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

There's no advantage in trying to predict the next move right now.
Trading is duller than usual right now.
If you sell and rebuy higher, you have simply paid an insurance premium for the privilege of staying safe.
S&P 500 has neither surged nor pulled back lately.
Algorithms that buy the dollar and sell bonds are triggered.
The figures for July came in better than expected but aren't likely to influence the market much.
If you want a true measure of market health, you simply can't generalize based on just an index or two.
News on Russia probe weighs on stocks.
This doesn't mean there will be a correction.
I am leaning bearish, but still looking for opportunities.

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