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

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


U.S. Economy: Four Indicators Paint Very Negative Picture

By Wednesday, November 26, 2014

If you think the U.S. economy is marching ahead just fine by looking at the stock market, you may be mistaken. Key stock in… Read More


The Risk-Reward Ratio of Buying Stocks Now

By Monday, November 24, 2014

In the third quarter of 2014, gross domestic product (GDP) for the eurozone region increased by 0.2% from the previous q… Read More


Japan Slides Into Recession Again; U.S. Next?

By Friday, November 21, 2014

In the third quarter of 2014, the Japanese economy, the third biggest in the world, fell back into a recession. The count… Read More


Gold Market Setting Up to Reward Investors

By Wednesday, November 19, 2014

I’ve been singing the same song to my readers all year: look at dips in the price of gold bullion as an opportunity to buy … Read More


Two Major Concerns About Overvalued Stock Market Prices

By Monday, November 17, 2014

The amount of money investors are borrowing to buy stocks is skyrocketing.

In September of this year, margin debt on the … Read More


What Canada/China’s Yuan Trade Deal Means for U.S. Dollar

By Friday, November 14, 2014

As the chart below illustrates, since July of this year, the U.S. dollar has been rallying against other major world cur… Read More


Low Oil and Copper Prices Tell Us Stock Market in Trouble

By Wednesday, November 12, 2014

To see where the global economy is headed, I follow the prices of oil and copper. The prices of these commodities tell us a… Read More


Prices of Gold/Silver Companies to Double from Here?

By Monday, November 10, 2014

Silver is down 70% from its high of $48.70 an ounce back in April of 2011. And the calls from the mainstream are for silver p… Read More


Money Supply Strongly Suggests Higher Inflation Ahead

By Friday, November 7, 2014

Ask even an amateur economist, and they will tell you this: an increasing money supply eventually leads to inflation. I… Read More