John Buckingham

Principal, Portfolio Manager, and Editor,

The Prudent Speculator

  • Principal, Portfolio Manager at Kovitz
  • Editor of The Prudent Speculator
  • Frequent Contributor to Major Print, and Television Media

About John

John Buckingham joined AFAM Capital in 1987 and Kovitz in 2018, as part of the Kovitz acquisition of AFAM. He has more than 30 years of investment management experience and serves as editor of The Prudent Speculator, which has been a trusted newsletter for over 40 years. Mr. Buckingham chairs the AFAM Investment Committee, leading a team that performs comprehensive investment research and financial market analysis. He has been featured in Barron's, The Wall Street Journal, and Forbes, and frequently contributes to CNBC, Bloomberg, and Fox Business News. Mr. Buckingham is a recognized industry contributor who regularly speaks at prominent industry seminars and events.

John's Articles

Many investors are concerned about the valuations of the major market averages, whose returns has been fueled by a handful of mega-cap stocks, suggests John Buckingham, value oriented investor and editor of The Prudent Speculator.
Shares of Lowe’s (LOW) fell 2% last week after the home improvement retailer reported fiscal Q3 results that weren’t as strong overall as traders had hoped. But we continue to like that Lowe’s is focused on improving its return on invested capital, streamlining the business, investing in the Pro business, and returning capital to shareholders, notes John Buckingham, editor of The Prudent Speculator.
Shares of Alphabet (GOOG) dropped nearly 10% recently after the internet media and services giant turned in Q3 results that included disappointing Cloud revenue. But we continue to think GOOG is a terrific company trading at a reasonable valuation, writes John Buckingham, editor of The Prudent Speculator.
We see no reason to alter our view that the attractive valuations of our portfolio holdings will continue to provide handsome returns over our multi-year holding period, explains John Buckingham, editor of The Prudent Speculator.

John's Videos

John Buckingham, Editor of the Prudent Speculator newsletter, points out a simple truth: Even economists can't predict the economy! So in this interview, he explains why investors shouldn't even try -
Join John Buckingham, editor of The Prudent Speculator, for a LIVE webinar where he will provide his real-time update on the state of the market and how best to navigate the sometimes disconcerting headlines. With economic data far from exciting, corporations cautious in their top- and bottom-line comments, given the long-playing trade skirmish with China, an increasingly contentious impeachment process, and uncertainty in Europe, Asia, the Middle East and elsewhere, investors are having a hard time dealing with the volatilitythe financial press is providing little in the way of comfort. John will provide his insight into what's ahead for investors while offering specific undervalued dividend-paying stocks that show signs of promise given today's unique market conditions.

While media market gurus are recommending traders protect their portfolio now that the market is experiencing higher volatility.
John Buckingham explains why the recent equity market volatility is normal and healthy for the markets.

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