Calamos Strategic Total Return:CSQ

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    As of 7/3/2022. NAV as of 7/1/2022.

    52 Wk Avg$17.38$17.310.24%
    52 Wk High$19.89$19.173.56%
    52 Wk Low$12.51$13.25-5.75%
    Regular Distribution TypeIncome Only
    Distribution Rate9.14%
    Distribution Amount$0.1025
    Distribution FrequencyMonthly
    Past performance is no guarantee of future results.

    Basic Information

    Investment Objective

    The investments are primarily made in equity securities of common and preferred stocks, convertible and income producing securities. Normally it will invest at least 50% of its managed assets in equity securities (including securities that are convertible into equity securities). It may invest up to 35% of its assets in foreign securities, including debt and equity securities of corporations and governments of developed and emerging markets. Up to 15% of its managed assets may be invested in emerging markets. Up to 15% of its managed assets may be invested in securities that are illiquid at the time of investment.

    Capital Structure

    As of 7/3/2022

    Total Investment Exposure:$3,351.878M
    Total Common Assets:$2,169.202M
    Common Shares Outstanding:157,874,945

    As of 7/1/2022

    Preferred Share Assets: $302.676M
    Total Debt (USD): $880.000M
    Regulatory Leverage (USD): $1,182.676M
    Effective Leverage (USD): $1,182.676M
    Effective Leverage (%): 35.28%
    Annual Expense Ratios

    As of 10/31/2021

      Per Common Share
    Management Fees0.99%
    Other Expenses:0.62%
    Baseline Expense: N/A
    Interest Expense:0.42%
    Total: 2.03%
    Fund Management

    Fund Sponsor
    Calamos Asset Management Inc

    Portfolio Managers
    Jon Vacko, Joe Wysocki, Dennis Cogan, Eli Pars, John P. Calamos, R. Matthew Freund

    Category: Hybrid-U.S. Allocation
    Ticker: CSQ
    NAV Ticker: XCSQX
    Average Daily Volume (shares): 234,202
    Average Daily Volume (USD): $3.978M
    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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    As of 7/3/2022

    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

    *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 4/30/2022
    Annualized Distribution Rate on NAV:
    As of 7/3/2022
    Total Return on NAV (12 months):
    As of 7/3/2022
    Avg. Portfolio Coupon:
    As of 7/3/2022
    Total % Portfolio Effectively Leveraged:
    As of 7/3/2022

    Pricing Information

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

    As of 7/4/2022

    PeriodAvg Discount
    6 Month-1.60%
    1 Year0.24%
    3 Year-0.31%
    5 Year-1.55%

    As of 7/4/2022

    3 Month0.39
    6 Month-0.28
    1 Year-1.02
    Pricing History
    Date NAV Premium / Discount


    Calendar Year Total Returns

    As of 6/30/2022
    Category: Morningstar US CEF US Allocation

    Past 20 Years

    Return YearPriceNAVCategory - PriceCategory - NAV
    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 6/30/2022
    Category: Morningstar US CEF US Allocation

    Past performance is no guarantee of future results.

    Portfolio Characteristics

    Portfolio Characteristics
    Average Coupon:
    As of 7/1/2022
    Number of Holdings:
    As of 4/30/2022
    Annual Portfolio Turnover:
    As of 10/31/2021
    Asset Allocation

    As of 4/30/2022

    Top Sectors

    As of 4/30/2022

    Corporate (Super Sector)29.97%
    Sensitive (Super Sector)27.62%
    Cyclical (Super Sector)17.86%
    Defensive (Super Sector)15.76%
    Corporate Bond11.59%
    Financial Services8.39%
    Cash Equivalents (Super Sector)7.19%
    Top Holdings

    As of 4/30/2022

    HoldingValue% Portfolio
    Apple Inc$187.54M5.15%
    Microsoft Corp$164.74M4.53% Inc$81.07M2.23%
    Alphabet Inc Class A$79.12M2.17%
    UnitedHealth Group Inc$53.40M1.47%
    Johnson & Johnson$45.36M1.25%
    NVIDIA Corp$38.72M1.06%
    Visa Inc Class A$38.05M1.05%
    Exxon Mobil Corp$36.76M1.01%
    United States Treasury Notes 2.25%$36.63M1.01%
    Credit Quality

    As of 4/30/2022

    Maturity Breakdown

    As of 4/30/2022

    Country Allocation

    As of 4/30/2022

    Country% Portfolio
    United States - Equity59.15%
    United States - Fixed Income11.85%
    United Kingdom - Equity1.30%
    Canada - Fixed Income0.32%
    Switzerland - Equity0.30%
    Finland - Equity0.21%
    Netherlands - Fixed Income0.13%
    Ireland - Fixed Income0.12%
    Israel - Fixed Income0.12%
    France - Equity0.10%
    United Kingdom - Fixed Income0.10%
    Others - Fixed Income0.08%
    Japan - Equity0.07%
    France - Fixed Income0.03%
    Australia - Equity0.03%
    Germany - Equity0.03%
    Italy - Fixed Income0.02%
    Germany - Fixed Income0.02%
    Netherlands - Equity0.02%
    Mexico - Fixed Income0.02%
    Sweden - Equity0.01%
    Switzerland - Fixed Income0.01%
    Denmark - Equity0.01%
    Hong Kong - Equity0.01%
    Spain - Equity0.01%
    Italy - Equity0.01%
    Sweden - Fixed Income0.01%
    Singapore - Equity0.01%
    Canada - Equity0.01%
    Belgium - Equity0.00%
    Norway - Equity0.00%
    Israel - Equity0.00%
    Ireland - Equity0.00%
    New Zealand - Equity0.00%
    Austria - Equity0.00%
    Portugal - Equity0.00%
    Brazil - Equity0.00%
    China - Equity0.00%
    Others - Equity0.00%
    Poland - Equity0.00%

    Closed-end fund historical distribution sources have included net investment income, realized gains, and return of capital. For more detailed information on the distributions of a specific fund, please visit the sponsor's website.


    Distribution type sourced from Morningstar. For specific information about a fund's distribution sources, visit the fund sponsor's website.

    The following information applies to closed-end funds in general: Fund shares are not guaranteed or endorsed by any bank or other insured depository institution, and are not federally insured by the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation. Shares of closed-end funds are subject to investment risks, including the possible loss of principal invested. There can be no assurance that fund objectives will be achieved. Closed-end funds frequently trade at a discount to their net asset value. NAV returns are net of fund expenses, and assume reinvestment of distributions.