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Ivy Core Equity Fund

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$16.83 NAV as of 9/25/2020
$0.27 / 1.63% Daily NAV Change
6.59% YTD (NAV) as of 9/25/2020 i

Fund Summary

Building a well-rounded portfolio
Stock selection stems from uncovering multi-year earnings catalysts that appear underappreciated by the market in companies believed to have strong or strengthening competitive advantages. Fund focuses on both company-specific and thematic earnings catalysts.
A concentrated portfolio of domestic companies that generally invests across the valuation and large- to mid-cap spectrum opportunistically. The goal is a portfolio of companies expected to produce long-term earnings power above expectations.
Experienced management
The portfolio manager has more than 20 years of industry experience, including 10+ years managing the strategy. He began his career as a research analyst covering a wide range of industries from technology and transportation to aerospace/defense and retail/apparel.
Morningstar Style Box
Value Blend Growth
Portfolio Management
  • Erik R. Becker, CFA

    • — Ivy Investment Management Company
    • — 14 Years with Fund
    • — 22 Years in Industry
Growth of a $10,000 Investment through 8/31/2020

Assumes an investment over 10 years or life of the share class, reinvestment of dividends and capital gains, and does not include the effect of sales charges or taxes. If it had, performance shown would have been lower.

Fact Sheet
Summary Prospectus
Statement of Additional Information
Annual Report
Semi-Annual Report
Quarterly Commentary
Daily Prices as of 9/25/2020
Net Asset Value (NAV) $16.83  
Daily NAV Change $0.27 1.63%
Weekly NAV Change ($0.11) -0.65%
Public Offering Price (POP) $16.83
Fund Facts
Ticker Symbol WCEYX
CUSIP 466000403
Fund Code 711
Fund Type Domestic Equity
Fund Inception 9/21/1992
Class Inception 12/29/1995
Fiscal Year End March
Dividends Paid December
Fund Assets
(as of 8/31/2020)
$4.4 bil
Total Equity Holdings
(as of 8/31/2020)
Total Holdings
(as of 8/31/2020)
Portfolio Turnover Rate
(as of 3/31/2020)
Morningstar Category Large Growth
BenchmarkS&P 500 TR USD

Fund Performance

Data quoted is past performance and current performance may be lower or higher. Past performance is no guarantee of future results. Investment return and principal value of an investment will fluctuate, and shares, when redeemed, may be worth more or less than their original cost.

Class Y shares are not subject to sales charges.

Monthly Rates of Return Average Annual Total Returns as of 8/31/2020

(Returns for periods of less than 1-yr are not annualized)
Fund at NAV 11.59% 21.67% 15.09% 12.52% 14.18% 8.74%
S&P 500 TR USD 9.74% 21.94% 14.52% 14.46% 15.16% -
Morningstar Large Growth 25.20% 36.21% 20.26% 17.12% 16.65% -

Quarterly Rates of Return Average Annual Total Returns as of 6/30/2020

(Returns for periods of less than 1-yr are not annualized)
Fund at NAV -0.95% 10.14% 12.22% 8.96% 13.04% 8.28%
S&P 500 TR USD -3.08% 7.51% 10.73% 10.73% 13.99% -
Morningstar Large Growth 7.84% 17.34% 15.95% 12.84% 15.12% -

Calendar Year Return

Class Y-0.46 3.77 20.68 -4.29 31.32 20.33 1.06 18.27 32.73 9.48 8.26 14.50 13.82 -34.72 23.57 9.48 -15.11 -22.52 17.08 9.65 17.81 25.59 21.78 12.96
S&P 500 TR USD1.38 11.96 21.83 -4.38 31.49 15.06 2.11 16.00 32.39 13.69 4.91 15.79 5.49 -37.00 26.46 - - - 28.68 10.88 - - - -

Morningstar Ratings as of 8/31/2020

Category: Large Growth

Overall out of 1228 ★★
3 Year out of 1228 ★★
5 Year out of 1091 ★★
10 Year out of 810 ★★

Ratings are based on risk-adjusted returns.

Morningstar Ranking through 8/31/2020

Category: Large Growth

  Rank Percentile
1 Year 1155 /1335 84
3 Year 993 /1228 80
5 Year 969 /1091 87
10 Year 695 /810 84

Morningstar Ranking / # of Funds in Category displays the fund's actual rank within its Morningstar Category based on average annual total return and number of Funds in that Category. The Morningstar Percentile Ranking compares a Fund's Morningstar risk and return scores with all the Funds in the same Category, where 1% = Best and 100% = Worst.

