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

Want to Trade This Market? Start Predicting the Next Headline

Want to Trade This Market? Start Predicting the Next Headline

Here's what I believe is the most likely outcome of U.S.-China negotiations.

Place Your Bets If You Like to Gamble

Place Your Bets If You Like to Gamble

The headlines that move the market are constant but can't be trusted, which makes trading a risky proposition at present.

Swings on China News Make Markets Feel Like Big Casino

Swings on China News Make Markets Feel Like Big Casino

Traders are reduced to betting on whether the next headline will be positive or negative.

Markets in Limbo as Trade Deal Expectations Shift

Markets in Limbo as Trade Deal Expectations Shift

More often than not the market ends up doing what few expect or anticipate.

Adhering to Your Trading Style Is Paramount in a Choppy and Sloppy Market

Adhering to Your Trading Style Is Paramount in a Choppy and Sloppy Market

Investors need to do what works for them in markets where trading action is extremely random.

Indices Dance Around to Trade Talk but Risk of a 'Sell the News' Response Rises

Indices Dance Around to Trade Talk but Risk of a 'Sell the News' Response Rises

We are seeing a relief bounce Wednesday morning but technical conditions suggest it can't be trusted.

Hope Is Fading on China Deal, Possibly on Fed's Abilities, Too

Hope Is Fading on China Deal, Possibly on Fed's Abilities, Too

Market players feel a trade deal with China is increasingly unlikely, and they appeared largely unmoved by Fed comments on Tuesday about buying Treasury bonds.

Market Volatility Comes in a Variety of Forms

Market Volatility Comes in a Variety of Forms

It is this dependency on news flow that is making the market so challenging to trade lately.

Traders Capitulating on Hopes of China Trade Deal

Traders Capitulating on Hopes of China Trade Deal

So far the selling is unrelenting and there is no choice but to stay out of the way and wait to see if some support may hit.

China Trade Deal Optimism Erodes but Lingering Hope Provides Support

China Trade Deal Optimism Erodes but Lingering Hope Provides Support

Bears are loaded with ammunition to take this market down but the hope for some progress on China has held them off.