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An Invitation to...
One of the Most Successful Investing Clubs in the World

Here’s the thing: I can only make this beta test offer to 10 people...

Any more than that and my team and I won’t be able to stay on top of the feedback from our beta testers to make the training, teaching, and onboarding as good as it can be for the launch next month.

Now please don't get me wrong…

This isn't some undeveloped, “you’ll have to build it with your own hands,” type of thing.

Far from it…

Here’s a sneak peek of the membership dashboard.

I won’t be running Takeover Targets like most advisory services...

That’s because as a new member of Takeover Targets – you'll receive instant access to my entire recommended portfolio – every single position I’ve ever recommended… so you can fully capitalize on this trend, right away.

Right now, there are several “buys” in the portfolio that have the potential to safely double your investment.

Here's the thing, though...

Because I’ve decided to give away the entire portfolio, all at once, I won’t be allowing any refunds.

If that bothers you -- for any reason -- then this service is not for you.

It's sad, but true, that a number of people will take advantage of my goodwill... sign up... receive my research... then cancel and ask for their money back.

I hope you understand that I’m in the business of selling research – not giving it away.

But I think you'll find that the value you'll get from Takeover Targets will far outweigh the cost.

Just a single takeover in any one of my recommendations could easily pay for the cost of this service... many times over.

I'm happy to make this research available at far less than the cost that I'm certain I could charge for it.

But if you decide to join, and gain access to our full analysis, there are no refunds.


So... down to the details…

Like I said above, Takeover Targets will not be run like most of my other research advisory services.

Instead of providing research and a new “buy recommendation” just once every month…

At Takeover Targets, you’ll receive the entire portfolio TODAY if you want it.

Plus, for every week going forward…

I’ll be publishing a fresh “Buy List” for you. 
Again, these are my hand-picked small bank stocks that have the potential to earn you 151%... 180%... and 269% in an acquisition.

It’s a well-oiled, rinse and repeat, machine...

And it’s why, on a value basis, I find it as one of the most productive, hands-off ways to make money in the stock market.

To join me at Takeover Targets, all that’s needed is a single upfront payment of $29 for full access.

Again, you will have immediate access to my entire portfolio of recommendations, including all of my best ideas on how to take advantage of this once-in-a-lifetime trend.

You will also receive:

Get Started.

Tim Melvin
Investment Advisory

Here’s how it works…

Community banks are not the large, too-big-to-fail conglomerates you often see on TV. They’re not the Bank of America’s or the Wells Fargo’s of the world.

They are the local, mom-and-pop shops that offer loans to small business owners in their community.

You probably have a few of these banks in your community right now...

What you might not realize, though, is that a large portion of them are publicly traded.

Now, while these banks thrived for years, certain factors in the last decade have led them to be unable to keep up with their much larger competitors. That’s for two main reasons:

Regulation & Technology.

Simply put, it is just too expensive to be a small bank branch in 2021. Plus, regulations like Dodd-Frank have been causing headaches since 2008.

But their obstacles are where our opportunity lies...

You see, in order to compete, these banks will need to do one of two things in the coming years:

1. Get acquired by a larger bank
2. Merge with a similar-sized bank to spread out costs

And that’s exactly what they are doing…

Since 1990, the number of U.S. banks has dropped significantly. There are only 5,542 banks today compared to 15,158 banks in 1990.

The amazing thing about the Takeover Targets method is that it works in ALL markets.

Not just when stocks are rising… it works in falling markets… or even markets that go sideways.

It works no matter what the Fed does with interest rates. And it works no matter what is happening in gold, oil, or any other commodity.

What’s more:

Dear Reader,

If you like the idea of speculating—without putting your money at risk—you'll want to read every word of this time-sensitive letter.

That’s because, for the first time ever, I am inviting readers to join me in a new service I am launching here at Thunderclap Research.

Now, before we get into the details, there is one quick thing I should mention…

For the first time ever, I am looking to “beta test” this new project with a select group of passionate investors.

I’m doing this for one reason…

I want to hear about what you think of the product—and I want you to be brutally honest.

And trust me, it will be worth your time.

In exchange for your help, you’ll have the opportunity to access this new service at a rate even lower than the one we’ll offer our charter members when we launch it next month.

Simply put, you can get access today for 40% off the price others may pay in the future.

You’ll essentially get a first look at a brand new way of investing for half the price of what subscribers less than a month from now may pay.

Now fair warning...

Because of this once-in-a-lifetime deal, I will be strictly limiting the number of subscribers allowed.

I know that sounds like an outrageous claim, but I mean it.

This may be one of the most overlooked, unloved… yet wildly profitable areas of the market.

You see, I’ve spent years of my life researching the nitty-gritty details inside the deals Wall Street doesn’t want you to know about.

I’ve spent years researching, analyzing, and cataloging the specific strategies… trades… vehicles… and deals that have made the most successful investors in history wildly wealthy.

And in that time, there is one strategy that I’ve continued to use for outsized gains.

And I’m not the only one. Some of the most successful investors of all time have used this strategy throughout their careers.

