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

Aehr Test Systems Reports Record Results & Raises Guidance The main stock market indices may be near record highs, but September and October haven't been kind to technology stocks. There's one big exception, however: Aehr Test Systems (NASDAQ:AEHR). Since the start of September, the S&P 500 has dropped…

Poll Shows 66% of Americans Want Recreational Marijuana Legalized If there’s one thing all politicians in Washington, D.C. can agree on, it's that they want to be re-elected. So, if they want to be on the same page as their electorate, they better get on board with legalizing…

Aviat Networks Shrugs Off Volatilty in 2021 In spite of the September slide and ongoing October volatility, Aviat Networks Inc (NASDAQ:AVNW) has been continuing to have a great year. The overlooked 5G stock has been trouncing the broader market and has seen its share price rally by 100%…

Power REIT Stock Up 158% Year-Over-Year; Just Stretching Its Legs There’s more to pot stocks than growing, processing, and selling marijuana. In fact, ancillary pot stocks have been some of the best-performing stocks in the cannabis sector. We’ve covered many of them in Profit Confidential, including GrowGeneration Corp…

Why Arcimoto Stock Is Attractive, Despite a Tough Year Over the last few years, tech stocks have been some of the biggest winners, with investors taking advantage of artificially low interest rates to send growth stocks higher in price. But with bond yields rising, investors are taking a…

When Sprout Social Inc Speaks, Twitter, Facebook, & Google Listen Sprout Social Inc (NASDAQ:SPT) might be the perfect tech stock for the social media age. While going public just before COVID-19 took down the global economy might not have been the best timing, it has actually worked out for…

Bullish Calix Stock Soared on Strong Results Shares of Calix Inc (NYSE:CALX) continue to defy the markets and trade in record territory. During a month in which the S&P 500 has lost more than 1.2% of its value, CALX stock has advanced a whopping 13.7%. There’s more to…

AFCG Stock Well Positioned in Cannabis Lending Market Most cannabis investors probably haven't heard of AFC Gamma Inc (NASDAQ:AFCG). That's because it only went public in March. That said, some marijuana stock investors might overlook AFC Gamma stock because of the company's nondescript name. That would be a…

American Tower Stock's Dividends Keeps Rising American Tower Corp (NYSE:AMT) continues to get better and better. A provider of cellular and wireless infrastructure, the company has been expanding its global reach, as well as announcing new acquisitions, partnerships, and excellent financial results. The company has also raised its quarterly…

Why High Tide Stock Could Climb High Tide Inc (NASDAQ:HITI) is one of the most overlooked pot stocks going. And if Wall Street is any indicator, it's also one of the most undervalued. That’s saying a lot, especially when you consider that High Tide stock is up by…

ChargePoint Holdings Inc Raises Fiscal 2022 Guidance on Q2 Beat ChargePoint Holdings Inc (NYSE:CHPT) is an overlooked electric vehicle (EV) stock that Wall Street is bullish on, even though ChargePoint stock already advanced 106% year-over-year. Of the analysts providing a 12-month share-price forecast for CHPT stock, their average target…

Grid Dynamics Stock Builds on Gains From Record Q2 Results Grid Dynamics Holdings Inc (NASDAQ:GDYN) is an excellent, overlooked technology stock that has been pounding the broader market. Which is saying a lot, especially when you consider that the stock market is at record levels. As of this writing, GDYN…

Micron Keeps Getting Stronger Micron Technology, Inc. (NASDAQ:MU) is a well-known 5G stock that has seen its share price trend significantly higher over the years. It has transformed from an overlooked penny stock to a leading provider of memory and storage solutions that are used in 5G, artificial…

TerrAscend Acquires Rival in Blockbuster Deal TerrAscend Corp (CNSX:TER, OTCMKTS:TRSSF) is a leading North American cannabis company with operations in both the U.S. and Canada. But there’s always room for growth. On September 1, the company announced that it was acquiring rival Gage Growth Corp (CNSX:GAGE, OTCMKTS:GAEGF) in…

Jushi Stock Could Be Set to Rise Again If you only judged Jushi Holdings Inc (CNSX:JUSH, OTCMKTS:JUSHF) by its share price, you’d be forgiven for thinking this U.S. multistate cannabis company has been having a tough time in 2021. As of this writing, JUSHF stock is down by: 25% over…

Sequans Communications Stock Looks Interesting After 45% Drop Paris, France-based Sequans Communications SA (NYSE:SQNS) is a beaten-down 5G stock that has great long-term growth potential. Despite the fact that the supply and distribution chains haven't yet recovered from the COVID-19 pandemic, Sequans Communications SA managed to report solid…

Enovix Stock Is an Overlooked EV Stock Poised for Serious Growth Enovix Corp (NASDAQ:ENVX) is an electric vehicle (EV) stock that's overlooked, simply because it only went public in July when it completed its merger with Rodgers Silicon Valley Acquisition Corp. That move generated $405.0 million in gross…