John Buckingham is the chief investment officer of Al Frank Asset Management, Inc., (AFAM). He leads a team that scrutinizes hundreds of stocks for money management clients and newsletter subscribers to The Prudent Speculator investment newsletter, of which Mr. Buckingham is the editor. He is equally resolute in his management of Al Franks proprietary mutual funds. Mr. Buckingham has been a part of AFAM since 1987 and is one of the companys largest shareholders. He has served as the firms director of research since 1989 and chief portfolio manager since 1990. Mr. Buckingham’s opinion is widely sought; he has appeared on numerous television and radio programs, is frequently interviewed by publications, and conducts workshops at investment seminars. Mr. Buckingham graduated magna cum laude from the University of Southern California with a BS degree in computer science and a minor in business administration.