Tim Melvin is a writer from Windermere, Fla. In addition to writing about the markets, he manages accounts for family and friends. He has written serveral articles and collaborated on several investment books. Prior to striking out on his own he spent 20 years a stockbroker, the last 15 as a Vice President of Investments with a regional firm in the Mid Atlantic area. He specializes in deep value investing as well as special situations and activist stocks, and is the author of the Junior Chamber Course on Value Investing, as well as numerous articles in various publications on the subject of value investing, the stock market and the world around us.

I look for cheap stocks using EV/EBITDA rather than P/E.
Watch the valuation levels of the stocks in your portfolio.
When CEOs buy company shares at bargain levels, take a further look.
Avoid companies buying their stocks while insiders are selling.
Buying back stock at discounted valuations is smart.
Three serious wasters of shareholder money.
If you follow everyone else, you cannot outperform them.
Finding cheap stocks is not easy, but it's not impossible.
Graham's Defensive Investor screen provides some good leads.
Be careful what you buy and question what you own.

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