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.Read More
Whenever you are inclined to doubt the excesses in the securities markets, you need only look as far as NCAA bonds. No, these bonds have nothing to do with college sports.Read More
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."Read More
The Turnaround Letter advocates a buy and hold contrarian investing strategy. In fact, stocks in our portfolio were held for an average of just over five years.Read More
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.Read More
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.Read More
Excerpted from December 2014 Issue
Looking to cash in on timely tax loss selling and portfolio window dressing? These 10 year-end bounce stock picks represent the worst performers in the S&P 500 during calendar 2014, adjusted somewhat so that there is good diversification by industry group.Read More
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.Read More
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.Read More
Since publishing our first issue back in 1986, we’ve always recommended investors exercise patience. "Beware an Itchy Trigger Finger" identified ten stock picks with particularly promising long-term potential--and they all had the added bonus of paying dividends over 3% to further reward investor patience. Given our contrarian slant, each of these stocks was also generally out of favor with mainstream investors at the time of recommendation--adding value stock appeal.Read More
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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.
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
* Calculation includes dividends and price changes between purchase recommendation and current price.
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