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 action in individual stocks is narrower than I would like to see.
There's seasonality, but also outside factors that can be random.
It's time to reflect on ways to improve our trading results.
Frothy levels don't matter much to charging bulls.
It's been a tremendous challenge just to keep pace.
A dovish Fed propelled markets higher today.
The reversal today, while painful, was probably a good thing.
Just be patient and protect capital.
It's the most difficult challenge faced by traders.
Play defense and be ready to adjust when the action improves.

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