Michael Lombardi, MBA

Michael Lombardi founded investor research firm Lombardi Publishing Corporation in 1986. Michael is also the founder and editor-in-chief of the popular daily e-letter, Profit Confidential, where readers get the benefit of Michael’s years of experience with the stock market, real estate, economic forecasting, precious metals, and various businesses. Michael believes in successful stock picking as an important wealth accumulation tool.

Michael has authored more than thousands of articles on investment and money management and is the author of several successful investing publications, including The Lombardi Letter for Wealth Preservation and Growth, Michael's Monday Morning Profit Forecaster, Investing with Michael, Fountain of Money and Lombardi’s Crisis Profit Alert.

Michael has been widely recognized as predicting five major economic events: In 2002, he told his followers to get into gold; he told them to get out of the housing market in 2006; he predicted the recession of late 2007; he warned readers to get out of stocks in the fall of 2007; and he advised readers to get back into stocks in March 2009.

Married with two children, Michael received his Chartered Financial Planner designation from the Financial Planners Standards Council of Canada and his MBA from the Graduate Business School, Heriot-Watt University, Edinburgh, Scotland.

Get to know Michael…

What was your very first investment?

I bought my first stock when I was just 17 years old. Unfortunately, I quickly saw my $2,000 of hard-earned savings from summer jobs dwindle down to $1,000. Needless to say, I was determined not to lose money on a stock again.

How did you come to be so successful in investing?

After losing half of my first investment at 17, I started researching the market intensely. There was no Internet back then, so I read every book I could find on the topic and took every course I could afford. It didn’t take long for me to start making money with stocks, and that led me to launch a newsletter on the stock market.

How did you come to write Profit Confidential?

Back in 2001, I started a daily e-letter on the economy and the stock market—that was Profit Confidential. At first, I would send my daily “rant” to my colleagues and customers of Lombardi Publishing Corporation. As the popularity of Profit Confidential grew, I brought in two senior investment analysts, George Leong, B.Comm., and Mitchell Clark, B.Comm., to expand the breadth of Profit Confidential, along with guest economic opinion pieces from analysts affiliated with Lombardi Publishing. Today, daily circulation of Profit Confidential is in excess of 400,000.

Michael Lombardi's Articles

Stock Market: Why a 1987-Style Collapse Is in the Works

By Friday, April 24, 2015

In today’s stock market, there is no fear. Investors are far too complacent…and that’s very dangerous.
Stock Market Analysts’ Rosy Predictions… Read More
Those who try to predict the direction of equity markets are outright optimistic.


Gold Bullion: Why Buying in India Is Skyrocketing

By Wednesday, April 22, 2015

When I look at the demand/supply equation in the gold bullion market, I can’t help but be optimistic. The balance is significantly distorted and suggests higher prices ahead…. Read More


Dow Theory and Copper Indicators Both Solidly Negative for Stocks Now

By Monday, April 20, 2015

When it comes to technical analysis, I follow a century-old—and very effective—market direction tool called Dow theory…. Read More


Central Banks Creating Global Stock Market Bubbles

By Friday, April 17, 2015

Irrationality prevails in global stock markets and I believe it’s because of the actions of central banks. What’s happening with central banks and their involvement with equity markets not only is unprecedented, but it also will not end well…. Read More


First-Quarter Corporate Earnings to Decline 4.6%; Biggest Drop Since 2009

By Wednesday, April 15, 2015

With the first quarter of 2015 behind us, it’s corporate earnings reporting season. Unfortunately, we are expecting the biggest decline in public corporate earnings since 2009…. Read More


U.S. Economy: These Three Data Points Show Growth Has Stopped

By Monday, April 13, 2015

If you think the U.S. economy is improving, this story says that, truth be told, it’s the complete opposite for the economy, as recent data suggest there is no growth…. Read More


U.S. Housing Market: 3 Reasons Why Prices Will Decline

By Friday, April 10, 2015

The U.S. housing market has come under pressure as housing starts have stagnated since the end of 2013, interest rates are poised to rise this year, and first-time buyers are missing from the housing market…. Read More


Stock Market: Steep Rise in 1Q15 Daily Trading Range a Warning Sign

By Wednesday, April 8, 2015

The U.S. stock market is a dangerous place to be. It is acting just like it did right before its previous big sell-off. In fact, the daily point trading range of the Dow Jones in the first quarter of 2015 was at its highest level since 2009…. Read More


U.S. Economy: Why We’re Headed for a Bumpy Ride in 2015

By Monday, April 6, 2015

Don’t be fooled by what you hear from the mainstream media and the politicians. The U.S. economy continues to struggle. In fact, looking at the economic data closely, it suggests we are headed for an outright slowdown…. Read More


Gold Bullion: Setting Up Investors for Massive Rewards

By Wednesday, April 1, 2015

Looking at the demand and supply situation for gold bullion, it doesn’t look like the precious metal’s price will stay at the current level much longer…. Read More


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