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.
Today I will touch upon another option trading strategy that I often use in addition to holding or trading stocks. In past commentaries, I have discussed basic option strategies involving calls, puts, and two-sided trades such as straddles. The other day, someone asked me about holding long-term options…
Bad news continues to dog on-line bookseller Amazon.com Inc. (NASDAQ/AMZN). Facing rising marketing and operating costs, the top on-line bookstore is struggling with its operations. Last Tuesday, Amazon sent investors to the exits after reporting a weak outlook for its Q4, which includes the holiday shopping season. This…