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

Trading isn't made easy by scant movement in the S&P 500, "sell the news" reactions to earnings and the favorable impact of a weak dollar on big-caps.
Dip buying prevents an ugly day from gaining traction.
As with Facebook's, Apple's positive results spark a selloff.
When the market can't rally on favorable news, there is a good reason to be wary.
Apple is a market heavyweight, but that doesn't mean it is going to do much to help other stocks.
New month may not change this very dull market.
Biotechs are a worry; market gets ready for Apple earnings.
Under the surface, it isn't nearly as upbeat.
There isn't any reason to be aggressive at calling tops right now.
Get ready for a slow August.

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