Moe Zulfiqar, BAS

Moe Zulfiqar joined Lombardi Financial as a research analyst and editor, and writes for Lombardi’s Profit Confidential and Daily Gains Letter newsletters. He provides insight into current market conditions, trends, and where the next big opportunity will surface. Moe analyzes macroeconomic conditions, but has a special interest in the basic materials, financial, and technology sectors.

Moe has a strong understanding of North American capital markets. A student of world finance and trading, he has extensive knowledge of both fundamental and technical analysis, and uses them to evaluate high-growth investment opportunities.

Moe is a graduate of the York University business program. He is an avid runner and has completed two half-marathons. In the past, Moe has participated in competitive football, wrestling, and rugby. He is an avid football fan, and his favorite team is the Dallas Cowboys.

Get to know Moe…

What was your first trade and how did you do?

The first trade I ever made was in a company that made prepaid credit cards. It was a penny stock that traded on the TSX Venture Exchange. I invested in the company because I liked the idea and I thought it had the potential to grow. It didn’t. I lost 50% of my investment, but I learned something significant from it: great ideas can only work if they are executed well.

What is the most important advice you would offer to investors?

There are three main pieces of advice I always offer my readers. The first is that predicting tops and bottoms is impossible, and it can make a huge dent in your portfolio if you’re wrong—so don’t do it. Second, you need to know when to bow out; cut your losses before they get bigger. Finally, never risk more than you can afford to lose.

What moment in stock market history has really influenced your investing career?

There are two moments that have really stuck with me.

The first was on Monday, September 15, 2008. On this day, Lehman Brothers collapsed. There was a significant amount of uncertainty in the markets. No one really knew what to do, what was next. To me, this moment was one of the most difficult for investors. You had to be very careful in what you did; due diligence was key.

The second date is Friday, March 6, 2009. On this day, the S&P 500 dropped to its lowest level since 1996. There was uncertainty as to where the markets would head next. On the next trading day, the markets turned; we haven’t seen those lows since. This moment was a great example of one of my many investing mantras: buy when there’s blood in the streets.

Moe Zulfiqar's Articles

I am looking at two factors to see where gold prices are headed next: the Federal Reserve’s actions and the U.S. dollar. They are unanimously pointing toward the upside. Let me explain… Price of Gold and Federal Reserve’s Interest Rates Decision On March 18, the Federal Reserve provided…

Recently, I had an interesting conversation with my friend about the current situation surrounding gold prices. He argued gold investments were a drain on your capital; I argued that gold is the next big trade. My Friend’s Bearish Gold Outlook “How can you be so bullish on gold?”…

Gold prices have fallen below $1,200 an ounce and negative sentiment continues to increase. The news keeps claiming gold prices will go down further and “funds” are building up short positions. But I’m not worried. In fact, I am more bullish on gold prices now than ever before.…

Over the past two days, I have been attending a convention hosted by the Prospectors & Developers Association of Canada (PDAC) in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. This is one of the world’s biggest events where mining industry experts and associations meet and talk about exploration and development opportunities across…

The amount of pessimism towards gold companies is severe. If you have been listening to the mainstream financial outlets, you may be convinced by now that they are the worst investment you can add to your portfolio. But I disagree with this notion. In fact, I believe mining…

Interest rates in the U.S. economy have been remarkably low since 2007. We’re now hearing many analysts and pundits suggesting they will rise sometime this year. Unfortunately, there isn’t an exact time given, but when we look to the Federal Reserve, it seems very adamant about it, too.…

For the next little while, I am watching three events—I’ll call them developments—very closely. These developments could impact gold prices and cause sharp movements to the upside in a very short time. What are these developments? Talks of Greece’s potential exit from the eurozone, rising interest rates, and…

Ask anybody about why gold was in a bull market between 2002 and 2012, and they will most likely tell you that it was due to declining interest rates. Now, if you ask anybody if gold is even worth looking at as an investment, you’ll likely be told…

As it stands, we are seeing wild swings in the currency markets. The only currency that’s performing well is the U.S. dollar. Other currencies, like the Canadian dollar, euro, Japanese yen, Australian dollar, and British pound, are in a definitive downtrend. The Swiss franc is seeing historical moves…

The last two years, 2013 and 2014, weren’t good for gold investors. I agree. There was severe scrutiny, and no matter where you looked, the yellow metal was disliked as an investment. Going forward, however, my 2015 gold market outlook continues to be bullish on the precious metal.…

Federal Reserve, ECB, China to Drive Gold Prices Upward in 2015 Uncertainty and fear are two of the biggest factors that move gold prices. If they increase, investors buy the yellow metal to hedge and protect their wealth. Going into 2015, I see these two factors coming into…

There are too many analysts who are concerned about deflation, a period during which the price of general goods declines. Because of this, analysts are not too keen on gold. They say the yellow metal is only good for one’s portfolio when there’s inflation. When prices are declining,…

Regarding gold, there’s a daunting question going around these days: is the yellow metal worth buying? If you listen to the mainstream, you will hear them say it’s the worst investment possible for your portfolio. According to them, instead of protecting your wealth, this precious metal is doing…