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

The first big question this morning is whether the trade war issue can gain some traction or whether the dip buyers get to work.
Your tolerance for volatility and the amount of capital you're working with are among the factors that dictate the number of issues you should hold.
If traders wanted to find an excuse for more aggressive selling it wouldn't be hard.
Traders are buying them just because the stocks are up, but that can quickly reverse.
We have some softness in the early going, but for now I will maintain a bullish bias and focus on individual stock picking.
Big cap names traded flat, but tech and momentum plays saw gains.
There was a brief bout of volatility on the Fed news yesterday but it seems to have been forgotten already.
Weak China economic news may become an issue now that the U.S. seems prepared to impose tariffs on Chinese goods Friday.
New Residential Investment Corp. invests in mortgage servicing rights, which become more valuable when mortgage refinancings slow.
Wednesday was a change of pace from the usual celebration of central bank decisions.

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