Investment Team Voices

Calamos Hedged Equity Fund: A Dynamic Approach for Navigating Market Volatility

March 5, 2020

CIHEX has demonstrated resilience consistently during market drawdowns, including the February selloff. We interviewed the fund’s investment team to learn more about how they’ve historically mitigated risk and pursued upside through a highly responsive, dynamic approach that contrasts with “set-it-and-forget-it” options-based funds.

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The Fed Rate Cut Is Met with an Unprecedented Reaction in Bonds: What’s Next?

Fixed Income Perspectives by Christian Brobst
March 3, 2020

The Fed caught markets off guard with a surprise short-term rate cut. While the Fed intended to lessen market worries, the immediate-term effect has been the opposite. Has the Fed done more harm than good, and what should investors do next? We see a market environment that will favor active, non-traditional approaches.

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Amid Coronavirus Uncertainty, Calamos Global Team Maintains Long-Term Perspective

Global Team Perspectives by Nick Niziolek, CFA
February 25, 2020

From a global health standpoint, there is no doubt that the coronavirus warrants deep concern. However, from an investment standpoint, our base case continues to view the coronavirus outbreak as a transitory issue. We see the potential for a release of pent-up demand and greater monetary support and fiscal support contributing to a 2H2020 recovery.

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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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Investing in Disruption: Perspectives on the Aerospace Industry

Global Team Perspectives by Jay Stewart, CFA
January 30, 2020

Investment opportunities in the aerospace industry are evolving due to global demographics and the grounding of Boeing’s MAX aircraft. Our team speaks to the sustainable long-term trends they see for select global commercial aerospace companies.

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The Global Opportunity Set Is Growing in 2020

Nick Niziolek, Co-CIO, and the Calamos Global Team
January 14, 2020

The coming year offers many reasons to be optimistic about global opportunities, according to Nick Niziolek, Co-CIO and Head of International and Global Strategies at Calamos. The combination of rising global liquidity, improving fundamentals, and a weaker dollar can fuel a significant rally in overseas markets in 2020.

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