With its high growth style, Calamos Timpani Small Cap Growth Fund (CTSIX), can provide your clients access to small cap companies with high, sustainable growth potential that may exceed market expectations.
The determination to "not let one stock ruin the whole year" is what partly explains the performance gap between Calamos Timpani Small Cap Growth Fund (CTSIX) and its benchmark, according to Brandon M. Nelson, CFA, Senior Vice President and Senior Portfolio Manager.
Small value has outperformed small growth about two-thirds of the time, with small growth beating in more recent years. But this chart shows that growth is far from overextended currently, says Calamos Senior Portfolio Manager Brandon M. Nelson of the Calamos Timpani Small Cap Growth Fund (CTSIX).
Combine small caps’ post-pandemic growth potential, inexpensive valuations relative to large caps, and history of extended rallies with Calamos Timpani Small Cap Growth Fund (CTSIX) strengths (active management edge, recent resilience, microcap exposure) and you have a strong case for small caps.
Large caps' outperformance advantage shrunk in May, and small caps are leading mid-June. Small caps, and especially micro caps, are due to resume their market leadership, says Brandon M. Nelson, CFA, Senior Vice President and Senior Portfolio Manager of Calamos Timpani Small Cap Growth Fund (CTSIX).
Underestimated growth, along with sustainable growth, is a key factor the Calamos Timpani Small Cap Growth Fund (CTSIX) team looks for in identifying small cap opportunities.
Morningstar Overall RatingTM Among 575 Small Growth funds. The Fund's risk-adjusted returns based on load-waived Class I Shares had 4 stars for 3 years, 4 stars for 5 years and 4 stars for 10 years out of 575, 506 and 380 Small Growth Funds, respectively, for the period ended 8/31/2021.
A key piece of the CTSIX team’s approach is its avoidance of the emotion and behavior biases that can trip up small company investors.
The team seeks to minimize exposure to the disposition effect, which is the tendency for investors to sell their winners too soon and to keep their losers too long.
Investors subject to anchoring bias can be slow to react to incremental, relevant changes. The prevalence of such a bias helps explain why “growth gaps” exist.
Read more in this Q&A with Senior Portfolio Manager Brandon M. Nelson.
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The principal risks of investing in the Calamos Timpani Small Cap Growth Fund include: equity securities risk consisting of market prices declining in general, growth stock risk consisting of potential increased volatility due to securities trading at higher multiples, and portfolio selection risk.
The Fund invests in small capitalization companies, which are often more volatile and less liquid than investments in larger companies. As a result of political or economic instability in foreign countries, there can be special risks associated with investing in foreign securities, including fluctuations in currency exchange rates, increased price volatility and difficulty obtaining information. In addition, emerging markets may present additional risk due to potential for greater economic and political instability in less developed countries.
Morningstar Small Growth Category includes small-growth portfolios that focus on faster-growing companies whose shares are at the lower end of the market-capitalization range. Morningstar RatingsTM are based on risk-adjusted returns for Class I shares and will differ for other share classes. Morningstar ratings are based on a risk-adjusted return measure that accounts for variation in a fund’s monthly historical performance (reflecting sales charges), placing more emphasis on downward variations and rewarding consistent performance. Within each asset class, the top 10%, the next 22.5%, 35%, 22.5%, and the bottom 10% receive 5, 4, 3, 2 or 1 star, respectively. Each fund is rated exclusively against U.S. domiciled funds. The information contained herein is proprietary to Morningstar and/or its content providers; may not be copied or distributed; and is not warranted to be accurate, complete or timely. Neither Morningstar nor its content providers are responsible for any damages or losses arising from any use of this information. Source: ©2020 Morningstar, Inc. All rights reserved.
The Russell 2000 Growth Index is a composite of small cap companies located in the U.S. that also exhibit a growth probability.
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