Speaker Details


John Buckingham has been with Al Frank Asset Management, Inc., since 1987 and is the company's largest shareholder. He has served as the firm's director of Research since 1989 and chief portfolio manager since 1990. He's also editor of The Prudent Speculator newsletter, which has been the #1 ranked investment newsletter in terms of total return performance for the past 20 and 30 years according to the Hulbert Financial Digest (as of 12/31/16). He graduated magna cum laude from the University of Southern California in 1987 with a BS degree in computer science and a minor in business administration.

Content from John Buckingham

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Buckingham's Banking Bets for Value Investors

We are not banking on a significant acceleration of economic growth, nor do we think corporate tax relief will be easily won on Capitol Hill, but we continue to believe that equities in general and ou…

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Value Expert Eyes Gilead and Medtronic

We buy only those stocks we find undervalued along several lines relative to their own trading history, those of their peers or that of the market in general, notes value investing expert John Buck…

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Prudent Favorites in Energy

Our allocation to the energy sector has ebbed and flowed over the years, but we remain believers in the long-term thesis that energy demand will continue to meaningfully climb, which should create a…

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Four Value Plays in Retail

In his The Prudent Speculator newsletter, value investing expert John Buckingham reviews select opportunities in the retail sector — and shares the research notes he prepared for his latest ap…

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Disney: "Unprecedented Content"

Congratulations to value investing John Buckingham on reaching his 30th year with Al Frank Management; this month is also the 40th anniversary of his newsletter, The Prudent Speculator. Here's a lo…

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Healthy Values: Biogen & Merck

John Buckingham, editor of The Prudent Speculator, focuses on a widely-diversified portfolio of value-oriented stocks; here, he reviews two leading pharmaceutical firms with promising drug developme…

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Value Expert Eyes Healthcare

We believe that equities remain attractive for the long haul, given the improving economy, solid balance sheets, generous yields and reasonable valuations, asserts John Buckingham. Here, the edito…

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Top Stocks for a Trump Tax Cut

The markets have been quick to make bets on the winners and losers of a Trump presidency, even as there are more than the usual number of uncertainties about what policies actually might be impleme…