Understanding the Distressed Investment Markets

 

George Putnam’s insightful assessment of distressed investing in 2011 will help you determine where this sector is headed in 2012 and beyond.

 

Understanding the Distressed Investing Market

Fellow Investor,

In my annual “Bankruptcy Investing: Looking Back and Forward” report, I review how the bankrupt and distressed securities markets did in 2011.  I look at the forces that drove these markets and write in detail about high yield bonds and post-reorganization securities.  Additionally, I look at the specific industries that significantly affected this sector in 2011.

This report is a quick read, but it will give you a better understanding of this sector and will help you assess its investing potential moving forward.

Thank you and happy investing.

George Putnam, III, Editor
The Turnaround Letter

 

 

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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.