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Name: George Leong, B. Comm.

Bio: George Leong, B. Comm. is a Senior Editor at Lombardi Financial, and has been involved in analyzing the stock markets for two decades where he employs both fundamental and technical analysis. His overall market timing and trading knowledge is extensive in the areas of small-cap research and option trading. George is the editor of several of Lombardi’s popular financial newsletters, including The China Letter, Special Situations, and Obscene Profits, among others. He has written technical and fundamental columns for numerous stock market news web sites, and he is the author of Quick Wealth Options Strategy and Mastering 7 Proven Options Strategies. Prior to starting with Lombardi Financial, George was employed as a financial analyst with Globe Information Services. Add George Leong to your Google+ circles

Recent Articles

Did You Give Thanks this Weekend for the Fed’s Easy Money Policy?

Did You Give Thanks this Weekend for the Fed’s Easy Money Policy?

Stock Market Crash August 2014.

Reflecting on this past Thanksgiving weekend, there was a lot to be thankful for, especially if you have been long in the stock market for the past four years. Now … Read More


Oil Prices to Reach $80/Barrel?

Oil Prices to Reach $80/Barrel?

Oil prices are heading higher on the chart with the cash West Texas Intermediate (WTI) crude rallying back toward the $100.00 level after threatening to test $90.00.

Steady economic signs in the United States, China, … Read More


Why What’s Happening in the Bond Market Now Is So Important to Stock Investors

Why What’s Happening in the Bond Market Now Is So Important to Stock Investors

Taper or no taper? When? How much? These are the worries that are currently driving tensions in the stock market on a daily basis. As I wrote in a previous article, no one seems to … Read More


Fear Index Hits Multiyear Low; A Bad Omen for Stock Investors?

Fear Index Hits Multiyear Low; A Bad Omen for Stock Investors?

Let me begin by first stating this: I’m not going to talk about the Federal Reserve in any detail, or about the holiday shopping season and how it’s so important to the retail sector and … Read More


Should You Stay in Stocks When Fed Finally Tapers?

Should You Stay in Stocks When Fed Finally Tapers?

For me, trading has always revolved around economic fundamentals and stock market analysis. And if you’re like me, you’re getting somewhat irritated with the recent trading in the stock market by investors who seem more … Read More


A Safe Way to Profit from China’s 700 IPOs to List in 2014

A Safe Way to Profit from China’s 700 IPOs to List in 2014

I pushed the “go” button on China a long time ago now, and I’m certainly not set to press “stop” yet, as I continue to feel the country is one of the top growth areas … Read More


What the Really Bad Black Friday Numbers This Year Mean

What the Really Bad Black Friday Numbers This Year Mean

Black Friday was an afterthought, to me at least. Yes, I bought a few items from the MLB store, but that’s it. But according to newly released data for this key shopping day, it appears … Read More


Time to Take a Page Out of the Almanac This Winter?

Time to Take a Page Out of the Almanac This Winter?

In my previous article, I discussed the new record highs achieved by the stock market and how it looks like there will be more gains to come.

Yet based on what we have seen over … Read More


What the NASDAQ Above 4,000 for First Time Since Its Collapse Means for Investors

What the NASDAQ Above 4,000 for First Time Since Its Collapse Means for Investors

Technology and growth stocks have been the go-to stocks this year, as the NASDAQ broke above 4,000 on Monday for the first time since September 2000.

But recall that 2000 was also the year the … Read More


What’s Making Me Nervous About My Favorite Retail Stocks

What’s Making Me Nervous About My Favorite Retail Stocks

Retailers are likely sitting on the edge as we head into the Thanksgiving weekend on Thursday, which means Black Friday is nearly here. The three days from Friday to Sunday are the most critical period … Read More


Why Sitting and Waiting Makes More Investment Sense Today Than Chasing Gains

Why Sitting and Waiting Makes More Investment Sense Today Than Chasing Gains

The more I view this stock market, the more nervous I get. While Wall Street gets set for some terrific year-end bonuses and investors take some amazing gains off the table, I’m sensing some euphoric … Read More


ECB Calling U.S. Out on Its QE Mistakes

ECB Calling U.S. Out on Its QE Mistakes

Recently, European Central Bank (ECB) policymaker Jens Weidmann said the strategy of printing money was not the solution to the eurozone crisis. (Source: Carrel, P., “Printing money not the way out of crisis: ECB’s Weidmann,” … Read More


