Free Report: George's Favorite Stocks

George Putnam has been uncovering Wall Street profit for three decades now. To celebrate another year of market-beating returns, he's sharing his favorite stocks poised for a rebound in 2016. Act now to lock in your own stock profit with his free report: Top Five Turnaround Stocks of 2016.

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BLDR is the newest member of The Turnaround Letter's growing"200 Club"—yielding 209% stock profit. Others stock picks include Delta, US Airways and 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 6/30/15) was 12.3%—vs. the S&P 500's 2.2%.

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 25-year annualized return rate (as of 6/30/15) was 12.5%—vs. the S&P's 7.3%.

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

IPG, Putnam's November 2015 sale recommendation, brought 103% stock profit for Turnaround Letter readers.

The Turnaround Letter's average stock profit for 2015's closed out stock picks (as of 11/10/15) is +52%.

"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 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 11.0% vs. the S&P 500's 2.9%.
  • 2015's closed out stock picks gained an average of 53%, with five of those seeing profits of 100% or greater.
  • Our 15-year returns rank The Turnaround Letter as one of the top-performers among the 200 investment newsletters monitored by Dow Jones' Hulbert Financial Digest
  • A $5,000 investment 15 years ago would be worth just under $24,000 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 11.0% 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

February Recommendation

This mid-cap stock pick generates solid cash flow and is using this cash generation to reduce leverage and compensate shareholders. The company has raised its dividend each of the last two years so that the stock now yields a generous 5.3%--plus, it announced a special dividend and stock buyback in late December. We also like that the stock has some large, heavy-hitting shareholders. We believe its recent stock price decline represents a great opportunity for value investors to pick up a strong, market-leading company with good growth prospects at a very cheap price.

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January Recommendation

Although we’re not smart enough to predict exactly when natural resource and metals prices will begin to rebound, we do know that this large-cap will be a major beneficiary when that happens. Moreover, it has the global scale and the financial resources to prosper--albeit at reduced levels--even if the mining industry downturn continues for many years. Increasing global growth will eventually cause commodity prices to rise again, and when that happens, this value stock's price will appreciate handsomely. In the meantime, its substantial dividend compensates you while you wait. 

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Distressed Investing Blog

2015 Bankruptcy Recap: 46% Increase Fueled by Oil & Gas/Mining Industry--Further Uptick Predicted

Looking back at 2015, research reveals a 14% decline in overall business bankruptcies but a 46% uptick in public company Chapter 11 filings—with a striking 51% of those filings coming from the battered Oil & Gas/Mining sectors. Economic indicators point to further increases in corporate bankruptcy, in general, and Energy-related filings, in particular. Just a few days into 2016, this viewpoint has already been validated by Arch Coal's long-awaited $8 billion Chapter 11 filing—and continuing oil price plummets severe enough that OPEC will likely convene an emergency meeting to address "shattered" economies. 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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