Outlooks

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Economic Outlook, July 2019

Looking to the remainder of the year, we believe U.S. GDP growth will remain healthy and stable. Global growth is more concerning, but benign inflation, accommodative monetary policy and a weaker dollar support the case for subdued expansion. Markets can grind higher, but volatility will remain elevated. This creates a favorable backdrop for defensive equity market participation, growth company outperformance, economically sensitive high-yield debt, and liquid alternatives.

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Economic Outlook, April 2019

Although we see tailwinds for economic growth and opportunities across asset classes—including in growth equities, convertibles and high yield bonds—conditions require a highly selective approach. Volatility and sideways moving markets will characterize this phase of the economic cycle, due to a wide range of entrenched global uncertainties. Given the crosscurrents in the economy and markets, risk-managed alternative strategies can provide timely enhancements for both the equity and fixed income sides of an asset allocation.

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Economic Outlook, January 2019

The Calamos Investment Committee shares its perspective on the global economy and markets. Although there will be softening in U.S. economic data, the U.S. is positioned for continued slow expansion. The global economy will grow tepidly, with increased potential for acceleration in the second half of the year. Volatility will remain elevated, due to softening global economic data, and elevated political, geopolitical and monetary policy uncertainties.

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Economic Outlook, October 2018

Economic fundamentals are encouraging but market volatility is likely to intensify. The U.S. economy looks set to continue on its growth trajectory for the next year, if not longer, and we expect growth outside the U.S. to accelerate. Even so, rising interest rates in the U.S., midterms and geopolitical pressures will contribute to elevated levels of market turbulence. The Calamos Investment Committee discusses how our teams are navigating the crosscurrents.

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Economic Outlook, July 2018

Fears of an imminent U.S. recession are premature; tax policy and a more business-friendly regulatory environment provide long-term catalysts for the economy. Although conditions outside the U.S. are less encouraging, positive global growth should continue, albeit with growing divergence among countries. The need for active risk management has increased at this point of the economic cycle, and we believe the Calamos portfolios are well positioned.

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Economic Outlook, April 2018

Volatility has returned to the markets in dramatic fashion. The shifting terrain may be jarring for some, but the conditions we are seeing today are more normal than recent years, when investors grew accustomed to record low interest rates, a near-absence of inflation and the subdued volatility. As a more typical environment emerges, our teams are identifying opportunities across asset classes.

Commentary

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Investor Insights

June 19, 2019

Small company stocks have the potential for outsized growth, but fundamental research is key to identifying opportunities. Senior Portfolio Manager Brandon Nelson shares his perspective on small caps and what differentiates the Calamos approach.

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The Case for Strategic Convertible Allocations

May 15, 2019

John P. Calamos, Sr. and Eli Pars discuss the role of convertible securities within portfolios, the value of active management, and encouraging global trends within the convertible market.

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Strategies for Asset Allocation

March 14, 2019

The difficult markets of 2018 brought a rekindled appreciation for managing risk, and a complex global landscape is likely to persist in 2019. John P. Calamos, Sr. discusses the heightened need for innovation and risk management in both equity and fixed income allocations.

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Investor Insights

December 21, 2018

In this edition of our investor newsletter, John P. Calamos, Sr. discusses asset allocation strategies for the New Year. He explains why investors may wish to enhance their exposure to defensive equity strategies and the different approaches Calamos offers, including alternative and convertible funds.

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Navigating Volatility: Calamos Hedged Equity Fund

February 22, 2018

As volatility has picked up, investors have gained a renewed appreciation for funds that have been able to steer clear of the worst of the downside while still participating in upside. In this Q&A, John P. Calamos, Sr. and Eli Pars discuss how Calamos Hedged Equity Fund has risen to the challenge of volatile markets.

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Positioning for the Late Stages of the Bull Market: 2017-2018

September 27, 2016

Michael Grant, Sr. Co-Portfolio Manager of Calamos Phineus Long/Short Fund, shares his team’s views on why they see more optimistic storylines on the horizon and how macro considerations are influencing the fund’s positioning.

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Alternatives 101: Tools for Enhancing Asset Allocation

February 13, 2015

This brochure provides an introduction to Alternative Investments, and explores that many types of alternative funds. Learn how an alternative allocation may potentially enhance a portfolio’s diversification and decrease exposure to market volatility.