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.

One investor's trash can be a patient one's treasure.
This indicator can help uncover profitable, well-run banks.
It is worth the patience and discipline required.
Look for stocks that are lagging their 10-year average ROC.
Over the long term, this time-tested strategy far exceeds market rates of return.
The real bargains are in little banks Wall Street never heard of. 
Stocks with potential in the most overbanked part of the U.S.
Small banks in the Southeast trade at huge discounts.
Here is the Pacific-themed version of my 'trade of the decade.'
Quality small banks are priced for major long-term upside.

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