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Name: John Whitefoot, BA

Bio: John Whitefoot, BA, is an Editor at Lombardi Financial specializing in low-priced investment opportunities. Prior to joining Lombardi, John worked for eight years as the Senior Financial Editor of a leading online financial newsletter. Through his career, John has profiled over 1,000 low-priced stocks researching and covering numerous sectors including healthcare, media, manufacturing, IT, education, hospitality, natural resources, and retail. He's primarily a fundamental analyst who focuses on "off radar" situations with big upside potential for the individual investor. Add John Whitefoot to your Google+ circles

Recent Articles

This Resilient Commodity to Ready for a Big Comeback

This Resilient Commodity to Ready for a Big Comeback

For many investors, 2013 was supposed to be the year that silver regained its luster. Most economists thought silver would climb as a hedge against inflation and be a devalued dollar on the heels of … Read More


As Support for Obama and Coal Erodes, This Asset Is a Safer Investment

As Support for Obama and Coal Erodes, This Asset Is a Safer Investment

Since last week, four polls have come out showing that President Barack Obama’s job approval rating is falling hard after several scandals. While Obama remains popular with Democrats and has always been unpopular with Republicans, … Read More


Portfolio Protection Against the Collapse of the U.S. Dollar

Portfolio Protection Against the Collapse of the U.S. Dollar

When it comes to the state of U.S. politics and the economy, you can’t believe everything you read or hear.

Example 1: In 2003, President George W. Bush famously gave a speech aboard the aircraft … Read More


Mining Company Turns Shania Twain into Gold

Mining Company Turns Shania Twain into Gold

Since hitting a low of $253.70 in July 1999, gold prices have surged over 650%, topping $1,921 per ounce in September 2011. Currently trading at more than $1,660 per ounce, gold has logged 13 consecutive … Read More


Hey Investor: Sotheby’s Is Going Once…Going Twice…

Hey Investor: Sotheby’s Is Going Once…Going Twice…

If you happen to be one of the few who subscribes to the “trickle down” school of economics, things aren’t looking good. Some well-heeled investors, tired of the volatility of stocks and bonds and the … Read More


Fiscal “Y2Cliff” Sham Held Investors Hostage in 2012

Fiscal “Y2Cliff” Sham Held Investors Hostage in 2012

On January 1, 2000, the world breathed a collective sigh of relief that the over-hyped Y2K fiasco dissipated without even a whimper after years of ballyhoo.

Some things never change.

As expected, at the last … Read More


Why the Ballooning Student Debt Should Be on Your Radar

Why the Ballooning Student Debt Should Be on Your Radar

We’re two weeks away from surviving the Mayan Doomsday and three weeks away from stepping over the fiscal cliff. But the unabated student loan debt is just getting warmed up. Instead of dealing with the … Read More


Inflation Keeps 12 Days of Christmas Out of Reach

Inflation Keeps 12 Days of Christmas Out of Reach

The results of PNC Wealth Management’s annual Christmas Price Index were recently released, and it’s not looking good for consumers. If you want to financially re-create “The Twelve Days of Christmas,” in which a rich … Read More


How Investment Firms Might Be Squeezing out Homebuyers

How Investment Firms Might Be Squeezing out Homebuyers

Investors were pretty excited last week when it was announced that both existing- and new-home builds were up quarter-over-quarter and year-over-year.

U.S. builders broke ground on homes in October at a seasonally adjusted annual rate … Read More


When the Fiscal Cliff’s Averted, the U.S. Will Finally See the Real Troubles That Lie Ahead

When the Fiscal Cliff’s Averted, the U.S. Will Finally See the Real Troubles That Lie Ahead

The only people crying “Y2K” back in 1999 were information technology (IT) professionals looking for job security. Even without their help, disaster was averted, the rising sun greeted the world on January 1, 2000, and … Read More


How to Protect Your Portfolio from a Slumping Dollar in 2013

How to Protect Your Portfolio from a Slumping Dollar in 2013

No one said austerity measures would be an easy pill to swallow. But, after decades of overspending, they’re become an unwanted necessity. And the fed-up workers of Europe are uniting!

Protests broke out Wednesday across … Read More


Retiring at 65: The New American Pipe Dream

Retiring at 65: The New American Pipe Dream

Those on the edge of retirement may be forced to take a step back. By taking “income” out of “fixed income,” the Federal Reserve has made retirement a pipe dream for many. And you can … Read More


Could These Sneaky Taxes Bring Down the U.S. Debt?

Could These Sneaky Taxes Bring Down the U.S. Debt?

Nothing motivates like fear. Barack Obama won the U.S. presidential election on November 4, 2008, and gun sales surged. For the week of November 3, 2008, the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) received more than … Read More


You Know Inflation’s a Problem When the Cereal Box Gives Away Gas Cards

You Know Inflation’s a Problem When the Cereal Box Gives Away Gas Cards

Elections are important, maybe even the cornerstone of a democracy; but sometimes voters are just too busy to listen to everything being said by the Obama or Romney camps. Thank heaven sound bites can sum … Read More