James "Rev Shark" DePorre

James "Rev Shark" DePorre, a Real Money contributor, is the author of Invest Like a Shark: How a Deaf Guy With No Job and Limited Capital Made a Fortune Investing in the Stock Market. He operates sharkinvesting.com, an interactive online community that serves and educates active investors.

Recent Articles By The Author

Don't Just Sit There, Work the Trade

Don't Just Sit There, Work the Trade

The important thing to keep in mind when working a trade is that we are embracing the fact that we can't predict the future.

How Many Times Are We Going to Rally on a China Trade Headline?

How Many Times Are We Going to Rally on a China Trade Headline?

The answer is every time there is a headline.

Don't Fight It: Run With the Bulls as China Trade Talks Drive Market

Don't Fight It: Run With the Bulls as China Trade Talks Drive Market

It's better to be part of the mindless herd of buyers than join the erudite intellectuals that will tell you why the market is wrong.

The Bear Case Is Easy, but China Trade Progress Stops Action

The Bear Case Is Easy, but China Trade Progress Stops Action

Don't try to call a market top right now. Be a fleet-footed trader and focus on short-term opportunities.

The Bears Are Growing Louder Every Day

The Bears Are Growing Louder Every Day

There still is no confirmation of the pessimism but you can't help but wonder if it will be self-fulfilling at some point.

Don't Let the Indices Mess Up Good Trades

Don't Let the Indices Mess Up Good Trades

It is easy to fall into the trap of dumping good positions because of weakness in the indices.

China Trade Rumors Keep the Stock Market Dancing

China Trade Rumors Keep the Stock Market Dancing

This has the same dynamic as the Greece situation a few years ago.

Focus on Today's Opportunities, Not on What Might Happen Next Week

Focus on Today's Opportunities, Not on What Might Happen Next Week

It is better to focus on stock picking and trading-range action rather than spend too much energy on overall market direction.

Some Downside at This Point Would Actually Be Positive

Some Downside at This Point Would Actually Be Positive

Stay focused on what is happening right now and don't be in a rush to anticipate disaster.

Why I Favor a 'Reactive Approach' to Smart Investing

Why I Favor a 'Reactive Approach' to Smart Investing

The only indicator that is meaningful to me is price action and my goal is to react to it quickly as it changes.