Waddell & Reed

Portfolio Perspectives

The macroeconomic backdrop, low interest rates and strong capital markets provided support in 2014, but how will real estate perform in 2015?
The efforts of global central bankers to fight the Great Recession have not resulted in the desired outcome of faster nominal GDP growth worldwide.
Sinking oil prices sent high-yield fixed income valuations tumbling in 2014. But negative sentiment about the sector also has the potential to create opportunities.
The Fund's portfolio management team thinks the risks of a monetary policy mistake are greater today than they have been in some time. They explore the backdrop of global central bank policies and discuss the Fund’s positioning going into 2015.
A variety of factors have combined to push oil prices down to levels not seen since mid-2009. The decline has had a significant effect on stocks and has become a factor in the growth outlook for the U.S. and global economies.
Ivy Funds recently launched the Ivy Mid Cap Income Opportunities Fund, an equity portfolio focusing primarily on income-producing mid-capitalization companies. It seeks companies believed to offer the opportunity to provide sustainable or increasing dividends.

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