The Calamos Blog

Post-Election Perspectives

John P. Calamos, Sr.

Now that midterm elections are over, there’s one less uncertainty for investors. Historically, markets have advanced after midterms, but investors should still be ready for volatility.

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When Volatility Surges, Stay Long Term

John P. Calamos, Sr.

Pullbacks are a normal part of investing, and the U.S. economy can withstand this selloff. During volatile periods in the markets, long-term perspective essential because there are still opportunities for active managers.

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Convertible Securities: Reason for Optimism in 2H 2018 and Beyond

John P. Calamos, Sr.

Convertible securities may be less well known than stocks and bonds, but they offer many potential benefits. Global Chief Investment Officer John P. Calamos, Sr. explains why he believes the case for actively managed convertibles is especially strong today.

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Asset Allocation Amid “Record Breaking” Noise

John P. Calamos, Sr.

There’s nothing like a record-breaking day in the markets to make investors worry—either that they are missing out on gains others are getting or that they need to sell everything now. John P. Calamos, Sr. puts short-term moves into perspective and speaks to the benefits of diversification.

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Whether Vol is High or Low, Gamma Trading Can Exploit Opportunity

Alternative Team Perspectives by Jason Hill

Volatility can strengthen the tailwinds for the gamma trading Calamos does in our market neutral income strategy. But even without high levels of market volatility, our team can find still opportunities, explains Co-Portfolio Manager Jason Hill.

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Why the Bull Market Can Continue

John P. Calamos, Sr.

As long as the upward corporate earnings trend remains intact due to ongoing global expansion, equities have more room to advance.

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How to Respond to Market Volatility

John P. Calamos, Sr.

As volatility returns to the stock market, many investors are feeling unsettled and maybe even panicked. Drawing on more than 40 years of experience in the markets, John P. Calamos, Sr. discusses the importance of a long-term approach.

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Driving a Convertible Allocation: Active Management Means You Can Put the Top Up

John P. Calamos, Sr.

Convertible securities can be an excellent choice for a strategic allocation. But achieving—and maintaining—the appropriate risk/reward characteristics requires active management.

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Convertible Securities Provide Well-Priced Access to Growth

John P. Calamos, Sr.

Global Chief Investment Officer John P. Calamos, Sr. discusses convertible security valuations and the importance of active management.

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Gamma Trading: Why Big Market Swings Can Be Good News

Jason Hill, SVP and David O’Donohue, VP

Co-Portfolio Managers David O’Donohue and Jason Hill explain how market volatility can create profitable opportunities for a convertible arbitrage strategy.

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