Why America May Be Fabricating Its Jobs Numbers

Why America May Be Fabricating Its Jobs Numbers

Many accuse China of manipulating its economic data to fit what the market wants to see, yet this kind of behavior doesn’t appear to be isolated to China. It even occurs here—if you believe what … Read More


Online Retailer Surging 70% on IPO Debut Example of Market Euphoria

Online Retailer Surging 70% on IPO Debut Example of Market Euphoria

Sound the bull horns, folks! Stocks are sizzling on the chart, and Wall Street is partying like there’s no tomorrow. Kind of sounds like late 1999/early 2000, doesn’t it? And we all know what happened … Read More


Why China’s Reforms Could Mean Big Business for U.S. Investors

Why China’s Reforms Could Mean Big Business for U.S. Investors

I’m calling it; that’s enough talk about Janet Yellen and the Federal Reserve’s likely strategy to continue printing money until the economic renewal picks up steam.

America has spent trillions to save its housing, financial, … Read More


With New Fed Chair Unlikely to Taper, How Does Your Portfolio Profit?

With New Fed Chair Unlikely to Taper, How Does Your Portfolio Profit?

Well, Yellen has shown her cards; we now know the hand she’s playing. The Federal Reserve will stay status quo. In testimony relating to her nomination and expected approval as the next Chair of the … Read More


Why Google Is Still a Bargain at a Grand a Share

Why Google Is Still a Bargain at a Grand a Share

In spite of its $1,000-plus share price, there’s a reason why Google Inc. (NASDAQ/GOOG) is a buying opportunity.

Now one of the most valuable companies in the world, Google did not start trading until 2004 … Read More


Update: Gold a Boon for Speculative Traders

Update: Gold a Boon for Speculative Traders

It’s been over a month since I looked at gold, so perhaps it’s time to review my evaluation on the yellow precious metal. To recall, I didn’t like the metal at $1,800 an ounce, or … Read More


My Favorite Retail Stocks This Holiday Season

My Favorite Retail Stocks This Holiday Season

In my past two commentaries, I discussed the third-quarter gross domestic product (GDP) growth and October jobs growth. Both metrics looked good on the surface, but after closer inspection, there were clear gaps.

Both of … Read More


Why a Closer Look at October Jobs Numbers Paints Anything but a Rosy Picture

Why a Closer Look at October Jobs Numbers Paints Anything but a Rosy Picture

In my previous commentary, I discussed the third-quarter gross domestic product (GDP) growth and how it was really weaker than it appeared. The Federal Reserve should realize the underlying weakness in personal spending, business investment, … Read More


Advance 3Q GDP Growth Reading Doesn’t Tell the Whole Story

Advance 3Q GDP Growth Reading Doesn’t Tell the Whole Story

The market was impressed with the advance reading for the third-quarter gross domestic product (GDP) growth last Thursday. The fact is that with the Q3 GDP growth at 2.8%, the news was a relief, as … Read More


Why Did Institutions Sell 29 Million Apple Shares?

Why Did Institutions Sell 29 Million Apple Shares?

Apple, Inc. (NASDAQ/AAPL) is maintaining its position as the top seller of smartphones in the U.S., but in the more important global market, Apple is trailing behind its competitors. Unless Apple gains traction in China … Read More


Rising Number of Americans See China as Dominant World Power in 2020

Rising Number of Americans See China as Dominant World Power in 2020

Over the past year, I have heard a lot about how the Chinese real estate market was in a bubble and ready to collapse, similar to the state of the U.S. real estate market in … Read More


Days of High Oil Prices a Thing of the Past?

Days of High Oil Prices a Thing of the Past?

There’s happiness at the gas pumps. The price of gasoline has been on the decline with the average price in the U.S. down to $3.29 per gallon as of October 28, a year-over-year decrease of … Read More


Why the Sizzling IPO Market Is a Massive Red Flag

Why the Sizzling IPO Market Is a Massive Red Flag

I kind of thought that buying in the stock market was somewhat euphoric and based more on the Federal Reserve’s easy money policy than solid underlying fundamentals.

A good indicator of excess in the stock … Read More