About New Generation Research, Inc.

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New Generation Research, Inc., is a leading provider of bankruptcy and distressed securities publications, products and services. Founded in 1986 by George Putnam, III, New Generation Research, Inc. has established itself as the preeminent source for in-depth information on corporate bankruptcies and distressed companies.

The Turnaround Letter was New Generation Research’s pioneer product with the first issue being mailed to subscribers in July of 1986. The goal of The Turnaround Letter then and today is to provide insight into potential turnaround situations and to recommend stock purchases that we feel have potential for large and/or imminent increases. The Turnaround Letter’s analytical techniques do not neatly fit into a defined category such “technical” or “fundamental.” Rather we look at all the available information, price and volume history, financials, management, legal background, economic climate and a number of other items in search of clues that a turnaround is imminent. The Turnaround Letter's track record speaks for itself: One of the longest-running investment newsletters on the market today, Putnam's Turnaround Letter is also one of the top ranked.

The growth in popularity of The Turnaround Letter over the next 30 years coincided with the growth of New Generation Research as a business. Numerous other products and services were launched, all related to corporate bankruptcy and distressed and turnaround situations, including Bankruptcy Week, BankruptcyData, The Bankruptcy Yearbook & Almanac, The Distressed Company Alert, custom bankruptcy research and consulting. Additionally, New Generation Research houses and maintains the industry’s most extensive corporate bankruptcy research database and provides corporate bankruptcy data to numerous data aggregators such as LexisNexis and Westlaw.  

Learn George Putnam's Turnaround Secrets

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Turnaround Investing Blog

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.

Market-Beating Profit: The 200+ Club

Turnaround stocks present a unique opportunity for savvy investors to buy in at bargain prices. Take a look at this list of just a few of our purchase recommendations that have realized a return rate of 200% or better:

* Bristow remains in our active portfolio (currently as a Hold), and 2,017% gain is as of 10/20/16.

Retail Turnaround Trio

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MoneyShow.com interviewed George to learn more about his favorite value stock picks for today's market. In "Retail Turnaround Trio," Steve Halpern highlights three of The Turnaround Letter's recently-profiled retailers: JWN, TIF and SPLS.


Putnam notes, "Well the retailing sector is undergoing very fundamental change as people move away from the bricks and mortar mall doors to buying more and more online but that's not going to wipe out all of the old-fashioned retailers. Starting the middle of 2015, investors just moved away from retailers en masse and a number of them are trading at about half the level they were a year ago. We thought some of the higher quality names that definitely will be survivors looked interesting."


Learn more about these three retail stocks poised for a turnaround.