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John Deysher

author Image John Deysher is president and portfolio manager of the Pinnacle Value Fund, a diversified, SEC-registered mutual fund specializing in the securities of small and micro-cap firms. He is a CFA charterholder and has managed equity portfolios for over 30 years. He lives and works in New York City and may be reached at deysher@pinnaclevaluefund.com.

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Areas of Expertise: small- and micro-cap value investing

Website: www.pinnaclevaluefund.com

Topics Presented in Speeches: “Small- and Micro-Cap Value Investing”

Email: deysher@pinnaclevaluefund.com

John Deysher is president of Bertolet Capital LLC, advisor to the Pinnacle Value Fund, a diversified SEC-registered mutual fund specializing in the securities of small- and micro-cap firms. He holds the Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) designation and has been managing equity portfolios for over 30 years. From 1990 until late 2002, he was a portfolio manager and senior analyst with Royce & Associates, an investment firm specializing in small company securities.

Deysher began his investment career at Kidder Peabody in 1983 where he managed equity and fixed-income portfolios for individuals and small institutions. He holds a bachelor's degree from the Pennsylvania State University and master's degrees in business (from Indiana University) and engineering (from the University of California Berkeley).

He lives and works in New York City and in his spare time enjoys sports, arts and entertainment, reading and public speaking. He is reachable at deysher@pinnaclevaluefund.com.

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  1. Stock Strategies »

    The IPO Prospectus: How to Read the Fine Print

    With hundreds of IPOs to choose from, how do you sort among the rubble to find the gems? Start with the prospectus, which covers most of the important areas you need to focus on. What to look for in an IPO prospectus.

    November 2005 | Journal

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    Stock Investing ABCs: How to Read an Annual Report

    Annual reports are like chapters in a company's life, giving a detailed account of the year past and the outlook for the future. While the financial numbers reveal part of the story, you can tell a lot just by reading the text. How to get the most out of an annual report.

    July 2005 | Journal

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    The Proxy Edge: Exercising Your Shareholder Rights

    Stock Strategies: Many investors receive the annual proxy statement and simply throw it in the trash. But that is throwing away a vote, and the right to keep management's interest in line with your own. How to get the most out of a proxy statement.

    April 2005 | Journal

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    From Lemons to Lemonade: Post-Bankruptcy Investing

    Stock Strategies: Tremendous bargains are sometimes hidden under clouds of public financial disgrace, offering unique investment opportunities to investors willing to consider firms that have recently emerged from bankruptcy.

    January 2005 | Journal

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    Navigating Through EDGAR: What to Look for on the SEC Web Site

    Stock Strategies: One of the most useful Web sites for investors is the SEC's EDGAR, which contains required filings and forms of public corporations, with detailed financial disclosures. A guide to the the key filings.

    September 2004 | Journal

  6. Stock Strategies »

    The Basics: What Is the Over-the-Counter Market?

    Stock Strategies: "Over the counter" loosely applies to securities not traded on an organized exchange. Although they encompass Nasdaq stocks, they also include the less-regulated OTC Bulletin Board and the unregulated Pink Sheets.

    August 2004 | Journal

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    To Find Small Caps, Don't Neglect the Large: Spin-offs for Fun and Profit

    Stock Strategies: Spin-offs can offer unique investment opportunities in good markets and bad. However, not all spin-offs are created equal--you must do your homework to separate the attractive from the mediocre.

    May 2004 | Journal

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    Your Order Please: A Guide to the Different Ways to Buy and Sell Securities

    There are many ways to give buy and sell instructions to a broker--and just as many ways to get burned if you mess up. A rundown of the most common orders.

    April 2004 | Journal

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    How Conference Calls Can Help Investors Read the Tea Leaves

    Today, nearly all corporate conference calls are open to the public, and you can obtain the same unfiltered information as the institutions. How to tune in.

    January 2004 | Journal

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    An Investor's Guide to Corporate Insider Trading Activity

    Insider buying is much more significant than insider selling. Insiders may sell their shares for a variety of reasons. But typically insiders buy their shares on the open market for one reason--the stock is cheap!

    November 2003 | Journal