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Why We Believe Overseas Markets Can Lead

It’s been an extraordinary time for markets and investors and, at this point in the spring of 2021, the predominant focus is on the strength and scale of a global recovery.

In fact, although the U.S. has jumped off to the best start, the Calamos Global Equity Team believes that overseas markets can lead "once COVID-19 case growth begins to slow in Europe and vaccine rollouts accelerate globally."

"…It is important to recognize that the [Fed’s] fiscal boost can be short-lived and comes with longer-term costs. Massive stimulus packages drive massive budget deficits, which in turn pile onto already massive piles of debt. All debt eventually gets paid with someone’s equity…Today, that looks likely to happen via a combination of higher taxes and inflation, neither of which contribute to a capital-friendly environment…the U.S. is certainly not unique across the world when it comes to elevated government debt levels, but the relative growth does stand out," according to the team’s just-published outlook "Synchronized Global Recovery on the Horizon."

Deglobalization Will Improve Diversification Benefits of Ex-U.S. Equities

deglobalization will improve diversification benefits of ex-us equities

"This is another key reason why the likeliest direction for the dollar is downward and why we believe investment opportunities outside of the U.S. offer better risk/reward."

Included in the Outlook are the team’s updated views on the U.S. dollar, global interest rates, emerging markets, Europe, Japan, India, China and other key issues that shape the positioning of the Calamos global suite.

The Outlook closes on a note that Co-CIO and Senior Co-Portfolio Manager Nick Niziolek has made previously about the effect of deglobalization: "We are in the midst of a deglobalization phase that is unwinding much of the progress of the past 20 years." This reversing of globalization, which will manifest itself in rising nationalism, trade/geopolitical tensions and localizing supply chains among other things (see the team’s Q1 Outlook), will create new risks and opportunities, Niziolek says.

One outcome, Niziolek and team believe, is that deglobalization will improve the benefit of diversifying with non-U.S. equities.

Investment professionals, for specific insights beyond the Outlook or for information about building portfolios with our global suite including Calamos Evolving World Growth Fund (CNWIX), Calamos Global Equity Fund (CIGEX), Calamos Global Opportunities (CGCIX)* and Calamos International Growth Fund (CIGIX), please reach out to your Investment Consultant at 888-571-2567 or caminfo@calamos.com.

*Formerly Calamos Global Growth and Income Fund. Fund name change effective 4/1/2021.

Before investing carefully consider the fund’s investment objectives, risks, charges and expenses. Please see the prospectus and summary prospectus containing this and other information which can be obtained by calling 1-800-582-6959. Read it carefully before investing.Opinions, estimates, forecasts, and statements of financial market trends that are based on current market conditions constitute our judgment and are subject to change without notice. The views and strategies described may not be appropriate for all investors. References to specific securities, asset classes and financial markets are for illustrative purposes only and are not intended to be, and should not be interpreted as, recommendations. 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 the potential for greater economic and political instability.

The principal risks of investing in the Calamos Evolving World 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, foreign securities risk, emerging markets risk, convertible securities risk consisting of the potential for a decline in value during periods of rising interest rates and the risk of the borrower to miss payments, and portfolio selection risk. 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 principal risks of investing in the Calamos International 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, foreign securities risk, emerging markets risk, small and mid-sized company risk and portfolio selection risk. 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 principal risks of investing in the Calamos Global Opportunities Fund include: convertible securities risk consisting 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, emerging markets risk, equity securities risk, growth stock risk, interest rate risk, credit risk, high yield risk, forward foreign currency contract risk, portfolio selection risk, and liquidity risk. 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 principal risks of investing in the Calamos Global Equity 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, value stock risk, foreign securities risk, forward foreign currency contract risk, emerging markets risk, small and mid-sized company risk and portfolio selection risk. 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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