“Though no one speaks about them, thrift conversions have been tremendously lucrative for savvy investors.” If you dream of digging up hidden treasure in the stock market, you’ll want to read this book. You’re about to discover a niche that portfolio managers and top investment experts can’t touch – even if they knew about it! It’s an area you have a huge advantage on Wall Street. It’s a place where the potential returns are high and the risks are low, and most of the stocks are acquired at a substantial premium. Here’s your guide to these secret stocks: --Discover how to systematically uncover these hidden gems--Invest even before they go public--Find banks so cheap they’re worth more dead than alive--Analyze how to buy them and what to look for – even let pro analysts value them for you--Get expert insight from investors who dominate this niche--Supercharge your returns by getting these top professionals to work for you – for free!This book provides step-by-step guidance for investors and offers case studies of current and past stocks. You’ll have the tools to find attractive risk-adjusted returns in small banks.James F. Royal, Ph.D., got hooked on special situation investments after he discovered that the stock market sometimes gives away companies for free and occasionally even pays you to take them. He worked at The Motley Fool as an analyst managing a portfolio of spinoffs and thrift conversions. He has been investing in stocks for over 20 years and has a doctorate from the University of Florida.