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WATCH: The Animated Convertible Price Track

When you’re ready to get serious about understanding the hybrid nature of convertible bonds—they have both equity and bond characteristics—it’s time to learn about the Convertible Price Track.

The Convertible Price Track illustrates the theoretical relationships between a convertible bond’s price and the par value of the bond as the underlying stock price rises or falls.

Vats of ink have been spilled in Calamos’ more than 40 years of using the price track to explain how a convertible’s value is determined. We even have one communication that features multiple pictures that step through the track.

But on the chance that an animation is worth 1,000 of our words, here's our animated Convertible Price Track.

Watch, learn—and when you’re ready for more, reach out to your Calamos Investment Consultant for additional insights about convertibles or any of our six convertible-using open-end funds or our six convertible-using closed-end funds. He or she can be reached at 888-571-2567 or

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Convertible securities risk consists of the potential for a decline in value during periods of rising interest rates and the risk of the borrower to miss payments, synthetic convertible instruments risk consisting of fluctuations inconsistent with a convertible security and the risk of components expiring worthless, foreign securities risk, equity securities risk, interest rate risk, credit risk, high yield risk, portfolio selection risk and liquidity risk.

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