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. He is now the president and CEO 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 on Fox Business News and Happy Hour with Cody Willard.
Publications that have covered him include: 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.Sign up for a FREE 30-day Trial