 2.28 %
Net Expense Ratio: 2.28 %
Net Expense Ratio Excluding Expenses on Securities Sold Short: 1.90 %
Maximum Front-End Load: 5.75 %
Per prospectus dated 3/1/2024
Gross Expense Ratio:
2.28 %
Net Expense Ratio:
2.28 %
Net Expense Ratio Excluding Expenses on Securities Sold Short:
1.90 %
Maximum Front-End Load:
5.75 %

Prices and returns quoted represent past results and are no guarantee of future results. Current performance may be higher or lower than the performance shown. Investment return and principal value will fluctuate, so your shares, when redeemed, may be worth more or less than their original cost.


Date $/Share Type 19A Notice
5/31/2024 $0.20 Distribution
4/30/2024 $0.21 Distribution
3/28/2024 $0.21 Distribution
2/29/2024 $0.21 Distribution
1/31/2024 $0.21 Distribution
11/30/2023 $0.21 Distribution
10/31/2023 $0.21 Distribution
9/29/2023 $0.21 Distribution
8/31/2023 $0.21 Distribution
7/31/2023 $0.21 Distribution
6/30/2023 $0.20 Distribution
5/31/2023 $0.21 Distribution
4/28/2023 $0.20 Distribution
3/31/2023 $0.20 Distribution
2/28/2023 $0.20 Distribution
1/31/2023 $0.19 Distribution
12/28/2022 $0.19 Distribution
12/28/2022 $0.21 Distribution
11/30/2022 $0.18 Distribution
10/31/2022 $0.16 Distribution
9/30/2022 $0.17 Distribution
8/31/2022 $0.14 Distribution
7/29/2022 $0.14 Distribution
6/30/2022 $0.12 Distribution
5/31/2022 $0.11 Distribution
4/29/2022 $0.09 Distribution
3/31/2022 $0.09 Distribution
2/28/2022 $0.09 Distribution
1/31/2022 $0.09 Distribution
12/29/2021 $0.09 Distribution
11/30/2021 $0.09 Distribution
10/29/2021 $0.09 Distribution
9/30/2021 $0.09 Distribution
8/31/2021 $0.09 Distribution
7/30/2021 $0.09 Distribution
6/30/2021 $0.09 Distribution
5/28/2021 $0.09 Distribution
4/30/2021 $0.09 Distribution
3/31/2021 $0.09 Distribution
2/26/2021 $0.09 Distribution
1/29/2021 $0.09 Distribution
12/30/2020 $0.09 Distribution
11/30/2020 $0.03 Distribution
10/30/2020 $0.09 Distribution
9/30/2020 $0.09 Distribution
8/31/2020 $0.09 Distribution
7/31/2020 $0.09 Distribution
6/30/2020 $0.09 Distribution
5/29/2020 $0.09 Distribution
4/30/2020 $0.09 Distribution
3/31/2020 $0.09 Distribution
2/28/2020 $0.13 Distribution
1/31/2020 $0.14 Distribution
12/31/2019 $0.13 Distribution
10/31/2019 $0.14 Distribution
9/30/2019 $0.14 Distribution
8/30/2019 $0.15 Distribution
7/31/2019 $0.16 Distribution
6/28/2019 $0.16 Distribution
5/31/2019 $0.16 Distribution
4/30/2019 $0.15 Distribution
3/29/2019 $0.16 Distribution
2/28/2019 $0.16 Distribution
1/31/2019 $0.16 Distribution
12/31/2018 $0.16 Distribution
11/30/2018 $0.15 Distribution
10/31/2018 $0.16 Distribution
9/28/2018 $0.15 Distribution
8/31/2018 $0.15 Distribution
7/31/2018 $0.15 Distribution
6/29/2018 $0.15 Distribution
5/31/2018 $0.14 Distribution
4/30/2018 $0.14 Distribution
3/29/2018 $0.14 Distribution
2/28/2018 $0.14 Distribution
1/31/2018 $0.14 Distribution
12/29/2017 $0.14 Distribution
11/30/2017 $0.13 Distribution
10/31/2017 $0.13 Distribution
9/29/2017 $0.13 Distribution
8/31/2017 $0.13 Distribution
7/31/2017 $0.13 Distribution
