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Ivy Science and Technology Fund

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$54.78 NAV as of 9/20/2017
($0.45) / -0.81% Daily NAV Change
26.93% YTD (NAV) as of 9/20/2017 i

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Fund Summary

Focused on growth. Rooted in innovation.
Excellent track record
Strong historical results, managed by an investment team with more than 45 years of experience.
Multiple, non-correlated sources of growth
Seeks opportunities within technology, health care, and applied science and technology.
Proven investment process
Built on a six-decade firm legacy of technology investing expertise.
Morningstar Style Box
Value Blend Growth
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Portfolio Management
  • Zachary H. Shafran

    • — Ivy Investment Management Company
    • — 16 Years with Fund
    • — 29 Years in Industry
  • Brad Warden

    • — Ivy Investment Management Company
    • — <1 Years with Fund
    • — 20 Years in Industry
Growth of a $10,000 Investment through 8/31/2017

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.

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

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Daily Prices as of 9/20/2017
Net Asset Value (NAV) $54.78  
Daily NAV Change ($0.45) -0.81%
Weekly NAV Change $0.01 0.02%
Public Offering Price (POP) $54.78
Fund Facts
Ticker Symbol WSTBX
CUSIP 466000692
Fund Code 508
Fund Type Specialty Funds
Fund Inception 7/31/1997
Class Inception 7/3/2000
Fiscal Year End March
Dividends Paid December
Fund Assets
(as of 8/31/2017)
$4.2 bil
Total Equity Holdings
(as of 8/31/2017)
44
Total Holdings
(as of 8/31/2017)
59
Portfolio Turnover Rate
(as of 3/31/2017)
16%
Lipper Category Science & Technology Funds
Morningstar Category Technology
BenchmarkS&P North American Technology TR

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.

Performance at NAV does not include the effect of sales charges, if it had, performance shown would be lower. Class B shares, including sales charge, reflects the applicable contingent deferred sales charge (CDSC), which declines from 5% at the time of purchase to zero at the beginning of the seventh year.

Monthly Rates of Return Average Annual Total Returns as of 8/31/2017

(Returns for periods of less than 1-yr are not annualized)
YTD 1YR 3YR 5YR 10YR LIFE
Fund at NAV 25.14% 28.84% 6.35% 14.63% 10.31% 6.93%
Fund with maximum 5.00% CDSC 20.14% 24.84% 5.46% 14.51% 10.31% 6.93%
S&P North American Technology TR 25.24% 29.27% 17.24% 19.17% 11.58% 2.37%
Lipper Science & Technology Funds 26.96% 29.22% 14.38% 17.32% 9.78% 2.16%

Quarterly Rates of Return Average Annual Total Returns as of 6/30/2017

(Returns for periods of less than 1-yr are not annualized)
YTD 1YR 3YR 5YR 10YR LIFE
Fund at NAV 16.24% 29.64% 3.45% 13.78% 9.68% 6.53%
Fund with maximum 5.00% CDSC 11.24% 25.64% 2.51% 13.66% 9.68% 6.53%
S&P North American Technology TR 17.50% 33.11% 16.47% 18.72% 11.11% 2.01%
Lipper Science & Technology Funds 18.65% 33.18% 13.03% 16.67% 9.22% 1.77%

Calendar Year Return

2012201320142015201620072008200920102011200220032004200520062001
Class B25.47 50.85 3.51 -3.87 0.89 22.37 -28.52 38.15 9.83 -4.99 -26.79 29.81 14.78 15.37 6.39 -14.76
S&P North American Technology TR15.23 34.57 15.28 9.91 13.56 16.94 -43.33 63.19 12.65 -0.88 - 54.18 2.92 2.02 8.98 -

Morningstar Ratings as of 8/31/2017

Category: Technology

Overall out of 183 ★★★
3 Year out of 183
5 Year out of 175 ★★
10 Year out of 141 ★★★★

Ratings are based on risk-adjusted returns

Lipper Ranking through 8/31/2017

Category: Science & Technology Funds

  Rank Percentile
1 Year 91 /164 56
3 Year 137 /146 94
5 Year 110 /137 80
10 Year 68 /121 56

Rankings are based on average annual total returns, but do not consider sales charges.

