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13
May
In the News

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

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. ...

10
May
In the News

Pro: Impossible to successfully time the market

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 amou...

13
Apr
In the News

GM, Mosaic are top stock bets: Investor

On April 13, 2016 John was interviewed on CNBC. At the time, John and team saw opportunity in dividend-paying stocks with interest rates at a low. Companies have been focused on rewarding shareholders via dividends, and General Motors was one example of this. According to John, the “new”...

11
Mar
In the News

MoneyLife Radio March 10, 2016

John Buckingham appeared on MoneyLife radio on March 10, 2016. At the time, John said he looks for undervalued and out of favor companies who have low P/E ratios, low price to book value, low price to sales ratios. He also likes dividends and gives a premium to companies who reward with a regular in...

24
Feb
In the News

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

“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 receiv...

29
Jan
In the News

It’s Been a Market of Stocks and Not a Stock Market

John Buckingham was featured on a 1/29/16 CNBC segment discussing the value of various U.S. sectors. Gilead and Amgen were favored due to their earnings outlook. He also favored the financial sector such as Prudential Financial and had exposure to energy stocks. “We try to diversify the risks ...

07
Dec
In the News

Dividend Stocks Lose Some of Their Edge

John Buckingham was featured in Barron’s discussing dividend-paying stocks.     Click here to read the article....

07
Dec
In the News

An Attractive Mosaic

John Buckingham was quoted in Barron’s.     Click here to read the article....

26
Sep
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In the News

The Education of a Value Investor

John Buckingham, Chief Investment Officer of Al Frank Asset Management, was featured in an article titled “John Buckingham: The Education of a Value Investor”, written by Reshma Kapadia. Please click here or on the image below to access the article.         Important Informat...

24
Sep
In the News

John Buckingham on CNBC: December is when the Fed will raise rates: Pro

John Buckingham, CIO of AFAM Capital, says the Fed will likely raise rates in December after Fed chair Janet Yellen said a rate hike “sometime later this year” would be appropriate.           Click here to view the video....

18
Sep
In the News

John Buckingham on CNBC: My ETFs love what the Fed did: Pro

Just do it already, says Matthew Tuttle, Tuttle Tactical Management, in discussing the wait for a rate hike; and John Buckingham, AFAM Capital, shares his reaction.           Click here to view the video....

18
Sep
In the News

John Buckingham on CNBC: Expect “very healthy rally” in Q4

John Buckingham was quoted on CNBC Power Lunch on September 18, 2015.           Click here to view the video....

16
Sep
In the News

John Buckingham on CNBC: Dow erases last week’s decline

Dissecting Tuesday’s market action, with John Buckingham, Al Frank Asset Management, and CNBC’s Bob Pisani.           Click here to view the video. Learn more about the Prudent Speculator Newsletter here....

15
Sep
In the News

Wells Fargo Looks Cheap

Jason Clark was quoted in Barron’s discussing Wells Fargo.     Click here to read the article....

15
Sep
In the News

Investors should take volatility in stride: Pro

John Buckingham, CIO at AFAM Capital, says the recent stock market volatility isn’t “overly alarming” given that global growth remains moderate and interest rates stay low.     Click here to read the article....

15
Sep
In the News

As stock market enters correction, some advisers look to buy

Recent volatility, which continued Monday, has been a cold reminder of why stocks are generally considered long-term investments.     Click here to read the article....

11
Aug
In the News

Experts Wary of Swiss Economy on Central Bank’s Huge Loss, Franc’s Strength

Dr. Vito Sciaraffia, Vice President of Investment Strategy for our Innealta division, was recently quoted in ThinkAdvisor.     Click here to read the article....

05
Aug
In the News

John Buckingham on CNBC Asia: Not Going to Lose Sleep over Fed Liftoff

John Buckingham appeared on CNBC Asia on August 5, 2015.           Click here to view the video....

14
Jul
In the News

Why are more advisors seeking managed ETF portfolios?

Jeff Montgomery, CEO of AFAM Capital, is featured in InvestmentNews on July 14, 2015.     Click here to read the article....

25
Jun
In the News

Power Play: Value Amid the Volatility

John Buckingham is mentioned on CNBC Power Lunch on June 25, 2015.           Click here to view the video....

17
Jun
In the News

John Buckingham featured in Dow Jones Business News- U.S. Stocks Pare Gains

“If we’re going to see enough economic strength to warrant the Fed becoming something less than super accommodative, we’re going to see substantial gains in corporate profits…”     Click here to read the article....

17
Jun
In the News

John Buckingham featured in Morningstar: U.S. Stocks Pare Gains Ahead of Fed Decision

“…Then in all likelihood stock prices are going to be higher.”- John Buckingham     Click here to read the article....

