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Arbiter Partners still owns 18 small bank stocks, including some of my favorites.
Merger activity should pick up in the smaller bank sector.
A dual momentum/value strategy shows a pronounced gentle timing mechanism.
Preaching the community-bank gospel, once again, after reviewing this Fed survey.
Consolidation may begin to accelerate in the second half.
I have done very well 'raiding' Arbiter Partners' stock picks.
He believed in finding good stocks and not following the crowd.
It's unlikely that they will be hit by Europe or the Ebola scare.
Avoid companies buying their stocks while insiders are selling.
This idea remains my "trade of the decade," as it offers one of the best opportunities long-term value investors will see in 2013.
Some of my cheap, well-capitalized banks are attracting attention from quantitative and statistical types, which is typically an encouraging sign.
Here are two prime bank stocks I have found by using my tried-and-true selection process.