Waddell & Reed Advisors Funds
The Waddell & Reed Advisors Funds have merged into funds with substantially similar objectives and strategies in the affiliated Ivy Funds mutual funds family.
The first phase encompassed nine funds that merged effective October 16, 2017. The second phase included the remaining 11 WRA Funds, completed February 26, 2018. This merge allows for the consolidation of similar funds from two affiliated fund families into one family that offers a comprehensive range of funds, and allows Waddell & Reed Advisors Fund shareholders to maintain continuity in their investment portfolios going forward.
Many of the Waddell & Reed Advisors Funds carried a long history and, while the “age” of the those specific funds will not carry forward, the strategy, portfolio management team and investment process remain intact within the surviving Ivy Fund. Each tenured Waddell & Reed Advisors Fund merged into a recipient Ivy Fund that carries a meaningful track record, in most cases more than 20-years.
Below you’ll find historical data on each Waddell & Reed Advisors Fund from its inception through its merge date, at which time the applicable Waddell & Reed Advisors Fund was no longer available for investments.
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An investment in a money market fund is neither insured nor guaranteed by the FDIC or any other governmental agency. Although money market funds seek to preserve the value of your investment at $1.00 per share, it is possible to lose money by investing in a money market fund.
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.
Please remember that an investment in a mutual fund involves risk. Investment return and principal value of a mutual fund investment will fluctuate, and shares, when redeemed, may be worth more or less than their original cost. Estimate the value of the funds and impact of fees and expenses on your investment.
30-Day SEC Yield: is calculated based on a formula mandated by the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) that calculates a fund's hypothetical annualized income, as a percentage of its assets. A security's income, for the purposes of this calculation, is based on the current market yield to maturity (in the case of bonds) or projected dividend yield (for stocks) of the fund's holdings over a trailing 30 day period. This hypothetical income will differ (at times, significantly) from the fund's actual experience; as a result, income distributions from the fund may be higher or lower than implied by the SEC yield.
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.
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.
The Morningstar RatingTM 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. 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.
Class A share performance, including sales charges, reflects the maximum applicable front-end sales load of 5.75 percent, except Municipal Bond, and Municipal High Income, which have a 4.25 percent maximum sales load, and Limited-Term Bond, which has a 2.5 percent maximum sales load.
Class B share performance, including sales charges, reflects the applicable contingent deferred sales charge (CDSC), which declines from 5 percent beginning at the time of purchase to zero at the beginning of the seventh year.
For Class C shares, a 1 percent CDSC applies to the lesser of amount invested or redemption value of shares redeemed within twelve months after the purchase date.
Class Y shares are not subject to sales charges. Performance at net asset value (NAV) does not include the effect of sales charges.