Doug Kass is the president of Seabreeze Partners Management Inc. Until 1996, he was senior portfolio manager at Omega Advisors, a $6 billion investment partnership. Before that he was executive senior vice president and director of institutional equities of First Albany Corporation and JW Charles/CSG. He also was a General Partner of Glickenhaus & Co., and held various positions with Putnam Management and Kidder, Peabody.Expand

Kass received his bachelor's from Alfred University, and received a master's of business administration in finance from the University of Pennsylvania's Wharton School in 1972. He co-authored "Citibank: The Ralph Nader Report" with Nader and the Center for the Study of Responsive Law and currently serves as a guest host on CNBC's "Squawk Box."Collapse

Fore! Real Money Pro($)

Thanks for reading my Diary today and this week.   The conference begins!  

Fore! Real Money Pro($)

Thanks for reading my Diary today and this week.   The conference begins!  

Watch Out For Mr. Market Real Money Pro($)

With the Administration pulling the healthcare bill remember... Mr Market often does what hurts the most people.  

Big To Sell At Close Real Money Pro($)

$2.8 billion to sell market on close. (That had been rumored for the last hour)

Moved To Neutral Real Money Pro($)

I moved back to neutral on this sharp rally of about 14 handles on the S&P futures.     

No Takeaways Real Money Pro($)

There will be no "Takeaways" today as I am outta here to prepare for the opening dinner of the second annual Real Money Pro Golf Tournament and…

Hanson On Housing Real Money Pro($)

Strained, end-users competing with record speculation for fewer houses in the same, lower-price-bands while there's an abundance of higher-price band houses and rentals ("mismatched markets" & "distribution crisis"); Investors and speculators making up a massive ~40% of all purchases last year driving US housing, while bonds and bond-like investments are in less favor this year; Tidal-wave of en-vogue, apartments and condos in core regions rushing to market over the next two years; Immigrant/immigration uncertainty; AND, increased cost of debt service, sky-high auto and revolving debt, out-of-control healthcare expense, retail spend deceleration, and variety of other headwinds blowing stiff this spring and summer; ...I struggle to come up with a credible forecast on where incremental demand and purchasing/pricing power will come from this year. ITEM 1) REVERSION TO MEAN INEVITABLE. NEVER, has it required more ANNUAL INCOME to buy the average priced Builders and Resale House. IMPORTANT: Note, how over FOUR
The Evercore ISI Retailers' Sales Survey rose from 48.2 to 51.3, its highest reading since last August, as sales improved in March after a slow F…
Here is a rather dumb observation -- but I will make it... It might be too obvious to be short over the weekend. I remain modestly net long …

Today's Trades Real Money Pro($)

I just paid last sale and added to Hartford Financial Services Group (HIG) Campbell Soup (CPB) and Twitter (TWTR) longs.

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