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How Equity Alternatives Have Performed When Rates Rose

A look at the strong performance of Calamos convertible-using funds, hedged equity and long/short equity funds in rising rate periods.

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How CMNIX—Our Income Alt—Worked Versus the Bond Market, 2018 YTD

Rising rates and other bond market challenges haven’t fazed Calamos Market Neutral Income Fund (CMNIX) this year.

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Compare Convertibles vs. Fixed Income with This Interactive Quilt

Our interactive quilt enables comparison of convertibles securities performance vs. fixed income asset classes.

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Our Recommendations for Diversifying Within an International Allocation

The Calamos International Growth Fund (CIGIX) can be paired with other international funds with low excess return correlations to de-risk the equity allocation of a diversified portfolio.

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Introducing Calamos Short-Term Bond Fund: Seeking Current Income and Lower Volatility

Introducing the Calamos Short-Term Bond Fund (CSTIX). Its value-driven, bond-by-bond investment approach is focused on being well compensated for the risks taken. The fund seeks high current income and preservation of principal.

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Looking to De-Risk? Consider CGIIX

The Calamos Growth and Income Fund (CGIIX) has outperformed the S&P 500 Index over multiple market cycles, providing strong relative performance in varied markets.

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Using Convertibles to Manage Technology Risk

Convertibles, when managed appropriately, can be a powerful tool to provide upside participation in technology growth stocks while protecting against downside risk.

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Ride Out the Bull Market with a Lower Volatility Alternative: CIHEX

CIHEX provided hedged equity exposure—a less volatile ride than the S&P but with more growth than a bond fund.

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Not Too Late: Convertibles Still Undervalued

Even after a year of strong performance, the convertible securities market was trading near the lower end of its historical valuation range as of 7/30/18.

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No Matter What: CMNIX

Here’s why we call the market neutral fund category leader both consistent and resilient.

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