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Consistency Across Market Cycles: CGIIX's Top-Decile Performance Helped Keep Clients Invested

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Clients will always be tempted to retreat from the market when volatility increases and stock indexes register big one-day drops—in other words, during a month like November.

But there’s a cost to trying to time the market. As Calamos Founder, Chairman and Global CIO John P. Calamos, Sr. explained in last week’s post, market-timers were likely losers this year.

Many financial advisors seeking performance consistency across market cycles use Calamos Growth and Income Fund (CGIIX). CGIIX’s not-at-all-secret weapon is convertible securities, which can help even out the extremes of market upside and downside performance. Convertible holdings—which have helped to moderate volatility across standard time periods and contributed to the fund's top-decile performance—are a differentiator among CGIIX's peers in the Morningstar Allocation - 70% to 85% Equity Funds category.

CGIIX: Top Decile Performance Chart

Also consider the fund’s performance over time in comparison to the S&P 500.

Growth of $10k: Outperformance Since Inception Chart

As we look ahead, we see few good reasons to get out of the market—and more than a few to remain invested, including:

  • Strong corporate earnings and GDP growth.
  • The U.S. economy continues to exhibit solid fundamentals.
  • U.S. equities have been outperforming other global markets.

Financial advisors, for more information about CGIIX and how it could help you manage the risks of today’s uncertain markets, talk to a Calamos Investment Consultant at 888-571-2567 or email

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    Data as of 9/30/18

    average annual returns growth income 9-30-18

    Fund Information A Shares C Shares I Shares
    Total Expense Ratio 1.12% 1.87% 0.87%

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