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

With the stock market trading in a tight range and most indicators telling us equities are wildly overvalued, it might be a good idea for investors to look at these top dividend-paying stocks in April that have a long history of providing capital appreciation and consistent annual dividend…

The majority may be bullish on stocks and bearish on silver, but silver prices are set to rise. Many catalysts may soon send the price of silver upward, and silver stocks are set to profit. Below are three silver stocks to watch in 2015. Silver Stocks an Investment…

My Five Stock Market Predictions for 2015 Catalysts for Growth in Place for Solid 2015 Admittedly, stock market forecasts can mostly be flimsy attempts to predict what irrational investors do in uncertain times. That doesn’t prevent most pundits from being overly optimistic. At the end of 2013, I…

With the NASDAQ trading near record levels and the NYSE, S&P 500, and Dow Jones Industrial Average at record highs, it’s getting increasingly difficult for investors to find undervalued equities. With the U.S. dollar trading strongly against the Canadian dollar, investors might want to consider some of the…

Global financial crisis 2015: is it really possible? Below you’ll find the answer, as I dive into the global financial crisis causes and what today’s economic events have to say. Global Financial Crisis Explained… It’s only been a few years, but there are already reams and reams of…

Times have certainly changed. With marijuana stocks now all the rage, investors have another sector to add to the “sin stock” category. While the idea of investing in marijuana stocks in 2015 may be novel, the pay-off for many medical marijuana stocks has gone up in smoke. Having…

With gold prices beaten down, now might be a great time to look at undervalued gold stocks. Gold Prices Under Pressure After a meteoric rise to $1,923 per ounce, gold prices have come under serious pressure. Currently trading near $1,150 an ounce, gold prices are being held back…

While the majority of the talking heads on Wall Street remain bearish on silver, the fact of the matter is that a number of key economic and supply/demand metrics point to a bullish silver price forecast for 2015. Economic Drivers Affecting Silver Outlook in 2015 With the price…

Greece’s Anti-Austerity Platform Reimagined What happens if Greece exits the eurozone? We’ll have to wait until the end of June to find out. Or at least be subject to four more months of pundits explaining what could happen. That’s because Greece’s creditors, the “Troika” (the European Central Bank,…

Stock Market Poised for Crash? Admittedly, with the S&P 500 and Dow Jones Industrial Average trading at record-highs, the idea of a stock market crash isn’t garnering much attention. But despite the euphoria on Wall Street, the pieces necessary for a crash are in place. And investors need…

The idea of an impending stock market crash may seem pretty untenable right now. After all, compared to the rest of the world, the United States had the most encouraging economic, business, and financial outlook in 2014, and the same goes for 2015. But there are several key…

Cheap Oil Isn’t Hurting Everyone Dropping oil prices have been a boon for cash-strapped, debt-laden Americans, but for how long the oil glut will continue is anyone’s guess. With the price war raging on, many businesses are scrambling to cut their losses and protect their bottom lines. But…

9 Companies Stocks That Could Benefit from Falling Oil Prices The Power of OPEC and a Stronger Dollar The major indices may be at record levels, but the big news on Wall Street is oil. The price of West Texas Intermediate (WTI) crude oil has fallen approximately 55%…

Are Conditions Ripe for a Great Depression in 2015? It’s hard to imagine the world’s biggest economy could fall into a depression in 2015, let alone a recession. But the fact of the matter is that it’s a real possibility, no matter what the stock markets are saying.…