The COVID-19 pandemic and its global impact continue to disrupt the capital markets. Check back for Ivy Investments latest views on the rapidly changing environment.

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FEATURED05.07.2020

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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07.01.2020

Ivy Balanced Fund – Investment Update

Ivy Balanced Fund adheres to a quality bias with its blended portfolio to provide the potential for a risk and reward equilibrium, which can offer opportunities during periods of high market volatility.

06.29.2020

Ivy Sector Insights – Consumer discretionary

With consumer spending pressures on the rise, we review opportunities on among restaurants, cruise lines and casinos.

06.24.2020

Ivy High Income Fund - Investment Update

High-yield has bounced back since late-March, while the Fed has stepped up buying corporate credit. Find out how the Ivy High Income Fund is navigating the changing landscape.

06.22.2020

Ivy Insights - Open for business

While COVID-19 cases tick up in some states, more businesses are opening and data is showing signs the economy is coming off the bottom.

06.17.2020

Ivy International Core Equity Fund

The COVID-19 pandemic has created a wide-range of market outcomes. Take a look how the Fund is positioned in a volatile investment landscape.

06.15.2020

COVID-19 Vaccine Developments

A closer look at the realities of developing a COVID-19 vaccine in the modern age.

06.10.2020

Ivy Small Cap Growth Fund – Investment Update

The small-cap space has seen a significant rally since hitting bottom in late March. The Ivy Small Cap Growth Fund team provides their thoughts on opportunities going forward.

06.08.2020

Ivy Insights - Employment Surprise

The recent employment surprise, along with more re-openings, has many investors optimistic for a “V” shaped recovery.

05.27.2020

Ivy Asset Strategy Fund

The markets witnessed a sharp drawdown and then dramatic rebound. The Ivy Asset Strategy Fund team provides their thoughts on allocation and areas of opportunity.

05.20.2020

Ivy Emerging Markets Equity Fund

Energy prices, interest rates and the COVID-19 pandemic have impacted portfolio allocations. Take a closer look.

05.18.2020

Ivy Insights - Notable "haves and have nots"

U.S. equities have performed well since March’s lows, but pockets of activity are creating notable cases of “haves and have nots”

05.13.2020

Ivy Mid Cap Growth Fund and Ivy Mid Cap Income Opportunities Fund - Investment Update

The recent rally in the mid-cap space is supported by the fundamentals. We believe companies with strong fundamentals and resilient end markets are being rewarded in the current environment.

05.11.2020

Ivy Insights – Earnings season wrapping up – what's next?

Earnings season is near an end, unemployment reached staggering levels and some states are beginning to reopen. Are markets coming off a bottom?

05.06.2020

Ivy Large Cap Growth Fund - Investment Update

Companies comprising the large-cap growth universe have treated investors well not just during the recent volatile period but also over the past year and decade.

05.04.2020

Ivy Insights – Central Bank Policy and Market Viewpoint

U.S. equities have rallied from their March 23 lows as a result of record stimulus. It was the best-performing April since 1938. Where do the markets go from here?

04.29.2020

Ivy Accumulative Fund – Investment Update

The COVID-19 pandemic has forced people to change many of their typical routines. How are these behavioral changes translating to what we seeing in the markets or our own business practices?

04.27.2020

Ivy Insights - Earnings season overview

With earnings season underway, we see a bifurcation emerging in the financial markets, which could present opportunities for active managers. We also discuss the phased re-opening plans among U.S. states.

04.22.2020

Ivy Pictet Targeted Return Bond Fund

Pictet Asset Management doesn’t expect a quick economic recovery. Take a look at their recent views on the economic environment and subsequent Fund positioning.

04.21.2020

Coronavirus outbreak and the retail and hospitality sectors

The global impact of COVID-19 remains a moving target. And with the retail, transportation and hospitality sectors employing more than 25% of the U.S.’s total private workforce, the consequences on the domestic economy are uncertain. The Ivy investment team provides insight regarding the investment implications in the U.S. consumer sector.

04.20.2020

Ivy Insights – U.S. Economy: Back in business?

Nearly half of the country is scheduled to start to reopen in early May. We discuss the reemergence of business activity and its economic impact, as well as the possibility of manufacturing being brought back to the U.S.

04.17.2020

Ivy Sector Insights – Industrials

Industrial companies are among the hardest hit by this market downturn. We discuss the current state of planes, trains and automobiles.

04.16.2020

Ivy Sector Insights – Information Technology

We believe many technology companies have a favorable risk-reward profile and may rebound from secular tailwinds when the macro picture begins to improve.

04.15.2020

Ivy Sector Insights – Information Technology (Software)

Stay-at-home orders offering unique opportunities for software companies during COVID-19 pandemic.

04.14.2020

Ivy Value Fund

Market drawdowns can create dislocations between valuations in the equity market. This can offer potential opportunities for value investors.

04.09.2020

Factor Analysis

The framework of factor analysis is an input to decision making and portfolio balances. By creating balanced portfolios, we're able to manage overall risk exposures.

04.08.2020

Ivy Securian Core Bond Fund

Big picture, we're seeing more rationality in the last week and liquidity returning to the markets, which is presenting opportunities to capitalize on.

04.07.2020

Ivy Economic Insights

Given the backdrop of recent economic data, we see downside risks to our second quarter 2020 forecast.

04.06.2020

Ivy Market Insights – First Quarter 2020 review

The first quarter of 2020 was eventful to say the least. Dan Hanson, CIO, provides a market recap and view moving forward.

