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 banker says his biggest is from the federal government, something he calls "obscene."
The choice is to grow (heads) or sell (tails). Either outcome should lead to nice profits for investors.
A screen brings up two stocks in the unfortunate counter-terror and crime business.
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Value 40 Fund combines criteria to find potential winners.
List compiled by Michigan business students has names to sell, avoid or short.
Study finds they beat the broad market and defensive sectors over time.
13F filing also reveals acquisitions in small banks and real estate.
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