10 Simple Rules for Spotting Successful Turnaround Stocks

George Putnam wants Main Street investors to profit from his three decades of Wall Street experience, and he's sharing his 10 Simple Rules for value investing success in this free report.

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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 8/31/16) was 11.63%—vs. the S&P's 5.29%.

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 June sale recommendation, SUP, brought readers 104% stock profit.

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

Thus far in 2016, Putnam's sale recommendations have locked in an average of 43% stock profit (through 10/12/16) 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.


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 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.

  • The 15+year annualized return on our monthly stock purchase recommendations is 11.63% vs. the S&P 500's 5.29% (as of 8/31/16).
  • 2016's closed out stock picks have gained an average of 43% (through 10/12/16).
  • 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 $52,015 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 11.63% 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

October Recommendation

This retailer isn’t standing still against industry headwinds. Qualified turnaround management has been recruited, and the company is slowing its new store openings to refocus on basic execution. New merchandising efforts look promising--and the stock has a solid balance sheet, generous dividend yield, insider buying by the controlling chairman and the new CEO and profitable operations that produce healthy cash flows. With valuation at a modest 5.8x current year’s cash operating profits and 13x expected earnings, we definitely like what we see.

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September Recommendation

This turnaround investing opportunity is a quality company, with typically the #1 or #2 position in its markets--and it is backed by a reasonably solid balance sheet. Valuation is attractive at 13.6x next year’s earnings and 9x 2017 EBITDA. We believe this small-cap industrial stock pick's future appears headed toward clearer skies. 

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Turnaround Investing Blog

Chicago Cubs Demonstrate the Value of Leadership in Organizational Turnarounds

Leadership matters. Whether in sports or in business, an organization is not just a collection of people, cash, physical property, intellectual property and other assets. Not every new management team is highly capable and new leadership cannot always overcome dire strategic situations or the quagmire of a decaying industry; but without good leadership, no business can prosper for long--much less survive. 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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