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

Trading in an incremental manner can be particularly important in dealing with earnings reports.
Leaders aren't leading and semiconductors aren't conducting.
This reaction today is worrisome, but there isn't any major shift in market character yet.
What's good for the two big-cap monoliths is not necessarily good for the entire market.
2 days of flat action after the rally to start the week are a perfect setup.
After-hours releases could have impact.
Microsoft, Intel, Alphabet and Amazon are among the big-cap names that will report after the bell.
Price action is the key to calling twists and turns in this market, and the bulls still have the edge.
Is this a 'sell the news' situation or just more buying momentum?
We'll see what happens in the way of reaction to Trump's tax policy this afternoon, but if we sell off I'm likely going to be a buyer.

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