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Ivy Small Cap Growth E (ISGEX) Fund Ranking and Research

Ranking, Research and Recommendation of Ivy Small Cap Growth E (ISGEX) Fund

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Graph of Ivy Small Cap Growth E Fund (ISGEX) ManagerFund Manager - Timothy J. Miller

Fund Manager Information

Fund Manager Tenure: 9.7 years
Fund Family: Ivy Funds
Fund Category: Small Growth
Fund Performance: May 30, 2016
Fundmojo Fund Grade: C (Score: 0.55)     (What does this score mean?)
Mr. Miller joined Ivy Investment Management Company (IICO) and Waddell & Reed Investment Management Company (WRIMCO) in February 2008 and has served as the portfolio manager for investment companies managed by WRIMCO or IICO since March 2008. He is Vice President of WRIMCO and IICO and Vice President of the Trust. Previous employment included serving as the primary portfolio manager of the Invesco Dynamics Fund from December 1993 through mid-2004, as the Chief Investment Officer of Invesco Funds Group, Inc. from July 2000 until July 2003, and as the Chief Investment Officer of the Denver Investment Center of Invesco North America from July 2003 until May 2004. Since May 2004, Mr. Miller has served on the Board of Trustees and the Finance Committee of Escuela de Guadalupe, a dual-language, kindergarten through fifth grade school serving children from low-income communities in Denver, Colorado, and has served on the Investment Committee of Regis Jesuit High School in Denver, Colorado, helping the school manage its endowment funds. Mr. Miller holds an M.B.A. from the University of Missouri-St. Louis and a B.S.B.A. from St. Louis University. He is a CFA Charter holder.  Get more insights on Timothy J. Miller

 

Graph of Ivy Small Cap Growth E Fund (ISGEX) ProfileIvy Small Cap Growth E Fund (ISGEX) Profile

Fund Profile and Description

Ivy Small Cap Growth E Fund seeks growth of capital. Ivy Small Cap Growth E Fund invests normally at least 80% of net assets in common stocks of small-cap companies. Small cap companies typically are companies with market capitalizations below $3.5 billion. It emphasizes relatively new or unseasoned companies in their early stages of development or smaller companies positioned in new or emerging industries where there is opportunity for rapid growth.

 

Ivy Small Cap Growth E (ISGEX) Fund Strength What we like about Ivy Small Cap Growth E (ISGEX) Fund

Data for Ivy Small Cap Growth E Fund (ISGEX) as of May 30, 2016

  • Ivy Small Cap Growth E Fund (ISGEX) management has been with Ivy Small Cap Growth E Fund for 9.7 years
  • Ivy Small Cap Growth E Fund (ISGEX) has good short-term performance (1-year return -4.82% vs -7.74% Small Growth category median performance)
  • Ivy Small Cap Growth E Fund (ISGEX) has good mid-term performance (3-year return 7.48% vs 6.86% Small Growth category median performance)
  • Ivy Small Cap Growth E Fund (ISGEX) has an annual stock turnover rate of 43.00% vs Small Growth average of 63.11%. It is good that Ivy Small Cap Growth E management does not trade extensively for its return.
  • Ivy Small Cap Growth E Fund (ISGEX) is less volatile than its peers as it has a 3-year Standard Deviation of 15.07, lower than category average of 15.82

Ivy Small Cap Growth E Fund (ISGEX) Weakness What we are cautious about Ivy Small Cap Growth E (ISGEX) Fund

Data for Ivy Small Cap Growth E Fund (ISGEX) as of May 30, 2016

  • Ivy Small Cap Growth E Fund (ISGEX) has a less-than-ideal Long-term performance (5-year return 6.88% vs 7.01% Small Growth category median performance)
  • Ivy Small Cap Growth E Fund (ISGEX) ratio of up-years vs down years can be improved
  • Ivy Small Cap Growth E Fund (ISGEX) has a Morningstar rating of 3 and below
  • Ivy Small Cap Growth E Fund (ISGEX) has a higher expense ratio of 1.56% than its Small Growth average of 1.31%
  • Ivy Small Cap Growth E Fund (ISGEX) carries a 5.75% load
See Ivy Small Cap Growth E Fund (ISGEX) performance details as of May 30, 2016