Expense Ratios as of 7/31/2020

Net 0.84%
Gross 1.08%

5-Year Standard Deviation as of 8/31/2020

Fund 15.04
S&P 500 TR USD 14.80

5-Year MPT* Statistics as of 8/31/2020

Alpha -1.52
Beta 0.99
R-Squared 94.54
Sharpe Ratio 0.76
Capture Ratio

Upside: 96.53%

Downside: 106.18%

*Modern Portfolio Theory

Growth of a $10,000 Investment through 8/31/2020

Assumes an investment over 10 years or life of the share class, reinvestment of dividends and capital gains, and does not include the effect of sales charges or taxes.

Fund Distributions

Historical Prices Inception 12/29/1995

Date Price Dividend Reinvest Date Capital Gain Reinvest Date

Historical Distributions Inception 12/29/1995

Ex-date Income Capital Gains Reinvest Gains Payment Date

*Special Dividend
The table includes the daily prices at NAV (net asset value) for the history of this fund's selected share class. NAV is the amount per share you would receive if you sold shares that day.

12-Month Trailing Dist. Yield as of 8/31/2020

NAV 0.58%
With Sales Charge 0.58%

Fund Documents

Top 10 Equity Holdings as a % of net assets as of 8/31/2020

Microsoft Corp. Microsoft Corporation is a multinational computer technology corporation that develops, manufactures, licenses and supports a wide range of software products for computing devices. 7.66%
Apple, Inc. Apple Inc., together with subsidiaries, designs, manufactures, and markets personal computers, mobile communication devices, and portable digital music and video players, as well as sells various related software, services, peripherals, and networking solutions worldwide. 5.82%, Inc., Inc. operates as an online retailer in North America and internationally. 5.03%
Facebook, Inc., Class A Facebook, Inc. operates as a social networking company worldwide. It builds various tools that enable users to connect, share, discover, and communicate with each other on mobile devices and computers. 2.81%
MasterCard, Inc., Class A MasterCard Incorporated (MasterCard) is a global payments company that provides a economic link among financial institutions, businesses, merchants, cardholders and governments worldwide, enabling them to use electronic forms of payment instead of cash and checks. 2.80%
Union Pacific Corp. Union Pacific Corporation owns the largest railroad in the U.S. It's diversified business mix includes agricultural products, automotive, chemicals, energy, industrial products and intermodal. 2.69%
Alphabet, Inc., Class A Alphabet Inc through its subsidiary Google Inc is engaged in improving the ways people connect with information & products including Search, Android, YouTube, Apps, Maps & Ads. It also produces internet-connected home devices & provides internet services. 2.63%
NextEra Energy, Inc. 2.54%
Zimmer Holdings, Inc. Zimmer Biomet is a publicly traded medical device company. It was founded in 1927 to produce aluminum splints. The firm is headquartered in Warsaw, Indiana, where it is part of the medical devices business cluster.  2.49%
Morgan Stanley Morgan Stanley, a bank holding company, provides diversified financial services worldwide. The company operates a global securities business which serves individual and institutional investors and investment banking clients. Morgan Stanley also operates a global asset management business. 2.40%
Total Portfolio Holdings DOWNLOAD (as of 6/30/2020)
updated quarterly, upon availability
Market Capitalization as a % of equity assets as of 8/31/2020
Large ( > $10 bil) 100.0%
Medium ($2 - $10 bil) 0.0%
Small ( < $2 bil) 0.0%
Median Market Cap (as of 8/31/2020) $90.9 bil
Top 10 Industry Allocation (as a % of Equity Holdings as of 8/31/2020)
Systems Software 7.7%
Data Processing & Outsourced Services 6.4%
Health Care Equipment 6.0%
Technology Hardware, Storage & Peripherals 5.8%
Interactive Media & Services 5.5%
Internet & Direct Marketing Retail 5.0%
Pharmaceuticals 4.0%
Semiconductors 3.8%
Hypermarkets & Super Centers 3.7%
Asset Management & Custody Banks 3.5%
Sector Allocation as a % of equity assets as of 8/31/2020
Information Technology 28.12%
Financials 15.24%
Health Care 13.72%
Communication Services 11.07%
Consumer Discretionary 10.42%
Industrials 9.03%
Consumer Staples 6.08%
Materials 2.78%
Utilities 2.54%
Real Estate 1.00%
Portfolio Composition as a % of net assets as of 8/31/2020
Domestic Common Stock 93.38%
Foreign Common Stock 6.41%
Cash and Cash Equivalents 0.21%
Equity Country Allocation as a % of equity assets as of 8/31/2020
United States 93.6%
United Kingdom 4.7%
Taiwan 0.9%
Switzerland 0.8%
Total Portfolio Holdings
DOWNLOAD (as of 6/30/2020)

