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James "Rev Shark" DePorre

James "Rev Shark" DePorre started his career as an attorney and CPA before teaching himself stock trading after becoming totally deaf. He is the founder of Shark Investing, an educational website that evolved from the first internet chat rooms dedicated to stocks on AOL in the 1990s. DePorre is also CEO of Hammerhead Strategies, LLC, which offers money management services to select clients. DePorre is one of TheStreet Real Money’s most beloved contributors since 2011. 

He is the author of “Shark Investing: How a Deaf Guy with No Job and Limited Capital Made a Fortune Investing in the Stock Market.” DePorre is most proud of how many people he has helped develop an approach to the stock market that allows them to earn lifelong income from trading. 

As an aggressive trader that believes small, individual traders and investors have unique advantages that allow them to produce exceptional market returns with discipline and hard work, DePorre specializes in trending market coverage. When he’s not writing financial content, DePorre can be found driving his tractor in North Carolina or attending his kids’ piano concerts. 

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Recent Articles By The Author

Will Reaction to Fed Give Market a Needed Washout?

As Fed 'proceeds carefully,' the market could use a good flush to set it up for a bounce.

Market's on Hold, Waiting for Jerome Powell to Speak

The problem with trading in front of the Fed decision is that the reaction will be index-driven, and individual stock picking of little advantage.

The Fed Won't Hike, But Will Jerome Powell Hint at a Dovish or Hawkish Bias?

The Fed chairman will state that the central bank is still data-dependent, but the market will look for clues about the potential for another rate increase.

Brace for Powell and the Gang to Shake Up Wall Street

While we can't predict what the Fed will say on Wednesday, we can be pretty sure of a choppy reaction.

As the Market Misery Continues, I'm Bottom Fishing This Stock

Oil is up, housing starts are down, bonds are rising and many indexes are trading below their moving averages. Here's how I'm sorting through the mess.

Market Wallows in Uncertainty as Oil Hits New Highs and Small-Caps Lag

It is becoming increasingly apparent that the senior indexes have done a poor job of reflecting what is going on with the average stock for a long time.

Apple's on One Side of the Scale and Tesla, Moderna Are on the Other

Here's the market's biggest problem right now as the bears have the edge.

The Ugly Truth Is the Market Isn't Ugly Enough to Create Conditions for a Bounce

Whatever selling is going on is not intense enough and the dip buyers are extremely short term.

Fed and Negative Seasonality Present Major Challenges for the Market

Conditions are ripe for some difficult trading action this week.

Here's How to Avoid the Most Common and Costly Mistake in Investing

Let's see how simply adjusting the way you view cutting losses can help you become a better trader.

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