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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

We can’t remember a day recently that skipped some mention of the “Magnificent 7,” a nickname for the seven stocks in the S&P 500 Index that have swelled. But hot investment themes (and acronyms) change. We own four of the Magnificent 7 in our portfolios, though not at the S&P’s weights, and we initially recommended them with inexpensive valuations, writes John Buckingham, editor of The Prudent Speculator.
It is easy to be sanguine about stocks with the Dow at 39,000, but whether it is dysfunction in Washington, conflict in the Middle East, war in Ukraine or China/Taiwan tensions, we know that there is plenty to trouble investors. But we remain comfortable with stocks like Allianz SE (ALIZY), John Buckingham, editor of The Prudent Speculator.
Although both leading biotechnology stocks fell recently after reporting earnings, John Buckingham continues to see long-term value in Amgen (AMGN) and Gilead Sciences (GILD); here is the latest from his advisory letter, The Prudent Speculator.
Awakened from his wintry nap at dawn on Gobblers Knob on February 2, America’s favorite rodent, oops, woodchuck, proclaimed: “One thing the weather did NOT provide is a SHADOW and a reason to hide. Glad tidings on this Groundhog Day! An early Spring is on the way.” But his track record leaves a lot to be desired. Meanwhile, we like Whirlpool (WHR) here, writes 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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