Calamos Strategic Total Return:CSQ


    As of 10/8/2015

    52 Wk Avg$11.09$12.10-8.44%
    52 Wk High$11.92$12.70-3.44%
    52 Wk Low$9.20$10.63-14.82%
    Regular Distribution TypeIncome Only
    Distribution Rate10.14%
    Distribution Amount$0.0825
    Distribution FrequencyMonthly
    Past performance is no guarantee of future results.

    Basic Information

    Investment Objective

    The Fund seeks current income and capital appreciation through investment in common and preferred equity securities

    Capital Structure

    As of 10/8/2015

    Total Net Assets:$2,474.098M
    Total Common Assets:$1,749.098M
    Common Shares Outstanding:154,514,000

    As of 4/30/2015

    Preferred Share Assets:
    Type of Preferred:
    Total Debt (USD): $725.000M
    Structural Leverage (USD): $725.000M
    Structural Leverage (%): 27.58%
    Effective Leverage (USD): $725.000M
    Effective Leverage (%): 27.58%
    Preferred Share Rates
    Date Symbol Series Rate Shares
    Annual Expense Ratios

    As of 10/31/2014

      Per Common Share
    Management Fees1.37%
    Other Expenses:0.06%
    Baseline Expense: 1.44%
    Interest Expense:0.28%
    Total: 1.72%

    Fund Management

    Fund Sponsor
    Calamos Advisors LLC

    Portfolio Managers
    John P Calamos (26 Mar 2004)

    Category:US Equity-Growth & Income
    NAV Ticker:XCSQX
    Average Daily Volume (shares):306,000
    Average Daily Volume (USD):$3.363M
    Inception Date:3/26/2004
    Inception Share Price:$15.00
    Inception NAV:$14.31
    Tender Offer:No
    Fiscal Year End:October 31
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    As of 10/8/2015

    Past performance is no guarantee of future results.
    Distribution History

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    Declared Date Payable Date Ex Date Distrib Amount Income Long Gain Short Gain ROC

    *Indicates a Special Distribution: A distribution disbursed in addition to the normal distributions paid out by the company.

    Key Information Regarding Distributions
    Avg. Earnings Per Share:
    As of 4/30/2015
    Annualized Distribution Rate on NAV:
    As of 10/8/2015
    Total Return on NAV (12 months):
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    Avg. UNII Per Share:
    As of 4/30/2015
    Total % Portfolio Effectively Leveraged:
    As of 10/8/2015

    Pricing Information

    Premium/Discount Information
    Past performance is no guarantee of future results.
    Premium/Discount Information

    As of 10/8/2015

    PeriodAvg Discount
    6 Month-10.09%
    1 Year-8.44%
    3 Year-7.82%
    5 Year-9.10%
    Pricing History
    Date NAV Premium / Discount


    Calendar Year Total Returns

    As of 10/8/2015
    Category: US Hybrid (Growth & Income)

    Past 20 Years

    Return YearPriceNAVCategory - PriceCategory - NAV
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    Annualized Total Returns

    Returns for periods less than one year are cumulative rather than annualized

    As of 10/8/2015
    Category: US Hybrid (Growth & Income)

    Past performance is no guarantee of future results.

    Portfolio Characteristics

    Portfolio Characteristics
    Average Duration:
    As of 8/31/2015
    6.23 yrs
    Average Maturity:
    As of 8/31/2015
    5.40 yrs
    Number of Holdings:
    As of 7/31/2015
    Annual Portfolio Turnover:
    As of 10/31/2014
    Asset Allocation

    As of 7/31/2015 reported by Fund Sponsor

    Top Sectors

    As of 8/31/2015 reported by Fund Sponsor

    Financials 17.30%
    Information Technology 16.90%
    Consumer Discretionary 15.00%
    Health Care 12.10%
    Industrials 11.20%
    Energy 8.00%
    Consumer Staples 5.50%
    Telecommunication Service3.30%
    Materials 2.80%
    Utilities 2.40%
    Top Holdings

    As of 7/31/2015 reported by Fund Sponsor

    HoldingValue% Portfolio
    Fidelity Prime Money Mkt Port Institutio 0.09 31 Dec 2030$110.78M4.25%
    Apple, Inc.$96.74M3.71%
    General Electric Co$67.86M2.60%
    JPMorgan Chase & Co$67.50M2.59%
    Wells Fargo & Co$65.49M2.51%
    Citigroup Inc$55.24M2.12%
    7ibnp26 Irs Usd R V 03mlibor 7ibnp26 0.46 05 Jul 2017$51.92M1.99%
    7ibnp25 Irs Usd R V 03mlibor 7ibnp25 0.40 12 Jun 2017$46.86M1.80%
    Microsoft Corporation$44.22M1.70%
    Liberty Interactive 0.75% 0.75 30 Mar 2043$41.61M1.60%
    Pfizer Inc$38.93M1.49%
    Credit Quality

    As of 8/31/2015 reported by Fund Sponsor

    Country Allocation

    As of 8/31/2015 reported by Fund Sponsor

    Country% Portfolio
    USA 89.60%
    Other Investment Cos 3.60%
    UK 2.00%
    Canada 1.10%
    Ireland 1.10%
    Luxembourg 0.60%
    Finland 0.60%
    Germany 0.50%
    France 0.40%
    Mexico 0.30%
    Cyprus 0.20% makes data for the universe of closed-end funds available as a courtesy to its users. This material is not intended to be relied upon as investment advice or recommendations, does not constitute a solicitation to buy or sell securities and should not be considered specific legal, investment or tax advice. This site does not list all the risks associated with each fund. Investors should contact a fund’s sponsor for fund-specific risk information and/or contact a financial advisor before investing.


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