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.
Recent Articles By The Author
This Is a Tale of Two Markets
We have a bunch of extended big-caps and then hundreds of lagging smaller stocks.
The Market Is Celebrating a Debt-Ceiling Deal That Hasn't Happened Yet
Conditions for a 'sell the news' reaction are building.
Stocks Break Though the Debt Ceiling Headlines
While the political deal-making is used as an excuse for the rally, I see different reasons behind it.
I'd Like to Say It's a Good Time to Buy, But That Would Be a Lie
Here is one good idea I'm tracking, but I'm not willing to put much cash to work right now.
3 Major Issues Are Creating Substantial Market Anxiety
The result is a high level of uncertainty that produces choppy and inconsistent market action.
This Market Offers Little Room for Trading
To put it bluntly, this is a narrow, terrible market environment right now.
Big Caps Like Apple Are Seen as Safe-Havens, but Can Cut Both Ways
These go-to technology names prevent the indexes from really breaking down, while elevating sentiment. Here's why that's a problem for traders.
Market Players Are Worn Out and Giving Up
Slow-motion capitulation is taking place as disinterest in the market builds.
Small Caps Flex Some Muscle on Light Volume Day
Day was positive for the bulls but held little meaning.
The Evolution of the Bear Market
Understanding the primary emotions that are at work is important to consider.