Invest Like a Shark: How a Deaf Guy with No Job and Limited Capital Made a Fortune Investing in the Stock Market [NOOK Book]

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Profit from Your Unique Advantages as a Small Investor--Speed and Flexibility!

“The book you are holding is, hands-down, one of the most original and insightful books I have ever read when it comes to teaching you, the individual investor, not only why you have the ability to beat the Whales of Wall Street, but also how you can do it.”

--from the foreword by James J. Cramer, CNBC’s Mad Money and TheStreet.com

“Even investors who concentrate on fundamentals can benefit from Jim ...

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Invest Like a Shark: How a Deaf Guy with No Job and Limited Capital Made a Fortune Investing in the Stock Market

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Overview

Profit from Your Unique Advantages as a Small Investor--Speed and Flexibility!

“The book you are holding is, hands-down, one of the most original and insightful books I have ever read when it comes to teaching you, the individual investor, not only why you have the ability to beat the Whales of Wall Street, but also how you can do it.”

--from the foreword by James J. Cramer, CNBC’s Mad Money and TheStreet.com

“Even investors who concentrate on fundamentals can benefit from Jim DePorre’s Shark approach to investing. At the very least they will know why, for a time, they can get the facts right but the stock wrong.”

--Herb Greenberg, senior columnist, MarketWatch.com

“There are very few traders who have RevShark’s intuitive feel for the market. I especially appreciate Rev’s unique ability to recognize and utilize the distinct advantages of being a smaller, individual investor versus the less agile large institutions.”

--Barry Ritholtz, Chief Investment Officer, Ritholtz Capital Partners

As an individual investor, you can swim circles around the “whales” of Wall Street…by investing like a shark! In this book, James “RevShark” DePorre reveals how to maximize your powerful and unique advantages as a small investor: speed and flexibility. You’ll develop a completely new way of looking at the stock market, learn when to attack, how to move aggressively, how to stay flexible…and when to swim away in the face of danger. You’ll learn why “buy and hold” is today’s riskiest strategy…and exactly what to do instead. In short, you’ll learn the same disciplined investment techniques that helped DePorre build a tiny nest egg into a huge fortune and transformed his life.

If you read TheStreet.com, RealMoney.com, or SharkInvesting.com, you already know DePorre and his inspiring personal story of how he lost his hearing, career, and marriage…turned to online investing out of desperation…and succeeded beyond his wildest dreams. Now, in this fast-paced, insightful, and entertaining book, DePorre shows how you can do it, too.

How to invest like a shark…


  • Stay in motion, trolling for your “next meal”
    Stalk your prey patiently, relentlessly, and without emotion

  • Move fast when there’s blood in the water
    Know when to strike

  • Know when to swim away
    Sell when you sense danger

  • Feed on the frenzied crowd
    Profit from others’ fear, despair, stupidity, and greed

  • Use all your unique advantages and strengths
    Leverage small caps, technical analysis, and the tremendous power of cash

  • Invest with the shark’s attitude
    Be active, adaptive--and control your own destiny
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780132703482
  • Publisher: Pearson Education
  • Publication date: 10/22/2007
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 240
  • File size: 2 MB

Meet the Author

James “RevShark” DePorre is widely viewed as one of the nation’s top stock market investment advisors. He is President of both Shark Asset Management, Inc., and Shark Investing, Inc., and has been a featured writer for Jim Cramer’s TheStreet.com and RealMoney.com since 2001. A pioneer in educating investors online, DePorre joined Herb Greenberg in 1995 to found AOL’s The Shark Attack trading site, which quickly became a premier destination for serious traders. In 1999, he founded Shark Investing, which has evolved from its chat room roots into a full-service educational and financial content Web site.

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Table of Contents

Preface xxi

Part I Turning the Tables on Wall Street

1 Shark Investing: Empowering the Individual Investor 3

2 The Making of an Investing Shark 13

3 What is Shark Investing? 27

Part II Understanding the Way the Market Really Works

4 Why Long-Term Buy-and-Hold Investing Is Far Riskier Than Shark Investing 45

5 Why Conventional Investment Advice Ensures Mediocre Results 55

6 The Myths of Wall Street 61

7 Understanding Market Dynamics: Mood Swings, Feelings, and Irrationality 75

Part III Becoming a Shark Investor

8 Implementing the Shark Investing Style 87

9 Charts: Navigating the Market Seas 97

10 Portfolio Management: The Key to Success 121

11 Fundamental Analysis: Quick and Easy Is All You Need 147

12 Developing Your Inner Shark 155

13 Putting It All Together 169

14 Learning Is a Never-Ending Process 179

15 Investing/Trading as a Career 185

Glossary of Useful Terms and Concepts 191

Index 197

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 24, 2008

    New look

    This is the way you should approach the stock market...unless you are working with billions of dollars.

