Tim Melvin

Tim Melvin is a writer from Stevensville, Maryland. 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.

Recent Articles By The Author

Eisman: Next 'Big Short' Is a Long Way Off

Necessary ingredients aren't there, but keep an eye on QE.

Casual-Dining Stocks: Don't Get Me Started

Casual-Dining Stocks: Don't Get Me Started

Skip the food, ignore the shares.

Too Big to Own: Big Banks' Blood Is in the Water

Too Big to Own: Big Banks' Blood Is in the Water

All the big banks use a variation of the same sales and compensation practices.

Digging for Safe and Cheap Stocks

Digging for Safe and Cheap Stocks

3 stocks come up on the screen right now when I use my favorite filters.

3 Cheap Stocks That Are Small and Boring, and Should Be on Your Radar

3 Cheap Stocks That Are Small and Boring, and Should Be on Your Radar

Cheap names that pass quality and financial-safety filters are hard to find in this market.