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

North America to Dominate 5G Services Market 5G technology, that is, fifth-generation mobile network technology, is designed to connect virtually everyone and everything, including devices and appliances. It comes on the heels of 4G, which was launched in the 2010s and ushered in the era of mobile broadband.…

American Tower Stock Up 25% Since March American Tower Corp (NYSE:AMT) is perhaps the best of the three U.S. 5G infrastructure real estate investment trusts (REITs). The company might be based in the U.S., but its recent international acquisitions leave it primed to benefit from the continually increasing demand…

Planet 13 Stock Up 582% Year-Over-Year & Just Getting Started Planet 13 Holdings Inc (CNSX:PLTH, OTCMKTS:PLNHF) continues to be one of the best pot stocks out there, and worth keeping on your radar. PLNHF stock has soared 582% year-over-year and has rallied by an impressive 24% year-to-date. There are…

Arcimoto Stock Up 1,040% Year-Over-Year & Just Getting Started One of the best electric vehicle (EV) stocks out there is Arcimoto Inc (NASDAQ:FUV). It’s tough to say it’s overlooked or ignored, but it does get overshadowed by Tesla Inc (NASDAQ:TSLA). Arcimoto had a spectacular year in 2020, with…

Aviat Networks Stock Trounces Broader Market on Strong Financials Aviat Networks Inc (NASDAQ:AVNW) has been taking full advantage of the 5G tailwinds. AVNW stock is up by an eye-watering 673% year-over-year and 96% year-to-date. The best part is that the rollout of 5G technology is just beginning. A…

Arrow Electronics, Inc. Shares Continue to Rally on Record Q4 Results Shares of Arrow Electronics, Inc. (NYSE:ARW) have been on an incredible run since the broader market bottomed in March 2020, rallying by an impressive 176% since then. ARW stock is also up more than 10% in 2021.…

Corning Stock Looks Bullish in 2021 Corning Incorporated (NYSE:GLW) is one of those quiet, under-the-radar 5G stocks that continues to outpace the broader market. While many tech stocks, even well-established ones, gave up solid gains during the late-February sell-off, GLW stock did the opposite. As of this writing,…

GrowGeneration Stock Up 1,564% Year-Over-Year; Still Has Lots of Room to Run I’ve been practically begging readers to check out GrowGeneration Corp (NASDAQ:GRWG) for years now. And for good reason. Early pot investors were attracted to cannabis growers that promised roads paved with gold. That has yet to…

Vipshop Stock at Record Levels on Strong Financials Forget Alibaba Group Holding Ltd (NYSE:BABA) and Amazon.com, Inc. (NASDAQ:AMZN). If you're interested in an online retail stock with excellent momentum and better growth prospects, take a look at Vipshop Holdings Ltd (NYSE:VIPS), an online discount retailer in China. Why China? The…

Calix Stock Could Double Again in 2021 Calix Inc (NYSE:CALX) continues to be an excellent 5G company that quietly reports strong financial results and rewards investors with stellar stock gains. CALX stock is up by an eye-watering 485% year-over-year and an impressive 48.5% since the start of 2021.…

High Tide Stock Up 180% in 2021; Just Getting Started It’s tough to find an overlooked, undervalued pot stock these days, but High Tide Inc (CVE:HITI, OTCMKTS:HITIF) fits the bill. The company's portfolio includes a dominant presence in Canada’s retail marijuana industry; a global designer, manufacturer, and distributor of…