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

Sustained downside just never seems to develop.
Despite a long list of catalysts, both positive and negative, that should move the market, it acts like it is half asleep.
New highs for the Dow and Nasdaq, but action is nothing to write home about.
I'm looking for chances to add to my position in ProShares UltraShort Russell 2000 ETF.
We are seeing positive action for the indices, but it is pitifully dull for the great bulk of stocks.
Stocks are positive but lack energy, and breakouts simply don't gain much momentum.
Market hasn't been able to sustain that momentum.
Market is showing a lack of interest today.
The market is acting like it is hungover and it needs some time to regain its energy.
Trump has helped to create an ideal wall of worry dynamic.


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