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 26, 2007

    Straight Talk

    For those of you unfamiliar with 'RevShark' James DePorre, this book will serve as a personal handshake with the man, his methods and his background. The book underscores what many of us who trade for a living have learned: the tools for successful trading are at our disposal but you have to think independent of the herd. One of the key points the book makes is that we have, as active investors, the ability to react quickly to market conditions or stock action. I became aware of this philosophy when I joined RevShark's 'Supertraders' chat room back in 1999 (although the name has changed to SharkInvesting, many members have been in that room with me since its 1999 inception). It was there that I became a student of 'Rev's' methods. Since that time I have watched my portfolio grow significantly. This book is a great read and a blueprint for anyone looking to gain an edge in the world of investing/trading

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 23, 2007

    Inspiring/Highly Educational and Motivational

    As someone who shared with the obviously disgruntled reviewer, the same investment site, I would like to share some of my thoughts. **I am still a member of the site though he no longer is** I came to know Rev through his column over at TheStreet.Com. He is not your average perma bull, perma bear, who stays planted in one camp. He has an amazing track record for not just picking stocks, but being able to sense, and give heads up in advance, when the markets feel like it is coming towards a top or bottom. When Rev announced that he was starting his own site, Shark Investing, I was right there signing up. He has helped give me the tools to become a much better trader, that the $80/monthly fee, is nominal compared to the money I now earn trading. Rev put together an amazing team of talent and brains that meet with his subscribers in a live chat forum called The Lagoon. In this forum, an extremely informative, energetic group meets daily to discuss the market. Not only is Rev's panel phenomenal, so are the subscribers themselves. Many hold degrees in finance, investment banking and are entrepreneurs. Rev, himself, chats with us on a very regular basis. The site has both a professional and family oriented feel. There is no pump and dump going on as in other chat forums. Stocks are researched on a daily basis. Hundreds of charts are scanned to come up with a group of stocks that WE are encouraged to research ourselves before buying. We are also encouraged to take profits when we can. I have learned, in the Lagoon, how to read charts and identify chart patterns that enhance my trading ability. In everyday life, there are those who are going to take the tools given to us and embrace them and others who are not going to adhere and walk away feeling bitter. I am going to refer to one case in point. Stock ABC was picked. It owned a large stake in company XYZ that was coming public. The story behind both ABC and XYZ was good. We all bought ABC with the belief that when the IPO of XYZ occurred, ABC would benefit. When that did not seem to be the case, and we could tell based on a failing chart pattern, the panel that moderates the Lagoon, advised us to cut the stock. Some did, others did not. Unfortunately, one of the subscribers who did not cut when advised, held on only to see greater losses. Caveat Emptor. Bitter, that person left the Lagoon. It saddens me that this person chose to use Rev Shark's book launch as his way of enacting his personal vendetta. Sometimes in life, one must know how to cut one's losses 'if that is how one feels' and plain and simply move on. As for myself, I have made my share of mistakes in my trading. I also have my share of winners. There is a reason that pencils have erasers. We all make mistakes, but that comes with the territory in the learning process. However, there are no better teachers in this process that the panel that moderates the Lagoon, tirelessly, each and every day, from sunrise to sunset, and many a times, the hours in between. There are no better members, that come together, daily, in a very professional manner, and willingly share their knowledge. And, to the man who put it all together, Rev Shark, a shout out of sincere thanks for not only putting it all together, but being an equally active participant.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 26, 2007

    Outstanding

    This is an entertaining book that has a new and interesting way of looking at the market.. I like the idea of trying to benefit from using my small size rather than investing like I¿m a big institution. It made me think about the way I should approach investing given my particular circumstances and gave me some good ideas. There are a lot of good insights and it is well written and entertaining.

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