Ten Simple Tips That Will Ensure Turnaround Investing Success

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Fellow Investor,

Year in and year out, many of the biggest winners on Wall Street are troubled companies that have turned themselves around and returned to favor with investors.  Obviously not every troubled company is going to turn into a success story; therefore, one of the keys to successful distressed investing is identifying the companies that have real turnaround potential. 


There is indeed a science to identifying turnaround investment opportunities, but you definitely do not have to be a Wall Street analyst to succeed in this sector.

I invite you to download my free 10 Ways to Spot Turnaround Opportunities report in which I discuss what I look for in a troubled company that tells me if it has real turnaround potential.

The tidbits contained in this report will serve as your “cheat sheet” when considering any and all investing decisions. They certainly have served me well over the last 25 years.


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Consider how well The Turnaround Letter recommended stocks have performed:

  • 10.6% return over the last 10 years is more than 8 times higher than the S&P return during that same period.

  • Ranked by the Hulbert Financial Digest as the 2nd best performing investment newsletter over the last 20 years.

  • Our last six sale recommendations Teradyne, Flextronics, Williams Company, Ariba, Inc., Global Crossing and On Assignment, Inc., had returns of 328%, 247%, 92%, 138%, 103% and 99% respectively. 

 Thank you and happy investing.

George Putnam, III, Editor
The Turnaround Letter




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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."