Invest Like a Shark: How a Deaf Guy with No Job and Limited Capital Made a Fortune Investing in the Stock Market
- By James "RevShark" DePorre
- Published Oct 8, 2007 by FT Press.
- Copyright 2008
- Dimensions: 6x9
- Pages: 240
- Edition: 1st
- ISBN-10: 0-13-221308-7
- ISBN-13: 978-0-13-221308-0
- eBook (Watermarked)
- ISBN-10: 0-13-713038-4
- ISBN-13: 978-0-13-713038-2
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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.
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
Visit the author's website at www.sharkinvesting.com.
34 of 37 people found the following review helpful
OK for Beginning Traders, Not Much New for Veteran Traders,
This review is from: Invest Like a Shark: How a Deaf Guy with No Job and Limited Capital Made a Fortune Investing in the Stock Market (Hardcover)I read this book hoping for some insight to some of the specific trading strategies RevShark uses, as I have read his website and newsletter periodically throughout the past few years and find myself usually enjoying and agreeing with his market insights. I was a little disappointed in that regard. If you are an investor just starting out, then the book will help you understand that much of what you see on CNBC and read in magazines like "Money" and "Kiplinger" will not help you become a successful investor. Buy and hold is dead, and this book explains why. But for an experienced trader, there is very little here. There were no specific trading strategies, just a summary of some basic ideas from technical analysis and chart reading. There was also a chapter on investor psychology, but again, nothing that has not been discussed in many other books. I was expecting more.
If you are a new investor, may I suggest that you instead get "How to Make Money in Stocks" by... Read more
19 of 22 people found the following review helpful
Great book for new traders,
This review is from: Invest Like a Shark: How a Deaf Guy with No Job and Limited Capital Made a Fortune Investing in the Stock Market (Hardcover)This is a four star book for new traders, it lays out the basic principles that has made me thousands of dollars in the market. I would highly recommend this book to anyone just starting out trading stocks. However experienced traders will likely be disappointed that the author does not go into more detail or give a more advanced technique for trading profits. I would look at books by Nicolas Darvas, William O'Neal, Alexander Elder, or Jesse Livermore if you have advanced past the basics. Here is a summary of what this book has to offer in lessons:
#1 Protect your capital above all else.
#2 Manage your money. Cut your losses short if you are wrong. Do not allow losses to get away from you.
#3 Use charts to see the action of buyers to get a read on supply and demand for a stock.
#4 Hold multiple stocks and diversify the price you pay for them and the time in which you sell them. Move in and out of shares gradually, do not buy all your position at one... Read more
20 of 24 people found the following review helpful
Nice story, general advice, but very little *usable* information,
This review is from: Invest Like a Shark: How a Deaf Guy with No Job and Limited Capital Made a Fortune Investing in the Stock Market (Hardcover)This book disappointed me.
The story of man-with-hardships-does-well is nice. The title hints at the reader getting advice on how to also do well - and does not deliver.
The title would have been more descriptive if the "invest like a shark" and "How" parts were removed, and it was just titled "A Deaf Guy with No Job and Limited Capital Made a Fortune Investing in the Stock Market"
(and now wants additional income from selling the story)
You get generally good-sounding advice ("invest when the odds are in your favor") but no way how to know *when* the odds are in your favor, or advice to "use charting to know when the large-movers (Banks, funds, etc.) are buying in and then join them" - but no real advice what chart signals will tell you this, or will tell you if they are still buying, or you are too late.
There is a lot of text about how Sharks are successful, and advice to be like them - fast, aggressive, etc. etc. - but no real advice what... Read more
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Table of Contents
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
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