6/30/2017 $0.13 Distribution
5/31/2017 $0.12 Distribution
4/28/2017 $0.12 Distribution
3/31/2017 $0.12 Distribution
2/28/2017 $0.11 Distribution
1/31/2017 $0.11 Distribution
12/30/2016 $0.11 Distribution
11/30/2016 $0.10 Distribution
10/31/2016 $0.11 Distribution
9/30/2016 $0.11 Distribution
8/31/2016 $0.10 Distribution
7/29/2016 $0.10 Distribution
6/30/2016 $0.11 Distribution
5/31/2016 $0.10 Distribution
4/29/2016 $0.10 Distribution
3/31/2016 $0.10 Distribution
2/29/2016 $0.10 Distribution
1/29/2016 $0.10 Distribution
12/31/2015 $0.11 Distribution
11/30/2015 $0.10 Distribution
10/30/2015 $0.10 Distribution
9/30/2015 $0.10 Distribution
8/31/2015 $0.10 Distribution
7/31/2015 $0.10 Distribution
6/30/2015 $0.10 Distribution
5/29/2015 $0.10 Distribution
4/30/2015 $0.10 Distribution
3/31/2015 $0.11 Distribution
2/27/2015 $0.10 Distribution
1/30/2015 $0.10 Distribution
12/31/2014 $0.10 Distribution
11/28/2014 $0.10 Distribution
10/31/2014 $0.10 Distribution
9/30/2014 $0.11 Distribution
8/29/2014 $0.11 Distribution
7/31/2014 $0.11 Distribution
6/30/2014 $0.11 Distribution
5/30/2014 $0.10 Distribution
4/30/2014 $0.10 Distribution
3/31/2014 $0.10 Distribution
2/28/2014 $0.10 Distribution
1/31/2014 $0.10 Distribution
12/31/2013 $0.68 Distribution
11/29/2013 $0.10 Distribution
10/31/2013 $0.10 Distribution
9/30/2013 $0.10 Distribution
8/30/2013 $0.10 Distribution
7/31/2013 $0.10 Distribution
6/28/2013 $0.10 Distribution
5/31/2013 $0.11 Distribution
4/30/2013 $0.10 Distribution
3/28/2013 $0.10 Distribution
2/28/2013 $0.10 Distribution
1/31/2013 $0.10 Distribution
12/31/2012 $0.10 Distribution
11/30/2012 $0.10 Distribution
10/31/2012 $0.10 Distribution
9/28/2012 $0.10 Distribution
8/31/2012 $0.10 Distribution
7/31/2012 $0.10 Distribution
6/29/2012 $0.10 Distribution
5/31/2012 $0.10 Distribution
4/30/2012 $0.10 Distribution
3/30/2012 $0.10 Distribution
2/29/2012 $0.10 Distribution
1/31/2012 $0.10 Distribution
12/30/2011 $0.10 Distribution
11/30/2011 $0.10 Distribution
10/31/2011 $0.09 Distribution
9/30/2011 $0.10 Distribution
8/31/2011 $0.10 Distribution
7/29/2011 $0.10 Distribution
6/30/2011 $0.10 Distribution
5/31/2011 $0.10 Distribution
4/29/2011 $0.10 Distribution
3/31/2011 $0.10 Distribution
2/28/2011 $0.10 Distribution
1/31/2011 $0.10 Distribution
12/31/2010 $0.10 Distribution
11/30/2010 $0.10 Distribution
10/29/2010 $0.10 Distribution
9/30/2010 $0.10 Distribution
8/31/2010 $0.10 Distribution
7/30/2010 $0.09 Distribution
6/30/2010 $0.09 Distribution
5/28/2010 $0.09 Distribution
4/30/2010 $0.10 Distribution
3/31/2010 $0.09 Distribution
2/26/2010 $0.09 Distribution
1/29/2010 $0.09 Distribution
12/31/2009 $0.09 Distribution
11/30/2009 $0.09 Distribution
10/30/2009 $0.09 Distribution
9/30/2009 $0.09 Distribution
8/31/2009 $0.09 Distribution
7/31/2009 $0.09 Distribution
6/30/2009 $0.09 Distribution
5/29/2009 $0.09 Distribution
4/30/2009 $0.09 Distribution
3/31/2009 $0.08 Distribution
2/27/2009 $0.09 Distribution
1/30/2009 $0.09 Distribution
12/29/2008 $1.03 Distribution
11/28/2008 $0.12 Distribution
10/31/2008 $0.14 Distribution

