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Outlook October 2018
Economic Outlook, October 2018 October 18, 2018

Economic fundamentals are encouraging but market volatility is likely to intensify. The U.S. economy looks set to continue on its growth trajectory for the next year, if not longer, and we expect growth outside the U.S. to accelerate. Even so, rising interest rates in the U.S., midterms and geopolitical pressures will contribute to elevated levels of market turbulence. The Calamos Investment Committee discusses how our teams are navigating the crosscurrents.

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Economic Outlook, July 2018 July 23, 2018

Fears of an imminent U.S. recession are premature; tax policy and a more business-friendly regulatory environment provide long-term catalysts for the economy. Although conditions outside the U.S. are less encouraging, positive global growth should continue, albeit with growing divergence among countries. The need for active risk management has increased at this point of the economic cycle, and we believe the Calamos portfolios are well positioned.

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Economic Outlook, April 2018 April 13, 2018

Volatility has returned to the markets in dramatic fashion. The shifting terrain may be jarring for some, but the conditions we are seeing today are more normal than recent years, when investors grew accustomed to record low interest rates, a near-absence of inflation and the subdued volatility. As a more typical environment emerges, our teams are identifying opportunities across asset classes.

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Economic Outlook, January 2018 January 17, 2018

In 2018, many positive economic tailwinds set the stage for additional upside in stocks and other equity-sensitive assets, including convertible securities and high yield bonds. However, investors should not be surprised if volatility begins a slow return to its longer-term trend.

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Economic Review and Outlook, April 2015 April 15, 2015

In “Fed Patience Likely to Continue Through Year End” Global Co-CIOs John P. Calamos, Sr. and Gary Black explain why they believe the case for equities remains strong and discuss the growing opportunities the Calamos team sees in non-U.S. markets.

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Economic Outlook, July 2016 July 14, 2016

As U.S. equity markets soar, the Calamos Investment Committee considers the risks and opportunities in the global financial markets.

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Calamos Economic Outlook, January 2016 January 13, 2016

The markets have gotten off to a rocky start in 2016. While we expect volatility to remain elevated, we see a range of opportunities across asset classes.

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Commentary

The Case for Strategic Convertible Allocations September 14, 2018

John P. Calamos, Sr. and Eli Pars discuss the role of convertible securities within portfolios, the value of active management, and encouraging global trends within the convertible market.

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Reasons to Look Forward to 2018 February 01, 2018

John P. Calamos, Sr. discusses economic and policy trends that can provide tailwinds to the markets.

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The Longer-Term Opportunity in Emerging Markets September 29, 2017

Our Global Equity Team discusses trends supporting the potential for sustained outperformance in emerging market equities over the next three to five years.

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Perspectives on Fixed Income: “Thinking Outside the Box” to Achieve Long-Term Results September 29, 2017

Co-CIO and Head of Fixed Income Strategies Matt Freund, CFA, discusses the Calamos approach to fixed income and its key differentiators. He also shares his view of fixed income opportunities in the current environment.

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Easing Global Headwinds Point to Higher Equities in 2017 January 24, 2017

Michael Grant, Sr. Co-Portfolio Manager of Calamos Phineus Long/Short Fund, discusses how populism, monetary policy, and a new U.S. presidential administration shape his team’s outlook for the global economy and markets. He also explains how the fund is positioned to capitalize on reflationary tailwinds.

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Positioning for the Late Stages of the Bull Market: 2017-2018 September 27, 2016

Michael Grant, Sr. Co-Portfolio Manager of Calamos Phineus Long/Short Fund, shares his team’s views on why they see more optimistic storylines on the horizon and how macro considerations are influencing the fund’s positioning.

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Tracking the Growth Catalysts in Emerging Markets September 21, 2016

Co-CIO Nick Niziolek explores the trends influencing emerging markets equities, including market fundamentals and secular growth themes.

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Does This Emerging Market Rally Have Legs? August 05, 2016

Our Global Equity Team discusses a combination of conditions we see that could support EMs over the next year and beyond.

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EM Bounce or Rally? The Way Forward March 26, 2016

With the emerging markets rallying since late January, Nick Niziolek, CFA, Co-CIO provides an emerging markets update and discusses where the team is finding opportunities for our selective approach.

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Fine-Tuning Exposure to Emerging Economies March 10, 2016

We believe EMs offer tremendous long-term growth potential but selectivity is critical. Our approach is differentiated by our focus on revenue mapping and secular growth themes, as well as our opportunistic use of convertibles.

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Identifying Global Growth Opportunities Through a Thematic Lens March 14, 2016

Nick Niziolek and Dennis Cogan explain why an emphasis on secular themes is integral to our global growth investing approach.

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Global Insights February 11, 2015

Commentary and analysis from senior members of our global investment team, with an introduction from Global Co-CIO John P. Calamos. Sr.

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Perspectives on Credit Quality and Convertibles August 13, 2014

Co-Portfolio Manager Eli Pars discusses how the merits of an unconstrained quality approach may be especially pronounced in the current environment. He explains why strategies that are not confined to investment-grade issues offer enhanced opportunities to pursue a broader range of opportunity and to mitigate risk over full market cycles.

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The Emerging Markets Growth Story: Evolving But Intact February 07, 2014

Co-Portfolio Manager Nick Niziolek discusses some of the misperceptions that may be influencing investor sentiment about the EMs, where the Calamos team is identifying long-term opportunities, and why he believes active management will be especially important in this environment.

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