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Forbes

Where To Invest In 2024 – Value Stocks & Presidential Election Years

Where To Invest In 2024 – Value Stocks & Presidential Election Years

The Iowa Caucuses and New Hampshire Primary in the books, the race for the White House is officially underway. No matter the winner, Value Stocks like Election Years!

Where To Invest In 2024 – Value Has A First-5-Days-Of-Trading Tailwind

Where To Invest In 2024 – Value Has A First-5-Days-Of-Trading Tailwind

Some will argue that the quotation, “There are three kinds of lies: lies, damned lies, and statistics,” is not attributed to Mark Twain,…

Where To Invest In 2024 – Value Is Undervalued

Where To Invest In 2024 – Value Is Undervalued

A TPS-favorite adage, “The only problem with market timing is getting the timing right,” certainly applied to the equity universe in 2023.

Investing In Value Stocks – Prudent Speculator Picks: PFE & PYPL

Investing In Value Stocks – Prudent Speculator Picks: PFE & PYPL

The Prudent Speculator, the value-oriented investment newsletter I have edited for more than three decades, has been guided–through thick and thin–by three core tenets:

Mentions from members of the press

Phil Van Doorn
Philip Van Doorn,
In Market Watch
2020

“The Prudent Speculator is published by Kovitz Investment Group of Chicago and remains at the top of the list for 30-year returns among newsletters tracked by the Hulbert Financial Digest. The TPS portfolio’s average annualized 30-year return is 14.5% through June 30, compared with 9.9% for the S&P 500, with dividends reinvested monthly, according to Hulbert.”

Jane Wollman Rusoff
Jane Wollman Russoff,
in Think Advisor
2020

“A long-time value investor whose largest holdings are in technology, John Buckingham is clearly not your typical value portfolio manager. That shows up… in a striking record of picking winning equities for more than 30 years. Principal and portfolio manager of Chicago-based Kovitz, he has been managing the Al Frank Fund (VALUX) from its inception in 1998. Since then, through Jan. 7, 2022, it has realized an annualized return of 10.79%, compared with 7.9% for the Russell 3000 Value Index and 8.75% for the S&P 500.”

Mark Hulbert
Mark Hulbert, Finance Analyst, Journalist & Author, in Barrons
2017

“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.

The Prudent Speculator’s model portfolios on average produced a 16,937% gain, versus 4,952% for buying and holding the broad stock market. That’s equivalent to the difference between 15.1% and 11.3%, annualized.”