Investment Team Voices

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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Copper: Cyclical Winner in a Shift to a Greener World

Jay Stewart, CFA and Mike Burke, CFA
December 14, 2020

Even companies that are traditionally considered to be “cyclicals” can benefit from long-term secular trends. The Calamos Global Equity team discusses how the global move to renewable energy is supporting opportunities in copper and other commodities.

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China’s Consumer Recovery: Lessons from the Tortoise and the Hare?

Paul Ryndak, CFA
December 11, 2020

China’s consumer recovery provides many opportunities for the Calamos global and international portfolios, explains Paul Ryndak, CFA. He explores China’s U-shaped spending recovery, and the demographic and behavioral shifts that can serve as tailwinds for the further adoption of online commerce.

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The Big Opportunity in European Ecommerce

Dave Gallagher, CFA
December 3, 2020

A fragmented market has been a key factor in preventing the emergence of European ecommerce champions. However, strong underlying ecommerce growth, demographics and the likelihood of increased market consolidation are creating attractive investment opportunities in Europe, both now and over the longer term. Dave Gallagher explores the case for outsized growth potential in EU ecommerce.

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Airlines: Positioned for Take Off?

Jay Stewart, CFA
November 20, 2020

Progress in Covid-19 vaccine development provides a powerful tailwind to the struggling airline industry. Jay Stewart takes a look at the upside opportunities the Calamos Global Team sees, including the types of airline companies that they believe are best positioned for success.

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Perspectives on Growth and Inflation Expectations for a Post-Covid World

Nick Niziolek, CFA and Dennis Cogan, CFA
October 12, 2020

When thinking through which asset classes, sectors, and factors to favor, the Calamos global team frames the discussion around which cyclical regime we will be in based on the outlook for growth and inflation. There’s growing evidence that suggests a regime shift is underway.

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Cyclical Themes: Outlook for the U.S. Dollar

Nick Niziolek, CFA and Dennis Cogan, CFA
October 9, 2020

The Calamos Global Team believes we are entering a new regime where the dollar will weaken against other global currencies, with significant implications for global risk assets. Historically, the U.S. dollar’s strength or weakness has tended to be one of the most significant drivers in the relative performance of U.S. markets versus ex-U.S. developed markets and emerging markets, explain Nick Niziolek and Dennis Cogan.

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Emerging Market Technology: A Port in the Storm

Alex Wolf, CFA
September 24, 2020

Heightened U.S-China tensions continue to reshape global supply chains, creating tailwinds for many international technology companies. Additionally, market conditions illustrate the benefits of building technology exposure that extends beyond the large-cap U.S. companies that often dominate U.S. investors’ attention and the headlines.

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