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Watch: Slow and Steady Can Win the Race in 2019

In the video below, Scott Becker, CFA, Senior Vice President, Head of Portfolio Specialists, acknowledges the economy’s mixed signals—while adding that Calamos doesn’t see a recession in the works.

Choppy markets and changing sentiment don’t change long-standing principles of asset allocation, says Becker. His message to advisors: Diversify return sources within equity and fixed income, and pursue strategies that can take advantage of volatility.

“We can’t really call whether we’re mid, late or end of cycle—we’ll take a page from the Fed and take a data-dependent approach to that as well. But volatility does tend to increase near the end of economic cycles,” says Becker.


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Video recorded 03/21/19.

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