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

Why Are My Super Bowl Chicken Wings Costing So Much More This Year?

By Wednesday, January 28, 2015

Listen to the mainstream media and they will have you convinced there is no inflation in the U.S. economy. The recent dec… Read More


Two Factors to Continue Pushing Gold Prices Higher in 2015

By Monday, January 26, 2015

Three weeks into 2015 and gold prices are already up 10% for the year. Gold stocks we have been recommending in our paid-f… Read More


Three Statistics That Say No Economic Growth Yet

By Friday, January 23, 2015

Look at any newspaper or watch any financial news channel and you will hear someone saying the U.S. economy is growing. T… Read More


Collapse in Trading Volume Makes Stock Price Rise Suspicious

By Wednesday, January 21, 2015

One of the fundamentals of economics is that rising demand for an item pushes prices higher, while declining demand res… Read More


Revenue Growth at S&P 500 Companies Collapses 68%

By Monday, January 19, 2015

While public companies can manipulate their per-share earnings with stock buyback programs and other tricks (like re… Read More


Supply/Demand Equation for Gold Says Prices to Rise More

By Friday, January 16, 2015

In 2013, when gold prices took a severe beating, and through 2014, when prices were not moving, I was one of the very few wh… Read More


Three Key Economic Indicators Flash Big Red Warnings Signs

By Wednesday, January 14, 2015

Oil, Copper, and Trade Suggest Severe Global Economic Slowdown in 2015
When I look at key economic indicators like oil,… Read More


The Eurozone Economic Mess: Why It Will Impact the U.S. Economy

By Monday, January 12, 2015

In 2014, I was able to travel to Europe on six different occasions. I just came back from England. These trips to Europe en… Read More


Gold Price Outlook for 2015: An Opportunity to Buy Low, Sell High

By Friday, January 9, 2015

In 2014, the gold market was nothing like it was in 2013. Last year, gold prices remained stable and gold mining companie… Read More


2015 Housing Market Forecast: “Dead Cat Bounce” to End This Year

By Wednesday, January 7, 2015

In November, existing-home sales in the U.S. declined 6.1% from the previous month. They dropped to the lowest annual p… Read More


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