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

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…

With the cash price of gold on the COMEX recently trading at $515 an ounce and the June 2010 gold futures contract at a superlative $621 an ounce, the price trend is looking higher. As I said in a recent commentary, the break at $500 could see a…

Look... Fourteen 100% Recent Stock Winners  I feel sorry for people who are "investing" their money in CDs or T-bills at 2% to 3%. And even stock investors who are happy to make 10% or 20% on their money.  If they only knew...  Other traders, just like them,…

The New Year is just around the corner, and here's what I'm predicting for 2006.  The final days of 2005 have been better than many had expected, especially after a largely up-and-down year for stocks. From January to November, stocks trended higher on five occasions, but failed to…

It is now crunch time -- you only have a few more shopping days before Christmas to buy that ideal gift. If you are scrambling to find the perfect gift, I have prepared a list for you of what may be the most popular items found under Christmas…

As a stock analyst, every now and then I wish I had grabbed on to a trade that was sitting there right in front of me. Just take a look at the one-year price chart of coffee giant Starbucks Corporation (NASDAQ/SBUX), and you will understand where I'm coming…

In about 60 days, this company could announce it has a cure for multiple sclerosis, better known as MS. The big pharmaceutical companies may pay $80 for the stock, even $90. Here's where you can buy it today for $2.85!  I couldn't believe my ears...  Sitting at a…

I prefer bagels to donuts. And if you are an investor in Krispy Kreme Doughnuts Inc. (NYSE/KKD), you may want to exit as soon as possible, if you haven't already done so. In past columns, I commented on how Krispy Kreme was facing a difficult upward path, trying…

The world seems much more yellow now. Gold bugs are dancing on the streets as the cash price of gold on the COMEX broke above $500 an ounce on November 29 for the first time since late 1987. Gold subsequently touched $507 on December 2 and looks positive.…

When I look at charts, I like seeing stocks that show a nice steady uptrend. A company that has been firing on all cylinders and has returned some impressive gains for shareholders is Whole Foods Market Inc. (NASDAQ/WFMI) -- the country's largest chain of natural and organic foods…

Only 24 hours left  This past Tuesday, I sent you a special e-mail alert about a new scientific stock advisory service that finds the most profitable stocks before they soar.  A new concept in stock selection, this service has found stocks that have gone up an astonishing 34…

Copper prices have been on a nice upward trend since June 2005, driven by good economic growth, a strong housing market in the United States, and an insatiable appetite from copper hungry China. But the charts now show some hesitancy, as there are worries regarding demand.  The concern…

A few weeks ago, I discussed the proposed takeover of gold producer Placer Dome Inc. (NYSE/PDG) by Barrick Gold Corp. (NYSE/ABX) in a hostile takeover attempt valued at $9.2 billion, or $20.50 per share. At that time, it was unclear whether a so- called "white knight" would emerge…

Scientific System Found Stocks That Went up 34 to 219 Times  New scientific system finds most profitable stocks before they soar. It has even found stocks that went up an astonishing 34 to 219 times. I consider this system to be my true lifetime achievement.  It would have…

Many of you are probably facing a dilemma now, given the recent surge in the stock market since mid-October. With the year-end repositioning of portfolios closing in, you may be thinking about selling some of your losers for a capital loss and taking some profits. The DOW and…

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…

Things are starting to look somewhat bleak at Research In Motion Limited (NASDAQ/RIMM) -- the maker of the widely loved "BlackBerry" PDA. For those of you who may be unaware, Research In Motion is fighting an ongoing patent infringement battle with NTP, which it had lost earlier and…

Stocks are currently riding a nice upward crest in the market. You may want to ride the momentum as long as possible, but, on the other hand, you likely want some sense of security. Should the market reverse, it could mean a dramatic impact on your portfolio.  So,…

Investors are getting all excited about the November rally in stocks that has driven the DOW to above breakeven so far in 2005. Leading the major U.S. benchmarks is the small-cap Russell 2000, up over 5% on the year.  That said, while U.S. stocks continue to recover, I…