These fiscal year Mutual Funds Notices report estimated amounts of each Fund's current distributions paid from net investment income, net realized capital gains, and return of capital based on each Fund's respective fiscal year end. The amounts and sources of distributions reported in these Notices are only estimates and are not being provided for tax reporting purposes. The actual amounts and sources of the amounts for tax reporting purposes will depend upon the Fund's investment experience during the remainder of its fiscal year and may be subject to change based on tax regulations. The Fund will send a Form 1099-DIV for the calendar year that will tell how to report these distributions for federal income tax purposes.

Year-End Distribution

Mutual funds typically distribute taxable capital gains to shareholders each December. Click below to view the year-end distribution factors (per share) for the Dunham Funds.


Top 10 Holdings (As of 5/31/2024)

Security % of Net Assets
Albertsons Companies Inc. 6.94 %
United States Steel Corp 6.39 %
Hess Corp 6.10 %
Westrock Co 4.30 %
McGrath Rentcorp 3.95 %
ANSYS, Inc 3.81 %
Altium Ltd. 3.76 %
DS Smith plc 3.61 %
Apartment Income REIT Corporation 3.51 %
Catalent Inc 3.44 %

Fund Sector Allocation (As of 5/31/2024)

Cash (58.23%)
Information Technology (14.8%)
Materials (6.05%)
Health Care (5.42%)
Consumer Staples (5.06%)
Telecommunication Services (3.63%)
Real Estate (3.48%)
Industrials (2.93%)
Financials (2.46%)
Currency Contracts (0.01%)
Energy (-0.23%)
Consumer Discretionary (-1.84%)

Investors should consider the investment objectives, risk factors, charges, and expenses of the Dunham Funds carefully before investing. This and other important information is contained in the Dunham Funds’ summary prospectus and/or prospectus, which may be obtained by contacting your financial advisor, or by calling toll free (800) 442‐4358. Please read prospectus materials carefully before investing or sending money. Investing involves risk, including possible loss of principal.

Dunham Funds are distributed by Dunham & Associates Investment Counsel, Inc., a Registered Investment Adviser and Broker/Dealer. Member FINRA / SIPC.

Returns for Class A Shares include the maximum sales charge (5.75% for equity funds and 4.50% for fixed income funds). Net Asset Value (NAV) returns exclude these charges, which would have reduced returns.

Average annual total return is the annual compound return for the indicated period. It reflects the change in share price and the reinvestment of all dividends and capital gains. Returns for periods of less than one year are cumulative total returns.

Merger and Event-Driven Risk - Investments in companies that are expected to be, or already are, the subject of a publicly announced merger, takeover, tender offer, leveraged buyout, spin-off, liquidation or other corporate reorganizations carry the risk that the proposed or expected corporate event may not be completed or may be completed on less favorable terms than originally expected.

