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BLDR is the newest member of The Turnaround Letter's "200 Club"—yielding 209% stock profit.

As of 06/30/15, The Turnaround Letter’s return on stock purchase recommendations over the past 15 years was 13.3%—vs. the S&P 500’s 2.44%.

49 of The Turnaround Letter’s 54 most recent closed out purchase recommendations (since 6/1/12) have resulted in stock profit--with an average return rate of 79%. US Airways brought the greatest returns: +235%.

The Turnaround Letter's average stock profit for 2015's closed out stock picks is +69%.

The Turnaround Letter's 25-year annualized (as of 06-30-15) return rate was 12.5%--versus the S&P's 7.3%.

Wendy's, Putnam's March 2015 sale recommendation, brought 126% stock profit for Turnaround Letter readers.

Beaten down stocks with real value will prevail regardless of the overall market. We focus on stock selection not market timing.

“Of all the subscription services I utilize, [The Turnaround Letter] has been by far the most profitable and I literally can't wait for it to hit my inbox every month" ~ Russ N., Subscriber

The Turnaround Letter's approach is simple: Putnam avoids the "blue chips" and "hot" stocks that most investors are clamoring to buy.

Corning, Inc., George's February 2015 closed-out purchase recommendation, brought Turnaround Letter readers 100% in stock profit.

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What is the Turnaround Letter?

The Turnaround Letter is a monthly newsletter that makes money for its subscribers by providing investment insight, advice and stock purchase recommendations. Written for 29 years by George Putnam, III, The Turnaround Letter has had the longevity and proven track record necessary to gain the confidence of thousands of investors and industry experts.

  • The 15-year annualized return on our monthly stock purchase recommendations is 12.3% vs. the S&P 500's 2.2%.
  • 2015's closed out stock picks have gained an average of 69%, with four of those seeing profits greater than 100%.
  • Our 15-year returns rank The Turnaround Letter as the top-performer among the 200 investment newsletters monitored by Dow Jones' Hulbert Financial Digest
  • A $1,000 investment in The Turnaround Letter's portfolio just five years ago would have already realized gains greater than 130%. 

With your subscription you’ll receive George’s exclusive “Pick of the Month” along with articles highlighting stocks that have great turnaround potential. You’ll also gain access to the entire online archive of Turnaround Letter issues, picks and industry insights.

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Meet George Putnam

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A graduate of both Harvard Law School and Harvard Business School, George first became involved with distressed securities as a corporate bankruptcy attorney in the late 1970’s. Later he founded New Generation Research, Inc. and started publishing The Turnaround Letter in 1986.

The 12.3% annualized return on hisTurnaround Letter stock recommendations over the last 15 years makes The Turnaround Letter the top-performing investment newsletter for that period of the approximately 200 on the market today. Putnam has been recognized as USA Today’s "Investment Advisor of the Year" and is frequently quoted in numerous financial publications and news outlets including the following:

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George's Stock Picks

September Recommendation

This large cap has a solid balance sheet and generally manages to produce good cash flow. In addition to investing in the business, management is committed to returning a substantial portion of this cash flow to shareholders in the form of dividends and stock repurchases. The stock has a nearly 3% dividend yield, and there is also an ongoing $1 billion stock repurchase program. This value stock pick offers an attractive way to participate in the need for growth in global food production that is likely to continue for many decades.

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August Recommendation

This dry bulk shipping value stock opportunity is a good long-term option on sector recovery. The stock price may continue to languish for a while, but it has a lot of upside leverage when shipping rates do eventually rebound. The small cap also has a very experienced management team, modern ships with lower operating costs, a decent balance sheet and savvy owners. 

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Distressed Investing Blog

Post-Bankruptcy Investing & Chapter 22s: Iconic Branding Alone is Not Enough

The key to evaluating troubled companies with strong brands is figuring out the cause of their difficulty and determining if it can be fixed. In many cases, the company will have taken on too much debt but will still have a strong core business. Read More.

Investing in Post-Bankruptcy Stocks


Post-bankruptcy stocks represent an interesting investing sector because they operate in such an inefficient niche and often move independent of the overall market. Even though many companies take advantage of the Chapter 11 process to reshape their businesses and balance sheets to emerge as a stronger and more competitive entity, investors are often biased against post-bankruptcy situations because of their troubled past.   Learn more.

Post-Bankruptcy Stock Index vs. The S&P 500

 
                   

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