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Where the Growth Is: Sept. 24 Webcast to Focus on Small Cap Opportunities

Financial advisors, on September 24 we invite you to take an hour-long break from worrying about the UK leaving the European Union, Germany’s billion-dollar sale of 30-year negative yielding bonds and even the U.S./China trade negotiations. Join our “Finding Growth in a Low-Growth World” webcast (register here) to learn about investing opportunities with the potential to benefit your clients’ investment portfolios over the long-term.

September 24th Webcast Replay

“There’s a lot of macro noise out there,” says Brandon M. Nelson, Calamos Senior Portfolio Manager. “But it’s possible to focus too much on the macro. It’s not just about the macro. Yes, macro is important, and we do our best to navigate it. But there are a lot of company-specific situations that are looking great right now.”

As the leader of the Calamos Timpani Small Cap Growth (CTSIX) portfolio management team, Nelson is specifically enthusiastic about small cap growth opportunities in what he calls a “fantastic” market.

“Stocks with positive fundamental momentum are being disproportionately rewarded. Stocks with poor fundamental momentum are being punished disproportionately,” says Nelson. “Despite the crazy daily headlines, we’re in a healthy, normal environment where company-specific fundamentals matter and thus stock-picking matters.”

Here’s a quick preview of what Nelson and Ryan B. Isherwood, Senior Research Analyst, will discuss during the webcast:

  • The current disparity between valuations of large and small caps—small caps haven’t looked this cheap versus large caps since 2003. Such lopsidedness has historically corrected in dramatic fashion, according to Nelson.
  • Small caps tend to be insulated from trade tensions and global sluggishness because they’re less reliant on non-U.S. economies. About 20% of revenues and sales for Russell 2000 Growth companies came from outside of the U.S. while CTSIX was even more domestic, with just 15% non-U.S exposure (as of 6/30/19).
  • Where the opportunities are, and how actively managed CTSIX is finding them. “From a micro perspective, we're seeing a lot of fundamental momentum across a variety of sectors—most notably technology, healthcare and consumer discretionary,” says Nelson.
  • How the team takes action when there’s evidence of fundamental fatigue. Key to the CTSIX’s winning ways is its sell discipline, whose proven results you’ll hear all about.

Financial advisors, to learn more about where CTSIX is finding growth in this low growth world, join us at 2 p.m. EDT Tuesday, September 24, for an Advisor Perspectives-produced webcast.

Click here to view CTSIX’s standardized performance.

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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.

The Russell 2000 Growth Index is a composite of small cap companies located in the U.S. that also exhibit a growth probability.