George Putnam's Top Turnaround Stocks

With annualized returns of 12.1%--vs. S&P's 2.5%, our performance ranks among the top-two investment newsletters of the 200 monitored by Hulbert Financial Digest. Act now to find out which turnaround stocks are poised for profit.

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The Turnaround Letter's average stock profit for 2014's closed out stock picks is +82%.

41 of The Turnaround Letter’s 44 most recent closed out purchase recommendations (since 6/1/12) have resulted in stock profit--with an average return rate of 83%. US Airways brought the greatest returns: +235%.

As of 12/31/14, The Turnaround Letter’s return on stock purchase recommendations over the past 15 years was 12.13%—vs. the S&P 500’s 2.45%.

FelCor Lodging Trust, George's January 2015 closed-out purchase recommendation, brought Turnaround Letter readers 151% in stock profit.

The Turnaround Letter's 5-year annualized (as of 12-31-14) return rate was 18%--versus the S&P's 14%.

“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

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

The Turnaround Letter is the only investment newsletter that MarketWatch ranked in the top-16 for the 20 year, 15 year, 10 year, 5 year and 3 year performance periods.

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

Hewlett-Packard, George's December 2014 closed-out purchase recommendation, brought Turnaround Letter readers 78% in stock profit.


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 over 28 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 more than 4x greater than the S&P 500's.
  • The 15-year annualized return of 12.1% makes The Turnaround Letter one of the two best performing investment newsletters, out of over 200 on the market, for that period
  • A $10,000 investment in The Turnaround Letter portfolio 15 years ago would be worth over $35,000 today. 

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 12.4% annualized return on his Turnaround Letter stock recommendations over the last 20 years makes The Turnaround Letter one of the top-performing investment newsletters out of over 200 on the market. In 1990 he was recognized as the 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

January Recommendation

This stock pick is down by more than 20% from its mid-summer high, and the company boasts a rock solid balance sheet and pays a generous dividend. Its business is also well diversified, which helps to reduce the risk. There is also the added bonus of a restructuring program a few years back—putting the company in a better position than many of its competitors. We believe the decline in this stock's pricing over the last six months provides a great opportunity to add a first class company in an important sector to your portfolio.

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December Recommendation

This value stock pick is a perfect contrarian’s trifecta: It is a post-bankruptcy stock in a very out-of-favor industry with a stock price well down from its summer public offering—and it's likely to be subject to year-end selling pressure. As memories of its 2008 bankruptcy begin to fade--and the company builds revenue and cuts costs--its stock should attract increased investor interest.

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Distressed Investing Blog

Looking for a Year-End Bounce: Stock Profit from Artificial Selling Pressures

Looking to cash in on timely tax loss selling and portfolio window dressing? These 10 year-end bounce stock picks represent the worst performers in the S&P 500 during calendar 2014, adjusted somewhat so that there is good diversification by industry group. 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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