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Lombardi Publishing Corporation was established in 1986 as an investment newsletter providing stock market analysis to its readers. Today, we publish 26 paid-for investment letters, most of which provide stock market direction and individual stock picking analysis.

Profit Confidential is our free daily e-letter that goes to all our Lombardi Financial customers and to any investor who wishes to opt-in to receive it. Written by Lombardi Financial editors who have been offering stock market guidance to Lombardi customers for years, Profit Confidential provides a macro-picture on where the stock market is headed.

We start by determining if we are in a bear market or a bull market; based on that analysis, we look at what sectors are hot and what sectors to avoid.

Profit Confidential famously warned its readers to bail from stocks in 2007 (the bull market was over, and a bear market was setting in), telling investors to jump back into the stock market in March of 2009 (a bear market rally began).

Michael Lombardi was one of the first to predict the U.S. economy would be in a recession by late 2007. On March 22, 2007, he warned, “Over the past few weeks, I’ve written about subprime lenders, and how their demise will hurt the U.S. housing market, the economy, and the stock market. There’s no escaping the carnage headed our way because the housing market and subprime business are falling apart. The worst of our problems, because of the easy money made available to borrowers, which fuelled the housing boom that peaked in 2005, has yet to arrive.”

At the same time Michael wrote that former Federal Reserve Chairman Alan Greenspan said, “The worst is over for the U.S. housing market, and there will be no economic spillover effects from the poor housing market.”

Michael also warned his readers, in advance, of the crash in the stock market in 2008. On November 29, 2007, Michael Lombardi predicted, “The Dow Jones Industrial Average, the S&P 500, and the other major stock market indices finished yesterday with the best two-day showing since 2002. I’m looking at the market reality of the past two days as a classic stock market bear trap. As the economy gets closer to contraction, 2008 will likely be a most challenging economic year for America.”

The Dow Jones peaked at 14,279 in October 2007. A “sucker’s rally” developed in November 2007, which Michael quickly classified as a bear trap for his readers. One year later, the Dow Jones Industrial Average was at 8,726.

Profit Confidential turned bullish on stocks in March 2009 and rode the bear market rally from a Dow Jones Industrial Average of 6,440 on March 9, 2009.

Platinum Prices: Is the Worst Yet to Come?

By Tuesday, September 15, 2015
Platinum PricesThe current bull market has not been kind to precious metals like platinum. Since hitting a high of $1,976.70 in August 2011, platinum prices have been halved to the current spot price of $981.60. While platinum is trading at a six-year low, below its 200-day and 50-day moving averages, and trading hands for less than gold, the worst may.

Stock Market Sideways: How this Plays Out in 2015

By Friday, July 24, 2015
Stock Market SidewaysThe one thing that companies aren’t doing is hitting their earnings out of the park and this is a problem for a stock market at its high. Countless companies aren’t reporting material comparable growth in their financials. So there’s no particular reason why stocks should be appreciating in value. However, it is useful to keep .

Stock Market: Where’s It Going Next? The One Indicator I’m Watching

By Wednesday, July 22, 2015
Stock MarketIf it weren’t for the NASDAQ, this stock market would be flat once again. The resilience of technology and biotechnology stocks is a positive signal for equities. The Dow Jones Industrials, S&P 500 Index, and Wilshire 5000 Total Market Index‎ are basically flat year to date. Earnings season results continue to come in lackluster..

S&P 500 Bull Market Addicted to Mediocrity

By Thursday, April 30, 2015
Bull marketIncome-starved investors are helping prop up the long-in-the-tooth bull market (up 220% since 2009) on the S&P 500. How else can you explain the support the S&P 500 has found in the face of a really mediocre earnings season? The only way is if investors think it’s a good thing that more than half of S&P 500 companies are reporting.

Bull Market Over? These Stock Market Trends Say No

By Wednesday, April 22, 2015
Bull marketWith the Federal Reserve waiting to change the interest rate cycle, the saving grace for the stock market is that the central bank will only do so if the economic and inflationary data is strong enough. Last year, investor sentiment reacted positively to the potential for changes in monetary policy. If economic growth was improving, .

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From: Michael Lombardi, MBA
Subject: Golden Opportunity for Stock Market Investors

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