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

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Medtronic, A Leader in Opioid Pain Relief Medtronic PLC (NYSE:MDT) may not be able to solve America’s opioid crisis, but its spinal cord stimulators should certainly reduce the negative impact it has on the lives of those suffering from opioid addiction. The company's strong financial position, diversified portfolio…

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3 Ignored Tech Stocks With Great Momentum After a dismal 2018 fourth quarter, when the markets sold off in October and witnessed a meltdown in December, the major stock indices have performed well so far in 2019. In fact, the markets posted the best January for stocks in…

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Blue-Chip Tech Stocks for 2019 Even in a brutal 2018, when stocks had a meltdown from the beginning of October to December 24, the tech sector still outperformed other sectors. The top blue-chip tech stocks sold off less and rebounded more quickly than other stocks. Since the worst…

Best Gaming Stocks of 2019 The video game industry has evolved a lot since Pong was released in November 1972. No longer just an after-hours fad for kids hunkered down in an arcade, the video game is a financial juggernaut. Video gaming stocks have garnered a lot of attention…

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Best IoT Stocks for 2019 2019 may be the year that all the hype surrounding the “Internet of Things” (IoT) becomes a reality. And all the IoT stocks will have to start proving they’re everything they’ve been telling investors they are. That said, technology stocks are always evolving,…

Picking the Best Technology Stocks as “4IR” Takes Off Steam engine. Electricity. The Internet. Do you see the common denominator? All three are technological innovations, and all three respectively sparked the first three industrial revolutions. We’re now witnessing the “Fourth Industrial Revolution” (4IR), and technology has once again…

Undervalued Tech Stocks in 2019 After a brutal end to 2018, tech stocks have been on fire in January, with many investors wondering, after the December meltdown, what are the most undervalued tech stocks in 2019? For the first nine months of 2018, technology stocks performed well. By…

Marijuana Stocks 2019 Marijuana stocks have taken North American markets by storm, with recreational marijuana becoming legal in Canada in October 2018. In 2019, there has been some movement in the U.S. when it comes to marijuana. The passing of the 2018 Farm Bill removed hemp as a…

Aurora Cannabis Inc Stock 2019 Aurora Cannabis Inc (NYSE:ACB) has made a number of blockbuster acquisitions since 2018, snapping up CanniMed Therapeutics Inc., MedReleaf Corp., ICC Labs Inc., and Farmacias Magistrales S.A. de C.V. Most recently, on January 14, the company announced that it was acquiring Whistler Medical Marijuana…

Netflix Stock Forecast for 2019 Netflix, Inc. (NASDAQ:NFLX) the world’s leading online entertainment service, has been rewarding patient investors. In 2017, Netflix’s share price advanced by nearly 50%; in 2018,  it increased by 36.5% (despite 2018 being a volatile year for the entire stock market). Despite that strong growth,…

Canadian Penny Pot Stocks for 2019 After the market-wide meltdown in October and the December disaster on Wall Street, marijuana stocks, big and small, are back in the spotlight. So far in 2019, marijuana stocks have been some of the biggest winners, with many erasing their 2018 losses.…

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…