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

If the market is looking to correct, election worries are a convenient excuse.
The bulls still have the edge, but it is precarious.
Because every stock has a unique personality that requires its own strategy.
Conditions seem fairly good for a return to a trading range.
Market ends the week with some profit-taking.
The market is repeating a cycle we have seen many times in recent years.
The action may not excite you but there is no justification for great negativity.
Instead of celebration of good gains, there is grumbling about not keeping pace with the indices.
It's challenging to put cash to work but I'll keep digging.
Six years of near-zero rates have failed to produce the desired results, but the market celebrates when the policy is continued for even longer.

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