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

Downgrades in Our Future? Real Money Pro($)

In light of the persistent strength in bond prices and the increasing probability that we could see a pushback to the more optimistic views of the timing and magnitude of regulatory and tax reforms -- I wouldn't be surprised to see some financial downgrades by the Street early next week. 

Cash for Gold Real Money Pro($)

I am making a smalll sale in SPDR Gold Trust (GLD) above $119 now -- been a nice ride.
From Andrew Andrews, a gem:

The Long and Short of It Real Money Pro($)

Largest Long: Campbell Soup (CPB) Largest Short: PowerShares QQQ ETF  (QQQ)  

Today's Trades Real Money Pro($)

I added to my ProShares UltraShort S&P500 (SDS) , ProShares UltraPro Short QQQ (SQQQ) and Campbell Soup (CPB) longs. I added to my SPDR S&P 500 ETF (SPY) and financial shorts.
About a month ago, I wrote about the record short interest in Treasury futures. 
Real estate maven Mark Hanson nailed the housing data this morning:

Can't Get Enough of That Soup Real Money Pro($)

I continue to add to my Campbell Soup (CPB)  long.

The Book of Boockvar Real Money Pro($)

My pal Peter Boockvar, chief market analyst with The Lindsey Group, wonders among other things whether the president's "phenomenal" tax plan will be as swell as he claims:

Cashin Weighs In Real Money Pro($)

Some desks think the general pullback may be a reaction to a new German poll showing that Merkel team lost its lead and now runs head to head with SPD. Today's action has strong thread of flight to safety, which would fit the hypothesis.

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