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How CICVX’s Active Management Won the Latest Bout of Equity Volatility

February 13, 2019

Two recent decision provide fresh illustration of the Calamos Convertible Fund team’s experience in managing with the goal of participating on the equity upside while seeking to protecting against the downside.

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The Underappreciated Swap Curve: A Closer Look

December 04, 2018

Over recent days, US interest rate curves have moved rapidly toward inflection points. In this post, we take a look at what investors should watch, and how interest rate curves can be used to gauge the psyche of the market.

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Calamos Alternative Snapshot

February 11, 2019

Low Return Risk Leads to Investor Regret, Then Doubt

Convertible Guide

Our 32-page Convertible Securities: Structures, Valuation, Market Environment and Asset Allocation guide (PDF) is a resource on how convertible bonds work. It’s written by Calamos Founder, Chairman and Global Chief Investment Officer John P. Calamos, Sr.

The Morningstar Market Neutral Category represents funds that attempt to eliminate the risks of the market by holding 50% of assets in long positions in stocks and 50% of assets in short positions.

The Morningstar Foreign Large Growth Category is comprised of funds that seek capital appreciation by investing in large international stocks that are growth-oriented. Large-cap foreign stocks have market capitalizations greater than 5 billion. Growth is defined based on high price/book and price/cash flow ratios, relative to the MSCI EAFE Index. These funds typically will have less than 20% of assets invested in U.S. stocks.