Short Selling Risk - If the price of the security sold short increases between the time of the short sale and the time the Fund covers its short position, the Fund will incur a loss. Also, the Fund is required to deposit collateral in connection with such short sales and may have to pay a fee to borrow particular securities and will often be obligated to pay over any dividends and accrued interest on borrowed securities. These aspects of short selling increase the costs to the Fund and will reduce its rate of return. Additionally, the successful use of short selling may be adversely affected by imperfect correlation between movements in the price of the security sold short and the securities being hedged.

Derivatives Risk - Derivatives or other similar instruments (referred to collectively as “derivatives”), such as futures, forwards, options, swaps, structured securities and other instruments, are financial contracts whose value depends on, or is derived from, the value of an underlying asset, reference rate or index. Derivatives may involve costs and risks that are different from, or possibly greater than, the costs and risks associated with investing directly in securities and other traditional investments. Derivatives prices can be volatile, may correlate imperfectly with price of the applicable underlying asset, reference rate or index and may move in unexpected ways, especially in unusual market conditions, such as markets with high volatility or large market declines. Some derivatives are particularly sensitive to changes in interest rates. Other risks include liquidity risk which refers to the potential inability to terminate or sell derivative positions and for derivatives to create margin delivery or settlement payment obligations for the Fund. Further, losses could result if the counterparty to a transaction does not perform as promised. Derivatives that involve a small initial investment relative to the risk assumed may be considered to be “leveraged,” which can magnify or otherwise increase investment losses. In addition, the use of derivatives for non-hedging purposes (that is, to seek to increase total return) is considered a speculative practice and may present an even greater risk of loss than when used for hedging purposes. Derivatives are also subject to operational and legal risks.

Leveraging Risk - Using derivatives can create leverage, which can magnify the Fund's potential for gain or loss and, therefore, amplify the effects of market volatility on the Fund's share price.

Options Risk - The Fund may use options to enhance return and or mitigate risk. However, options can fall rapidly in response to developments in specific companies or industries and the Fund’s investments may be negatively impacted by unexpected market conditions.

Forward Contract Risk - Forward contracts involve a number of the same characteristics and risks as futures contracts but there also are several differences. Forward contracts are not market traded, and are not necessarily marked to market on a daily basis. They settle only at the pre-determined settlement date. This can result in deviations between forward prices and futures prices, especially in circumstances where interest rates and futures prices are positively correlated. Second, in the absence of exchange trading and involvement of clearing houses, there are no standardized terms for forward contracts. Accordingly, the parties are free to establish such settlement times and underlying amounts of a security or currency as desirable, which may vary from the standardized provisions available through any futures contract. Finally, forward contracts, as two party obligations for which there is no secondary market, involve counterparty credit risk not present with futures.

Foreign Investing Risk - Investments in foreign countries are subject to currency risk and country-specific risks such as political, diplomatic, regional conflicts, terrorism, war, social and economic instability, and policies that have the effect of decreasing the value of foreign securities. Foreign countries may be subject to different trading settlement practices, less government supervision, less publicly available information, limited trading markets and greater volatility than U.S. investments.

Natural Disaster / Endemic Risk - Natural or environmental disasters, such as earthquakes, fires, floods, hurricanes, tsunamis, and other severe weather-related phenomena generally, and widespread disease and illness, including pandemics and epidemics (such as the novel coronavirus), have been and can be highly disruptive to economies and markets.

Liquidity Risk - Some securities may have few market-makers and low trading volume, which tend to increase transaction costs and may make it impossible for the Fund to dispose of a security position at all or at a price which represents current or fair market value.

Portfolio Turnover Risk - A higher portfolio turnover will result in higher transactional and brokerage costs and may result in higher taxes when Fund shares are held in a taxable account.

Money Market/Short-Term Securities Risk - To the extent the Fund holds cash or invests in money market or short-term securities, the Fund may be less likely to achieve its investment objective. In addition, it is possible that the Fund’s investments in these instruments could lose money.

