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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Don't Make Too Much of Price History

It can be tempting to look at a depressed stock and think, “it used to trade at 40 and now it’s at 8 – therefore it must be a bargain.” Unfortunately, the fact that a stock once traded at a higher price does not guarantee that it will ever get back there. One big reason that a stock trades so much lower than before: its earnings potential or assets have deteriorated. Without some fundamental improvement, the share price will continue to lag, or worse. 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 an our active purchase recommendation, currently as a "Hold," and 1,928% stock profit is as of 8/11/16.

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.