I'm talking about investors like Peter Lynch who used this strategy between 1977 and 1990 to deliver an average annual total return of more than 29% – a performance that would have turned a mere $10,000 investment into $280,000.

Or legendary value hedge fund manager Seth Klarman of the Baupost Fund who devoted a whole chapter to this strategy in his book, Margin of Safety.

Or even Edward Thorp, one of the best arbitrage investors of all time that beat the market for two decades without a losing quarter, who also consistently used this strategy.

I’m talking about one of my favorite overlooked, marginalized, and forgotten subsectors of the market: BANK STOCKS.

More specifically, small community bank stocks.

Now, I know how boring that sounds… But here’s the deal, this investing style works.

And at the end of the day, all I care about is winning… plain and simple.

You see, the “boring” nature of these stocks leads everyday investors who are chasing the “flavor of the month” stock to ignore them.

But while they are chasing the next trend, I’m quietly racking up a track record of dozens of profitable trades.

And since 2013, I’ve recommended over 100 of these community banks without a single loss.

Let me say that again…

Over 100 recommended trades. ZERO losses.

Not only that, but 53 of my recommendations have been taken over or closed for an average gain of more than 81%.

The Trade of the Decade
Introducing Takeover Targets:

Not too shabby...

Now, I’ll get to everything that is included in the membership in a second, but first, let me back up and explain exactly what this opportunity is.

How To Make Money With Takeovers

Simply put, 9,616 banks (63% of the industry) have vanished in the past 30 years…

And that is where Takeover Targets comes in.

We are specifically targeting those banks that are prime acquisition or merger targets.

And using my proprietary analysis that I have developed over 20 years of investing in community bank stocks, I am able to quickly target which banks are poised to be taken over.  

Now, let me give you an example of just how powerful this trend can be for your portfolio...

On December 18, 2020, I recommended that members should buy shares of People's United Financial (PBCT). I felt that the bank was a prime Takeover Target.

The firm was significantly undervalued, had a pristine balance sheet, and was paying a very high dividend.

Two months later, on February 23, M&T Bank Corporation announced they were acquiring the People’s United to increase their footprint.

Members who took advantage of my recommendation to buy shares of the company made an annualized return of 148%.

Less than a month later, on March 3, Takeover Targets members were alerted when one of our portfolio companies - Severn Bancorp - was acquired by Shore United Bank.

The takeover resulted in a more than 137% gain for investors. 

And again, not even a month later and the cash register was ringing again...

On April 12, 2021, I alerted members that a bank in our portfolio - Mackinac Financial Corporation - was being acquired by Nicolet Bankshares.

The result?

Investors who followed my advice made a more than 269% return. Enough to turn every $10,000 invested into $36,900.

And for the record, this isn’t just a 2021 thing…

Every year, banks in my portfolio are being taken over… 53, to be exact, so far.

And from what I’m seeing in the markets right now, I don't see takeovers in 2021 slowing down.

By the contrary, based on recent economic events I actually see it speeding up.

Community Banks Don't Care What the Market Does
  • It's very safe. In fact, it’s one of the safest investing methods I’ve found in my 35-year professional career

  • It has nothing to do with options, margin, or any other risky investing method

  • Many of these banks will continue to pay huge dividends while we wait for a takeover

For a traditional stock portfolio, I have a great deal of confidence that returns will be awful over the coming months and years.

Interest rates have nowhere to go but up, and valuations will not move to high enough levels to support fantastic returns.

But with Takeover Targets, you are riding the coattails of one of the most powerful, market agnostic trends in the market.

Here's how to get started right away...

What you’ll receive as a Member
  • A detailed “Welcome Guide” breaking down our unique strategy and how we’re going to turn small banks into big profits.

  • Market updates every week that will include updates on the portfolio, the current “Buy List,” economic outlooks, as well as a general overview of what we see coming in the months ahead.

  • Alerts every time I find a new bank primed for acquisition.

You’ll also receive immediate access to my Members-Only Website... where I’ll post insider interviews, as well as any other changes to our portfolio (you'll be alerted by email as well).

You'll have access to all of this as soon as you sign up.

But look…

If you're at all interested, I urge you to act quickly.

This offer is available at a price that I can’t guarantee you’ll ever see again. 

To get started as a charter member of Takeover Targets, simply click "Get Started" below to access our secure order form.

“I like Tim's viewpoint. As a former analyst at a regional bank, I know Tim examines the important factors: Net Interest Margin, Efficiency Ratio (aka "Erosion"), Loan Loss Reserves, Return on Assets, Equity capital, and (most important!) Price to Book Value. I am confident in all his recommendations.” 

- Jim F.

“Tim Melvin has a no nonsense approach to investing. He has decades of experience. He has perspective, wisdom, and a sublime sense of humor. If you wish to trade your own account and pick your own stocks, Tim's advice is first rate.” 

- Steve L.

“I have appreciated Tim's take on value-oriented stocks for several years now, including the total banking trade approach. His insight has been profitable.” 

- Glen V.

“Melvin's results speak for themselves. He is shooting the lights out in a completely underfollowed sector. I wouldn't trust anyone else.”

Tobias Carlisle

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