Calamos Investments, a premier global fund manager, highlights the potential opportunities of growth equities emphasizing the belief that the current investing environment contains significant long-term opportunity for growth, fueled by the mega-trend of increasing consumerism around the world. We also believe growth equities are relatively inexpensive when compared to history as well as to corporate bonds and that the Calamos Investment Team is finding attractive opportunities in equities, particularly in high-quality growth companies.
Calamos Advisors LLC CEO and Co-Chief Investment Officer John P. Calamos, Sr. says, “We see growth opportunities in the marketplace and believe well-positioned investors can benefit from current trends. We believe the world is growing, current valuations are compelling and growth stocks of innovative companies are poised to lead the market higher.”
Why Growth? Why Now?
Despite some market volatility, we believe now is an exciting and opportune time for U.S. and global growth, and we believe U.S. businesses can lead this trend with increases in productivity and continued advances in technology. We are seeing some of the best relative opportunities in the valuations and fundamentals of growth stocks in decades.
In the current environment, price/earnings ratios indicate that growth stocks are trading at a small premium relative to value stocks. In our view, this implies an opportunity to purchase growth companies at some of the most attractive prices we have seen in 20 years.
Another trend fueling our positive views on growth equities is that we believe a global economic recovery is underway, and that an emergence of a middle class around the world is a strong long-cycle trend. We believe this growing consumerism and infrastructure build-out in developing economies will help fuel profits of U.S. companies that have a global footprint and are meeting these demands.
The Calamos Growth Equity Funds
We believe this scenario provides opportunities for investors. For more information on the Calamos Growth Fund (A Shares: CVGRX; C Shares: CVGCX; I Shares: CGRIX) and other growth equity solutions, as well as supporting GrowthWorks resources, including educational brochures, investment commentaries and webinars about growth equities, visit www.calamos.com/growthworks.
Calamos Investments is a globally diversified investment firm offering equity, fixed-income, convertible and alternative investment strategies, among others. The firm serves institutions and individuals around the world via separately managed accounts and a family of open-end and closed- end funds, providing a risk-managed approach to capital appreciation and income-producing strategies. For more information, visit www.calamos.com.
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Important Risk Information
An investment in the Funds is subject to risk, and you could lose money on your investment in the Fund. There can be no assurance that the Fund will achieve its investment objective. An investment in the Fund is not a deposit in a bank and is not insured or guaranteed by the FDIC or any other government agency. The risk associated with an investment in the Fund can increase during times of significant market volatility.
The principal risks of investing in the Calamos Growth Fund include: equity security risk, growth stock risk, mid-sized company risk, foreign securities risk and portfolio selection risk.
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.
Russell 1000® Growth Index–Measures the performance of the large-cap growth segment of the U.S. equity universe. It includes those Russell 1000 companies with higher price-to-book ratios and higher forecasted growth values.
Russell 1000® Value Index–Measures the performance of those companies in the Russell 1000® Index with lower price-to-book ratios and lower forecasted growth values.
Price/Earnings Ratio is the current stock price over trailing 12-month earnings per share. Unmanaged index returns assume reinvestment of any and all distributions and, unlike fund returns, do not reflect fees, expenses or sales charges. Investors cannot index invest directly in an index.
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