 

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Compare Ivy Small Cap Growth E Fund (ISGEX)Compare with other top Small Growth category mutual funds

Aadditional top Small Growth mutual funds for your consideration

FundYear to Date1 Year3 year5 year
Ivy Small Cap Growth E1.47-4.827.486.88
Thrivent Small Cap Stock A (AASMX)5.33-2.128.136.23Compare
Invesco Small Cap Growth A (GTSAX)2.31-6.349.449.20Compare
Brown Advisory Small-Cap Growth Inv (BIASX)1.441.9610.719.36Compare

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Compare Ivy Small Cap Growth E Fund (ISGEX)Compare with Small Growth category ETFs

Some Small Growth ETFs for your consideration

ETFYear to DateOne YearThree Year
First Trust Small Cap Gr AlphaDEX ETF (FYC)2.08%0.72%8.41%
iShares S&P Small-Cap 600 Growth (IJT)3.38%0.39%10.55%
SPDR S&P 600 Small Cap Growth ETF (SLYG)3.30%0.18%10.49%
Vanguard S&P Small-Cap 600 Growth ETF (VIOG)2.78%0.08%10.38%
Vanguard Small-Cap Growth ETF (VBK)000

 

Graph of Ivy Small Cap Growth E Fund (ISGEX) Net Asset TrackingIvy Small Cap Growth E (ISGEX) Fund Net Asset

Track net asset change of Ivy Small Cap Growth E fund (ISGEX)

DateNet Asset
05/2016$944.57M
03/2016$877.62M
02/2016$907.55M
More historic net asset information on Ivy Small Cap Growth E Fund (ISGEX)

  

Graph of Ivy Small Cap Growth E Fund (ISGEX) Portfolio TrackingIvy Small Cap Growth E (ISGEX) Fund Portfolio Allocation

Track portfolio allocation change of Ivy Small Cap Growth E fund (ISGEX)

DateCashStockBondOther
03/20160%97.21%0.21%2.58%
12/20150.04%93.58%0.22%6.16%
09/20152.8%89.32%0.26%7.62%
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graph of Ivy Small Cap Growth E Fund (ISGEX) Top 10 Position TrackingTop 10 Holdings in Ivy Small Cap Growth E (ISGEX) Fund

Discover what Ivy Small Cap Growth E Fund (ISGEX) manager is buying

Mar 30, 2016
The Ultimate Software Group, In [3.86%]
Vail Resorts, Inc. Common Stock [3.61%]
AMN Healthcare Services Inc AMN [2.96%]
Watsco, Inc. Common Stock [2.91%]
SVB Financial Group [2.49%]
Monro Muffler Brake, Inc. [2.47%]
Jack Henry & Associates, Inc. [2.32%]
Booz Allen Hamilton Holding Cor [2.23%]
Pool Corporation [2.18%]
DexCom, Inc. [2.13%]

Dec 30, 2015
The Ultimate Software Group, In [4.08%]
Vail Resorts, Inc. Common Stock [3.86%]
Jack Henry & Associates, Inc. [3.04%]
Bank of the Ozarks [2.84%]
SVB Financial Group [2.73%]
AMN Healthcare Services Inc AMN [2.58%]
Watsco, Inc. Common Stock [2.55%]
Sonic Corp. [2.45%]
DexCom, Inc. [2.42%]
Manhattan Associates, Inc. [2.27%]

Sep 29, 2015
The Ultimate Software Group, In [3.67%]
Vail Resorts, Inc. Common Stock [3.39%]
Jack Henry & Associates, Inc. [2.67%]
SVB Financial Group [2.61%]
Watsco, Inc. Common Stock [2.53%]
DexCom, Inc. [2.49%]
Bank of the Ozarks [2.47%]
AMN Healthcare Services Inc AMN [2.34%]
Manhattan Associates, Inc. [2.1%]
Monro Muffler Brake, Inc. [2.08%]
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