Tax Loss Selling/Year-End Bounce

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Yearend Bounce Candidates: When the Calendar Makes Losers Into Winners

Excerpted from the December 2015 Issue
Most of the time we recommend taking a long-term view and focusing on underlying business fundamentals when choosing stocks to buy as part of a solid turnaround investing strategy. However, around this time of year it is worth considering a shorter-term strategy based more on the quirks of the calendar--and the tax law--than on business fundamentals.
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Calendar Quirks + Tax Laws = Stock Profit

Yearend Bounce Candidates: When the Calendar Makes Losers Into Winners

Most of the time we recommend taking a long-term view and focusing on underlying business fundamentals when choosing stocks to buy as part of a solid turnaround investing strategy. However, around this time of year it is worth considering a shorter-term strategy based more on the quirks of the calendar--and the tax law--than on business fundamentals. The stocks listed here represent some of the worst 2015 performers in the S&P 500 from a diverse group of industries.
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Consider Taking Tax Losses Now--Beat the Year-End Bounce Rush

Excerpted from the October 2015 Issue
With all the volatility in the stock market this year, many investors probably find themselves holding some stocks in which they have sizable losses. By selling those losers, you can use the losses to offset taxable gains that you may have realized during the year.
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There are several questions to ask when considering taking a stock tax loss.

Consider Taking Tax Losses Now--Beat the Holiday Rush

With all the volatility in the stock market this year, many investors probably find themselves holding some stocks in which they have sizable losses. By selling those losers, you can use the losses to offset taxable gains that you may have realized during the year.
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Worried about market timing? Act now to cash in on this lucrative tax loss selling strategy.

Year-End Bounce Candidates: Profit as Others Dump Losers

Given the good performance of our tax loss selling stock picks for the last three years, we are following our own stock advice and year-end bounce-picking formula with this 2013 list.
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How will market volatility, interest rates, gold valuation and real estate forecasts impact your wallet?

Mid-Year Market Review: Is Recent Volatility a Blip or Trend?

Although we don’t put much faith in stock market forecasts, even our own, those we made at the beginning of the year look pretty good right now. This article offers a brief retrospective and outlines what stock and bond market trends we expect for the second half of 2013.
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Stock Market & Bankruptcy Recap for 2012--and Forecast for 2013

Excerpted from January 2013 Issue
This Turnaround Letter retrospective outlines 2012’s significant S&P 500, MidCap 400 and SmallCap 600 gains—and less significant annual Dow climb--as well as corporate bankruptcy patterns for the past year. George Putnam also looks to 2013 market activity, forecasting a less sizeable S&P gain and cautioning investors against one securities class.
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Will economic patterns from 2012 continue into 2013?

A Recap of 2012 and a (Reluctant) Forecast for 2013

“A Recap of 2012 and a (Reluctant) Forecast for 2013” outlines 2012’s significant S&P 500, MidCap 400 and SmallCap 600 gains—and less significant annual Dow climb. Looking to 2013, The Turnaround Letter forecasts a less sizeable yet still generous S&P gain but does caution investors against one securities class.
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George Putnam's Favorite Stocks for 2016

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2015 Bankruptcy Recap: 46% Increase Fueled by Oil & Gas/Mining Industry--Further Uptick Predicted

Looking back at 2015, research reveals a 14% decline in overall business bankruptcies but a 46% uptick in public company Chapter 11 filings—with a striking 51% of those filings coming from the battered Oil & Gas/Mining sectors. Economic indicators point to further increases in corporate bankruptcy, in general, and Energy-related filings, in particular. Just a few days into 2016, this viewpoint has already been validated by Arch Coal's long-awaited $8 billion Chapter 11 filing—and continuing oil price plummets severe enough that OPEC will likely convene an emergency meeting to address "shattered" economies. Read More.

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Spotlight: Junk Bond Market

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MarketWatch's Mark Hulbert recently tapped George's distressed investing expertise to determine the fate of the junk-bond market and what its nearly three-year decline likely means for your portfolio.

 

Hulbert writes, "What’s really going on? For insight, I turned to George Putnam, an expert in distressed-company investing. His Turnaround Letter advisory service has handily beaten the stock market over the past 15 years, according to the Hulbert Financial Digest’s tracking, by an impressive margin of 7.3 percentage points a year on an annualized basis."

 

Commenting on the rapid growth of high-yield exchange traded funds (ETF's), Putnam notes, "They have become the investment vehicle of choice for short-term investors….Those investors tend to be trend followers and, therefore, are just the opposite of being contrarian."

 

Read the full MarketWatch junk-bond article to find out what George thinks these recent indicators likely mean for future distressed investing profit.