Insights & Outlook

Review regular updates and insight from our investment management team. Market Perspectives cover broader issues, including the global economy, market environment or sector overviews. Portfolio Perspectives offer analysis from a portfolio manager or team on a specific fund.

Insights & Outlook: Global Economy

Market Perspectives / 12.17.19

2020 global outlook — Poised for a rebound?

Heading into 2020, global growth has slowed considerably. Trade continues to be a major headwind to the expansion, however, economic fundamentals – low unemployment, rising wages and sustained consumer confidence – are healthy. Meanwhile, the longest-running bull market in history now is also the best performing. What does it all mean?

Market Perspectives / 11.21.19

Ivy CIO Insights: Global tech and U.S.-China trade war

China’s aggressive tech ambitions and the ongoing trade war present challenges, but may create opportunities for long-term investors. Our team discussed navigating the current global technology environment amid the uncertainty.

Market Perspectives / 08.22.19

Beyond the volatility: is a near-term recession likely?

August has been a highly volatile period for the financial markets. Reignited trade tensions and recent yield-curve inversions have spooked investors, culminating in a 3% drop in the S&P 500 Index on Aug. 14, its worst day of the year.

Market Perspectives / 08.05.19

Fed cuts rates; where do we go from here?

The Fed announced a much-anticipated one-quarter-percentage-point cut to the federal funds rate. Following the decision, Fed Chairman Powell's press conference commentary was perceived as unexpectedly hawkish. While the market had a 'buy the rumor, sell the news’ reaction, but we believe underlying fundamentals should support continued growth during the rest of 2019.