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

CHGG Stock Forecast 2019 Chegg Inc (NYSE:CHGG) is, truth be told, one of those boring technology companies that get overlooked by investors searching for a tech stock with a sizzle. What the company lacks in excitement, it makes up for in gains. The digital education company’s share price advanced…

Tech Trends for 2019, Continued... In the first part of my two-part series "Tech Stock Analysis: Top Tech Trends for 2019," I started exploring some of the biggest tech stock trends for 2019. So far, I've covered the artificial intelligence (AI) and cloud computing sectors and looked at specific trending tech…

Tech Trends for 2019 What will be the biggest tech stock trends in 2019? The top technologies that could disrupt the markets in 2019 include artificial intelligence (AI), cloud computing, cybersecurity, and biotech. Then there are technologies on the periphery that will come more into focus in 2019,…

Top Tech Penny Stocks for 2019 The biggest winners in 2019 could very well be tech penny stocks. Why? The FAANG stocks might be hogging the limelight, but it’s impossible to beat the market when you are the market. That’s the joy of tech penny stocks; finding under-the-radar…

Top Hemp Stocks for 2019 Who knew that legalizing hemp production would be the one issue that both Democrats and Republicans would agree on? A provision in the 2018 Farm Bill approved by Congress legalized hemp production. That's good news for the top hemp stocks for 2019. 2018 may…

Advanced Micro Devices Stock Forecast for 2019 Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. (NASDAQ:AMD) is a good example of what a well-run penny stock tech company that addresses an unmet market can do. For years, AMD traded for under $5.00 a share. Then, in 2016, its share price broke out,…

Qualcomm Stock Forecast for 2019 The QUALCOMM, Inc. (NASDAQ:QCOM) stock forecast for 2019 looks bullish as the world prepares for the impending launch of 5G technology. 5G is the next generation of mobile broadband. It's expected to transform the tech industry, boosting Internet speeds a hundredfold and bringing…

Marijuana stocks are hogging the spotlight, with many investors asking if they should invest in marijuana stocks and, if so, how to invest in marijuana stocks. And for good reason. Canada legalized the adult use of recreational pot on October 17, the first industrialized country to do so. Countries…

Is Marijuana Safe for Investment? Spark it up. Nothing is as hot right now as marijuana stocks. There may be lots of room on the marijuana bandwagon but does that mean marijuana is a safe investment? No investment is 100% safe. Just ask all those investors who piled…

Small-Cap Tech Stocks for 2019 The small-cap tech stock forecast for 2019 just got a lot more interesting. The decade-long bull market has been nothing short of spectacular. There's been the odd roller-coaster ride, but when it comes to the risk/reward payoff, there’s been little risk and plenty…

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…