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.

How Will the Recall Issue Affect GM Stock?

Because General Motors is currently the subject of many negative headlines arising from a significant recall relating to ignition switches, we wondered what long-term effect the recall would have on GM’s stock. Our best guess is “very little.”
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Turnaround Mutual Funds: The Few, the Brave & the Potentially Profitable

Excerpted from March 2014 Issue
While we normally focus on individual value stocks, from time to time, we like to look at mutual funds that focus on turnaround investing.
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Fifth Anniversary of 2008-09 Stock Market Low: Looking for Laggards Poised to Rebound

Excerpted from March 2014 Issue
Being contrarian investors, we aren’t inclined to chase the stock market winners. Instead, we like to sift through the losers, looking for value stocks that have been left behind but still offer promising stock profit opportunity.
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Wall Street 101: A Brief Overview of Stock Trading

The Turnaround Letter does not recommend stocks listed on the OTC Bulletin Board or Pink Sheets because their liquidity is insufficient: We choose not to include risky start-ups, new issues, “penny” mining stocks or speculative options or futures in our portfolio...
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W.R. Grace Emerges from Bankruptcy: A Couple of Lessons for Investors

W.R. Grace (stock symbol GRA), a specialty chemical producer, emerged from Chapter 11 earlier this month after nearly 13 years in bankruptcy and provided a couple of lessons to investors.
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Stock Market Forecast: As January Goes...

Excerpted from February 2014 Issue
With the stock market turning down in January, many investors are looking to crystal balls for guidance on where the market is going for the rest of the year. Instead of worrying about what the market is going to do, you are much better off with a long term investing approach--seeking out good stocks and sticking with them for the long haul.
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WSJ Highlights The Turnaround Letter with Best 15-Year Returns Among Newsletters

The Wall Street Journal recently highlighted the contrarian investing approach that many Turnaround Letter subscribers have become accustomed to. Author Mark Hulbert believes that “following last year’s stock market is a risky bet” and has cited George Putnam’s The Turnaround Letter with the best 15-year returns.
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Stock Advice is Only as Reliable as the Person Giving It

Like any decision that involves your hard-earned money, I advise a cautious, well-researched approach to the stock market. It’s true: Stock advice—both good and bad—is readily available, often for absolutely free; but trustworthy and time-tested investment guidance is a valuable and equally elusive commodity.
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AMR Emerges from Chapter 11; Its Stock Proves the Exception to the Rule

With its two-year Chapter 11 proceeding in the past, American Airlines has now finalized its merger with U.S. Airways, and the combined entity now goes by American Airlines Group and trades under the ticker AAL. We like the long-term investing prospects for the combined entity, but the principal risk...
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Industrials Ready to Power Up?

Excerpted from December 2013 Issue
Despite recent industry and economic challenges, we uncovered 10 industrial turnaround stocks with solid core businesses that stand to prosper as the global economy gradually improves.
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Buy & Hold: The Turnaround Letter's Time-Tested Investing Strategy

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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