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.

Following investors into the real estate space.
Recovery is continuing, but there are good opportunities.
AMTG,  IVR and EFC are solid long-term plays.
There are bargains to be found for long-term recovery.
Tales of excess valuation in new technology.
There's no justifying valuations at these lofty levels.
History indicates that's it all in the timing.
There are similarities, unfortunately.
The bottom line is how fast a company's value is growing.
You'd need to hold selected stocks for at least five years.

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