George Leong, B.Comm.

George Leong is a senior editor at Lombardi Financial. He has been involved in analyzing the stock markets for two decades, employing both fundamental and technical analysis. His overall market timing and trading knowledge are extensive in the areas of small-cap research and option trading.

George is the editor of several of Lombardi Financial’s popular financial newsletters, including Red-Hot Small-Caps, Lombardi’s Special Situations, Judgment Day Profit Letter, Pennies to Millions, and 100% Letter. He is also the editor-in-chief of a daily web newsletter called Daily Gains Letter.

In the past, George has written technical and fundamental columns for numerous stock market news web sites, and he is the author of Quick Wealth Options Strategy and Mastering 7 Proven Options Strategies. Prior to starting with Lombardi Financial, George was employed as a financial analyst with Globe Information Services.

George is married with one child. In his down time, he loves to travel. He also actively coaches competitive hockey and baseball, and enjoys playing hockey, running, and working out.

Get to know George…

What was your first job and how did you become interested in investing?

I began as an auditor for an accounting firm. Interestingly, I was able to get exposure to many different industries through this position, which triggered my interest towards analyzing companies. I started with investing in resource stocks and mutual funds back during an up-cycle in metals. I did extremely well and was instantly hooked.

What is your most memorable moment in your investing career thus far?

My most memorable moment in my investing career has to be going through the 1999 bull run and watching the subsequent meltdown. Having seen what happened then, I instantly recognized the opportunity for investors to buy on weakness following the 2008 credit meltdown that crushed the stock market.

What is your investing mantra?

Bottom up. I look at companies rather than a sector and I always combine fundamental research with technical analysis to get the full picture before I invest.

George Leong's Articles

In June when Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT) decided to pay a 50% premium to acquire LinkedIn Corp (NYSE:LNKD) in a $26.2-billion deal, the market decided that MSFT overpaid. I was on the opposite side of the fence, believing it was a good and necessary move for Microsoft to expand…

Triple-Digit Upside for VeriFone Systems Inc A current push to the risk on trade helped to drive the NASDAQ to recover a key psychological technical level at 5,000. Leadership in the brand-name technology stocks has led the charge, but there are other aggressive trading opportunities with some of…

More Upside for MSFT Stock? When investors look at Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT) stock, many are still thinking it’s the same company that Bill Gates built and ex-CEO Steve Ballmer may have destroyed if he was not replaced by current CEO Satya Nadella. MSFT stock is not the same…

Big Upside for Cybersecurity Stocks? A few years ago, the area of cybersecurity was sexy. Some cybersecurity stocks in the space were rewarded with lofty valuations that would make social media stocks look like value plays. The world had become a dangerous place for companies and individuals as…

Planet Payment a Top Tech Stock for 2016 The global retail marketplace is enormous and growing exponentially as producers of goods sell in every corner of the world. This is the new norm in retail and companies are quickly adapting. However, to allow the sales process to be…

THIS Is What BlackBerry Ltd Needs to Do BlackBerry Ltd (NASDAQ:BBRY) reported its fiscal first-quarter results and after scouring through them, it appears that CEO John Chen still can’t let go of the company’s dismal smartphone business. While I’m not that surprised, I continue to wonder, why would…

APOG Stock Battered but Worth a Look? The small-cap sector dissipated in February as traders dumped risky trades and moved to the safer confines of large-cap, lower-beta stocks. What we witnessed afterwards was an encouraging rally that drove up some small-caps to double-digit gains. There are excellent opportunities…

Autonomous, or self-driving, cars are being tested by Alphabet Inc (NASDAQ:GOOG), Tesla Motors Inc (NASDAQ:TSLA), and many other automakers but their entrance into the mass market is still years away. In the meantime, we are seeing a ramp up in the technology used on current vehicles to help…

More Downside for TSLA Stock? Elon Musk, the inspirational leader of Tesla Motors Inc (NASDAQ:TSLA), seems to love attracting the headlines and telling the market how TSLA stock is a technology play and not simply an automaker. So, in a big surprise that came out of nowhere, Tesla…

More Upside for CSIQ Stock? Solar energy is the future. At least that is what appears to be the case if you trust Elon Musk, the CEO of Tesla Motors Inc (NASDAQ:TSLA), after the company’s acquisition of SolarCity Corp (NASDAQ:SCTY), which I will discuss tomorrow. The solar industry…

This Could Send MSFT Stock Soaring The bears quickly came out of the closet, ripping into Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT) stock after it announced it would pay a whopping $26.2 billion for LinkedIn Corp (NYSE:LNKD). I heard arguments like how it wasn’t a good fit, how Microsoft has a…

Bail on TWTR Stock? Twitter Inc (NYSE:TWTR) stock is finally making the news again but it’s not because the social media company announced strong growth metrics. The battered down TWTR stock is attracting unsubstantiated takeover speculation again driven by Microsoft Corporation’s (NASDAQ:MSFT) proposed acquisition of LinkedIn Corp (NYSE:LNKD).…

The Best Dividend Stocks? The current stock market climate is cautious and unforgiving for companies that report bad news. The lack of leadership from momentum stocks and their high risk makes the idea of accumulating dividend stocks a viable avenue for investors at this time. You can really…

Should Investors Give Up on Restoration Hardware? What a gut-wrenching rollercoaster ride the last six months have been for high-end home furnishing play Restoration Hardware Holdings Inc (NYSE:RH). After a meteoric rise to $106.49 per share in November 2015, the downside slide in RH stock has even been…

The Bullish Thesis for GM Stock The auto sector appears to be reaching a peak after years of rising sales, as demonstrated by soft May sales and declines across the board. General Motors Company (NYSE:GM) stock broke below $30.00 last Friday on deteriorating optimism toward the auto sector…

BlackBerry Ltd Needs to Do THIS BlackBerry Ltd (NASDAQ:BBRY) is likely one step away from scrapping its smartphone unit—at least that’s probably what CEO John Chen has to do to jumpstart BBRY stock. The problem for BlackBerry is that the majority of later-stage millennials probably don’t remember the…

No Upside for VRX Stock Take a glance at the daily headlines and you’ll realize that embattled Valeant Pharmaceuticals Intl Inc (NYSE:VRX, TSE:VRX)—the poster child for short sellers and misgivings—continues to be one of the most talked about stocks. The decision to pick up shares of VRX stock…

Time to Load Up on Bank Stocks? Have you ever noticed how much bank fees are? This is why I always view the bank stocks as a place to have some invested capital, as these institutions are geared toward making money regardless of the economic situation. As well,…

Time to Bail on Tesla Motors Inc? You have to give it up for Elon Musk, the founder of Tesla Motors Inc (NASDAQ:TSLA), who continues to convince Wall Street and investors the company is a generational stock. Unfortunately, I’m not in his camp and feel TSLA stock is…

Apple Inc. Making Moves Away from Tech? Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) CEO Tim Cook must have read my recent editorial when I talked about the company’s need to do something inspiring to make investors believe AAPL stock is worth a look again. It appears Apple is moving deeper into…