Distressed Investing Blog

George Putnam, one of the country's leading turnaround and distressed investing professionals, shares his timely insight on the economy and turnaround investing opportunities.

Mutual Funds Offer Ready-Made Diversification

While we normally focus on individual stocks, from time to time we like to look at mutual funds that focus on turnarounds. Mutual funds can be attractive for many investors because a single fund can provide fairly broad diversification across a large number of stocks. There will be years that large, mainstream stocks will perform badly, and that's when contrarian funds like these can really shine.
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Take the Bull by the Horns with Value Stock Opportunities

Excerpted from the March 2015 Issue
Most investors remember the severity of the 2009 market nosedive: The Dow's final closing price on March 9, 2009 was just 6,547.05, and the S&P 500 dropped to just 676.53. Looking back now with six years of hindsight under our belt, we recently took a look at some of the stocks that have significantly lagged over the six-year period since the March 9, 2009 low point for some unique value stock opportunities.
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Value Stock Case Study | FCH's 150+% Profit Margin

FCH is a prime example of the benefits of thorough analysis, a prudent investing strategy and the benefits of knowing when to sell and lock in profit. Those factors teamed up to give Turnaround Letter readers a solid 150+% gain with this stock—and a timely reminder to respect the old Wall Street adage: "Bulls make money; bears make money but pigs get slaughtered."
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RadioShack Stock: 3 Strikes & You're Out?

After RadioShack filed for bankruptcy on February 5, the stock dropped to just a few cents per share. Many investors who sometimes dabble in penny stocks are probably wondering whether there will ultimately be any value in the RadioShack stock, which now trades in the OTC Markets with the symbol RSHC.
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High Yield Bonds: Challenges Ahead for 2015

Excerpted from February 2015 Issue
Even though interest rates remained low in 2014, high yield bonds had a challenging year, and those challenges are not confined to the energy sector. We see more challenges ahead for the asset class in 2015.
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Nothing Happened in October, Right?

Excerpted from November 2014 Issue
The S&P 500 is up about 0.6% for the month. That makes the month seem pretty uneventful and benign. But for anyone following the stock market day-by-day, October seemed anything but uneventful and benign. Learn how contrarians can leverage this information for value stock opportunity.
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Laggards Among the Laggards: Small Caps with Big Contrarian Potential

Excerpted from October 2014 Issue
These contrarian stock picks represent a diverse group of companies that have been among the worst performers in the Russell 2000 over the past year or so, trade reasonably actively and have decent businesses with good long term investing turnaround potential.
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Distressed Investing Blog

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Mutual Funds Offer Ready-Made Diversification

While we normally focus on individual stocks, from time to time we like to look at mutual funds that focus on turnarounds. Mutual funds can be attractive for many investors because a single fund can provide fairly broad diversification across a large number of stocks. There will be years that large, mainstream stocks will perform badly, and that's when contrarian funds like these can really shine. Read More.

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TL Spotlight

George Putnam has always followed the same straight-forward and highly-profitable investment philosophy. He published his first Turnaround Letter issue back in 1986, and readers have seen extraordinary long-term stock profit ever since.

 

In fact, 12 of 2014's 13 closed-out purchase recommendations saw gains--with five of those enjoying total returns greater than 100%. The Turnaround Letter's average return for 2014's stock picks is +82%:

 

2014 Closed Out Purchase Recommendations

Value Stock Picks

* Calculation includes dividends and price changes between purchase recommendation and current price.

 

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