2020 Midyear Outlook – Dog Years of Investing

At the 2020 midpoint, we assess the evolving investment landscape and the likely path forward.
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Market Liquidity and the Fed

The Fed has taken unprecedented steps to inject liquidity into the market in response to COVID-19. This action has provided some stability in fixed income, but uncertainty still remains. Several Ivy portfolio managers share their views on navigating the rapidly evolving fixed income landscape.

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Looking toward resiliency and recovery

As the U.S. re-emerges from shelter-in-place orders, Ivy believes we could see economic activity bounce back in the second half of the year. However, soaring unemployment and the possibility of a second COVID-19 outbreak are formidable headwinds to recovery. Our panelists recently discussed the public health, macroeconomic and market implications for the path forward.

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Active managment – Going beyond the index

The debate over the merits of active and passive investing has been going on for some time. Ivy believes investors can derive the most long-term benefit through exposure to well-researched actively managed funds.


Balancing opportunity, volatility and perspective: An investor's guide

Market trends show long-term investors generally have been rewarded over time. However, periods of extreme volatility can challenge even the most seasoned investors. Ivy believes having a perspective of the markets and the factors affecting them can be helpful in assessing current opportunities.

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Looking beyond stock market volatility

Market volatility can be unsettling, but history shows that prices have returned to less volatile patterns over time. That can be good news for long-term investors.