Meet George Putnam

George Putnam

A graduate of both Harvard Law School and Harvard Business School, George Putnam, III first became involved with distressed securities as a lawyer in the late 1970s. He founded New Generation Research, Inc. in 1986 after seeing how profitable turnaround stocks could be because many investors do not understand them or are afraid of them. Since the first issue of his flagship publication The Turnaround Letter hit the presses back in 1986, Putnam has consistently practiced the same straight-forward and profitable contrarian investment philosophy.

As a distressed investor, Putnam does not follow the crowd. His Turnaround Letter purchase recommendations avoid “blue chips” and “hot” stocks—instead cherry-picking select “troubled” companies poised for a rebound. His strategy is simple: Beaten down stocks with genuine value will prevail regardless of the overall market.

            Experience You Can Trust

The key to profits with turnaround investing lies in skillful analysis and decades of proven experience—separating those companies that will recover and, ultimately, return to favor from those that will not. Like many things in life making this distinction is often easier said than done, and The Turnaround Letter's performance returns and impeccable reputation speak for themselves.

Frequently interviewed by Barron's, The Wall Street Journal, New York Times, Kiplinger, The Fiscal Times, MoneyShow.com and other financial publications, Putnam has been named USA Today's "Investment Advisor of the Year." In addition to his responsibilities at New Generation Research, Putnam also managed a hedge fund focused on distressed situations and serves as a Trustee for the Putnam Group of Mutual Funds, which have over $70 billion in assets. 

Market-Beating Results

George Putnam's straight-forward stock market strategy has brought his readers a 15-year annualized return rate of 12.5% (as of 12/31/17)—versus the S&P 500's 9.6%:

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Source:Hulbert Financial Digest

Turnaround Letter readers have also realized significant gains on many of 2017/18's closed out purchase recommendations, with an average of 42% stock profit (through 12/31/17). Putnam's Turnaround Letter's average profit on closed out stock picks since 2003 is 62% (through 12/31/17), as indicated in the chart below: 

Closed Out Stock Picks Avg. Returns

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One of the longest-running investment newsletters on the market today, George Putnam's Turnaround Letter will show you how to lock in your own double-digit stock profit and long-term investing success!

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We're sharing this complimentary copy of our full Research Report for Bioverativ (NYSE: BIVV)—20+ pages of financial analysis, investment philosophy and straightforward explanation. BIVV, our most recent closed out purchase recommendation, brought Turnaround Letter readers 95% stock profit in seven short months. Read More.

Harnessing Activists to Help Find Turnaround Stocks

Activist investors often produce attractive returns for their clients; and you can still use their influence to help your position as a turnaround investor in two ways: Buy a position in a stock with the expectation that an activist will soon follow or buy after an activist takes a stake.

 

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While one of the many dozens of activist funds might find their way to selecting your particular stock, this approach is likely to be frustrating and unrewarding. A better approach is to buy after the activist makes their move. Once an activist takes a stake in a company, how do you evaluate whether it is worthwhile to follow on? Admittedly, this is a bit of an art... Learn how you can harness the power of activist investors to find market-beating turnaround stocks.

Turnaround Letter Stock Pick Named Top Performer of 2017

 

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What Last Year's Top Stock Pickers Are Buying in 2018

 

This Forbes write-up follows up on the recent Top Stock Tips report--naming The Turnaround Letter's Crocs recommendation the top performer of 2017: With 90% gains, CROX beat out 100 other investment ideas included in the report; and the stock continues to have value investing appeal, according to Putnam.

 

George notes, "We see additional upside for the stock in 2018 as management's efforts continue to bear fruit, though the gains will likely be more muted than we saw in 2017."