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The Prudent Speculator Newsletter Marks Four Decades of Beating the Market

Posted By : 22 May 2017, 2:50 pm
ALISO VIEJO, CA — In 1977, Al Frank captured his investment convictions in a series of stock picks that became The Prudent Speculator, the number one-ranked investment newsletter*, according to Mark Hulbert and The Hulbert Financial Digest. The Prudent Speculator marks its 40-year anniversary following the same investment philosophy that inspired Al Frank to hammer […]Read More >

How To Avoid The Trump Roller Coaster By Investing Long-Term

Posted By : 25 April 2017, 7:08 pm
Forbes editor, Rich Karlgaard, attended the latest Forbes Cruise for Investors and walked away with 9 central themes: emerging markets, dividends part 1, dividends part 2, U.S energy boom, incredible shrinking intelligence part 1, incredible shrinking intelligence part 2, corporate bonds beat government bonds, U.S. real estate is cheap, and your genius self. John Buckingham […]Read More >

Retail companies are major ‘value traps’ in 2017, analyst warns

Posted By : 24 March 2017, 4:48 pm
On March 22, 2017 John Buckingham appeared on CNBC’s Closing Bell and discussed retail companies. John is bullish on retailers and thinks there are many sectors with great deals due to great balance sheets and dividend yields and reasonable valuations. He thinks there is opportunity out there for those with a long-term outlook. John sees […]Read More >

Value Investing With AFAM Capital’s John Buckingham

Posted By : 10 March 2017, 8:36 pm
John Buckingham appeared on the WSJ MoneyBeat with Stephen Grocer, Spencer Jakab, and Chris Dieterich on March 9, 2017. He discusses the 40th anniversary of The Prudent Speculator newsletter, which is March of 1977, and his very own 30th anniversary with the firm. John says that you can’t just look at P/E ratios and must […]Read More >

The Little Newsletter That Crushed the Market

Posted By : 28 February 2017, 10:11 pm
In a recent Barron’s article, The Little Newsletter That Crushed the Market, Mark Hulbert put it this way: It pays to have nerves of steel. That’s the most important lesson to emerge from The Prudent Speculator’s position as one of this country’s most successful investment newsletters of the past four decades.” Discover all of Hulbert’s findings by […]Read More >

John Buckingham on CNBC Asia

Posted By : 16 February 2017, 10:26 pm
John Buckingham appeared on CNBC Street Signs on 2/16/17 and discussed the events in Washington. He thinks that these events have led to heightened uncertainty for investors, yet the markets have moved to all-time highs. These all-time highs are due to the earnings and health of the U.S. economy which continues to strengthen. He calls […]Read More >

Bloomberg Markets: Buckingham on ‘Surprising’ Market

Posted By : 30 January 2017, 7:48 pm
Bloomberg Radio 01/12/2017       Click here to listen to the original radio interview. Announcer: Global business news 24 hours a day at Bloomberg.com, the RadioPlus mobile app, and on your radio. This is a Bloomberg business flash. Charlie Palette: From Bloomberg World headquarters I’m Charlie Palette. Now the S&P, NASDAQ are all declining […]Read More >

The Shrewdest Money Moves You Can Make In 2017

Posted By : 18 January 2017, 9:13 pm
John Buckingham was one of seven investors featured in Bottom Line Personal’s article titled “The Shrewdest Money Moves You Can Make In 2017.” John believes that under the Trump administration, U.S. economic growth will be stimulated. He always favors dividend-paying stocks and thinks that some drug companies have recently become undervalued and utilities are currently […]Read More >

Forget Buffett — four unsung investment gurus are picking these eight stocks for 2017

Posted By : 12 January 2017, 9:21 pm
Michael Brush with MarketWatch has been a follower of value investment newsletters for some time now and believes that people need to stop paying so much attention to financial-market icons and look at some of the other successful investors, investment-newsletter writers. John Buckingham, editor of The Prudent Speculator newsletter, was featured in his article as […]Read More >

