NEW YORK--(BUSINESS WIRE)--On July 26, 2017, the Board of Trustees of Dreyfus High Yield Strategies Fund (NYSE: DHF) declared from net investment income a monthly cash dividend of $0.0235 per share of beneficial interest, payable on August 23, 2017 to shareholders of record at the close of business on August 9, 2017. The ex-dividend date is August 7, 2017. The $0.0235 per share investment income dividend represents a decrease of $0.003 from the previously declared monthly net investment income dividend of $0.0265 per share.
The dividend reduction primarily reflects the lower reinvestment rate environment that has existed in the market for the reinvestment of the proceeds from coupon payments and from called, sold and/or matured securities. DHF’s accumulated undistributed investment income-net was approximately -$971,000 as of June 30, 2017.*
* The accumulated undistributed investment income-net is determined in accordance with income tax regulations, which differ from U.S. generally accepted accounting principles.