Fund Documents


Fact Sheet
Summary Prospectus
Statement of Additional Information
Annual Report
Semi-Annual Report
Quarterly Commentary

Additional Fund Literature

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Risk Factors: The value of the Fund’s shares will change, and you could lose money on your investment. The Fund typically holds a limited number of stocks (generally 40 to 50). As a result, the appreciation or depreciation of any one security held by the Fund may have a greater impact on the Fund's net asset value than it would if the Fund invested in a larger number of securities. Although larger companies tend to be less volatile than companies with smaller market capitalizations, returns on investments in securities of large capitalization companies could trail the returns on investments in securities of smaller companies. An investment in the Fund is not a bank deposit and is not insured or guaranteed by the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation or any other government agency. These and other risks are more fully described in the Fund’s prospectus. Not all funds or fund classes may be offered at all broker/dealers.

Index Description: The Bloomberg Barclays U.S. Universal Index represents the union of the U.S. Aggregate Index, the U.S. High-Yield Corporate Index, the 144A Index, the Eurodollar Index, the Emerging Markets Index, and the non-ERISA portion of the CMBS Index. Municipal debt, private placements, and non-dollar-denominated issues are excluded from the Universal Index. The only constituent of the index that includes floating-rate debt is the Emerging Markets Index. Source: Bloomberg Barclays. It is not possible to invest directly in an index.

Index Description: S&P 500 - An unmanaged index of common stocks. It is not possible to invest directly in an index.

Performance results for some funds may include the effect of expense reduction arrangements. If those arrangements had not been in place, the performance results would have been lower.

Class N (formerly Class R6) will have no performance history as of 07/31/2014. Performance prior to that date is the Fund’s Class I share class performance restated to reflect the Class N total annual fund operating expenses as of 07/31/2014. Class N shares will have substantially similar returns to Class I share of the Fund, though returns will be different to the extent that expenses differ among the classes. Class N shares are only available to certain types of investors. Please see the Fund’s prospectus for additional information.

Fee waiver and/or Expense Reimbursement: Through July 31, 2021, Ivy Investment Management Company (IICO), the Fund’s investment manager, Ivy Distributors, Inc. (IDI), the Fund’s distributor, and/or Waddell & ReedServices Company, doing business as WI Services Company (WISC), the Fund’s transfer agent, have contractually agreed to reimburse sufficient management fees, 12b-1 fees and/or shareholder servicing fees to cap the total annual ordinary fund operating expenses (which would exclude interest, taxes, brokerage commissions, acquired fund fees and expenses and extraordinary expenses, if any) as follows: Class A shares at 1.03%; Class B shares at 2.08%; Class E shares at 0.99%; and Class I shares andClass Y shares at0.84%. Prior to that date, the expense limitation may not be terminated without the consent of the Board of Trustees (Board).

Fee waiver and/or Expense Reimbursement: Through July 31, 2021, IDI and/or WISC have contractually agreed to reimburse sufficient 12b-1 and/or shareholder servicing fees to ensure that the total annual ordinary fund operating expenses of the Class N shares and Class Y shares do not exceed the total annual ordinary fund operating expenses of the Class I shares and Class A shares, respectively, as calculated at the end of each month. Prior to that date, the expense limitation may not be terminated without the consent of the Board.

Pricing: All prices and year-to-date returns are based on closing quotes unless noted, as supplied to the NASDAQ by 6:00 p.m. Eastern time. YTD Prices can be updated 3 to 4 hours after the Daily Pricing information which can result in mismatching data.

