John Whitefoot, BA

John Whitefoot is an editor at Lombardi Financial, specializing in low-priced investment opportunities.

John has been a financial writer since the late 1990s and has written on everything from penny stocks to blue-chip stocks to the broader issues that affect the stock market.

John has profiled more than 1,000 low-priced stocks, researching and covering numerous sectors including health care, media, manufacturing, IT, education, hospitality, natural resources, and retail.

As an editor at Lombardi Financial, John has enhanced his understanding of economics, turning his attention to individual stocks and other investing opportunities. John is primarily a fundamental analyst. His focus is on “off-the-radar” situations with big upside potential for the individual investor.

Outside of his professional life, John stays active through tennis and sailing. He also enjoys collecting antiquarian books and art.

Get to know John…

What was your first job and how has it contributed to your investing career?

I manually set up bowling pins when I was six at the local bowling alley on the beach. I was paid in candy. I remember it was fun, and that the more impulse control I showed, the more my credit at the counter grew. My friends cashed out after every game; I waited for days and days before cashing in to get the biggest payout. That same patience has served me well as an investor.

How did you make your first foray into investing and what did you take away from that experience?

I made my first real foray into the stock markets during the dotcom era. It was almost impossible to lose money at the time, and I did well, in spite of myself. After the dotcom bubble burst, I discovered how easy it was to lose money. It’s also when I learned how important it is to really understand what it is you’re investing in.

What has been the most memorable moment in your investing career?

My most memorable stock market moment is better viewed in hindsight. My friend’s father lost an enormous amount of money on Black Monday (October 19, 1987). He told me the loss was all on paper, and he would make it all back. It took a couple of years, but he was right. It didn’t mean much to me at the time, but since then, it has taught me about stock market cycles and the importance of having a diversified portfolio.

John Whitefoot's Articles

Upcoming Tech IPOs in 2019 2018 has been a big year of companies going public, but 2019 could be an even bigger year for U.S. tech initial public offerings (IPOs). In fact, 2019 could be a record-breaking year, with valuations for tech IPOs topping $100.0 billion. Which American…

Garmin Stock Forecast Garmin Ltd. (NASDAQ:GRMN) and Fitbit Inc (NYSE:FIT) both recently posted solid third-quarter numbers that beat Wall Street expectations. Both of their share prices have also rebounded from the market’s broad-based sell-off. But one is in a much better position than the other. While investors may be more attracted to…

Aphria Stock Forecast The Aphria Inc (NYSE:APHA) stock forecast remains bullish, despite the sell-off in the marijuana sector. This is for a number of reasons. The recent sell-off is broad-based and has more to do with global economic concerns and rising interest rates than apathy about marijuana stocks. For…

ACB Stock Forecast Aurora Cannabis Inc (NYSE:ACB) has a lot going for it, but the company’s long-term potential is being overshadowed by the stock market correction that's hammering the broader market. In September, the Edmonton, Alberta-based marijuana company reported strong fourth-quarter and full-year results. On October 18, Aurora stock…

APHQF Stock Forecast Investors in Aphria Inc (OTCMKTS:APHQF, TSE:APH) have been on a roller-coaster ride in 2018. Over the first eight months of the year, Aphria’s share price tumbled 55.6%. Since then, however, Aphria stock has rebounded, in large part because of solid first-quarter results, a potential partnership with…

Baba Stock Forecast A massive trade war between the U.S. and China, the world’s two largest economies, will have lasting effects on not just the two warring nations, but on the global economy. How will Chinese e-commerce juggernaut Alibaba Group Holding Ltd. (NYSE:BABA) fare in the long run if the…

PYX Stock Forecast Pyxus International Inc (NYSE:PYX) received a much-needed jolt in the arm after announcing it was entering the cannabis market. The company—formerly known as Alliance One International, Inc. (NYSE:AOI)— entered September trading at $17.70. On October 9, it hit an eight-year high of $48.49—for a five-week gain…

October 17, 2018: the date on which recreational marijuana use will become legal in Canada, is close at hand. With it come high hopes that marijuana stocks will finally be able to capitalize on what they’ve been promising investors for years. In particular, Cronos Group Inc (NASDAQ:CRON) could become…

Green Thumb Industries and the U.S. Marijuana Market The marijuana sector is crowded, with only the top weed companies hogging the spotlight. It’s not unjustified; they’re the biggest companies in the industry. But there is a fabulous and, for the moment, overlooked marijuana stock that operates entirely in…

Marijuana Stock Market News Starting on October 17, the marijuana stock market will prove whether the hype around pot is legitimate, or whether it will go up in smoke. That's when recreational marijuana in Canada becomes legal. This will open the door for investors to profit from the Canadian…

Tilray Inc (NASDAQ:TLRY) has been in the spotlight since its initial public offering (IPO) on the Nasdaq in July. Over the first two months, the company’s share soared 811% to $155.00 per share. Over the last week-and-a-half, Tilray’s share price went nuts. Speculation on how the company will…

On Tuesday, September 18, Tilray Inc (NASDAQ:TLRY) surpassed Canopy Growth Corp (NYSE:CGC, TSE:WEED) to become the world’s most valuable pot company. Tilray, which had its initial public offering (IPO) in July, saw its share price hit an intra-day high of $155.10, representing a two-month gain of 811%. That…

The marijuana industry is blistering right now. With recreational cannabis becoming legal in Canada on October 17, 2018, the marijuana industry is going to get even hotter and continue to grow. That is why so many investors are anxious about cannabis investing. The marijuana sector is still in…

Recreational Marijuana Market Canada will make history on October 17, 2018, when it becomes the first industrialized country to legalize the recreational use of marijuana. And thanks to the country’s insatiable appetite for recreational marijuana, the move is expected to help marijuana stocks (including marijuana penny stocks) become…

The Top Cheap Stocks to Invest In for 2017? What are the cheapest tech stocks to invest in 2017? At the list of cheap tech stocks at the bottom of this article, naturally. But there’s more to cheap tech stocks than just a list of stock symbols. If…

The Best Lithium Companies for 2017… and Beyond Tesla Motors Inc (NASDAQ:TSLA) is building a $5.0-billion “Gigafactory” in Nevada to make lithium-ion battery packs for its current production line of cars, its newly announced “Model 3” sedan, and its “Tesla Energy” product line. To meet the company’s voracious…