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Turning Back the Clock Five Years: Good Companies Whose Stocks Have Gone Nowhere

A lot has happened in the world since July 2011. In addition to recent events like Brexit, we’ve seen oil prices cut in half (twice), China’s growth go from boom to stall, the Taper Tantrum response to fears of the Fed reducing its quantitative easing program and S&P’s downgrade of U.S. debt. We’ve also seen the S&P 500 Index rise by over 55%. Nearly every non-energy company has participated, with some notable stocks increasing by much more...
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In Vote of Confidence, Caterpillar Maintains Dividend Rate

The Board of Directors of Caterpillar (NYSE: CAT) voted to maintain the quarterly cash dividend of seventy-seven cents ($0.77) per share of common stock, payable May 20, 2016, to stockholders of record at the close of business on April 25, 2016.
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Freeport-McMoRan Announces New Organizational Structure for Oil & Gas Division

Freeport-McMoRan (NYSE: FCX) announced a new organizational structure for its subsidiary Freeport-McMoRan Oil & Gas (FM O&G). The changes are being undertaken to reduce costs, streamline functions and to enhance capital allocation across FCX’s global business in a manner consistent with FCX’s debt reduction initiatives.
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If you like to speculate in low-priced stocks, we suggest these five value investing opportunities.

Low-Priced Stock Volatility: Buyer Beware

Over the past two months we have seen an unusual amount of volatility in some of the lower-priced energy, natural resources and metals stocks. What is causing this volatility? Some of it may be related to “short covering” by hedge funds and others--and some investors may be placing wishful bets on a recovery in natural resource prices.
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Rio Tinto's New CEO Looks Like A Good Choice

Commodity metals producer Rio Tinto (NYSE: RIO) announced that Jean-Sébastien Jacques, 44, a four-year Rio veteran and head of the copper and coal unit, will become CEO in July and join the board immediately.
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When to Buy Bonds Instead of Stock

Excerpted from the March 2016 Issue
The key to deciding where to invest in a company’s capital structure--as with any investment decision--is evaluating risk and potential reward. Unfortunately, however, one of the fundamental rules of investing is that bigger rewards (higher returns) almost always come with higher risks...and vice versa. This is key for anyone deciding the most prudent investment strategy when it comes to distressed securities.
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Both bonds and stocks have good upside potential with these investing opportunities.

When to Buy Bonds Instead of Stock

The key to deciding where to invest in a company’s capital structure--as with any investment decision--is evaluating risk and potential reward. Unfortunately, however, one of the fundamental rules of investing is that bigger rewards (higher returns) almost always come with higher risks...and vice versa. This is key for anyone deciding the most prudent investment strategy when it comes to distressed securities.
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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.