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

The collective belief that the president-elect is a positive for the market, whether true or not, is creating a self-fulfilling run-up in stocks.
With momentum this strong, lock in profits at your own peril.
If you're already in, it's great. The problem is getting in.
Advanced Micro Devices has been a great example of momentum in the group since its breakout in mid-November.
Once we move past this morning's ECB news, we shall see how willing people are to chase the market higher.
Market soars as computer programs get aggressive.
The natural inclination for many is to focus on why this rally can't last.
Sector rotations under the surface are much more volatile than what we see in the major indices.
The goal right now is to find the themes that are working and stick with them.
This is buy-and-hold action not navigate-the-volatility action.

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