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

Luck happens but -- whether it's good or bad -- don't let it distract you from your process.
Market isn't necessarily buying the 'sell Trump' trade.
Technical indicators indicate the markets are not extended and have consolidated nicely.
The Trump headlines mainly serve to trap those who are focusing on political ideology rather than objective analysis of price action.
The market's lack of an upside momentum is also a worry.
There is increased stress lately and the dangers of a reversal are growing.
The "honeymoon is over" reporting is building a huge wall of worry.
Reaction to Fed's non-decision is pretty dull.
Central bank does nothing on rates; market doesn't do much, period.
The Fed is simply not a market catalyst this time.


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