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.

The economy could bring housing up, not vice versa.
You need plenty of time and a good stomach.
It's unlikely that they will be hit by Europe or the Ebola scare. 
This is just a fairly small bump that is yet to create additional opportunities.
Assertations of 'blood in the streets' are somewhat premature.
In dangerous market conditions, I restrict myself to safe and cheap names.
I am looking for cheap stocks company managers are buying.
I'm a fan of buying stocks where management has a vested interest.
Value Line's current list resembles an energy index fund.
My earnings season strategy is to take advantage of missed expectations.

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