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.

Activists have stakes in these undervalued, under $10 small bank shares.
Ignore Greece and focus on value stocks that you can buy now.
There are lots of stocks trading below $10, but not many that are also cheap based on valuation.
While waiting for the dust to settle, here are a couple of names to focus on.
Small banks have powerful tailwinds that should lead to huge gains.
Screen works even without including small banks.
Insiders are buying shares in these financial firms. Shouldn't you?
Many firms have cut dividends, but these stocks' payouts look solid.
Ranking stocks by dividend yield and EV/EBIT has amazing results.
If you can get shares in a thrift conversion IPO, do it.

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