Meet George Putnam

George Putnam

A graduate of both Harvard Law School and Harvard Business School, George Putnam, III first became involved with distressed securities as a lawyer in the late 1970s. He founded New Generation Research, Inc. in 1986 after seeing how how profitable turnaround stocks could be because many investors do not understand them or are afraid of them. Since the first issue of his flagship publication The Turnaround Letter hit the presses back in 1986, Putnam has consistently practiced the same straight-forward and profitable contrarian investment philosophy.

As a distressed investor, Putnam does not follow the crowd. His Turnaround Letter purchase recommendations avoid “blue chips” and “hot” stocks—instead cherry-picking select “troubled” companies poised for a rebound. His strategy is simple: Beaten down stocks with genuine value will prevail regardless of the overall market.

            Experience You Can Trust

The key to profits with turnaround investing lies in skillful analysis and decades of proven experience—separating those companies that will recover and, ultimately, return to favor from those that will not. Like many things in life making this distinction is often easier said than done, and The Turnaround Letter's performance returns and impeccable reputation speak for themselves.

Frequently interviewed by Barron's, The Wall Street Journal, New York Times, Kiplinger, The Fiscal Times, MoneyShow.com and other financial publications, Putnam has been named USA Today's "Investment Advisor of the Year." In addition to his responsibilities at New Generation Research, Putnam also managed a hedge fund focused on distressed situations and serves as a Trustee for the Putnam Group of Mutual Funds, which have over $70 billion in assets. 

Market-Beating Results

George Putnam's straight-forward stock market strategy has brought his readers a 15-year annualized return rate of 11.70% (as of 4/30/16)—versus the S&P 500's 5.0%:

Source:Hulbert Financial Digest

Turnaround Letter readers have also realized significant gains on many of 2016's closed out purchase recommendations, with an average of 60% stock profit (through 7/12/16). Putnam's Turnaround Letter's average profit on closed out stock picks since 2002 is 66% (through 7/12/16), as indicated in the chart below: 

Closed Out Stock Picks Avg. Returns

One of the longest-running investment newsletters on the market today, George Putnam's Turnaround Letter will show you how to lock in your own double-digit stock profit and long-term investing success!

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Watch Headlines for Turnaround Stock Opportunities

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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  • The Turnaround Letter's 15+-year returns were 11.2%--vs. S&P's 5.1%
  • 30 Years of Turnaround Investing Experience & Reliable Stock Market Advice
  • 2016's Closed Out Purchase Recommendations Averaged 60% Stock Profit
  • Diverse Monthly Stock Picks Personally Selected by George Putnam

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.