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Dividend Paying Stocks Reduce Risk in Playing European Turnaround

Excerpted from the July 2012 Issue

July 27, 2012

What do you do when you can’t solve a problem? One approach is to give up, declare victory and go home. This appears to be what European leaders did at their summit meeting in late June.

We’re not saying that their latest plan (what number is it – 10? 20? 40?) won’t work, but this distressed investing blog wouldn’t bet the ranch on its success. That said, we think there could be good turnaround investing profit potential in European stocks when the continent does begin to recover.

We’re just not too sure when that recovery will occur. For that reason we like European stocks that pay good dividend yields. Those yields reduce the volatility in the stocks and will pay you something even if you have to wait a while for the stocks to move up in price. More specifically, the July 2012 issue of Turnaround Letter names 10 European-based stocks with generous dividends.

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Negative media headlines can be a great source of turnaround ideas. Stories about struggling companies, management turmoil, failed strategies, large financial losses, industrial accidents, lawsuits and the like can drive a stock to well-below reasonable levels and may provide a buying opportunity. Like all Wall Street axioms, however, “buy on bad news” must be accompanied by careful analysis to evaluate the potential for turnaround success. Read More.

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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.