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Small Cap Stars Are Aligning: You’re Going to Want to Hear What CTSIX’s Nelson Says Dec. 8

From Barron’s (“Small-Company Stocks Are in Line to Be Big Winners in 2022”) to The Wall Street Journal (“Inflation Bets Give a Boost to Small-Cap Stocks”) to Yahoo Finance (“Are Small Caps the Best Bets for 2022?”), everyone’s talking about small caps lately.

conference call small cap market update

Investment professionals, join our December 8 call to hear our ★★★★★ PM make the case for assuring that your clients’ portfolios are adequately exposed to small caps now. Calamos Timpani Small Cap Growth Fund (CTSIX) Senior Portfolio Manager Brandon M. Nelson is bullish, and you’ll hear his views on the alignment of several supportive factors: fundamentals, valuations, earnings revisions, and even the seasonality that favors small caps today.

CTSIX closed 2020 with a 63% return or 2800 basis points more than the Russell 2000 Growth Index. Even as investors favored small cap value for most of this year, CTSIX—one of the “growthier” funds in its Morningstar category—outperformed. Compare the fund’s YTD return of 20.16% (as of 10/31/21) with the returns of the Russell 2000 Growth Index (+7.64%) and Morningstar Small Growth category (+15.43%).

Small caps began an extended cycle of outperformance starting last September. Fourteen months in—including a period of underperformance from March to September—a winning small cap streak could have more than five years to go, with much of the gains still to come, according to Nelson. When small caps beat large caps, the magnitude of outperformance is about five to one, as shown below with data as of 10/31.

leadership cycles in large and small cap stocks

There’s a lot to talk about. Join our call—and get your questions answered, too—Wednesday, Dec. 8.

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Calamos Timpani Small Cap Growth Fund average annual returns and expense ratio

Morningstar Rating: Calamos Timpani Small Cap Growth Fund (CTSIX) ★★★★★ Morningstar Overall RatingTM Among 574 Small Growth funds. The Fund's risk-adjusted returns based on load-waived Class I Shares had 4 stars for 3 years, 5 stars for 5 years and 5 stars for 10 years out of 574, 504 and 380 Small Growth Funds, respectively, for the period ended 10/31/2021.

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The principal risks of investing in the Calamos Timpani Small Cap Growth Fund include: equity securities risk consisting of market prices declining in general, growth stock risk consisting of potential increased volatility due to securities trading at higher multiples, and portfolio selection risk. The Fund invests in small capitalization companies, which are often more volatile and less liquid than investments in larger companies. As a result of political or economic instability in foreign countries, there can be special risks associated with investing in foreign securities, including fluctuations in currency exchange rates, increased price volatility and difficulty obtaining information. In addition, emerging markets may present additional risk due to potential for greater economic and political instability in less developed countries.

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