Emerging Markets in 2021: The Case for Increasing Exposure Now
The weak dollar, low-interest rates, and accelerating growth—these are just three of an array of factors that argue in favor of increasing your clients exposure to emerging markets.
Join us Wednesday, March 10, for a review of EM investment opportunities. Headlining our webcast panel will be Calamos Founder, Chairman, and Global Chief Investment Officer John P. Calamos, Sr. Joining John will be:
- Nick Niziolek, CFA, Co-CIO, Head of International and Global Strategies, Senior Co-Portfolio Manager
- Todd Speed, CFA, Senior Vice President, Portfolio Specialist
In addition to covering secular growth themes (monetary and fiscal stimulus, China’s global leadership, growth and inflation expectations, the weaker dollar, and strengthening liquidity), you’ll hear the Calamos’ take on several thematic tailwinds driving the EM opportunity, including:
- EM technology
- Global payments ecosystem
We’ll conclude our discussion with a review of the differentiated approach of Calamos Evolving World Growth Fund (CNWIX), which has successfully pursued a favorable risk/reward skew through bottom-up security selection, top-down thematic analysis, and opportunistic use of less-well-known asset classes, such as convertible securities.
Message from the Recent Bond Market Turmoil
The late-February spike in U.S. Treasury bond yields sent ripples throughout the global markets. As yields surged to the highest level in a year, stocks and commodities sold off sharply, while the dollar rallied.
Coming Out of COVID-19: A Look at Interest Rates and Inflation in Europe
There is hope that economies will see a more sustainable and robust recovery this year, given unprecedented levels of monetary and fiscal stimulus and as more individuals are vaccinated against COVID-19. But one question for investors is what happens next—will inflation and higher interest rates be a consequence?
Government Bond Yields Have Surged, but Real Yields Are at Zero
Yields have jumped so much, in fact, that they’re giving stocks a serious run for their money. The 10-year yield is now higher than the S&P 500 dividend yield, which may have added to the selling pressure that cost stocks close to 2.5% yesterday.
Can Mario Draghi Recharge Italy’s Economy?
Italy’s new prime minister, Mario Draghi, has a well-earned reputation for turning around difficult situations. But can he reverse Italy’s relative economic decline? And what does his program mean for Italian bond yields?
The Only Reason To Be “Bearish” Is “No One Is Bearish”
More than 90% of investors believe the economy will be more robust in 2021, with a consensus it’s a V-shape recovery. For the first time since January 2020, chief investment officers want to increase capital spending rather than improve balance sheets.
Pending Home Sales Retreat in January
Today the National Association of Realtors released the January data for their Pending Home Sales Index. According to the National Association of Realtors®, "Pending home sales took a step backward in January as inventory constraints continue to hold back prospective buyers."
The Polar Vortex and Texas’ Municipal Power Market
About a week ago, an unprecedented polar vortex descended upon the southwestern United States. The deep cold forced power plants in Texas to take production offline, leading to rolling blackouts and leaving more than four million households without power.
Spectate or Speculate
Many investors think there are only two options in a market where participants have become overly exuberant, either 'I want in' or 'Get me out.' Our strategies are more nuanced, and we believe fit better with what we expect to transpire.