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

Synaptics Stock Trading at Record Levels With a market cap of $5.1 billion and customers that include Apple Inc (NASDAQ:AAPL), HP Inc (NYSE:HP), and Dell Technologies Inc (NYSE:DELL), it’s tough to say that Synaptics, Incorporated (NASDAQ:SYNA) is an overlooked 5G stock. Instead, you could just call SYNA stock…

Medical Cannabis Sales Surging on Growing Acceptance Legal cannabis is one of the hottest industries right now. That’s because medical marijuana and recreational marijuana are legal in Canada and Mexico. In the U.S., more than 35 states have legalized some form of medical cannabis and 17 states have…

Overlooked inTEST Stock Has Great Momentum inTEST Corporation (NYSEAMERICAN:INTT) has been one of the better-performing semiconductor stocks since the broader stock market bottomed in March 2020. Since bottoming in March 2020, inTEST stock has bounced by an eyewatering 597%. It has also rallied by 352% year-over-year. While the pace…

Cambium Networks Stock Bullish on Record Results & 5G Rollout Cambium Networks Corp (NASDAQ:CMBM) is an excellent 5G stock that has made huge gains over the last year. Thanks to record financial results, robust product offerings, and the ongoing rollout of 5G networks, CMBM stock has lots of room…

Valens Stock Bullish on Raft of Positive News Valens Company Inc (TSE:VLNS, OTCMKTS:VLNCF) has, in just a few short months, turned into one of the most compelling, exciting marijuana stocks. Most investors aren't familiar with Valens, but that should change soon. In addition to reporting solid first-quarter results,…

Ribbon Communications Stock Gets Bullish Call From Wall Street Ribbon Communications Inc (NASDAQ:RBBN) is a 5G stock that could surprise investors to the upside. Not that it has anything to prove to the naysayers. In 2020, RBBN stock soared by 111%, and that momentum carried into 2021. As of…

Jushi Holdings Inc Has Strong Start to 2021 Jushi Holdings Inc (CNSX:JUSH, OTCMKTS:JUSHF) is a multistate cannabis stock that continues to trade under the radar, despite the company reporting excellent financial results and announcing a raft of strategic acquisitions. That doesn’t mean Jushi stock hasn’t rewarded savvy investors. JUSHF stock…

Fastly Stock Down 45% in 2021 But Outlook Is Solid Investors are a fickle bunch and prone to overreacting (on both ends of the spectrum). If a company reports weak financial results, but its loss wasn’t as big as expected, investors tend to reward it. If that same…

Viavi Solutions Stock: Wall Street Is Bullish on This 5G Play With a market cap of nearly $4.0 billion and shares trading at record levels, Viavi Solutions Inc (NASDAQ:VIAV) is hardly an ignored stock. VIAV stock is an excellent 5G stock with tremendous near- and long-term growth potential. And Wall…

MariMed Stock Bullish on Record Q1 Results Multistate operator MariMed Inc (OTCMKTS:MRMD) is one of the most compelling, undervalued cannabis stocks out there. And for good reason. MRMD stock has been on a tear since the company reported great third-quarter results in November 2020. And that stellar momentum has…

U.S. Marijuana Stocks Break Out on Improving Financials It wasn’t that long ago that U.S. pot stocks were languishing. In fact, 2019 was a terrible year for the broader cannabis industry, with stocks trending lower on the heels of scandals, higher spending, growing debt, and no signs of…

GrowGeneration Stock Up 615% Year-Over-Year GrowGeneration Corp (NASDAQ:GRWG) could be the perfect pot stock for people who don’t want to invest directly in cannabis. Many investors have been overlooking GrowGeneration’s spectacular long-term growth potential, probably because it’s a pick-and-shovel stock. The company supplies hydroponic tools to cannabis growers…

Arista Stock Bullish on Q1 Earnings & Revenue Beat There are many different types of 5G stocks: semiconductor, real estate, equipment, infrastructure, and exchange-traded fund (ETF). If history is any indicator, so-called pick-and-shovel stocks tend to do the best over the long run. In the case of 5G,…

4Front Ventures Stock Climbs Based on Strong Financials 4Front Ventures Corp (CNSX:FFNT, OTCMKTS:FFNTF) is an overlooked U.S. pot company that has been having a great year. FFNTF stock is up 222% year-over-year, 108% over the last six months, and 53% year-to-date.   Despite having a market cap of $1.0…

Electric Vehicle Industry Just Getting Ramped Up When it comes to electric vehicles (EVs), most investors think of Tesla Inc (NASDAQ:TSLA). And for good reason: CEO Elon Musk isn’t exactly known for his modesty. But Tesla is just one of many EV companies out there. There will need…

Lattice Semiconductor Stock Is an Overlooked, Bullish 5G Stock Lattice Semiconductor Corp (NASDAQ:LSCC) is a stealth 5G stock that has been quietly trouncing the broader market for the last two years. LSCC stock has advanced 220% since bottoming in March 2020. It's also up 132% year-over-year, 27% over the…

Jushi Holdings Inc Reports Strong Financials & Raft of Acquisitions Jushi Holdings Inc (CNSX:JUSH, OTCMKTS:JUSHF) is an excellent cannabis operator that hasn't garnered the same kind of attention its peers have. But that will likely change over the coming quarters. The company continues to report strong financial results, open…