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
A Small Bank in a Special Situation May Yield Outsized Profits
However, it is a risky trade as management could fail to turn it around.
You Asked for It: My List of 9 Leveraged Small-Cap Cheapies
The rewards of this strategy more than justify the risks.
Buy Stocks You Think Will Survive 'Nuclear Winter'
If you buy right, time and value should do most of the heavy lifting for you.
Leveraged Small-Caps Can Give You a Huge Edge on the Market
Still, with such a portfolio you do need a good stomach for volatility.
Heed KKR's Macro Assessment of the World
Knowing what a private equity firm with tens of billions of dollars to invest thinks is just good business.