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

Cashin's Midday Musings Real Money Pro($)

The latest from Sir Arthur Cashin:
You seem to own the stocks that are (mostly) technically strong, but suppose you're wrong -- it could happen after all! Isn't yours exactly the wrong strategy in the event that your optimism is misplaced? After all, we've all learned (and you have as well) that Mr. Market is fickle. Just look at Apple (AAPL) in the last two weeks. Is there any time you would consider buying laggards, as Stephanie Link suggested?

Recommended Reading Real Money Pro($)

"A recent Economist article left me unsettled. The title was 'Sorry to Burst Your Bubble.' The article concluded that policymakers were prudent to intervene when a stock market bubble was clearly facilitated by excessive debt. These bubbles were always easy to identify, the article continued, as it is highly visible to the naked eye when 'credit issuance is abnormally fast and underwriting standards slip.' The article goes on to say the following: 'Investors, believing that the central bank will always provide a backstop, are more likely to take unwarranted risks.' Though the article applied to stock market bubbles, I could not shake the sense that the thinking applied to not the current stock market (though valuations at levels unprecedented outside 1999 do not offer comfort), but rather the debt markets – the global, enormous, $200-plus trillion debt markets ... I didn't connect the mental dots, however, until I first heard the words, 'You're gonna need a bigger boat.'"

Eyeing a SPY Re-Short Real Money Pro($)

As I mentioned yesterday, the range of the SPDR S&P 500 ETF (SPY) has been $207 to $212 for several months.

Adding to Twitter Long Real Money Pro($)

I added to Twitter (TWTR) long at $29.20 this morning. Here's why.

More Intel on Apple Real Money Pro($)

Before you bottom-fish on Apple (AAPL), read this!

The Book of Boockvar Real Money Pro($)

My pal, Peter Boockvar of The Lindsey Group, travels the globe today:
Apple (AAPL) and the S&P index penetrated their moving averages to the downside yesterday.

Is a Stock Collapse Coming? Real Money Pro($)

My answer to the question posed in the headline is this:
Contrary to consensus expectations, the bond market continues to rally. The iShares 20+ Year Treasury Bond ETF (TLT) is near the day's highs, while the 10-year Treasury's yield has dropped to about 2.15%. I'm tempted given the 10-year Tr

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