Calamos Investment Team Outlooks, April 2021

John P. Calamos, Sr., Jon Vacko, Joe Wysocki, Eli Pars, Matt Freund, Christian Brobst, Charles E. Carmody, John Hillenbrand, Brandon M. Nelson, Nick Niziolek, Dennis Cogan, Paul Ryndak, Kyle Ruge, Michael Grant, Brad Jackson, Michael Kassab, Bill Rubin
April 19, 2021

The first quarter of 2021 delivered new challenges for investors, including rotational markets, rising interest rates and mounting inflation pressures. Senior members of our investment organization share their outlooks and discuss how they are positioning the Calamos funds to navigate the crosscurrents. With an introduction from John P. Calamos, Sr., Founder, Chairman and Global Chief Investment Officer.

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Strengthening Tailwinds for High Yield Bonds

Matt Freund, CFA, and Christian Brobst
March 4, 2021

We are optimistic about the high yield market, where we see falling default rates, a supportive technical backdrop and pockets of value. These are opportunities can be maximized with active, risk-conscious security selection.

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2021 Outlooks from the Calamos Investment Team

John P. Calamos, Sr., Matt Freund, Brad Jackson, Michael Kassab, Bill Rubin, Michael Grant, Jon Vacko, Joe Wysocki, Eli Pars, Brandon M. Nelson, Charles E. Carmody, Christian Brobst, Nick Niziolek, Dennis Cogan, Paul Ryndak, Kyle Ruge
January 26, 2021

Senior members of our investment organization discuss their outlooks, the opportunities and risks they see, and how they are positioning the Calamos funds. With an introduction from John P. Calamos, Sr., Founder, Chairman and Global Chief Investment Officer.

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Will Inflation Rise in 2021? Yes. Will It Be Insurmountable? No.

Matt Freund, CFA
December 18, 2020

Co-CIO Matt Freund explains why he believes we are likely to see a short-term wave of inflation in 2021, but it’s more likely than not that the long-term trend returns to a 1.5% to 2% grind. A well-diversified asset allocation can effectively address the ebbs and flows.

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The Opportunity of Preferred Securities

Fixed Income Perspectives by Matt Freund, CFA and Christian Brobst
February 21, 2020

This is an environment where investors are well served by enhanced diversification into asset classes that play at the edges of traditional style boxes. The preferred securities market offers many opportunities for risk-conscious investors seeking income and the potential for total return.

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Short and Sweet: The Opportunity of Short-Term Bonds

Fixed Income Perspectives by Matt Freund, CFA and Christian Brobst
February 20, 2020

Over recent years, many investors have stretched for additional return by increasing risk. The volatility we’ve seen so far this year may make “risk-on” a less comfortable strategy in the future. For investors seeking to smooth out the bumpier ride we expect, short-duration bonds can be a good way to reduce risk while staying invested.

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Avoiding the (Yield) Curve Ball

Fixed Income Perspectives by Matt Freund, CFA
July 12, 2018

Co-CIO Matt Freund discusses yield curves and the economy, including why an inverted yield curve isn’t a reason to re-write the fundamental principles of long-term investing.

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The Lazy Bond Trade Is Over—But That’s Okay

Fixed Income Perspectives by Matt Freund, CFA
March 23, 2017

A 0.25% increase in short-term rates is unremarkable on its face, but what we’ve seen over these past few weeks points to a new dynamic in the Fed’s relationship with the market.

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