" 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. In 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
"The Shark method of investing is a clear and novel description of how the small, individual investor can beat the large 'Whales' on Wall Street."
-- Charles D. Kirkpatrick, co-author of Technical Analysis: The Complete Resource , and Editor, The Journal of Technical Analysis
James "REVSHARK" DePorre
Anna Maria Island , Florida
James ‘RevShark' DePorre is widely viewed as one of the nation's top educators of individual investors as well as a gifted stock market commentator. His daily comments help ten of thousands of market participants navigate the market seas.
His self-taught methods are geared to help individual investors use their small size and flexibility to gain an edge over the huge institutions that dominate Wall Street. His unique approach isn't just theory. It has allowed him to grow a small stake into many millions.
RevShark grew up in Bloomfield Hills , Michigan as the oldest of eight siblings. He has law and business degrees from the University of Michigan , and is a CPA, as well as an attorney. He i s now the president and CEO of Shark Asset Management, Inc. a money management firm, and Shark Investing, Inc., which operates the educational site SharkInvesting.com.
After suddenly becoming totally deaf in the early 1990's, he was forced to retire from his corporate and tax law practice. Faced with an inability to communicate in a normal fashion, he began dabbling with the internet as a way to stay in touch with other people. Eventually, he became interested in the fledging online trading world, and became very actively involved as it developed.
Over the years, Jim became well known in the online world for his timely stock picks, insight into the market, and battles with proponents of the buy-and-hold philosophy such as the Motley Fool. In 1995, he joined with Herb Greenberg (who now is with CBS Marketwatch) to found The Shark Attack Trading site on America Online. The Shark Attack and the Shark Tank chat room were the first of their kind, and quickly became the internet home for many individual investors who were interested in taking control of their own financial success.
In 1999, Jim founded SharkInvesting.com which continues to operate today with many of its pioneering members.
In October 2001, Jim became the featured diarist for RealMoney.com , the paid subscription site of TheStreet.com . Jim has also been featured in numerous publications, including Money Magazine , the Wall Street Journal Online , Fortune , New York Magazine , PC World, Online Investing Magazine , the Detroit Free Press , the San Francisco Chronicle, the Sarasota Herald-Tribune, Manatee Herald-Tribune and Bradenton Herald.
Jim and his wife Jeanette live on Anna Maria Island in Florida with their six-year old daughter, Anneliese and two-year old son, James III. They are expecting their third child this fall.