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

All indications suggest the housing market remains healthy when you look at the monthly housing start and building permits data. Housing starts have come in at over two billion in 10 of the last 12 months. The recent September reading of 2.108 billion was the highest since February…

If you own a computer, there is a very good chance you probably have the RealPlayer video and music player loaded. And, if you happen to be a shareholder of the company that developed the software, you are probably full of optimism for the stock.  RealNetworks Inc. (NASDAQ/RNWK)…

We saw some life resurface in the tech-laden NASDAQ last week, as the index followed through on the recent rally and made a serious move towards technical resistance at 2,200, last traded on August 4. With this recent show of buying after October's decline, the tech barometer, down…

Google Inc. (NASDSAQ/GOOG) inspired us this week with strong operating results and guidance. The stock traded as high as $383.90 on Tuesday, edging up over $8 a share even when the overall market was reacting negatively to a 25-basis point increase in the Fed Funds rate to 4%.…

Excitement in the oil patch has tailed off, but, as Michael Lombardi discussed above, we could see a gold rush emerge in the mining sector. The cash price of gold traded as low as $420 in July, but recently touched $480 an ounce in mid-October.  Investors may be…

TASER International Inc. (NASDAQ/TASR) -- a maker of stun gun devices -- surged 19.41% to $6.52 on October 24 followed by an upside break of $7 the day after. An upgrade from Jefferies & Co. to Buy from Hold drove the buying frenzy in the troubled company that…

A truly awesome display of buying momentum was shown by Internet search engine Google Inc. (NASDDAQ/GOOG) last Friday, when the rapidly rising Internet star surged nearly $40 or 13%. With the surge, the stock traded as high as $349.30 on Monday, equating to an incredible market-cap of $97.54…

The DOW surged 128.87 points last Wednesday, and suddenly I heard suggestions that the market is primed for a strong rebound and that a bottom had been reached. After falling to 10,098 on October 13, the DOW rebounded over 300 points to break 10,400 last Wednesday. But, before…

I still remember October 19, 1987, Black Monday, as if it were yesterday. I had just graduated from business school and was training at my first real job in the credit department of a large financial institution. The world of finance was exciting, and I was raring to…

I recently had lunch with a friend of mine who I describe as a pure speculator when it comes to trading. We were talking about the recent weakness of the DOW and the NASDAQ. He mentioned he was planning to short the DOW, as he expected it to…

When I look at companies to evaluate, one of the first things I do is examine their long-term charts. Companies that have strong long-term positive trends immediately catch my interest. Take a look at Harley-Davidson, Inc. (NYSE/HDI), for instance. The maker of the "Harley," a true American icon,…

When the NASDAQ failed to hold above 2,200 on August 4, I was concerned. The subsequent trading between 2,100 and 2,200 reflected the nervousness of a market uncommitted to taking it higher.  The break below key technical support at 2,100 on September 22 and 23 was a warning…

Stocks saw increased selling last week on earnings and economic concerns. Take a look at the charts and you'll see a precarious situation for stocks in the near term. The S&P 500 broke below 1,200 last Wednesday for the first time since July 8. The DOW may test…

What a week and year it has been for makers of flash memory. After major price wars and depressed sales and earnings, things are finally beginning to look up for many companies in the sector.  Flash memory makers saw some heavy buying in recent sessions that may finally…

I knew this would happen. On Monday, news surfaced that General Motors Corporation (NYSE/GM) and Ford Motor Company (NYSE/F) had both reported a decline in sales in September. Were you surprised? I sure was not. If you have been following my columns, you'll understand where I'm coming from.…

Ever wondered which stocks split most often? Stock splits generally occur as a result of a positive trending stock price that goes to levels that shut out investors with less trading capital. The objective is to increase the float and liquidity of a stock, thereby making it accessible…

Are you focusing your capital entirely on U.S. stocks? If you are, then I have to deliver bad news -- you are missing the boat to the land of the rising sun.  In recent columns, I have talked about the strong performance of stock markets in Asia. I…

What the heck is going on at Palm, Inc. (NASDAQ/PALM)? The stock crashed 18% last Friday after reporting a decline in earnings and a weak Q2 forecast. If you follow or own the stock, you will know that it has been nothing but a struggle for PALM in…

I've got something to confess -- I generally begin the day with a cup of java from Starbucks Corporation (NASDAQ/SBUX). Heck, sometimes, I don't even mind paying the $3.00 or so for a "Frappuccino."  Starbucks, with over 9,500 retail outlets worldwide, has created a strong brand among coffee…

Let me tell you: things aren't pretty in the stock market. The DOW continues to trade precariously around key technical support/resistance at 10,600. On Tuesday, we saw another decline below 10,500, as worries about oil, interest rates, and the Q3 continued dragging on investors.  Oil prices continue to…