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.

The companies I would like to buy are too richly priced, right now.
However, it is a risky trade as management could fail to turn it around.
The rewards of this strategy more than justify the risks.
If you buy right, time and value should do most of the heavy lifting for you.
Still, with such a portfolio you do need a good stomach for volatility.
Knowing what a private equity firm with tens of billions of dollars to invest thinks is just good business.
That way, a lot of hot money will jump out as quickly as it jumped in.
I will be on the lookout for small banks that see prices drop below book value.
The model has survived the test of time and consistently delivered market-beating returns.
I spent a lot of time researching and thinking about what does and doesn't work for individual investors; here are my conclusions.

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