Calamos Strategic Total Return:CSQ

    Overview

    As of 5/26/2015

     Share
    Price
    NAVPremium/
    Discount
    Current$11.42$12.44-8.20%
    52 Wk Avg$11.59$12.40-6.61%
    52 Wk High$12.17$12.99-3.00%
    52 Wk Low$10.25$11.45-10.48%
    Regular Distribution TypeIncome Only
    Distribution Rate8.67%
    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 5/26/2015

    Total Net Assets:$2,647.153M
    Total Common Assets:$1,922.154M
    Common Shares Outstanding:154,514,000
    Leverage

    As of 10/31/2014

    Preferred Share Assets:
    Type of Preferred:
    Total Debt (USD): $725.000M
    Structural Leverage (USD): $725.000M
    Structural Leverage (%): 27.28%
    Effective Leverage (USD): $725.000M
    Effective Leverage (%): 27.28%
    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
    Nick P Calamos (26 Mar 2004) / John P Calamos (25 Mar 2004)

    Basics
    Category:US Equity-Growth & Income
    Ticker:CSQ
    NAV Ticker:XCSQX
    Average Daily Volume (shares):325,000
    Average Daily Volume (USD):$3.747M
    Inception Date:3/26/2004
    Inception Share Price:$15.00
    Inception NAV:$14.31
    Tender Offer:No
    Term:No
    Fiscal Year End:October 31
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    Distributions

    As of 5/26/2015

    Past performance is no guarantee of future results.
    Distribution History

    Enter declared start and end dates to display distribution history below. Income, Long Gain, Short Gain and ROC breakdowns will only be shown for the past year.

    Declared Date Payable Date Ex Date Distrib Amount Income Long Gain Short Gain ROC
    Key Information Regarding Distributions
    Avg. Earnings Per Share:
    As of 10/31/2014
    $0.0339
    Annualized Distribution Rate on NAV:
    As of 5/26/2015
    7.96%
    Total Return on NAV (12 months):
    As of 5/26/2015
    8.20%
    Avg. UNII Per Share:
    As of 10/31/2014
    -$0.0066
    Total % Portfolio Effectively Leveraged:
    As of 5/26/2015
    27.28%

    Pricing Information

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

    As of 5/26/2015

    PeriodAvg Discount
    6 Month-7.36%
    1 Year-6.61%
    3 Year-7.16%
    5 Year-9.20%
    Pricing History
    Date NAV Premium / Discount

    Performance

    Calendar Year Total Returns

    As of 5/26/2015
    Category: US Hybrid (Growth & Income)

    Past 20 Years

    Return YearPriceNAVCategory - PriceCategory - NAV
    YTD2.77%4.48%0.10%-3.26%
    201414.22%7.56%15.40%13.54%
    201320.32%25.79%13.90%19.62%
    201228.04%15.49%7.13%11.30%
    2011-3.22%-1.87%9.73%6.69%
    201013.65%14.02%13.40%14.58%
    200956.82%45.99%56.36%36.61%
    2008-49.28%-45.67%-45.89%-42.83%
    2007-2.72%2.98%-9.82%-1.17%
    200625.55%19.81%22.50%21.10%
    20053.77%1.91%-0.23%4.56%
    Past performance is no guarantee of future results.
    Annualized Total Returns

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

    As of 5/26/2015
    Category: US Hybrid (Growth & Income)

    Past performance is no guarantee of future results.

    Portfolio Characteristics

    Portfolio Characteristics
    Number of Holdings:
    As of 3/31/2015
    242
    Annual Portfolio Turnover:
    As of 10/31/2014
    20.00%
    Asset Allocation

    As of 1/30/2015 reported by Fund Sponsor

    Top Sectors

    As of 1/30/2015 reported by Fund Sponsor

    Sector%Portfolio
    General Equity 55.13%
    Debt - Corporate 18.45%
    Debt - Convertibles 12.71%
    Debt - Short 6.79%
    Debt - Convertible Prefs 6.40%
    Net Current Assets 0.39%
    Derivatives (War Opt Fut)0.13%
    Debt - Government 0.00%
    Top Holdings

    As of 3/31/2015 reported by Fund Sponsor

    HoldingValue% Portfolio
    Fidelity Prime Money Mkt Port Institutio 0.09 31 Dec 2030$116.42M4.47%
    Apple, Inc.$108.88M4.18%
    General Electric Co$64.51M2.48%
    Wells Fargo & Co$61.56M2.36%
    JPMorgan Chase & Co$59.67M2.29%
    7ibnp26 Irs Usd R V 03mlibor 7ibnp26 0.46 05 Jul 2017$51.93M1.99%
    Citigroup Inc$48.69M1.87%
    7ibnp25 Irs Usd R V 03mlibor 7ibnp25 0.40 12 Jun 2017$46.86M1.80%
    Microsoft Corporation$38.50M1.48%
    Pfizer Inc$37.56M1.44%
    Liberty Interactive 0.75% 0.75 30 Mar 2043$35.03M1.34%
    Country Allocation

    As of 1/30/2015 reported by Fund Sponsor

    Country% Portfolio
    USA 100.00%

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