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

Tetra Tech, Inc. Tops Earnings Estimates For 4th Consecutive Quarter Tetra Tech, Inc. (NASDAQ:TTEK) continues to surprise and impress Wall Street. The company reported not just record fourth-quarter and fiscal 2019 results, but kept its earnings-beat streak alive over the last four quarters. Tetra Tech stock is up 73%…

Advanced Energy Industries Stock Up 73% in 2019 The temporary lull in corporate profits seems to be over (at least for some tech stocks). Advanced Energy Industries, Inc. (NASDAQ:AEIS) recently surprised Wall Street after it announced third-quarter earnings that trounced analyst forecasts. The strong results and positive guidance sent…

Innovative Industrial Properties Inc Is Bullish on Earnings Beat Innovative Industrial Properties Inc (NYSE:IIPR) continues to be one of the best cannabis plays going. Over the first half of 2019, the price of Innovative Industrial Properties stock increased by 177%. In the few months that followed, the company’s…

Liberty Health Sciences Inc Reports Another Strong Quarter Liberty Health Sciences Inc (OTCMKTS:LHSIF, CNSX:LHS) has been, like the broader cannabis industry, testing the patience of Wall Street. Since the Great Deflation in cannabis stocks began in early 2019, Liberty Health Sciences Inc has lost approximately 50% of its value.…

Despite Record Levels, CDW Stock Still Has Room to Run CDW Corporation (NASDAQ:CDW) has been having an excellent year. Not only has the company reported record net sales in every quarter of 2019, CDW stock is up approximately 42% year-over-year and has advanced 60% since the start of…

Asure Software Inc Up 30%+ After Announcing $120-Million Deal Asure Software Inc (NASDAQ:ASUR) stock has been on a roller coaster ride since November 2018. Asure Software stock is down 11% year-over-year, but it’s up approximately 78% year-to-date. Investors were given reason to cheer when the cloud platform company announced in…

Keep Green Growth Brands Inc on Your Investing Radar Green Growth Brands Inc (OTCMKTS:GGBXF, CNSX:GGB) is one of those truly overlooked cannabis stocks that investors should keep on their radar. Like the overall cannabis stock market, Green Growth Brands stock has been on a downward trajectory in 2019.…

Digital Turbine Inc Up 292% & Still Has Lots of Room to Run Digital Turbine Inc (NASDAQ:APPS) continues to be one of the most rewarding tech stocks of 2019. APPS stock is up 292% year-to-date and, despite the strong triple-digit gains, it continues to have lots of room…

TherapeuticsMD Inc Surprises Wall Street With Solid Q2 Results TherapeuticsMD Inc (NASDAQ:TXMD) had been trending steadily lower since reporting less-than-enthralling first-quarter financial results in May. But patient investors were rewarded in August when the company surprised Wall Street by reporting strong second-quarter results and raising its full-year guidance.…

Liberty Health Sciences Inc Poised to Rebound You can’t really say the cannabis bubble has burst. At best, it’s been a leaky balloon that has been gentle, albeit frustratingly, letting investors down since May. Unfortunately, investor fatigue and frustration has resulted in some collateral damage. Case in point: Liberty Health…

LivePerson, Inc. Gains 25% in Q3, Closes in on Record High Sell in May and go away? Not if you’re an investor in LivePerson, Inc. (NASDAQ:LPSN). LivePerson stock has been one of the best-performing stocks in 2019, posting strong gains during the typically quiet summer months. That’s why we’ve…