Expense Ratios as of 7/5/2017

Net 2.06%
Gross 2.06%

5-Year Standard Deviation as of 8/31/2017

Fund 13.95
S&P North American Technology TR 12.47

5-Year MPT* Statistics as of 8/31/2017

Alpha -2.54
Beta 0.93
R-Squared 69.88
Sharpe Ratio 1.04
Capture Ratio

Upside: 94.61%

Downside: 123.02%

*Modern Portfolio Theory

Growth of a $10,000 Investment through 8/31/2017

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 7/3/2000

Date Price Dividend Reinvest Date Capital Gain Reinvest Date

Historical Distributions Inception 7/3/2000

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.

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Top 10 Equity Holdings as a % of net assets as of 8/31/2017

Micron Technology, Inc. Micron Technology, Inc., engages in the manufacture and marketing of semiconductor devices worldwide. 6.63%
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. 5.35%
Vertex Pharmaceuticals, Inc. Vertex Pharmaceuticals Incorporated engages in the discovery, development, and commercialization of small molecule drugs for the treatment of serious diseases worldwide. 5.20%
Microsemi Corp. Manufacturer of power-related applications including circuits and microchips for defense, aerospace, security and medical industries 4.51%
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. 4.50%
Euronet Worldwide, Inc. Euronet Worldwide, Inc. is an electronic payments provider of payment and transaction processing and distribution solutions to financial institutions, retailers, service providers, individual consumers. 4.45%
ACI Worldwide, Inc. ACI Worldwide, Inc. engages in the development, marketing, installation, and support of software products and services to facilitate electronic payments worldwide. 4.25%
Alibaba Group Holding Ltd. ADR Alibaba Group Holding Limited, through its subsidiaries, operates as an online and mobile commerce company in the People's Republic of China and internationally. 4.19%
WNS (Holdings) Ltd. ADR WNS (Holdings) Limited provides business process management services comprising data, voice, analytical, and business transformation services worldwide 4.07%
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. 3.96%
Total Portfolio Holdings DOWNLOAD (as of 6/30/2017)
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Market Capitalization
as a % of equity assets as of 8/31/2017
Large 53.7%
Medium 37.6%
Small 8.7%
Median Market Cap (as of 8/31/2017) $6.3 bil
Top 10 Industry Allocation (as a % of Equity Holdings as of 8/31/2017)
Semiconductors 20.9%
Internet Software & Services 14.9%
Data Processing & Outsourced Services 11.8%
Biotechnology 10.7%
Application Software 10.3%
Technology Hardware, Storage & Peripherals 6.6%
Systems Software 5.5%
Electronic Components 3.9%
Health Care Technology 3.9%
Alternative Carriers 2.0%
Sector Allocation as a % of equity assets as of 8/31/2017
Information Technology 76.87%
Health Care 15.06%
Consumer Discretionary 3.30%
Telecommunication Services 1.97%
Real Estate 1.63%
Utilities 1.03%
Materials 0.12%
Consumer Staples 0.02%
Portfolio Composition as a % of net assets as of 8/31/2017
Domestic Common Stock 85.01%
Foreign Common Stock 12.05%
Cash and Cash Equivalents 2.36%
Corporate Bonds 0.58%
Equity Country Allocation as a % of equity assets as of 8/31/2017
United States 86.6%
China 4.3%
India 4.2%
Bermuda 1.7%
Netherlands 1.5%
Spain 1.0%
Germany 0.5%
Israel 0.2%
Total Portfolio Holdings
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Fund Documents

Documents

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

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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.

Risk Factors: The value of the Fund’s shares will change, and you could lose money on your investment. Because the Fund invests more than 25% of its total assets in the science and technology industry, the Fund’s performance may be more susceptible to a single economic, regulatory or technological occurrence than a fund that does not concentrate its investments in this industry. Securities of companies within specific industries or sectors of the economy may periodically perform differently than the overall market. In addition, the Fund’s performance may be more volatile than an investment in a portfolio of broad market securities and may underperform the market as a whole, due to the relatively limited number of issuers of science and technology related securities. Investment risks associated with investing in science and technology securities, in addition to other risks, include: operating in rapidly changing fields, abrupt or erratic market movements, limited product lines, markets or financial resources, management that is dependent on a limited number of people, short product cycles, aggressive pricing of products and services, new market entrants and obsolescence of existing technology. These and other risks are more fully described in the Fund’s prospectus.

The S&P North American Technology Sector Index is an unmanaged index comprised of U.S. securities classified under the GICS® technology sector and internet retail sub-industry. It is not possible to invest directly in an index.”

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