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.

A few gems from Carlyle Group's recent filing.
In his leaked annual letter, Baupost founder Seth Klarman lays out his maxims for value investing.
A strong economy, with rising interest rates and higher net interest margins, could help these banks earn their way out of current difficulties.
Form 13F filings pull back curtain on what top bank investors did in the last quarter.
Taubman Centers and Consolidated-Tomoka are both undervalued, according to the activists that are targeting them.
Activist investors don't always win, but when they do, it pays off.
Individual investors whose approach fits their personality and who execute it well will beat peers.
There are not many undervalued stocks out there.
I'm not pessimistic, I just prefer to buy my sunshine on sale.
National conference shows bankers are brimming with optimism.

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