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.

Tim Melvin wraps up nine years of writing for Real Money by continuing to share his knowledge and experience.
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