Investment Ideas

When Rates Rose, CICVX Outperformed Both Stocks And Bonds

March 5, 2021

While fixed income tends to lose value in an environment of rising interest rates, equities in many cases have historically headed the opposite direction. Joe Wysocki, Senior Vice President and Senior Co-Portfolio Manager of Calamos Convertible Fund (CICVX), reviews the active management that led to outperformance of both stocks and bonds as rates rose from August to February.

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Volatility Is Our Specialty, 2020 Confirms

Brandon M. Nelson, Eli Pars, Jason Hill, John Hillenbrand, Michael Grant
December 14, 2020

We revisit some of what Calamos portfolio management teams were saying (and doing) as markets began to reflect the uncertainty related to COVID-19 and its repercussions—and the impact of positioning decisions made, largely in the tumult of the first half of the year.

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How 2020 Makes the Case for Staying Invested

November 16, 2020

The market moved fast in both directions in 2020. The S&P 500 plunged into a bear market in a record 16 days and then recovered in a record 126 days. Through November 13, it's posted 11 all-time highs. Fortunately, there’s an alternative to hopping in and out of stocks, hoping to outfox the market.

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No, It’s Not ‘Too Late’ for Convertibles

Scott Becker
November 13, 2020

Investment professionals, do you wish you had done more in convertibles earlier this year? If so, it's not too late to consider now. Calamos Convertible Fund can be a core portion of your equity allocation, offering attractive risk/reward attributes to help navigate equity markets.

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Our Guide to Maximizing the Opportunity in Convertible Securities

John P. Calamos, Sr.
October 26, 2020

Our new guide provides a brief overview of Calamos’ history in the asset class, how convertibles can be used in strategic asset allocation, and the attractive conditions we see in the market today. Included is an overview of the Calamos funds that use convertible securities in varied ways to achieve compelling short and long-term performance.

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