Emerging markets still deserve attention
We believe corporate revenue and earnings growth is likely to continue in most key emerging market sectors in 2018 and provide ongoing investment potential.
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Top 10 holdings (%) as of 12/31/2017: Microsoft Corp., 5.0, Apple, Inc. 4.5, Morgan Stanley, 3.2, Paypal, Inc. 3.1, JPMorgan Chase & Co. 3.0, Alphabet, Inc. 3.0, UnitedHealth Group, Inc. 3.0, Bank of America Corp. 2.6, Blackstone Group, 2.6, Airbus 2.4.
Class R6 shares were Class N on March 31, 2017.
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The Waddell & Reed Core Investment Fund merged into the Ivy Core Equity Fund on Oct. 16, 2017.
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