James "Rev Shark" DePorre 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 is founder and CEO of Shark Asset Management, an investment management firm, and he also operates sharkinvesting.com, an interactive online community that serves and educates active investors.Expand

DePorre holds business and law degrees from the University of Michigan, is a member of the Michigan Bar Association and a former attorney and CPA. He lives in Anna Maria Island, Fla., and Conover, N.C., with his wife and three children. Under no circumstances does the information in this column represent a recommendation to buy or sell stocks.Collapse

Is active trading becoming a thing of the past?
It isn't a great market, but the trend is holding.
The headlines sound positive but trading is a slog.
Too many people are willing to park cash in Microsoft or Apple.
But it still doesn't have much energy.
You can view this as bullish consolidation or bearish stalling.
Constantly work on a list to find the next big mover.
Hopefully, earnings will provide better stock-picking next week.
This market is much weaker than it looks.
And a paucity of perky charts.

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