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

Given my assessment of reward vs. risk I am taking Twitter (TWTR) off of my Best Ideas List for a gain of 63% (price: $23.60) in sli…
I can't find a high conviction Trade of the Week (long or short) so I will pass this week.   As I mentioned in the previous post…

My Investment Religion Real Money Pro($)

I worship at the altar of reward vs. risk. This is the religion that guides my exposures. The S&P 500 is currently trading at 2158. Here …
Good stuff from real estate maven Mark Hanson: 
I just added to my Hartford Financial Services Group (HIG) long at $42.53.

Taking Off SDS Long Position Real Money Pro($)

With the S&P now down by about 30 handles since last Wednesday's close, I am taking off all of my ProShares UltraShort S&P 500 ETF (SDS) long now at $16.81.
"As a writer, I have readers who will have a range of political views. I don't think they look to me for political guidance."

The Book of Boockvar Real Money Pro($)

My pal Peter Boockvar of The Lindsey Group writes of the "Clinton Rally" in his commentary this morning: 
S&P futures respond in a muted fashion to an apparent Clinton debate win.

A Good Day to be Short Real Money Pro($)

Why I sold Twitter on Friday. Why upside/downside targets are my investing religion.  Why it would be Goofy for Disney (DIS) to buy Twitter. Remember media companies, unlike Google and Salesforce, are bounded by EPS and cash flow. Disney has its own problems. I remain short.  A contrary view: Don't bank on the banks. As I mentioned (and added to my aforementioned thesis to avoid financials) to Jimmy Cramer in an email late this afternoon:   Jim, It is clear the Fed WANTS to raise in December. It is also clear that the rate of growth in domestic economy is slowing. If the Fed raises and the economy remains moribund, we risk a flatter curve rather than a steeper curve -- which is bad for banks and goes against the meme that a rate rise will help improve NIM and lead to improved valuations.   Fertilizer stocks trade like crap. Stay away. I am.   Damn, Chipotle Mexican Grill (CMG) ! ($20 in last three days) I was impatient and

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