10 Questions With Calamos Growth Fund Manager John Calamos
In sports and the markets, sometimes statistics tell the story more thoroughly than pages of waxing rhapsodic on stellar performance. For instance: Number 1. Number 1. Number 1.
The preceding numbers are the three-, five- and 10-year percentage ranking of the (CVGRX)Calamos Growth fund as compared to its mid-cap growth peers. While that might be enough to send some TheStreet.com readers speed-dialing their brokers to move some money, you'll want to read the rest of our interview with John P. Calamos, co-manager of the fund since its September 1990 inception.
Calamos, the founder of the enormously successful Calamos Asset Management fund family, is well-known for writing the book on investing in convertible bonds, literally -- his Convertible Securities is the seminal work on the subject. His firm's convertible-bond fund offerings such as (CCVIX)Calamos Convertible have racked up stellar numbers over the short and long haul.
In this week's 10 Questions, Calamos -- who co-manages many offerings with sons Nick and John Jr. -- goes beyond the numbers, pulling back the hood on his Calamos Growth fund to discuss what he likes and dislikes about this market. The fund skipper discusses the strategy behind his success, why this feels like the 1970s, where tech is heading and, of course, what he's buying and selling. While we focused extensively on the Calamos Growth fund, Calamos also touches on why he still loves converts -- and high-yield offerings -- in this market.Read on. We're guessing you still might want to call your broker when you're done.
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