10 Common Turnaround Investing Mistakes

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Drew Industries is the newest member of The Turnaround Letter's growing "200 Club"—yielding 204% stock profit. Other stock picks include Builders FirstSource, Delta, US Airways & Marvel.

"For almost three decades, George Putnam has been finding value at the bottom with his Turnaround Letter." ~Money Show

The Turnaround Letter's return on stock purchase recommendations over the past 15+ years (as of 12/31/16) was 11.98%—vs. the S&P's 6.69%.

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

The Turnaround Letter's December sale recommendation, FITB, brought readers 122% stock profit.

"By focusing on out-of-favor companies, his flagship publication, The Turnaround Letter, has achieved enormous success for its subscribers." ~Barron's

During 2016, Putnam's sale recommendations have locked in an average of 53% stock profit for Turnaround Letter readers.

"Old fashioned common sense is always worth the price." ~Subscriber Richard S.

"Are you a contrarian—someone who can see value in stocks that no one else likes? If so,The Turnaround Letter is your baby." ~Kiplinger Personal Finance

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

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Investing in Turnaround Stocks with 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 more than 30 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.

  • 2016's annualized return on our monthly stock purchase recommendations is 31.4% vs. the S&P 500's 12.0%.
  • The 15+year annualized return on our monthly stock purchase recommendations is 12.0% vs. the S&P 500's 6.7% (as of 12/31/16).
  • Since inception, the annualized return on our monthly stock purchase recommendations is 11.4% vs, the S&P 500's 7.6%.
  • 2016's closed out stock picks gained an average of 53%.
  • Our 15-year returns rank The Turnaround Letter as one of the top-performers among the 200 investment newsletters on the market. 
  • A $10,000 investment in Turnaround Letter stock picks 15 years ago would be worth just under $54,590 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

George Putnam’s Advice for Buying Turnaround Stocks

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 11.98% annualized return on his Turnaround Letter stock recommendations over the last 15+ years makes The Turnaround Letter one of the top-performing investment newsletters 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

January Recommendation

It appears that much-needed stability is returning to this large-cap value stock, and continued strengthening of the economy could add the tailwinds of higher advertising prices and slower cord-cutting. The stock pick's valuation looks reasonable--even before factoring in the likely benefits of the new, more stable turnaround management. With a decent 2.3% dividend yield, we think this value stock's shares have a bright future.

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December Recommendation

This mid-cap's revenue and earnings appear to be stable, operating results are well above debt covenant limits, cash flows look reasonably healthy and overall liquidity is substantial. The value stock's very high 10% dividend appears well-covered. Valuation at 5.8x next year’s FFO is nearly half that of its peers, leaving strong upside potential.  

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Turnaround Investing Blog

How To Find Good Value Stocks When They Are Scarce

With U.S. stocks well into their eighth year of a bull market and the economy showing increasing signs of strength, finding ideal turnaround stocks--those with all three ingredients--can be a needle-in-the-haystack project at best. What is an investor to do in a seemingly barren value stock landscape? 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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