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

It took a big rebound over the final week of the month to cut the average loss for stocks in the broad-based Russell 3000 index to 5.7% during March. But the long-term trend for stocks is higher, and Gen Digital (GEN) is an attractive way to capitalize, advises John Buckingham, editor of The Prudent Speculator.
Occasional outbreaks of those two super-contagious diseases, fear and greed, will forever occur in the investment community. The timing of these epidemics will be unpredictable. But there are plenty of opportunities these days for those with a strong stomach and a long-term time horizon. One stock to consider is Jabil Inc. (JBL), counsels John Buckingham, editor of The Prudent Speculator.
It’s been a bit tough for the equity markets, to say the least, recently. But the secret to success in stocks is not to get scared out of them as every downturn has been followed by an upswing of far greater magnitude, notes John Buckingham, editor of The Prudent Speculator.
The first month of 2023 saw terrific gains, with the S&P 500 and Russell 3000 advancing a respective 6.3% and 6.9% on a total return basis. Interestingly, despite the huge rally, folks on Main Street remain a pessimistic bunch, remarks 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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