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 grow-or-die mandate for community banks make it a great time to invest in these stocks.
CHFN, PROV and WSBF offer good growth at reasonable prices.
Acquisitions are the easiest path to growth for most banks.
Michael Price has profited from his small-bank investments.
Latest 13F shows the hedge fund like Cowen, Intelsat and more.
FJ Capital has outperformed the market by a huge margin on strong bank stock selections.
Continuing to plunder bank activist investors' filings for good buys.
13F filings reveal lots of good options.
I am keeping my eye on the bank specialists and activists as 13F filings start rolling in.
Let's take a look at what the sharp people are FSI Group are buying and selling.

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