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John Buckingham

author Image John Buckingham is the director of research and chief portfolio manager of AFAM Capital. He is also the editor of The Prudent Speculator.

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John Buckingham leads a team that scrutinizes hundreds of stocks for money management clients and newsletter subscribers to The Prudent Speculator investment newsletter, of which he is the editor. He is equally resolute in his management of Al Frank’s proprietary mutual funds. Buckingham has been a part of AFAM since 1987 and is one of the company’s largest shareholders. He has served as the firm’s director of research since 1989 and its chief portfolio manager since 1990. Buckingham graduated magna cum laude from the University of Southern California in 1987 with a B.S. degree in computer science and a minor in business administration. His opinion is widely sought; Buckingham has appeared on numerous television and radio programs, is frequently interviewed by publications and conducts workshops at investment seminars.

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  1. Stock Strategies »

    Dividends Are Still Valuable

    Not only have dividend-paying stocks realized higher long-term returns, they also tend to rise prior to and after an interest rate increase.

    May 2015 | Journal

  2. Stock Strategies »

    Managing Risk: The Dividend Payoff

    Stock Strategies: Recent history suggests that an investment strategy focused on dividend-paying large-cap and mid-cap stocks can offer a perfect blend of maximum returns at a below-market level of risk.

    November 2004 | Journal