8 Rules for Picking Perfect Value Stocks

Tim Melvin is a value investor, money manager and writer. He has spent the last 27 years as in the financial services and investment industry as a broker, advisor and portfolio manager. He has also written and lectured extensively on the markets with his work appearing on RealMoney.Com, DailySpecualtion.Com as well as several print publication including Active Trader and the Wall Street Digest. Mr. Melvin has also collaborated on several investment books published in the Wiley Little Book Series of Investment Books.

In this video he covers what exactly value investing is, why value investing surpasses all other stock investment approaches and why you should be using this approach to your investments. Most importantly he reveals his 8 rules for picking perfect value stocks. 

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One Day in the Life of a Rice Farmer

For many, a bowl of rice is a simple trip to the supermarket. Rarely do we think about the production of our food. The documentary shows a typical day in the life of a rice farmer and the laborious process of rice farming. You can see how well-connected the whole system is and the number of parties involved in farming rice. The way in which the farmer gently treats his animals illustrates the importance of every single life and how it is part of a greater system.

From cultivation to sale the visuals give you a sense of the strenuous, manual and monotonous work in the rice paddies. Every action has an intention – the self-grown rice is used to feed the fishes, which will be caught and cooked for dinner. Every step and actor in the process is part of an efficient, self-sustaining system.

The simplicity of the video appeals to your senses and gives the viewer a real understanding of these conditions. You are transported into another world by listening to the original sounds. Commentary or music are not necessary to complete the documentary. This is not only a video, it‘s an experience!

For Sale: The American Dream

The US housing bubble burst nearly seven years ago, but it seems the worst may be yet to come.

After a landmark settlement last year, the major banks have lifted a freeze on foreclosures and government assistance has been too little to make any significant impact.

"We are often portrayed as the bad people, like we basically just come in and make all the money from people who are in bad situations. But the fact is, if we don't buy the property then the bank [will] take the property back." - Amy Chen, a real estate investor

Public housing budgets have been slashed, leaving larger numbers of people with no place to call home.

The line between home ownership and homelessness is growing ever more blurry. Meanwhile, popular anger is rising over the perceived impunity of the banks and some have found innovative ways of fighting back in an age of austerity.

In this documentary, Fault Lines travels to Chicago and California to see how people at the front lines of the crisis are confronting the collapse of the American dream.

Finance Documentaries:  http://www.financedocumentaries.com/2013/10/for-sale-american-dream.html