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

FIVN Stock: Up 50% in 2019, Soars on Record Q2 Results Five9 Inc (NASDAQ:FIVN) is one of those under-the-radar tech stocks that has been quietly rewarding buy-and-hold investors. Thanks to record first- and second-quarter revenue growth and raised guidance, Five9 stock has advanced approximately 50% year-to-date. Five9 is…

SWCH Stock Could Double From Its Current Level Concerns about the ongoing trade war between the U.S. and China—and its effects on the global economy—are finally catching up to Wall Street, and it isn’t pretty. The early-August sell-off, especially in the tech sector, has been indiscriminate. It doesn’t…

LivePerson, Inc. Raises 2019 Guidance After Record Q2 Growth LivePerson, Inc. (NASDAQ:LPSN) is one of those great tech stocks that seems to go unnoticed by retail investors. Wall Street, however, likes LivePerson. Blackrock, Inc. and The Vanguard Group, Inc., the two largest institutional investors, collectively own 22.8% of all outstanding…

MariMed Inc. Prospects Up on New Agreement and Acquisition MariMed Inc (OTCMKTS:MRMD) has seen its share price tumble since the broader markets sold off in May. While the rest of the market rebounded in June, the same cannot be said for the cannabis industry, which continues to search…

Alteryx Inc Is One of the Most Consistently Bullish Tech Stocks Alteryx Inc (NYSE:AYX) is a fabulous tech stock we have been tracking closely in 2019. And for good reason. The company has a strong balance sheet, strong revenue growth, customer wins, and a strong outlook. Toss in…

3 Cannabis Stocks Billionaires Are Pouring Money Into After months of basking in the glow of recreational marijuana legalization in Canada and a growing acceptance (at least at the state level) in the U.S., cannabis stocks have been getting smoked. It's not because anything is inherently wrong with…

3 Tech Stocks Breaking Out on Strong Q2 Results Wall Street continues to defy the odds with its record-breaking expansion. In spite of the ongoing trade spat between the U.S. and China, spectacular earnings beats in the tech sector have been helping fuel the bull run. The Nasdaq,…

Neptune Wellness Solutions Stock Breaks Out on Growing Optimism Despite growing optimism over possible U.S. legislative changes, cannabis stocks have been taking a beating. Since cannabis stocks peaked in March, the Horizons Marijuana Life Sciences ETF (OTCMKTS:HMLSF, TSE:HMMJ) has tumbled 29%. The ETFMG Alternative Harvest ETF (NYSEARCA:MJ) has followed a similar…

Zscaler Inc: What Do Hedge Funds Know That You Don’t? Zscaler Inc (NASDAQ:ZS) has been crushing the market. Since going public in March 2018, ZS stock has soared 442%. It's up approximately 125% year-to-date and it sits less than one percent from its July 24 all-time high of…

Valens GroWorks Corp Remains Bullish on Record Results Valens GroWorks Corp (OTCMKTS:VGWCF, CVE:VGW) has been one of the strongest marijuana stocks in an otherwise underwhelming cannabis sector. Currently trading near $3.20 per share, VGWCF stock is up about 225% year-to-date and is about 2.5% from its 52-week high.…

PAYS Stock Extremely Bullish on Record Results Paysign Inc (NASDAQ:PAYS) should change its name to "Dollarsign Inc." Shares of the prepaid debit card payment provider have been on a meteoric rise over the last three years, with PAYS stock soaring 5,100% and showing no sign of slowing down. With…

2019 a Breakout Year For Neptune Wellness Solutions Inc For the most part, cannabis stocks are getting smoked. That has nothing to do with their long-term growth potential, but it shows that the legal marijuana industry is still in its infancy and is experiencing growing pains. One cannabis…