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.

Wall Street 101: A Brief Overview of Stock Trading

March 9, 2014
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

February 11, 2014
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
February 6, 2014
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

January 10, 2014
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

January 7, 2014
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

December 20, 2013
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
December 17, 2013
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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Year-End Bounce Stock Picks: Contrarian Investing Profit as Others Dump Losers

Excerpted from December 2013 Issue
December 12, 2013
Given the good performance of our tax loss selling stock picks for the last three years, we followed our own stock advice and year-end bounce-picking formula with the 2013 year-end bounce list.
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DAL Stock Pick Yields 227% Returns

Making Delta the Newest Member of “200 Club”
November 19, 2013
The Turnaround Letter recently suggested investors lock in stock profit and unload Delta Air Lines (DAL)—resulting in a 227% increase from its price at the time of our October 2011 purchase recommendation.
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These Hotel Stock Picks Have Room for More Gains

Excerpted from November 2013 Issue
November 14, 2013
Current hotel industry conditions are very favorable and suggest more gains are ahead.
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Bank Stock Picks Still Cheap?

While banks do still face headwinds such as ongoing litigation, increased regulation and reduced trading profits, these have been so heavily trumpeted in the financial headlines that bank stock prices have over-reacted on the downside. Read More.

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Total returns cover the fulll year 2013.

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MoneyShow.com named George's stock pick top performer for all of 2013 and shared this feature interview to update investors on MTG's status and highlight select year-end bounce candidates.


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