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.

So avoid stocks that are richer in valuation that the broader market.
This is probably the least important number in all of finance.
Beware of dividend-paying blue-chip stocks right now.
The Piotroski F-score can help you find super-cheap stocks that offer upside.
Value investors need to dig deep for good deals.
Specifically, Walter Schloss.
Here are five aggressive, cheap plays -- with a margin of safety.
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It could lead to finding special situations and potential takeovers.
Buy you only cheat yourself if you don't do your own homework.

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