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

MTSI Stock Trading Near Record Levels on Strong Q4 Results MACOM Technology Solutions Holdings Inc (NASDAQ:MTSI) is a great 5G infrastructure stock that continues to trounce the broader market. But few seem to be discussing its tremendous long-term growth potential around the water cooler or kitchen sink. I…

GrowGeneration Corp Raises Guidance Again GrowGeneration Corp (NASDAQ:GRWG) was the best-performing pot stock in 2020, soaring 844%. The momentum that carried GrowGeneration stock significantly higher in 2020 has carried into 2021. And the outlook for GRWG stock remains bullish. On January 11, a day when most markets were…

Plug Power Stock Up 764.2% Year-Over-Year I’ve been bullish on Plug Power Inc (NASDAQ:PLUG) for a while now. And it appears that the rest of Wall Street is finally waking up to the company’s tremendous long-term growth potential. PLUG stock was one of the best-performing tech stocks in 2020, exploding…

Radius Global Infrastructure Stock Could Double in 2021 Radius Global Infrastructure Inc (NASDAQ:RADI) is not so much an overlooked 5G stock as it is a newly listed 5G stock. The company, formerly known as Digital Landscape Group, Inc., changed its name, moved its headquarters from the U.K. to New…

2021 Looks Bullish for Five9 Stock Five9 Inc (NASDAQ:FIVN) certainly had a good year. FIVN stock soared 178% year-over-year and was up 200% in 2020. Since the coronavirus-fueled sell-off in March, Five9 stock rallied 258%. And since the November election, it gained 22.5%. While COVID-19 and the stay-at-home economy…

Can GrowGeneration Corp & Planet 13 Holdings Inc Repeat Their Successes in 2021? At the start of  2020, I wrote a piece suggesting that GrowGeneration Corp (NASDAQ:GRWG) and Planet 13 Holdings Inc (CNSX:PLTH, OTCMKTS:PLNHF) were two pot stocks set to trounce the broader market. They did just that. In fact, GrowGeneration stock was the…

Taiwan Semiconductor Stock Trounces Broader Market Taiwan Semiconductor Mfg. Co. Ltd. (NYSE:TSM) is not exactly an overlooked 5G stock; it’s been wowing Wall Street for years. And the company should continue to dominate the global semiconductor market for years to come—especially in the wake of 5G and the soaring demand for…

AYR Strategies Stock Up 63% Since November AYR Strategies Inc (CNSX:AYR.A, OTCMKTS:AYRWF) might be the best under-the-radar cannabis play out there right now. Thanks to a number of recent developments, AYRWF stock should be in the spotlight in 2021. AYR Strategies stock is up 176% year-over-year, 588% since…

Broadcom Stock Rallies 36% in 2020, But 2021 More Bullish Broadcom Inc (NASDAQ:AVGO) is an industry giant with a market cap of $175.8 billion. You don’t expect this kind of stock to make massive gains. Instead, investors rely on them for consistent, reliable gains. And they’ve been able to do…

Innovative Industrial Properties Stock up 380% Since March Few cannabis stocks thrived as much as Innovative Industrial Properties Inc (NYSE:IIPR) in 2020. It’s not the top-performing pot stock of 2020, but it’s pretty close. As of this writing, IIPR stock has rallied 150.5% year-over-year, 150.9% year-to-date, and 380% since…

Harvest Health & Recreation Inc Bullish on Arizona Legalization Harvest Health & Recreation Inc (CNSX:HARV, OTCMKTS:HRVSF) is an excellent U.S. pot stock that has experienced solid gains since March, but it has not made the kind of meteoric gains its peers have. But thanks to the results of the U.S. election,…

Farfetch Stock Soars 526% YoY; Not Done Soaring Yet Luxury e-commerce retailer Farfetch Ltd (NYSE:FTCH) has thrived during the coronavirus pandemic and its related economic shutdowns. FTCH stock has been on fire since the November election, proving that it’s not just a COVID-19 play. I last wrote about Farfetch on…

Lattice Semiconductor Stock Surges 225% Since March Lattice Semiconductor Corp (NASDAQ:LSCC) is a great, under-the-radar 5G stock that continues to outpace the broader market. LSCC stock is up 133% year-over-year, 130% year-to-date, and 225% since hitting its low in March. Lattice Semiconductor stock has made big gains in the last…

Trulieve Stock Soars on Record Q3 Results & Expansion Trulieve Cannabis Corp (CNSX:TRUL, OTCMKTS:TCNNF) continues to be one of the best U.S. pot stocks. TCNNF stock is up 132% year-over-year, 156% year-to-date, and 25% since the U.S election. The S&P 500, meanwhile, is up approximately 18% year-over-year and 14%…

Palo Alto Networks Stock Surges 32% in November Palo Alto Networks Inc (NYSE:PANW) is the world’s largest cybersecurity company. With a market cap of $28.1 billion, it takes a lot for a stock of this size to make serious gains. But PANW stock has been on a tear in 2020,…

Cloudflare Stock Rose on Strong Financials Cloudflare Inc (NYSE:NET) has been one of the best-performing cloud stocks in 2020, advancing 296% year-over-year, 320% year-to-date, and 42% in November. A designer and developer of application software, Cloudflare has been bullish, not just because of the COVID-19-fueled demand for cloud computing…

Planet 13 Stock Up 135% in 2020, But Watch Out for 2021 Planet 13 Holdings Inc (CNSX:PLTH, OTCMKTS:PLNHF)  continues to be one of my favorite pot stocks. Early-bird investors have to be pleased with the company’s performance too. PLNHF stock is up 196% year-over-year, 135% year-to-date, and 682%…

Etsy Stock Up 234% Year-Over-Year, Still Undervalued Etsy Inc (NASDAQ:ETSY) continues to be one of the best buy-and-hold e-commerce stocks on the planet. While Etsy stock has provided investors with exceptional growth for years, it has done exceptionally well since the stock market crumbled in March, climbing 417%. Etsy stock has…