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

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…

A few weeks back, I commented on the renewed interest in the IPO market in 2005. I also mentioned what was widely expected to be one of the hottest IPO plays this year. The stock I was talking about was Under Armour Inc. (NASDAQ/UARM) -- a Baltimore-based synthetic…

Hats off to November, so far! October saw a decline in market momentum, but the markets' ability to hold has been encouraging. Now, with only six weeks to go before we bid 2005 goodbye, stocks appear to have regained some renewed momentum on a more upbeat view towards…

I hate to kick a dog when it's down, but you really have to feel sorry for investors holding Blockbuster Inc. (NASDAQ/BBI). Faced with declining sales at its stores and a rising trend in on- line rentals and video-on-demand, BBI has failed to adapt to the trend quickly…

Since the first quarter of 2003, the S&P Retail Index has been on a nice steady uptrend, bottoming around 250 in early 2003 to a recent historical high of 488.78 in July. That is a pretty decent return of about 95%. For the retail sector, it is excellent.…

The Initial Public Offering (IPO) market in 2005 could turn out to be the second strongest in terms of new issues since 2001. To date in 2005, there have been 165 IPOs, down from 216 in 2004, but well above what we saw from 2001 to 2003. Google…

Today I will discuss momentum stocks, and how you can play them with great success. The first thing you should understand is that momentum stocks display rapidly rising price appreciation in a short period. Catch the wave up, and you can make some awesome returns, but if you…

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…