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

It would be better from a trading standpoint for this market to sell off with some vigor.
The computers are focused on extracting millions of pennies on a daily basis, and that suppresses the movement.
Breadth was good and the Dow and S&P 500 gained a bit, but that's about it.
It's riskier to be a bear than a bull.
The indices are rolling over with more vigor as the morning progresses, which illustrates why there is a hesitancy with new buys.
If you are looking to make money there isn't much choice but to stick with the long side as bearish arguments continue to be ignored.
If we want to improve, we need to review our trading regularly and look for things we can do differently to produce better results.
It's hard to be too negative considering the speculative action today.
These are not the sort of numbers you would expect for a market that is near all-time highs.
There are hundreds of stocks that are impacted as well as the various indices and their derivatives.

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