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

Rising Debt, Soft Dollar; Gold the Only Protection for Investors

By Friday, December 19, 2014

We’re only into the second month of the U.S. government’s current fiscal year and we’ve already racked up a budge… Read More


Silver Prices to Outperform Gold in 2015

By Wednesday, December 17, 2014

I know it’s a bold prediction: silver prices are going to surprise investors and provide them with better returns tha… Read More


U.S. Banks Start Charging Clients for Large Cash Balances

By Monday, December 15, 2014

You may remember an article I wrote in June of this year (we got lots of comments on it) about my Dad receiving a letter in th… Read More


Italy Downgraded, German Growth Slashed, Greek Stocks Collapse; 2015 Eurozone Depression Ahead

By Friday, December 12, 2014

While the mainstream was telling us last year (and well into 2014) that the eurozone economy was coming back, I held stea… Read More


Gold Prices Manipulated for Past Two Years?

By Wednesday, December 10, 2014

Since the beginning of 2013, gold’s price action has been irrational. The fundamentals are getting better for gold i… Read More


About the 40% Collapse in the Use of the Dollar

By Monday, December 8, 2014

Since July of this year, the U.S. dollar is up about 10% against a basket of other industrialized world currencies. Some … Read More


Japan’s Debt Hits 245% of GDP…Why We’re Headed There Too

By Friday, December 5, 2014

Moody’s Investor Service has downgraded the debt of Japan—the third-biggest economy in the world.

The credit rat… Read More


Survey Shows Real Inflation Running at About 5%

By Wednesday, December 3, 2014

If you listen to mainstream economists, they will have you convinced prices in the U.S. economy aren’t rising fast en… Read More


Tricks Public Companies Have Mastered to Lure Investors

By Monday, December 1, 2014

Have companies in the key stock indices mastered the trick of luring investors into buying their stocks? On the surface… Read More


How Central Banks Are Pushing Stock Prices Higher

By Friday, November 28, 2014

The “trade” these days is very simple. Just follow what the central banks around the world say and you are pretty muc… Read More