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

Stock Market at a Dangerous Crossroads It has become increasingly frustrating to witness the resurfacing of selling capitulation in the stock market in what has so far been a hazardous year for bulls. But while I'm not ready to throw in the towel and accept that the bulls…

Weak Canadian Dollar Doesn't Mean Canadian Solar Stock Should Be Cheap The solar industry is booming around the world as countries grapple with climate change (yes, it's real, not fake news). But in the United States, the situation is unclear, given the current view from the White House.…

Cloudera Looks Intriguing on Major Price Erosion Big data and cloud applications will continue to power technology going forward, as companies search for strategies to power their data. In the small-cap big data segment, a beaten-down stock that offers a great risk-to-reward ratio is Cloudera Inc (NYSE:CLDR). CLDR stock…

Bear Market in Tech Momentum Stocks Raises Red Flags At this juncture, as we move into the final five weeks of the year, the state of the stock market looks fragile. At the start of the year, I was optimistically forecasting gains of 10% or more for the stock market,…

Canadian Solar Is Undeservedly Cheap I view the current stock market malaise as potentially a "Black Friday" event for stocks. Of course, the situation could worsen if there is no resolution to the U.S.-China trade war and if bond yields ratchet higher. It's always a difficult task to…

nLIGHT Is a Bottom-Feeding Opportunity Small-cap stocks are currently hemorrhaging in correction mode. While the Russell 2000 is not yet in a bear market, consider that about 70% of the components are below their respective 50-day moving averages and 48% are south of the 200-day moving average. As…

SolarEdge Technologies Looks Like a Bargain The solar industry is alive and growing, despite the rhetoric from President Donald Trump and his continued belief that climate change may not be due to humans. The United States exited the Paris Agreement on climate change, placed major tariffs on imported…

Alibaba Stock: Long-Term Bull Story Remains in Place As we witnessed over the past few days, the market reacts extremely positively to any signs of an end to the trade war with China. Whether there will be a near-term deal when President Donald Trump meets with President Xi…

The Extension of the Bulls Is Highly Dependent on China For those of you who believe that the economy is rock-solid and doesn't require a trade deal with China to be consummated any time soon, just take a look at what materialized on the final two trading days…

Market Looks to Apple for Assurance Mark November 1 on your calendar. Not because we will be closing off a horrific October for stocks that saw the Nasdaq and Russell 2000 indices plummet into correction territory, but it's the day trillion-dollar behemoth Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) reports. The numbers…

Why the End of the Bull Run Has Not Yet Materialized What started on a promising note in early January has turned sour after the sell-off on October 24 drove the Nasdaq and the Russell 2000 into a technical correction. At the close, and prior to the oversold…

Contrarian Casa Systems Aims to Re-Energize Business My contrarian pick for today is Casa Systems Inc (NASDAQ:CASA), which has been kicked to the curb by investors. The stock is currently off by a whopping 59% from its initial public offering (IPO) high of $34.21 in March. CASA stock looks…

I.D. Systems Has Lofty Ambitions in Machine-to-Machine Technology The recent selling capitulation in higher-beta technology stocks should not be viewed as a reason to exit the risk on trade, but rather an aggressive opportunity to enter. My investment strategy is not based on the real-time trading of a…

ZTO Express Will Likely Surge on China Trade Deal At this point, it's unclear when a U.S.-China trade deal will materialize, as rhetoric continues to fly between the world's two biggest economies. The situation could escalate, putting more at stake for both countries before a deal is agreed…

STMicroelectronics Looks Excessively Cheap The Nasdaq fell by more than two percent on October 4 as the selling pressure that surfaced in September continued to hold. Now some argue that there may be a shift from the risk-on trade to lower beta blue chips and large-caps, but my…

Knowles to Benefit from IoT Growth Arguably the top areas for growth are artificial intelligence and the "Internet of Things" (IoT), as the applications pick up in just about everything people do on a daily basis. An intriguing high-risk/high-reward investment in the advanced communications technology space is small-cap…

Nova Measuring Stock May Be Getting Ready to Pop Israel has produced some world-class technology and healthcare stocks over the past decade, to the point where the country is the second-biggest foreign-listing country on the Nasdaq after China. Plus, Israel's financial numbers are viewed as more trustworthy. An…