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Back for One More Bow: Our Favorite Charts of the Year

December 10, 2018

These charts were among the most effective for discussing opportunities in 2018, a year characterized by the return of volatility, rising rates and technology stocks’ falling back to earth.

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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

December 10, 2018

It’s Risk-On for Hedge Funds

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.