17
Jun
In the News

John Buckingham featured in the Wall Street Journal- U.S. Stocks, Bonds Buoyed by Fed

This Wall Street Journal feature of John Buckingham covers U.S. Stocks and Bonds buoyed by the Fed. “Officials indicate pace of rate increases later this year may be slower than previously expected…”- WSJ     Click here to read the article. Learn more about the Prudent Sp...

17
Jun
In the News

John Buckingham on CNBC Asia: Will Markets Lose Sleep Over Greece?

“While Greece is a small economy, a “Grexit” could cause tremendous market dislocation in the short run, says John Buckingham, Chief Investment Officer of AFAM Capital.”- CNBC Asia           Click here to view the video....

03
Jun
In the News

John Buckingham on CNBC Asia: Remain overweight on US stocks

John Buckingham, CIO of Al Frank Asset Management Austin, discusses the recent rally on Wall Street and explains why a correction is unlikely.           Click here to view the video. Learn more about the Prudent Speculator Newsletter here....

27
May
In the News

The Case for Dividend-Paying Stocks, Now and Later

John Buckingham is quoted in Bernice Napach’s article about dividend-paying stocks.     Click here to read the article....

30
Apr
In the News

John Buckingham on CNBC: “Fed rate hike not “on the immediate horizon: Pro”

Even if there are weather distortions, weak growth in the first quarter suggests that a rate hike needs to be later this year or early 2016, says John Buckingham, CIO of Al Frank Asset Management.           Click here to view the video....

13
Apr
In the News

Gearing up for US Q1 earnings season

John Buckingham, CIO of Al Frank Asset Management Capital, is worried about the impact of a stronger dollar on corporate profits, but says lower earnings expectations may not be all that bad.           Click here to view the video....

10
Apr
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In the News

John Buckingham was interviewed by Liz Claman of Fox Business

Want to know the key to outperforming Warren Buffett? Al Frank Asset Management CIO John Buckingham shares his stock picks and the secret to investing like the pros. Two stocks on sale...

01
Apr
In the News

John Buckingham featured on CNBC Asia discussing his stock picks and Q1 earnings

John Buckingham, chief investment officer at Al Frank Asset Management, says the first-quarter results from Corporate America is unlikely to see “tremendous surprises” and advises investors to focus on earnings guidance.           Click here to view the video....

25
Mar
In the News

John Buckingham quoted in CNNMoney.com

The S&P 500 set a new record, while the Dow closed above 18,000 for the first time this year. The Dow is now tantalizingly close to a new all-time high. Even the Nasdaq is approaching the 5,000 mark — a record it hasn’t reached since March 2000.     Click here to read the a...

24
Mar
In the News

John Buckingham featured on Fox Business discussing stocks, oil prices and the dollar

Al Frank Asset Management CIO John Buckingham, Sassy Options founder Rachel Shasha and OptionPit.com founder Mark Sebastian on stocks, oil prices and the dollar. The strong dollar behind the low price of oil?...

19
Mar
In the News

John Buckingham featured on CNBC discussing when the Fed will raise interest rates

John Buckingham CIO of AFAM Capital, says an interest rate hike in the U.S. is a positive sign that the economy can stand on its own. Watch Buckingham on CNBC at the link below.           Click here to view the video. Learn more about the Prudent Speculator Newsletter here....

15
Mar
In the News

10 Best Stocks for the Next 10 Years- PDF version

What are the 10 Best Stocks for the Next 10 years? Companies face many challenges when it comes to boosting their stock prices over long periods of time. The challenges can range from beating the competition and developing successful new products to withstanding big swings in energy prices and inter...

15
Mar
In the News

10 Best Stocks for the Next 10 Years

What are the 10 best stocks for the next 10 years? Companies face many ­challenges when it comes to boosting their stock prices over long ­periods of time. The challenges can range from beating the competition and developing successful new products to withstanding big swings in energy ­prices and...

11
Mar
In the News

John Buckingham featured in WSJ article titled “U.S. Stock Prices Decline, as Market Focus Shifts to Federal Reserve Meeting”

U.S. stock prices fell on Wednesday for the second session in a row, as investors continued to focus on the path of U.S. monetary policy.     Click here to read the article. Learn more about the Prudent Speculator Newsletter here....

11
Mar
In the News

John Buckingham featured in WSJ article titled “Euro Plunge Is Picking Up Pace”

The yawning gap between the world’s two most influential central banks continued to leave a deep mark on currencies markets Wednesday, with the euro plunging to a 12-year low against the U.S. dollar. In this WSJ article John Buckingham from Asset Management Austin discussed the euro price drops. &...