Mutual Funds

An investment vehicle that is made up of a pool of funds collected from many investors

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These stock pics offer solid balance sheets and generous dividends.

Time to Move Out of the Comfort Zone?

Mainstream investors are a notoriously fickle bunch, and when they tire of the "comfortable" names, they could rotate into these more cyclical stocks pushing them up sharply.
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Mutual Funds Offer Ready-Made Diversification

While we normally focus on individual stocks, from time to time we like to look at mutual funds that focus on turnarounds. Mutual funds can be attractive for many investors because a single fund can provide fairly broad diversification across a large number of stocks. There will be years that large, mainstream stocks will perform badly, and that's when contrarian funds like these can really shine.
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There will be years that large, mainstream stocks will perform badly, and that's when contrarian funds like these can really shine.

Turnaround Mutual Funds: Looking for Managers Who Go Against the Crowd

While we normally focus on individual stocks, from time to time we like to look at mutual funds that focus on turnarounds. Mutual funds can be attractive for many investors because a single fund can provide fairly broad diversification across a large number of stocks.
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We recommend contrarians buy this distressed investing opportunity up to 63.

Purchase Recommendation - October 2014

Current weakness in this mid cap’s stock price offers a good contrarian opportunity to buy into a premier money manager at a reasonable price—and this value stock currently pays a generous dividend so you get paid even if you have to wait a while for a distressed investing uptick.
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Russian Stocks: Enough Blood in the Streets?

Excerpted from June 2014 Issue
The idea behind contrarian investing is that negative geopolitical news typically spooks investors and pushes stock prices down sharply. We’re not brave enough to suggest buying Ukrainian stocks, but Russian stocks might be the next best thing. Not only is Russia Ukraine’s next door neighbor, but Russia is embroiled in—and some would say causing—much of the unrest in Ukraine.
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Russia offers many investing opportunities—Stocks, ETF’s & Mutual Funds. Here are 15 specific contrarian choices.

Russian Stocks: Enough Blood in the Streets?

The idea behind contrarian investing is that negative geopolitical news typically spooks investors and pushes stock prices down sharply. We’re not brave enough to suggest buying Ukrainian stocks, but Russian stocks might be the next best thing. Not only is Russia Ukraine’s next door neighbor, but Russia is embroiled in—and some would say causing—much of the unrest in Ukraine.
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Looking for a smart investment approach when it comes to emerging markets?

Emerging Markets: Investors Developing Aversion

Although there are valid concerns when it comes to emerging market options, most of those are short-term in nature, and a long term-investing approach shows the financial appeal of this sector. There are associated risks though, which is why we advise the structured approach outlined here.
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Mutual Fund Turnaround Investing: This Year’s Crop

Excerpted from March 2013 Issue
Mutual funds are a great option for investors looking for ready-made diversification. Given our contrarian bent, The Turnaround Letter emphasizes funds that either focus on turnaround investing as part of their strategy or are themselves something of a turnaround.
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Identify & Profit from Distressed Investing

Free Report: Turnaround Investing Mistakes

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Who wants to buy stocks right now? Nobody.

At best, the broad stock market’s 15.8% drop since its peak only three months ago on September 20 has been disconcerting. The deeper 23% plunge in small cap stocks, as measured by the Russell 2000 index: startling. For the weakest 9% of S&P500 stocks – often those with some type of unfavorable macro exposure – their average loss of 40% in such a brief time has been simply jaw-dropping. Read More.

EV/EBITDA: What Is It & Why Are We Using It More?

In reading recent editions of The Turnaround Letter, you have probably noticed that we are increasingly using EV/EBITDA as a valuation measure, rather than the better-known price/earnings multiple.  We thought it might be useful to describe this measure and why we like it.

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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."