Turnaround 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.

Slower Growth, But Sounder Growth

We do not claim any expertise in economic forecasting--and those who do claim such expertise usually get it wrong--but that doesn’t stop us from having some views on the economy.

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Four Enduring Lessons

The lead article in the August issue examines the lessons we have learned over our 25 years of writing about turnaround investing. While many of the lessons are focused on turnarounds or bankruptcies, there are four principles that we believe are essential to successful investing--of any style.

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A Few Thoughts on Greece

Since the problems in Greece have been strongly affecting the markets in recent weeks, we thought we’d throw in our two cents worth on what will happen there.

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It Will Be Different This Time

Long-time readers will know that we generally subscribe to the view of noted investor Sir John Templeton that these are the six most dangerous words for investors in the English language. For example, this was the rationale that many investors gave for the wild overvaluation of stocks during the internet bubble in the late 1990's.

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Learn & Avoid These 10 Common Mistakes

Free Report: Turnaround Investing Mistakes

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A Closer Look At Two Activist Campaigns

Watch to see if ADP’s CEO Carlos Rodriguez inadvertently helps Pershing, and his aggressive and sometimes personal stance against Ackman could backfire. Overall, because of the stock’s strong returns and Ackman’s weak credibility, we would give this activist campaign a low chance of making ADP a successful turnaround investment. For turnaround investors, the Trian campaign appears to have a win-win opportunity for investors--either Peltz joins the board and learns enough to re-invigorate P&G, or loses and management must either execute (boosting earnings and the shares) or they will face a more drastic proxy campaign with higher odds of success down the road. We think the P&G campaign could turn out well for shareholders.  Read More.

Warrants: A Solid Investment Opportunity

Warrants provide a valuable tool for the savvy investor. When selected and implemented well, they can be a smart addition to a diversified investor’s portfolio. Like options, warrants are not equity. They only convey the right to buy equity. As such, neither holder is entitled to dividend rights, pre-emptive rights, proxy voting or any share of any liquidation.


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Warrants' return potential can be very high, but they also carry significant risks. Learn what they are, how they work, strategies to minimize risk and find profit with warrants.

Here's Why You Should Invest in Asset Managers


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This Forbes article cites a recent MoneyShow write-up that recommends investors take advantage of the strong stock market and potential interest rate hike by "putting some of your investment assets into the shares of asset management stocks."


The article praises The Turnaround Letter's OAK purchase recommendation and quotes George Putnam: "As the corporate debt binge that we’ve experienced since 2009 comes to an end, Oaktree will benefit from a growing number of restructurings and bankruptcies."  


Learn more about Putnam's investing success with turnaround stocks.