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.

The coming year should be a good one for community bank investors, with the promise of growing values and higher multiples ahead.
Owning such a bank can pay huge rewards to shareholders.
These stocks look ready to rock under a Trump administration.
This value-oriented, closed-end fund is trading at a steep discount.
My track record is flawless, and if you read this piece you'll understand why.
When I buy a longshot, I am thinking about holding it three to five years or longer.
Five hospital and private-equity names with potential for high returns.
Corporate leaders engaged in insider buying usually have a longer time horizon than individual investors.
This isn't a classic Tim Melvin value play, but it's appealing and may reward aggressive but patient investors.
There is no question that banking is moving to the online world, but many so-called fintech companies may not survive the trip.

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