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

Market momentum cools, big time.
All of the big market drops were preceded by clear warning signs.
Cautious traders aren't doing much dip-buying.
The indices, while solidly positive, closed at the intraday lows. That is highly unusual in this market.
S&P closes near the lows of the day as momentum names get hit.
I try to make a conscious effort to find positives, even when I'm not feeling optimistic.
Despite all the positives, momentum is a bit tepid.
There simply isn't enough volatility in the indices to produce good profits.
Stocks travel a good distance just to end up nowhere.
Social-media giant sees a nice chart and a positive Barron's report.

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