One of the longest-running investment newsletters on the market today, The Turnaround Letter is also one of the top ranked: As of December 31, 2015, the annualized return on our stock picks over the past 15 years was 11.0%, vs. the S&P 500's 2.9%--making The Turnaround Letter one of three top-performing investment newsletters of the nearly 200 monitored by Dow Jones' Hulbert Financial Digest.

Year in and year out, many of the biggest winners on Wall Street are troubled companies that have turned themselves around. These are the very companies that The Turnaround Letter identifies. A turnaround stock comes from a company that, for various reasons, has suffered a drop in its stock price yet is poised to recover.

When that turnaround happens, investors who get in near the bottom can ride it for hefty gains on the way back up. This simple investment strategy has resulted in The Turnaround Letter’s market-beating results over the past three decades.


Turnaround Letter vs. S&P 500 and Wilshire 5000

Take a look at The Turnaround Letter returns (as of 12/31/15) compared to the S&P 500 and the more broad-based Wilshire 5000 over the years:

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Source: Hulbert Financial Digest
Want more performance details like this? View Turnaround Letter year-to-year returns dating all the way back to 1991.

2016 Stock Picks Average 49% Gain

We have already seen significant gains on several of 2016's closed out purchase recommendations, with an average of 49% stock profit (through 4/1/16). The chart below reflects The Turnaround Letter's average annual returns for closed out stock picks over the past ten+ years:

Closed Out Stock Pick Avg. Annual Returns

View a full list of The Turnaround Letter's closed out purchase recommendations and respective returns.


THE Turnaround Letter's "200" Club

These Turnaround Letter’s purchase recommendations have achieved returns of 200% stock profit--or higher!

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*Bristow Group remains in our active portfolio (currently in a "Hold" status), and the 2,739% returns reported above reflect the stock’s closing price as of 4/4/16.

Date Range: 1/1/03 through present


Since publishing his first Turnaround Letter back in 1986, George Putnam has always followed the same straight-forward contrarian investing philosophy. These performance results speak for themselves: There really is no other newsletter on the market today that brings you the long term, consistent & market-beating results that The Turnaround Letter offers.


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George Putnam's Favorite Stocks for 2016

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Comparing Stocks and Bonds

While the common stock of a turnaround candidate usually has the greatest upside potential, other classes of securities, such as bonds or preferred stock, may offer attractive profit possibilities with less risk. Read More.

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  • The Turnaround Letter's 15-year returns were 11.3%--vs. S&P's 4.4%
  • 30 Years of Turnaround Investing Experience & Reliable Stock Market Advice
  • 2016's Closed Out Purchase Recommendations Averaged 49% Stock Profit
  • Diverse Monthly Stock Picks Personally Selected by George Putnam

Banking on a Financial Sector Turnaround

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x recently tapped George's favorable opinion for a banking industry rebound. In "Turnaround Expert's Banking Bets," Steve Halpern highlights a trio of Putnam's top stock picks from the battered financial sector.


George reminds value investors: "Fortunately, many of the factors...just aren't present in the market, and the other reason that investors seem to be down on the banks is they sort of expected the Fed to raise interest rates a little faster than they have. And the banks do better when interest rates are rising because they have wider margins on their loans, but I think the Fed will gradually raise rates to we will see profits improve, and so I think this downturn is really temporary."


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