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I'm delighted to see your blogpost and will definitly put in on my favorites list. I didn't see too much of what you wrote on the banks but I've tried to invest in very small banks for years. My experience has been that if you find a small bank on the outskirts of a booming population area, you'll possibly do very well. But when I say small I mean small. For instance I've been looking for small (one building, no branches) in small towns in northwest Mississippi. They are "public" but are no where near pink sheets... you often have to call the bank to get shares, they'll sometimes have a list of folks and the prices they want to sell at.

can be very lucrative in the old fashioned Ben Graham way but you have to find them the same way Graham did... basically going house to house. The best several have all been swallowed but it's still occurring.

They're not on anybody's list.

it's fun finding them though actaully buying the shares can be difficult. Once I had to open a sizable checking account before the bank president would even "allow" me to buy... which I did lolol

glad to see your blog, I'll be a regualr visitor

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