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

Good trading requires a combination of quick action and patience.
It's still in an uptrend, but the individual stock picking is challenging.
Historically, the day before a holiday often has a positive bias, but the algos have killed emotion.
The stock market is not a rational human being, and it shouldn't be treated as such.
Indices are going great, but there are problems beneath the surface.
The trick is being in the right stocks.
But the V-shaped bounce has picked up momentum again today.
It is an offensive idea to contrarian pundits, but the reason people are buying is because it works.
This has nothing to do with the news.
They must realize the factors that mattered in the past don't matter now.

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