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Bob Brinker  Biography

Bob Brinker (full name: Robert John Brinker) is an American financial advisor and radio host who has hosted the syndicated financial radio show Moneytalk since 1986. Brinker previously had a show on local New York radio on WMCA. He also hosted talk radio programs on WCAU (now WPHT) and WWDB in Philadelphia.

Brinker attended La Salle College High School. He graduated from La Salle University with a B.A. in economics in 1964. Bob then did master’s degree studies in communications and finance at Temple University. In 1966, Brinker became a news anchor with Philadelphia news radio station KYW.

He joined Provident National Bank as a portfolio manager in 1970. He became an investment officer with New Jersey National Bank in 1973. Brinker was the adjunct professor of finance at Rider College in Lawrenceville, New Jersey while working in New Jersey. He was a vice president and investment counselor with the Bank of New York from 1974 to 1981.

Brinker was the U.S. chief investment officer with the London-based British firm Guardian Royal Exchange Assurance from 1981 to 1992. He is also a member of the CFA Institute and the CFA Society New York.

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Bob Brinker Age

Robert John Brinker was born in 1941 in the United States and grew up in Philadelphia. He is about 78 years old as of 2019.

Bob Brinker Honey

Honey’s Bob Brinker Beehive Buzz is a Bob Brinker Fan Club and Critic Club. The club joined he Starship Moneytalk each Sunday on their way to Marketimer’s Land of Critical Mass. After airing for 32 years Brinker was live on Money talk for the last time on September 30, 2018. This also marked the end of Honey’s Bob Brinker Beehive Buzz.

Bob Brinker Radio

Bob hosted weekend talk shows on WCAU and WWDB in Philadelphia during the late 1970s. He also became a play-by-play radio voice for La Salle and Villanova college basketball.

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New York City radio station WMCA hired Brinker to host an investment talk show in 1981. In 1986, ABC Radio launched Brinker’s nationally syndicated program Moneytalk. Money talk was heard on over 200 radio stations nationwide and was also streamed worldwide on the internet. The program aired on Sundays from 4 to 7 p.m. (Eastern Time). Talkers.com named Brinker to its list of the 100 most important radio talk show hosts of all time in 2014.

After more than 32 years of hosting Money Talk, Brinker decided to step away from radio. The last live broadcast of Money Talk was on September 30, 2018.

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He began publishing the Marketimer newsletter in 1986. The newsletter covers market timing, the Federal Reserve, and mutual funds among other topics. It is listed on the Hulbert Financial Digest Investment Letter Honor Roll. Brinker continues to write and publish his Marketimer investment letter, and says he is glad to “take his weekends back.”

Bob Brinker Net Worth

The financial advisor, radio personality and publisher has acquired great wealth through his wide career and this accumulates to $25 million.

Bob Brinker Portfolio


Portfolio
Dollar Value
on 4/30/19
Percent
Increase
Portfolio I
($20,000 value on 1-1-88)
$693,593 3,368%
Portfolio II
($20,000 value on 1-1-88)
$562,022 2,710%
Portfolio III
($40,000 value on 3-1-90)
(this portfolio includes a fixed-income allocation)
$415,128 938%

25 years ended 12-31-2018 for all Model Portfolios:
Portfolio I: 1,189%
Portfolio II:  938%
Portfolio III: 488% (balanced portfolio of equity and fixed-income securities)
Vanguard Total Stock Market Index Fund: 751% (VTSAX)

20 years ended 12-31-2018 for all Model Portfolios:
Portfolio I: 571%
Portfolio II: 453%
Portfolio III: 273% (balanced portfolio of equity and fixed-income securities)
Active/Passive: 361%
Vanguard Total Stock Market Index Fund: 221% (VTSAX)

15 years ended 12-31-2018 for all Model Portfolios:
Portfolio I: 212%
Portfolio II: 213%
Portfolio III: 142% (balanced portfolio of equity and fixed-income securities)
Active/Passive: 187%
Vanguard Total Stock Market Index Fund: 214% (VTSAX)

10 years ended 12-31-2018 for all Model Portfolios:
Portfolio I: 237%
Portfolio II: 228%
Portfolio III: 129% (balanced portfolio of equity and fixed-income securities)
Active/Passive: 207%
Vanguard Total Stock Market Index Fund: 243% (VTSAX)

5 years ended 12-31-2018 for all Model Portfolios:
Portfolio I: 38%
Portfolio II: 38%
Portfolio III: 25% (balanced portfolio of equity and fixed-income securities)
Active/Passive: 36%
Vanguard Total Stock Market Index Fund: 45% (VTSAX)

1 year ended 12-31-2018 for all Model Portfolios:
Portfolio I: (6.0%)
Portfolio II: (6.0%)
Portfolio III: (2.9%) (balanced portfolio of equity and fixed-income securities)
Active/Passive: (7.0%)
Vanguard Total Stock Market Index Fund: (5.2%) (VTSAX)

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