George Leong, B.Comm.

George Leong is a senior editor at Lombardi Financial. He has been involved in analyzing the stock markets for two decades, employing both fundamental and technical analysis. His overall market timing and trading knowledge are extensive in the areas of small-cap research and option trading.

George is the editor of several of Lombardi Financial’s popular financial newsletters, including Red-Hot Small-Caps, Lombardi’s Special Situations, Judgment Day Profit Letter, Pennies to Millions, and 100% Letter. He is also the editor-in-chief of a daily web newsletter called Daily Gains Letter.

In the past, George has written technical and fundamental columns for numerous stock market news web sites, and he is the author of Quick Wealth Options Strategy and Mastering 7 Proven Options Strategies. Prior to starting with Lombardi Financial, George was employed as a financial analyst with Globe Information Services.

George is married with one child. In his down time, he loves to travel. He also actively coaches competitive hockey and baseball, and enjoys playing hockey, running, and working out.

Get to know George…

What was your first job and how did you become interested in investing?

I began as an auditor for an accounting firm. Interestingly, I was able to get exposure to many different industries through this position, which triggered my interest towards analyzing companies. I started with investing in resource stocks and mutual funds back during an up-cycle in metals. I did extremely well and was instantly hooked.

What is your most memorable moment in your investing career thus far?

My most memorable moment in my investing career has to be going through the 1999 bull run and watching the subsequent meltdown. Having seen what happened then, I instantly recognized the opportunity for investors to buy on weakness following the 2008 credit meltdown that crushed the stock market.

What is your investing mantra?

Bottom up. I look at companies rather than a sector and I always combine fundamental research with technical analysis to get the full picture before I invest.

George Leong's Articles

ZTO Express: The FedEx of China? Singles’ Day, a one-day online shopping extravaganza in China, was on November 11, and what began as an idea in a Chinese university back in 1993 has grown to become the most significant retail day of the year, easily overshadowing Black Friday and…

Priceline Is Having a Fire Sale It was an ugly session for Priceline Group Inc (NASDAQ:PCLN) on Tuesday after the stock cratered over 14% on weak forward guidance for the fourth quarter. Having followed PCLN stock since it was trading at low single digits in 2003, the meteoric…

Upland Software Stock Looking to Higher Ground The technology sector is sizzling with staggering moves by the brand name tech companies, propelling the NASDAQ to another record on Friday. Now, whether the moves are sustainable is unknown, but there is abundant momentum in play. I have been looking…

Play Cybersecurity With Varonis Systems The alleged attack on the U.S. electoral system by Russia is front and center in the news these days. The renewed focus on cybersecurity threats has resulted in positive sentiment for the companies involved in the area, including small-cap Varonis Systems Inc (NASDAQ:VRNS). The…

Alibaba Stock Could Surge on Results After witnessing a massive blowout quarter from Amazon.com, Inc. (NASDAQ: AMZN) last Thursday, which drove the stock price up 13% intraday, we are now getting set for Alibaba Group Holding Ltd (NYSE: BABA) to report this Thursday. Many of you know that I was bullish…

Financial Engines Looks to Break Higher We all know about the growing importance of artificial intelligence (AI) and data analytics in everyday life as computing power and AI capabilities take hold. Nowhere is the application of AI and big data becoming more prevalent than the financial services industry. The…

Baozun Stock Looking to Run Higher as Chinese Economy Grows The 19th Congress of the Chinese Communist Party recently witnessed a staggeringly long speech by President Xi Jinping. The 203-minute talk focused on the economic and political role of China over the next five years, which of course could…

Cornerstone OnDemand Justifies a Much Higher Price The acceleration in the adoption of the cloud as a source for business applications is evident. In my view, the cloud offers software developers a viable avenue to market their solutions. An intriguing mid-cap cloud software technology stock that shows like…

Netflix Streaming its Way to New Records Streaming video leader Netflix, Inc. (NASDAQ: NFLX) made a historical break at $200.52 last Friday and, based on the options market pricing, the stock could surge another 10% or so if it can deliver a blowaway quarter on Monday. Netflix has…

Amazon Wants to Rule the Consumer Space Traders should read what I'm about say because opportunities like the one I'm going to talk about don't come around often. My thoughts are on Amazon.com, Inc. (NASDAQ: AMZN), which retested and broke back above the physiological price threshold of $1,000 on…

Imperva Looks Intriguing with Strong Upside at Current Price We all know about the constant threats to critical data in this country, so it wasn’t that much of a surprise when news surfaced about the massive data breach at Equifax Inc. (NYSE:EFX), which saw half of the personal…

Perficient Missed the Party But It's Not Too Late The risk on trade made a grand comeback in September, with the Russell 2000 charging ahead six percent, easily outperforming the S&P 500 and the NASDAQ. But, while the indexes appear to be bursting higher, there are many stocks…

Intel Fires off a Warning Shot to Rivals Patient supporters of Intel Corporation (NASDAQ:INTC) may soon be rewarded after watching chip rivals NVIDIA Corporation (NASDAQ:NVDA) and Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. (NASDAQ:AMD) attract all of the glory on Wall Street and Main Street. Now, I know that Intel stock…

BlackBerry Is for Real BlackBerry Ltd (NASDAQ:BBRY) CEO John Chen’s Herculean efforts to save Sybase from oblivion in 2012—after turning the floundering company around and selling it for billions of dollars—is folklore. Now a growing number of retail and institutional investors believe that Chen can do the same…

Net 1 UEPS Technologies Worth a Closer Look The demand for non-online payment solutions, especially in emerging markets, is significant. A small-cap South African company that looks intriguing in this space is Net 1 UEPS Technologies Inc (NASDAQ:UEPS). The company provides payment solutions, transaction processing services, and financial…

HollySys Automation Technologies in the Right Place for Future Growth The United States has witnessed a massive decline in manufacturing jobs. While the worsening job count largely has to do with manufacturing shifting to lower-cost countries such as China, Asia, and Latin America, the technological advances in automation and robotics…

Hortonworks Has Doubled, but More to Come A big data applications provider that has been delivering some impressive gains to traders is small-cap Hortonworks Inc (NASDAQ:HDP), which has a market cap of just over $1.1 billion. With a share price of around $16.70 (as of this writing), the stock has already…

Form Factor on Path to Higher Price Levels Semiconductor testing provider FormFactor, Inc. (NASDAQ:FORM) was trading at near $50.00 in 2007 but steadily declined to the $6.00 level in 2012 prior to staging a long-term rally that continues to be in place and pointing to higher prices. FORM…

Amazon Is the Death Star for Competitors Amazon.com, Inc. (NASDAQ: AMZN) traded as high as $1,083.21 on July 27 but retrenched about 13.5% to $936.33 on August 29, which was a pretty decent trading opportunity for this generational company that is forcing retailers to restructure. AMZN stock has…

Inphi Is an Undervalued Data Technology Trade with Loads of Prospects You all know about the vast potential for big data solutions in both the software and hardware sides. In the small-cap space, an intriguing company that is showing stellar growth is Inphi Corporation (NYSE:IPHI). IPHI stock has…