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

Focus on negatives comes as a surprise.
But window dressing is the theme of the day.
Short-term trading can be safer than buy and hold.
Minor gains in another lackluster day.
Fifth time this year S&P has been down 4 straight days.
| Mar 26, 2015
| 4:01 PM EDT
It has always been my contention that charts are useless into earnings reports. I view earnings bets as a simp...
Be prepared, there's more selling to come.
But the market will shake off this lethargy -- won't it?
If it doesn't heat up, traders may start selling more aggressively.
Don't sell too quickly when there are good gains.

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