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

Forget Apple and McDonald's; Look at Small Banks

Forget Apple and McDonald's; Look at Small Banks

Small financial firms are rocking as the big caps struggle.

How to Play Publicly Traded Private Equity Funds

How to Play Publicly Traded Private Equity Funds

Don't buy the shares, invest in puts and other instruments instead.

Listen to What the Private Equity Managers Are Saying

Blackstone is a prime example.

Great Banks in Iowa and Florida

Great Banks in Iowa and Florida

Both states have good economies, and these stocks look promising.

This Georgia Bank Looks Peachy

This Georgia Bank Looks Peachy

Charter Financial has plenty going for it.