The Calamos Blog

The Convertible Trifecta, Revisited

Convertible Perspectives by Scott Henderson, CFA

We see continued upside opportunities in convertible securities but there may be greater disparity in returns, supporting the need for selectivity and active management.

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“Safety Stocks” Fall Short of Expectations

U.S. Growth Equity Team Perspectives by Scott Becker, CFA

Recent data supports our view that the expectations for many safety stocks and dividend stocks/bond surrogates have been too high.

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Uptick in Convertible Securities Defaults: Why We’re Not Worried

Convertible Team Perspectives by Eli Pars, CFA

Co-CIO Eli Pars examines default trends in the convertible bond market and discusses some differences between convertibles and high yield bonds.

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Health and Longevity Trends in EMs Create Global Opportunities

Global Equity Team Perspectives by Nick Niziolek, CFA

Co-CIO Nick Niziolek considers how aging EM populations and an increased interest in healthy living support growth prospects for a range of companies.

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“Made in China”: China’s Evolving Export Role in the Global Economy

Global Equity Team Perspectives by Nick Niziolek, CFA

Infrastructure buildout is a key theme driving long-term growth opportunities, especially in emerging markets. Co-CIO Nick Niziolek discusses the tailwinds that China’s One Belt, One Road initiative is providing to the rail sector, as well as its contribution to China’s changing export landscape.

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Convertible Defaults Remain Muted

Convertible Team Perspectives by Eli Pars, CFA

Convertible default rates have remained low and stable over recent years. Co-CIO Eli Pars considers the direction of defaults going forward, including the prospects for the growth-oriented tech and health care sectors the convertible team favors.

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Is Everyone Overpaying for "Safety Stocks"?

Global Long/Short Team Perspectives by Michael Grant

Michael Grant, Sr. Portfolio Manager, considers how investors’ potentially misplaced belief in the economy’s fragility influences valuations and opportunities in the stock market.

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Where Has All the Debt Gone?

Global Long/Short Team Perspectives by Michael Grant

Michael Grant, Sr. Co-Portfolio Manager, takes a look at debt fears, deleveraging, and the implications for equities.

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The Case for Global Equities Today

Global Equity Team Perspectives by Nick Niziolek, CFA

Co-CIO Nick Niziolek discusses the team’s constructive view on core Europe and Japan, as well as the stronger near-term tailwinds for EMs.

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Watching Stock Prices Is Not Always the Best Way to Assess the U.S. Economy

Global Long/Short Team Perspectives by Michael Grant

Michael Grant of our Global Long/Short Team shares his perspective on potential upside in the equity market.

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