Style Analysis: The Morningstar Style Box reveals a fund's investment style. For equity funds the vertical axis shows the market capitalization of the stocks owned and the horizontal axis shows investment style (value, blend, or growth). For fixed-income funds, the vertical axis shows the credit quality of the bonds owned and the horizontal axis shows interest rate sensitivity as measured by a bond's effective duration. Morningstar seeks credit rating information from fund companies on a periodic basis (e.g., quarterly). In compiling credit rating information, Morningstar instructs fund companies to only use ratings that have been assigned by the following Nationally Recognized Statistical Rating Organizations (NRSROs): Moody's, Standard & Poor's, Fitch, and Egan-Jones. If two NRSROs have rated a security, fund companies are to report the lowest rating; if three or more NRSROs have rated the same security differently, fund companies are to report the rating that is in the middle. For example, if NRSRO X rates a security AA-, NRSRO Y rates the same security an A and NRSRO Z rates it a BBB+, the fund company should use the credit rating of 'A' in its reporting to Morningstar. PLEASE NOTE: Morningstar, Inc. is not itself an NRSRO nor does it issue a credit rating on the fund. An NRSRO rating on a fixed-income security can change from time-to-time. For credit quality, Morningstar combines the credit rating information provided by the fund companies with an average default rate calculation to come up with a weighted-average credit quality. The weighted-average credit quality is currently a letter that roughly corresponds to the scale used by a leading NRSRO. Bond funds are assigned a style box placement of "low", "medium", or "high" based on their average credit quality. Funds with a low credit quality are those whose weighted-average credit quality is determined to be less than "BBB-"; medium are those less than "AA-", but greater or equal to "BBB-"; and high are those with a weighted-average credit quality of "AA-" or higher. When classifying a bond portfolio, Morningstar first maps the NRSRO credit ratings of the underlying holdings to their respective default rates (as determined by Morningstar's analysis of actual historical default rates). Morningstar then averages these default rates to determine the average default rate for the entire bond fund. Finally, Morningstar maps this average default rate to its corresponding credit rating along a convex curve. For interest-rate sensitivity, Morningstar obtains from fund companies the average effective duration. Generally, Morningstar classifies a fixed-income fund's interest-rate sensitivity based on the effective duration of the Morningstar Core Bond Index (MCBI), which is currently three years. The classification of Limited will be assigned to those funds whose average effective duration is between 25% to 75% of MCBI's average effective duration; funds whose average effective duration is between 75% to 125% of the MCBI will be classified as Moderate; and those that are at 125% or greater of the average effective duration of the MCBI will be classified as Extensive. For municipal bond funds, Morningstar also obtains from fund companies the average effective duration. In these cases static breakpoints are utilized. These breakpoints are as follows: (i) Limited: 4.5 years or less; (ii) Moderate: more than 4.5 years but less than 7 years; and (iii) Extensive: more than 7 years. In addition, for non-US taxable and non-US domiciled fixed income funds static duration breakpoints are used: (i) Limited: less than or equal to 3.5 years; (ii) Moderate: greater than 3.5 and less than equal to 6 years; (iii) Extensive: greater than 6 years.

Unsubsidized yields reflect what the yield would have been without the effect of reimbursements and waivers. The adviser and its affiliates have or may voluntarily waive a portion of their fees (including, but not limited to, distribution and service (12b-1) fees) and reimburse certain expenses. There is no guarantee that the fund will avoid a negative yield. Such undertaking may be amended or withdrawn at any time.

12-Month Trailing Distribution Yield: at NAV refers to the 12-month historical cash flow paid over the past 12 months in dividends, divided by the past months ending NAV.

Alpha, Beta, R-Squared, Standard Deviation, Sharpe Ratio and Capture Ratio are 5 year statistics. Alpha is a measure of a fund's actual returns and expected performance, given its level of risk (as measured by beta). Beta reflects the sensitivity of the fund's return to fluctuations in the market index. R-squared indicates how much of a fund's fluctuations were attributable to movements in the fund's benchmark. Standard deviation is a measure of how volatile a fund's returns are. Sharpe ratio is a measure of a fund's risk-adjusted performance. Capture ratio reflects the annualized product of fund vs. index returns for all months in which the index had a positive return (upside capture) or negative return (downside capture).

The Morningstar Rating™ for funds, or "star rating", is calculated for managed products (including mutual funds, variable annuity and variable life subaccounts, exchange-traded funds, closed-end funds, and separate accounts) with at least a three-year history. Exchange-traded funds and open-ended mutual funds are considered a single population for comparative purposes. It is calculated based on a Morningstar Risk-Adjusted Return measure that accounts for variation in a managed product's monthly excess performance, placing more emphasis on downward variations and rewarding consistent performance, and does not include the effects of sales charges. The top 10% of products in each product category receive 5 stars, the next 22.5% receive 4 stars, the next 35% receive 3 stars, the next 22.5% receive 2 stars, and the bottom 10% receive 1 star. The Overall Morningstar Rating for a managed product is derived from a weighted average of the performance figures associated with its three-, five-, and 10-year (if applicable) Morningstar Rating metrics. The weights are: 100% three-year rating for 36-59 months of total returns, 60% five-year rating/40% three-year rating for 60-119 months of total returns, and 50% 10-year rating/30% five-year rating/20% three-year rating for 120 or more months of total returns. While the 10-year overall star rating formula seems to give the most weight to the 10-year period, the most recent three-year period actually has the greatest impact because it is included in all three rating periods.

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Gus Zinn, CFA, served as a portfolio manager on the Fund until Dec. 3, 2018.