04.04.2020

CIO Insights - Ivy Roundtable Discussion

Dan Hanson, CFA, Chief Investment Officer, recently sat down with key members of the Ivy Investments team to discuss the economic and market implications of the COVID-19 outbreak.

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04.03.2020

Ivy Sector Insights – Consumer discretionary

Are there opportunities in apparel and luxury goods during this market downturn? We believe so.

04.02.2020

Ivy Sector Insights – Consumer Discretionary & Consumer Staples

The COVID-19 pandemic is impacting retail in many unique ways. What does the future of retail hold?

04.01.2020

Ivy Sector Insights – Energy

The world is drowning in oil. How did we get here and where are we headed?

03.31.2020

Ivy Sector Insights – Health Care

As the medical response to the COVID-19 outbreak continues to progress, we believe opportunities within the health care sector could emerge over the long term.

03.30.2020

Ivy Economic Insights

On the policy front, central banks and governments globally are aligned to help cushion the economic fallout from the outbreak, but the ultimate impact remains uncertain.

03.27.2020

Ivy Pictet Targeted Return Bond Fund

The coronavirus has impacted the credit markets in a unique way. Take a look at Pictet Asset Management’s recent views on the economic environment and subsequent Fund positioning.

03.27.2020

Ivy Science & Technology Fund

Despite the volatility, the consistency in the way the Fund has been managed over a long period of time, how we invest and the innovation-led strategy – we will continue to do these things.

03.26.2020

Ivy Small Cap Growth Fund

Amidst elevated market uncertainty, we continue to find potential opportunities within the small-cap universe, particularly in the information technology and health care sectors.

03.25.2020

Ivy Small Cap Core Fund

While the current volatile environment has been hard on small-caps, we continue to rely on our fundamental research to identify opportunities.

03.24.2020

Ivy High Income Fund

The widespread selloff of risk assets has impacted the high yield space, but history indicates these types of environments present attractive opportunities.

03.23.2020

Derek Hamilton, Global Economist

The coronavirus situation is evolving rapidly and within the last week we have significantly lowered our economic forecast.

03.22.2020

CIO Insights - Epidemiology of the markets

The spread of COVID-19 appears to have the global economy on the verge of recession. What’s next? We discuss the economic and market implications of the outbreak with Derek Hamilton, Ivy Investments global economist.

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03.20.2020

Ivy International Core Equity Fund

The coronavirus has impacted international markets in a unique way. Take a look at our international investment team’s take.

03.19.2020

Ivy Investments' commitment to you - Amy J. Scupham, President Ivy Distributors, Inc.

As the financial markets continue a run of volatility in response to the global coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, I wanted to update you on our preparation and ongoing agility amid change.

03.19.2020

Ivy Emerging Markets Equity Fund

Emerging markets have faced two black swan events – COVID-19 outbreak and the oil war that was initiated by a conflict between Saudi Arabia and Russia. Where do markets go from here?

03.18.2020

Ivy Large Cap Growth Fund

We entered this environment with a more balanced approach to risk, not wanting individual factors like momentum, beta, value, etc. to drive portfolio positioning and overwhelm our fundamental research.

03.18.2020

Ivy Asset Strategy Fund

Correlations across asset classes are rising, and there’s an increased need for liquidity. Learn more about our approach in today’s volatile market environment.

03.18.2020

Ivy Securian Core Bond Fund

While the market impact of the COVID-19 outbreak is stunning and surreal at the same time, we understand our role and will continue to seek competitive total returns, income and be focused on preserving assets.

03.17.2020

Ivy Mid Cap Growth Fund and Ivy Mid Cap Income Opportunities Fund

We continue to believe the coronavirus outbreak may be a transitory event that will allow us to invest in companies at more attractive valuations.

03.16.2020

Derek Hamilton, Global Economist

The depth and duration of the coronavirus outbreak impact has led us to reevaluate our global growth forecasts.

03.16.2020

Dan Hanson, CIO

Despite the increased market volatility, we believe we have a strong fundamental perspective based on our research. During this time, there are four pillars we’re focusing on.

03.11.2020

CIO Insights: Coronavirus — Market impact and macro view

Fears the coronavirus could quickly evolve into a global pandemic have wreaked havoc on the capital markets. We believe elevated uncertainties will keep market conditions wildly volatile in the near term, but the virus’ disruptive affect could be temporary.

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03.05.2020

Ivy Live: Coronavirus and its ripple effect

Elevated uncertainties over the COVID-19 outbreak and its economic implications have wreaked havoc on the capital markets. On this special edition of Ivy Live, we discussed current market conditions and how long we might be in this wildly volatile environment.

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03.02.2020

Market Perspectives: The economic impact of the coronavirus

Fears the coronavirus could quickly evolve into a global pandemic have wreaked havoc on the capital markets. We believe elevated uncertainties will keep market conditions wildly volatile in the near term, but the virus’ disruptive affect could be temporary.

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The impact of COVID-19, and other infectious illness outbreaks that may arise in the future, could adversely affect the economies of many nations or the entire global economy, individual issuers and capital markets in ways that cannot necessarily be foreseen. In addition, the impact of infectious illnesses in emerging market countries may be greater due to generally less established healthcare systems. Public health crises caused by the COVID-19 outbreak may exacerbate other pre-existing political, social and economic risks in certain countries or globally. The duration of the COVID-19 outbreak and its effects cannot be determined with certainty.