Waddell & Reed

Portfolio Perspectives

Waddell & Reed Advisors Energy Fund is 10 years old. It has been a noteworthy decade for the Fund and the energy market. Take a look at some highlights for both, and an update on the Fund’s current positioning.
Real estate continues to recover with the global economy. Real estate fundamentals remain positive, with economic growth spurring demand, occupancies firm or improving and rental rates increasing in many mar
Emerging market countries have been growing faster than developed markets for more than a decade. Billions of new consumers continue to enter the global economy, driving demand for goods and services.
WRA Continental Income Fund | In this Q&A commentary, Portfolio Manager Matt Hekman discusses why he continues to emphasize equities over fixed income and the investment opportunities he is finding in both markets.
WRA New Concepts Fund | In this commentary, Kim Scott, portfolio manager of the Waddell & Reed Advisors New Concepts Fund, discusses how the rapid pace of change currently in motion in many economic sectors is creating investment challenges and opportunities.
In the early days of 2016, we are struck by how little equity and bond markets moved during 2015.
Ivy Global Natural Resources Fund | Commodities again faced a difficult year in 2015. Potential headwinds from oversupply in many key commodities still are factors for 2016.
Dividend income isn’t just for large-cap funds. We believe that by focusing on companies that offer income distribution, we can potentially lower the volatility of a mid-cap portfolio and provide a growing stream of income while providing capital appreciation for the long-term.
WRA Energy Fund | Concerns about the pace of economic growth in emerging markets, slowing supply growth, increases in global inventories and the possibility of more Iranian crude oil coming to market have helped pressure prices.

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