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.

Buying by corporate insiders this week provides a better indication of what's ahead than any prediction of the day.
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If you listen, they will tell you.
Adams Natural Resources Fund is an excellent play on a long-term rebound in energy stocks.
Quit focusing on day-to-day moves and take a long-term view of where asset values should be.
Expect suitors to pay top dollar for these well-run institutions.
All have low P/Es, big earnings growth and few institutional buyers.
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13F filings are a gift that keeps on giving.
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