Small and Medium Capitalization Risk - The Fund’s investments in smaller and medium-sized companies carry more risks than investments in larger companies. Companies with small and medium size market capitalization often have narrower markets, fewer products or services to offer and more limited managerial and financial resources than do larger, more established companies. Investing in lesser-known, small and medium capitalization companies involves greater risk of volatility of the Fund’s net asset value than is customarily associated with larger, more established companies. Often smaller and medium capitalization companies and the industries in which they are 81 focused are still evolving and, while this may offer better growth potential than larger, more established companies, it also may make them more sensitive to changing market conditions. Small cap companies may have returns that can vary, occasionally significantly, from the market in general.

IPO Risk - The Fund invests in IPOs at the time of the initial offering and in post-IPO trading. The stocks of such companies are unseasoned equities lacking a trading history, a track record of reporting to investors and widely available research coverage. IPOs are thus often subject to extreme price volatility and speculative trading. These stocks may have above-average price appreciation in connection with the initial public offering prior to inclusion in the Fund. The price of stocks included in the Fund may not continue to appreciate. In addition, IPOs share similar illiquidity risks of private equity and venture capital. The free float shares held by the public in an IPO are typically a small percentage of the market capitalization. The ownership of many IPOs often include large holdings by venture capital and private equity investors who seek to sell their shares in the public market in the months following an IPO when shares restricted by lock-up are released, causing greater volatility and possible downward pressure during the time that locked-up shares are released.

ETF Risk - ETFs are subject to investment advisory and other expenses, which will be indirectly paid by the Fund. As a result, the cost of investing in the Fund will be higher than the cost of investing directly in ETFs and may be higher than other mutual funds that invest exclusively in common stocks. The ETFs in which the Fund invests will not be able to replicate exactly the performance of the indices they track and the market value of ETF shares may differ from their net asset value. ETFs are subject to specific risks, depending on the nature of the fund. For instance, investing in inverse ETFs is similar to holding various short positions, or using a combination of advanced investment strategies to profit from falling prices. When the value of ETFs held by the Fund decline, the value of your investment in the Fund declines.

Distribution Policy Risk - The Fund’s distribution policy is not designed to generate, and is not expected to result in, distributions that equal a fixed percentage of the Fund’s current net asset value per share. Shareholders receiving periodic payments from the Fund may be under the impression that they are receiving net profits. However, all or a portion of a distribution may consist of a return of capital. Return of capital is the portion of distribution that is a return of your original investment dollars in the Fund. Shareholders should not assume that the source of a distribution from the Fund is net profit. Shareholders should note that return of capital will reduce the tax basis of their shares and potentially increase the taxable gain, if any, upon disposition of their shares. The Fund will provide disclosures, with each monthly distribution, that estimate the percentages of the current and year-to-date distributions that represent (1) net investment income, (2) capital gains and (3) return of capital. At the end of the year, the Fund may be required under applicable law to re-characterize distributions made previously during that year among (1) ordinary income, (2) capital gains and (3) return of capital for tax purposes.

Stock Market Risk - Stock markets can be volatile. In other words, the prices of stocks can fall rapidly in response to developments affecting a specific company or industry, or to changing economic, political or market conditions. The Fund’s investments may decline in value if the stock markets perform poorly. There is also a risk that the Fund’s investments will underperform either the securities markets generally or particular segments of the securities markets.

Active Management Risk - The Fund is subject to management risk because it is an actively managed investment portfolio. The Sub-Adviser will apply its investment techniques and risk analyses in making investment decisions for the Fund, but there is no guarantee that its decisions will produce the intended result. The successful use of hedging and risk management techniques may be adversely affected by imperfect correlation between movements in the price of the hedging vehicles and the securities being hedged.

Securities Lending Risk - The risk of securities lending is that the financial institution that borrows securities from the Fund could go bankrupt or otherwise default on its commitment under the securities lending agreement and the Fund might not be able to recover the loaned securities or their value.