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

U.S. stocks saw slow action ahead of the start of a Fed meeting and a big East Coast snow storm Tuesday.
Many bulls are as anxious for pullbacks as the bears.
This group has had some excellent speculative action lately while not much else has been working.
The markets' focus will be on the pace of future interest rate hikes.
The strategy is different from that of long-term investing.
We end the week with the same question we had at the start.
Some small names are interesting, but more-aggressive position trades are not developing right now.
The February figure is just right for a market that wants enough strength to offset higher rates but not so much growth as to fan inflationary flames.
The Fed now is embracing the idea of faster growth and market players seem to agree.
Friday's jobs report may provide a market catalyst.

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