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Learn a more profitable approach than conventional "buy and hold" wisdom that uses the unique advantages possessed by individual investors

  • Increase your profits by using your biggest advantages as a small investor: speed and flexibility!
  • Use active investing to supercharge your returns and lower your risks at the same time!
  • Written by one of the most highly regarded market gurus and investors in the world, Jim "RevShark" DePorre who turned a small initial investment into a fortune by using the strategies in the book.
  • Description

    • Copyright 2008
    • Edition: 1st
    • Book
    • 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

    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

    Extras

    Author's Site

    Visit the author's website at www.sharkinvesting.com.

    Sample Content

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    Shark Investing: Empowering the Individual Investor

    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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    Appendix

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    Foreword

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