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.

Skip the food, ignore the shares.
All the big banks use a variation of the same sales and compensation practices.
3 stocks come up on the screen right now when I use my favorite filters.
Cheap names that pass quality and financial-safety filters are hard to find in this market.
What bank execs are saying about rates, regulation and acquisitions. Plus 3 names to watch.
3 book value bargains for the long run.
First Solar, Skechers and Robert Half make the grade.
Screening for earnings multiple turns up some appealing names.
Contrary to popular opinion, the so-called Fintech Revolution is not going to do away with traditional banking services.
When KKR and Apollo sell a stock it should be a huge red flag to investors to consider following suit.

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There has been a consistent pattern from the oil markets in the past year. OPEC makes noise about constraining...
yesterday we rolled up a prior play and added an at the money on this momentum name. BOUGHT GWPH NOV 125 CA...
yesterday we added some WDC calls (sorry it's late, i'm still in Chicago and had some internet connection issu...
Markets having a nice day as evidently investors believe Hillary Clinton held her own in the debate last night...

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