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.

Pay attention to insider buying by the CEO and CFO.
Safe holdings in turbulent markets.
Community banks have healthy tailwinds.
Tanker company shares are cheap at current levels.
Two stocks with high short interest and recent insider buying.
Using the Ben Graham model.
Ben Graham's method for substitution approach is now a classic.
Benjamin Graham's concepts continue to work.
Klarman, Ichan and Smith hold energy stocks worth considering.
See what the older, wiser players are buying to create a decent list.

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