Investment Team Voices

Nothing Is Obvious

Michael Grant
January 4, 2024

2024 will be different from 2023 because the balance between inflation, disinflation and the rising possibility of deflation is more nuanced. We suspect the revived bullish mood climaxes in coming weeks, giving way to a (possibly hard) consolidation into spring.

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Charting a Steadier Path as Bonds Deliver a Wild Ride

Eli Pars
January 4, 2024

Calamos Market Neutral Income Fund (CMNIX) continued to demonstrate its potential benefits as a fixed income alternative. With little exposure to interest rate risk or opportunity, we believe our approach offers a compelling alternative for investors worried about interest rate volatility.

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Focused on Capitalizing on—Not Capping—Equity Upside

Eli Pars
January 4, 2024

The rise in interest rates, paired with a benign equity volatility environment, provided a beneficial environment for Calamos Hedged Equity Fund (CIHEX) during 2023. We believe our flexible approach can continue to provide an important edge.

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Welcome Back, Mr. Bond

Michael Grant, Co-CIO
October 26, 2023

Low interest rates and central bank distortions have been the hallmark of the post-2008 era. The past quarter was notable for the sense that this landscape is giving way to something quite different, with real interest rates attaining their highest levels in two decades. In his latest commentary, Michael Grant sorts out the implications of this “new normal.”

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2023: Now For the Harder Part

Michael Grant
October 5, 2023

In his Q3 Investment Team Outlook, Michael Grant discusses the “harder” challenges confronting investors in the latter part of 2023, which underscore the portfolio’s emphasis on a mix of select quality GARP opportunities and cyclicals that appear too cheap in the absence of a near-term recession.

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CMNIX: Continued Strength as Bonds Tumble

Eli Pars
October 5, 2023

As rising interest rates delivered a blow to traditional bonds during the quarter, CMNIX once again demonstrated the benefits of not being at the mercy of interest rate moves.

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The Easy Part of 2023 Is Behind Us

Michael Grant
July 3, 2023

There is a further mild upside for equities, but equities are not in a new bull market, according to Michael Grant, Senior Co-Portfolio Manager of Calamos Phineus Long/Short Fund. Beyond summer, rising volatility seems inevitable as investors await the resolutions of key debates, including the one over Fed policy.

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A Very Different Decade Ahead

Michael Grant
June 22, 2023

Success in the coming decade will depend on tactical approaches to equity allocation, making this an advantageous environment for Calamos Phineus Long/Short Fund (CPLIX), according to Co-CIO Michael Grant.

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