11 tax-loss stocks to pick up before the end of the year

Posted By : 22 December 2016, 6:39 pm
John Buckingham was interviewed by Michael Brush of MarketWatch and shared some of his favorite tax-loss stocks (as of 12/26/2016). John shared how he liked to look for “dividend-paying companies whose share prices are down more than 10% since the start of the year and trade below his target price for them.” This list includes […]Read More >

Print & Online

The Prudent Speculator Newsletter Marks Four Decades of Beating the Market

Posted By : 22 May 2017, 2:50 pm
ALISO VIEJO, CA — In 1977, Al Frank captured his investment convictions in a series of stock picks that became The Prudent Speculator, the number one-ranked investment newsletter*, according to Mark Hulbert and The Hulbert Financial Digest. The Prudent Speculator marks its 40-year anniversary following the same investment philosophy that inspired Al Frank to hammer […]Read More >

How To Avoid The Trump Roller Coaster By Investing Long-Term

Posted By : 25 April 2017, 7:08 pm
Forbes editor, Rich Karlgaard, attended the latest Forbes Cruise for Investors and walked away with 9 central themes: emerging markets, dividends part 1, dividends part 2, U.S energy boom, incredible shrinking intelligence part 1, incredible shrinking intelligence part 2, corporate bonds beat government bonds, U.S. real estate is cheap, and your genius self. John Buckingham […]Read More >

The Little Newsletter That Crushed the Market

Posted By : 28 February 2017, 10:11 pm
In a recent Barron’s article, The Little Newsletter That Crushed the Market, Mark Hulbert put it this way: It pays to have nerves of steel. That’s the most important lesson to emerge from The Prudent Speculator’s position as one of this country’s most successful investment newsletters of the past four decades.” Discover all of Hulbert’s findings by […]Read More >

The Shrewdest Money Moves You Can Make In 2017

Posted By : 18 January 2017, 9:13 pm
John Buckingham was one of seven investors featured in Bottom Line Personal’s article titled “The Shrewdest Money Moves You Can Make In 2017.” John believes that under the Trump administration, U.S. economic growth will be stimulated. He always favors dividend-paying stocks and thinks that some drug companies have recently become undervalued and utilities are currently […]Read More >

Forget Buffett — four unsung investment gurus are picking these eight stocks for 2017

Posted By : 12 January 2017, 9:21 pm
Michael Brush with MarketWatch has been a follower of value investment newsletters for some time now and believes that people need to stop paying so much attention to financial-market icons and look at some of the other successful investors, investment-newsletter writers. John Buckingham, editor of The Prudent Speculator newsletter, was featured in his article as […]Read More >

11 tax-loss stocks to pick up before the end of the year

Posted By : 22 December 2016, 6:39 pm
John Buckingham was interviewed by Michael Brush of MarketWatch and shared some of his favorite tax-loss stocks (as of 12/26/2016). John shared how he liked to look for “dividend-paying companies whose share prices are down more than 10% since the start of the year and trade below his target price for them.” This list includes […]Read More >

Opinion: U.S. stocks have enough fuel to power out of a slump

Posted By : 13 May 2016, 12:55 pm
John Buckingham was quoted in MarketWatch saying “The number of first-time filings for unemployment benefits, at 274,000 for the last week in April, is well below the 361,000 average over the past 50 years”, points out John Buckingham of The Prudent Speculator, an investment newsletter. The Institute for Supply Management’s (ISM) non-manufacturing index (NMI) rose […]Read More >

Investors just went bonkers, so you know it’s time to buy stocks

Posted By : 24 February 2016, 7:35 pm
“Dividend-paying stocks that look particularly cheap now include Gilead Sciences GILD , General Motors GM, Kohl’s KSS , Seagate Technology STX, and Wells Fargo WFC”, said John Buckingham (February 24, 2016) of The Prudent Speculator, a value-oriented stock investment letter that receives high-rankings for long-term performance from Hulbert Financial Digest.     Click here to […]Read More >



