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Key Stats

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Expense Ratio Total Assets Under Management Dividend Yield Turnover Ratio
2.01% 9.849B 0.00% 9.00%
1 Year Fund Level Flows 1 Year Total Returns (Daily) Annualized All Time Total Returns (Daily) Max Drawdown (All)
-1.090B 27.92% Upgrade Upgrade

Basic Info

Investment Strategy
The investment seeks to provide growth of capital. The fund invests primarily in the equity securities of science and technology companies around the globe. Under normal circumstances, it invests at least 80% of its net assets in securities of science or technology companies. The fund also may invest in companies that utilize science and/or technology as an agent of change to significantly enhance their business opportunities. It may invest in securities issued by companies of any size, and may invest without limitation in foreign securities, including securities of issuers within emerging markets. The fund is non-diversified.
General
Security Type Mutual Fund
Oldest Share Symbol --
Equity Style Large Cap/Growth
Fixed Income Style --
Broad Asset Class Sector Equity
Broad Category Equity
Category Name Technology
Category Index Morningstar US Technology TR USD
Prospectus Objective Specialty - Technology
Fund Owner Firm Name Delaware Funds by Macquarie
Prospectus Benchmark Index
S&P North American Technology TR 100.0%
Broad Asset Class Benchmark Index
^MSWNTR 100.0%
Manager Tenure
Zachary Shafran 20.65 yrs
Bradley Warden 5.00 yrs

Net Fund Flows Versus Category

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1M
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YTD
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5Y
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1 Year
% Rank: 98
-1.090B
-1.959B Category Low
2.711B Category High
3 Months
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3 Years
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As of September 30, 2021

Performance Versus Category

 
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As of October 26, 2021. Returns for periods of 1 year and above are annualized.

Annual Total Returns Versus Peers

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Name
2014
2015
2016
2017
2018
2019
2020
YTD
3.51%
-3.87%
0.89%
31.80%
-5.90%
48.94%
34.89%
11.04%
4.94%
-0.87%
7.51%
22.40%
-8.71%
27.67%
15.90%
19.15%
9.56%
9.49%
7.39%
37.38%
0.86%
34.70%
44.96%
15.13%
5.85%
4.79%
4.02%
41.42%
-2.23%
24.63%
68.46%
12.90%
10.43%
8.12%
6.58%
38.54%
2.64%
38.33%
45.89%
21.20%
9.52%
0.86%
11.16%
32.73%
-1.36%
39.79%
49.47%
19.59%
As of October 26, 2021.

Fundamentals

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Dividend Yield TTM (10-26-21) 0.00%
30-Day SEC Yield --
7-Day SEC Yield --
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Weighted Average PE Ratio 35.10
Weighted Average Price to Sales Ratio Upgrade
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As of September 30, 2021

Growth Estimates

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As of September 30, 2021

Asset Allocation

As of September 30, 2021.
Type % Net % Long % Short
Cash 2.01% Upgrade Upgrade
Stock 97.94% Upgrade Upgrade
Bond 0.05% Upgrade Upgrade
Convertible 0.00% Upgrade Upgrade
Preferred 0.00% Upgrade Upgrade
Other 0.00% Upgrade Upgrade

Top 10 Holdings

Name % Weight Price % Change
Microsoft Corp 10.00% 323.14 4.20%
Amazon.com Inc 7.19% 3393.47 0.52%
Facebook Inc Class A 5.20% 312.23 -1.13%
Apple Inc 4.99% 148.80 -0.35%
ASML Holding NV ADR 4.49% 800.92 1.22%
Alphabet Inc Class A 4.44% 2925.66 5.01%
Micron Technology Inc 4.06% 68.25 -1.00%
Alphabet Inc Class C 3.64% 2929.05 4.85%
Mastercard Inc Class A 3.24% 335.50 -6.11%
PayPal Holdings Inc 3.01% 234.89 -3.34%

Fees & Availability

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Administration Fee --
Performance Fee --
Switching Fee --
Transaction Fee --
Maximum Front Load --
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Maximum Redemption Fee --
General Availability
Available for Insurance Product No
Available for Retirement Plan No
Available for RRSP No
Purchase Details
Open to New Investors No
Open to Existing Investors No
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Basic Info

Investment Strategy
The investment seeks to provide growth of capital. The fund invests primarily in the equity securities of science and technology companies around the globe. Under normal circumstances, it invests at least 80% of its net assets in securities of science or technology companies. The fund also may invest in companies that utilize science and/or technology as an agent of change to significantly enhance their business opportunities. It may invest in securities issued by companies of any size, and may invest without limitation in foreign securities, including securities of issuers within emerging markets. The fund is non-diversified.
General
Security Type Mutual Fund
Oldest Share Symbol --
Equity Style Large Cap/Growth
Fixed Income Style --
Broad Asset Class Sector Equity
Broad Category Equity
Category Name Technology
Category Index Morningstar US Technology TR USD
Prospectus Objective Specialty - Technology
Fund Owner Firm Name Delaware Funds by Macquarie
Prospectus Benchmark Index
S&P North American Technology TR 100.0%
Broad Asset Class Benchmark Index
^MSWNTR 100.0%
Manager Tenure
Zachary Shafran 20.65 yrs
Bradley Warden 5.00 yrs

Fundamentals

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Distribution Yield Upgrade
Dividend Yield TTM (10-26-21) 0.00%
30-Day SEC Yield --
7-Day SEC Yield --
Number of Holdings Upgrade
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Weighted Average PE Ratio 35.10
Weighted Average Price to Sales Ratio Upgrade
Weighted Average Price to Book Ratio Upgrade
Weighted Median ROE Upgrade
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As of September 30, 2021

Growth Estimates

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Fund Details

Key Dates
Inception Date 7/3/2000
Last Annual Report Date 3/31/2021
Last Prospectus Date 7/29/2021
Share Classes
ISTEX Other
ISTIX Inst
ISTNX Retirement
WSTAX A
WSTCX C
WSTRX Retirement
WSTYX Inst
Attributes
Enhanced Index Fund No
Index Fund No
Inverse Fund No
Leveraged Fund No
Fund of Funds No
Currency Hedged Fund No
Synthetic Replication Fund No
Has Dividend Investment Plan No
Socially Responsible Fund No