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

Last May I wrote about my negative view towards the dysfunctional airline sector. The industry remains in a crux, facing intense price wars driven by discount airlines and high oil costs. I suggested in May that the risk investing in airline stocks was too high versus the potential.…

I recently purchased a wireless keyboard and mouse combination from the Best Buy Co., Inc. (NYSE/BBY) store around the corner from me. I thought it was a terrific deal. Regularly priced at $99.95, I purchased the combo package for $29.95. However, while I benefited, Best Buy was not…

I love Swedish meatballs, but that doesn't mean I have to like the news that on-line auctioneer eBay Inc. (NASDAQ/EBAY) will buy Swedish- based Internet phone provider Skype Technologies SA. Nothing against Sweden, but I really don't have a clue why eBay would pay $2.6 billion in cash and stock for Skype.…

The last time we visited, I talked about the potential for investors in the South Korean stock market. Continuing on my evaluation of the Asia Pacific region, India is another region that you may want to keep your eyes on. The country's economy is booming, and we are…

So what region in Asia do you think is the next hot area? China? Japan? If you that's what you're thinking, you may want to read ahead. A few weeks back, I talked about the rebound in the Nikkei 225 -- Japan's benchmark barometer of the 225 largest…

I just came back from a week's vacation. My family and I took a road trip -- boy, were the exorbitant gas prices at the pump difficult to stomach! Two years ago, it cost me $50 to fill up my tank. Today, given the rapidly rising gas prices,…

The Chinese are still at it! A scary trend has developed over the past decade. Countries that have a major cost advantage in the production of goods and services are now producing many of the world's mass consumption goods -- countries like Mexico, Latin America, India, and China.…

Internet search engine Google Inc. (NASDAQ/GGOG) recently announced that it was seeking to raise about $4.2 billion in cash by issuing an additional 14.2 million common shares, representing just over 0.05% of its current total outstanding. So why would a company that currently has about $3 billion in…

In recent columns, I have discussed the Internet and its growing role in everyday life. As an avid user of the Internet for everything from paying bills on-line to buying goods and planning my vacation, I could be considered the typical Internet consumer.  I buy books via Amazon.com…

Did you notice the slip in oil prices last week from over $66 a barrel for spot oil on the New York Mercantile Exchange to just above $63 last Thursday? So what gives?  On the surface, it is clear that the market is still trying to adjust to…

Not too long ago, Americans would arrive in Canada by the boatload looking to take advantage of a cheap Canadian dollar. But that was then and this is now. Today, things have changed, and the Canadian dollar, the "loonie" as it is often referred to, has been taking…

I just had dinner with a friend last night, and I wanted to share some of my insights on our conversation with you. This friend of mine was a very active trader during the bull market in late 1999 and early 2000. In fact, by speculating on micro-cap…

Every few weeks, I like to touch on a trading strategy to help you achieve greater returns. In this column, I'm going to talk about using a simple option strategy that could increase your profits.  In spite of all the gloom and doom, the bubble-like housing market continues…

Think oil is hot? When was the last time you took a look at gold prices? A glance at the 10-year price chart for spot gold on the COMEX shows a bullish "cup and handle" technical pattern. In fact, since declining to the $250 level in 1999, the…

For those of you who think you have it bad in North America, you only have to look to Japan to realize that stock markets here have performed exceptionally well in comparison.  Japan's economy and stock market had been in a slump that lasted for nearly 15 years.…

We all know that the Internet has become a significant part of our daily lives here in North America. But did you realize that China has the second largest number of Internet surfers in the world only after the United States? With just over 100 million people surfing…

The news is out, and it is not good for Blockbuster Inc. (NYSE/BBI) -- the nation's biggest movie-rental chain. Facing stiff competition from on-line movie rental businesses and the rapidly growing trend of "Video on Demand," Blockbuster has been scrambling to halt a decline in its business.  But…

If the majority of your cash is held in large-cap stocks, you probably are somewhat envious of small-cap investors at this time. The blue-chip DOW is down 1.30% so far this year, and this is following a poor 3.15% gain in 2004. The year 2003 was much better…

As many of you who have read my columns are aware, I view the Internet sector as an excellent long-term growth vehicle. Unlike brick and mortar businesses, the Internet is constantly fresh and full of changes. I believe the trend in Internet spending will continue to accelerate going…

Once in a while, I like to talk about trading strategy. I'm often surprised to see how many active traders buy and sell stocks with little regard for sound portfolio management strategies.  It used to be that widows and pension funds held large-cap blue chip stocks. They were…