Radio & TV

Retail companies are major ‘value traps’ in 2017, analyst warns

Posted By : 24 March 2017, 4:48 pm
On March 22, 2017 John Buckingham appeared on CNBC’s Closing Bell and discussed retail companies. John is bullish on retailers and thinks there are many sectors with great deals due to great balance sheets and dividend yields and reasonable valuations. He thinks there is opportunity out there for those with a long-term outlook. John sees […]Read More >

Value Investing With AFAM Capital’s John Buckingham

Posted By : 10 March 2017, 8:36 pm
John Buckingham appeared on the WSJ MoneyBeat with Stephen Grocer, Spencer Jakab, and Chris Dieterich on March 9, 2017. He discusses the 40th anniversary of The Prudent Speculator newsletter, which is March of 1977, and his very own 30th anniversary with the firm. John says that you can’t just look at P/E ratios and must […]Read More >

John Buckingham on CNBC Asia

Posted By : 16 February 2017, 10:26 pm
John Buckingham appeared on CNBC Street Signs on 2/16/17 and discussed the events in Washington. He thinks that these events have led to heightened uncertainty for investors, yet the markets have moved to all-time highs. These all-time highs are due to the earnings and health of the U.S. economy which continues to strengthen. He calls […]Read More >

Bloomberg Markets: Buckingham on ‘Surprising’ Market

Posted By : 30 January 2017, 7:48 pm
Bloomberg Radio 01/12/2017       Click here to listen to the original radio interview. Announcer: Global business news 24 hours a day at Bloomberg.com, the RadioPlus mobile app, and on your radio. This is a Bloomberg business flash. Charlie Palette: From Bloomberg World headquarters I’m Charlie Palette. Now the S&P, NASDAQ are all declining […]Read More >

Will U.S. equities continue heading up?

Posted By : 5 December 2016, 8:06 pm
John Buckingham was interviewed on CNBC following the election results. He thinks that we will get a pro growth administration during the Trump presidency. He thinks that long-term investors should be adding money to their portfolios. Like Warren Buffet, he believes that in 3-5 years and 20-30 years stocks will go up. Short-term is much […]Read More >

Is Individual Stock Picking Dead? Buckingham Responds

Posted By : 8 November 2016, 1:34 pm
The following is a transcription of Carol Massar and Cory Johnson interviewing John Buckingham on Bloomberg Radio. The interview took place on October 18, 2016 in New York. Highlights from interview There will always be a market for individual stock pickers “We’re overweight in technology” because of long term growth potential If you want to […]Read More >

John Buckingham on CNBC

Posted By : 27 October 2016, 5:45 pm
10/25/16: John Buckingham, Chief Investment Officer at AFAM Capital, appeared on CNBC discussing the recent surge in mergers and acquisitions. He thinks that  the low cost of financing and the need to grow their top-line and bottom-line in a slow growth environment impact this recent activity. John also talks about the AT&T and Time Warner […]Read More >

Where are oil prices heading?

Posted By : 25 May 2016, 9:13 pm
John Buckingham discusses oil on CNBC. He says that supply and demand have a great deal to do with oil prices. The demand side seems to be supply but some of the supply has been an issue, but has been curtailed lately. He thinks oil goes up in the long run and does have exposure […]Read More >

Pro: Impossible to successfully time the market

Posted By : 10 May 2016, 9:18 pm
John Buckingham appeared on CNBC on May 10, 2016. John likes biotech stocks like Gilead and Amgen because they are trading at attractive valuations. If Hillary comes to power we will see what happens with the possibility of price controls and increased regulation. John already owns a sufficient amount of Apple, but if he didn’t, […]Read More >

Bloomberg Advantage: Buckingham on Patience With Value Stocks

Posted By : 9 May 2016, 1:37 pm
John Buckingham was interviewed on Bloomberg and said that when the economy is not doing well, it is often a signal for investors to buy. We want the economy to do well, even if that means the Fed raises rates. There have been concerns about China, corporate profits, and rising interest rates lately. As of […]Read More >