Mutual Funds

An investment vehicle that is made up of a pool of funds collected from many investors

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These stock pics offer solid balance sheets and generous dividends.

Time to Move Out of the Comfort Zone?

Mainstream investors are a notoriously fickle bunch, and when they tire of the "comfortable" names, they could rotate into these more cyclical stocks pushing them up sharply.
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Mutual Funds Offer Ready-Made Diversification

While we normally focus on individual stocks, from time to time we like to look at mutual funds that focus on turnarounds. Mutual funds can be attractive for many investors because a single fund can provide fairly broad diversification across a large number of stocks. There will be years that large, mainstream stocks will perform badly, and that's when contrarian funds like these can really shine.
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There will be years that large, mainstream stocks will perform badly, and that's when contrarian funds like these can really shine.

Turnaround Mutual Funds: Looking for Managers Who Go Against the Crowd

While we normally focus on individual stocks, from time to time we like to look at mutual funds that focus on turnarounds. Mutual funds can be attractive for many investors because a single fund can provide fairly broad diversification across a large number of stocks.
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We recommend contrarians buy this distressed investing opportunity up to 63.

Purchase Recommendation - October 2014

Current weakness in this mid cap’s stock price offers a good contrarian opportunity to buy into a premier money manager at a reasonable price—and this value stock currently pays a generous dividend so you get paid even if you have to wait a while for a distressed investing uptick.
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Russian Stocks: Enough Blood in the Streets?

Excerpted from June 2014 Issue
The idea behind contrarian investing is that negative geopolitical news typically spooks investors and pushes stock prices down sharply. We’re not brave enough to suggest buying Ukrainian stocks, but Russian stocks might be the next best thing. Not only is Russia Ukraine’s next door neighbor, but Russia is embroiled in—and some would say causing—much of the unrest in Ukraine.
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Russia offers many investing opportunities—Stocks, ETF’s & Mutual Funds. Here are 15 specific contrarian choices.

Russian Stocks: Enough Blood in the Streets?

The idea behind contrarian investing is that negative geopolitical news typically spooks investors and pushes stock prices down sharply. We’re not brave enough to suggest buying Ukrainian stocks, but Russian stocks might be the next best thing. Not only is Russia Ukraine’s next door neighbor, but Russia is embroiled in—and some would say causing—much of the unrest in Ukraine.
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Looking for a smart investment approach when it comes to emerging markets?

Emerging Markets: Investors Developing Aversion

Although there are valid concerns when it comes to emerging market options, most of those are short-term in nature, and a long term-investing approach shows the financial appeal of this sector. There are associated risks though, which is why we advise the structured approach outlined here.
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Mutual Fund Turnaround Investing: This Year’s Crop

Excerpted from March 2013 Issue
Mutual funds are a great option for investors looking for ready-made diversification. Given our contrarian bent, The Turnaround Letter emphasizes funds that either focus on turnaround investing as part of their strategy or are themselves something of a turnaround.
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Learn George Putnam's Turnaround Secrets

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The Trump Effect

Investors have newfound enthusiasm for domestic economic growth, as a Trump presidency could bring new infrastructure spending, lighter regulatory burdens and lower corporate taxes. While the distance between campaign promises and corporate profits can be vast, we agree with the market’s general assessment of how government policies might change. Read More.

Market-Beating Profit: The 200+ Club

Turnaround stocks present a unique opportunity for savvy investors to buy in at bargain prices. Take a look at this list of just a few of our purchase recommendations that have realized a return rate of 200% or better:

* Bristow remains in our active portfolio (currently as a Hold), and 2,057% gain is as of 11/9/16.

Bet on These Battered Stocks

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Chicago Tribune highlighted this Kiplinger's Money Power write-up on George's contrarian investing approach and The Turnaround Letter's April 2016 monthly turnaround stock pick.

 

Darren Fonda notes, "…besieged stocks often start to recuperate as the headlines fade and investors anticipate a return to precrisis sales and profits. The trick, of course, is to find companies that are more likely to rebound from a setback than collapse entirely."

 

Learn more about Putnam's turnaround investing strategy.