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Bruce W. Kaser, CFA 

Associate Editor

Bruce brings to The Turnaround Letter over 25 years of equity investing experience managing institutional portfolios, mutual funds and private client accounts. He has led two successful investment platform turnarounds, co-founded an investment management firm and was principal of a $3 billion (AUM) employee-owned investment management company.

Previously he was Portfolio Manager with Boston-based Ironwood Investment Management where he managed the Ironwood Event-Driven Small/Midcap Value strategy, an innovative long-only, low-turnover equity strategy that he co-founded, focusing on event-driven companies at the intersection of depressed share prices and pending new prosperity. Prior to Ironwood, Bruce was Vice President and Senior Portfolio Manager with RBC Global Asset Management where he co-managed their $1.0 billion value/core equity platform. He joined RBC when they acquired Freedom Capital Management, where he was a principal and led the turnaround of their $800 million value/core equity platform.

Previous experience also includes Vice President and Portfolio Manager with Loomis Sayles where he turned around and lead-managed a $250 million institutional and private client equity strategy, and was a member of the six-person nationwide committee selecting stocks for the $3.5 billion Private Client program.

Bruce has been quoted in The New York Times, The Gartman Letter, The Wall Street Transcript and in web articles by Fox Business, US News & World Report and Interactive Brokers. Originally from Ohio, Bruce is a graduate of the University of Chicago Booth School of Business, where he earned the MBA in Finance and International Business and received the Bachelor of Science in Finance with Honors from Miami University (Ohio). He is a CFA charterholder. 

Bruce maintains an active volunteer schedule with the Cub Scouts, the Boy Scouts and the Lexington Little League baseball program and helps train English teachers in El Salvador. A frontier/emerging nation travel enthusiast, he has visited over 28 countries. A veteran Chicago Cubs baseball fan, Bruce is thrilled with their first World Series title in over a century.

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Lessons from the 1st Turnaround Letter of 32 Years ago

In July, 1986, exactly 32 years ago, George Putnam sent the first Turnaround Letter to subscribers. Technology back then seems like the Stone Age, with hard copy research and primitive CompuServe dial-up service. Wall Street ignored turnaround stocks back then and continues to ignore them today. While technology has changed immensely in 32 years, The Turnaround Letter’s philosophy of selecting out-of-favor companies on the verge of turning around hasn’t changed. Our timeless process helped driven The Turnaround Letter’s independently-verified market-beating returns. Read More.

Comparing Stocks Vs. 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. Many turnaround companies have only one class of securities available to investors but where there are different classes to choose from, it can pay to do a little extra analysis of the various options.

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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."