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

Housing Facing Lower Sales Real Money Pro($)

Real estate maven Mark Hanson discusses the outlook for spring and summer housing data:

Today's Trades Real Money Pro($)

I have covered some more of my life insurance stocks on this morning's continued gap down. I am now at tag ends in Metlife (MET) and Lincoln National (LNC) shorts. (But, I plan to re-short strength of +5% or more from here).

Wall Street Blues Real Money Pro($)

Markets are overvalued -- perhaps materially so. Some of my "15 Surprises for 2017" already seem likely. Donald Trump will make volatility and uncertainty great again.
My opening missive this morning will follow shortly.   Again, it is not intended as a political statement.   It is inte…

The Book of Boockvar Real Money Pro($)

My friend Peter Boockvar, chief market analyst with The Lindsey Group, remarks that it is amazing how much attention a 1% market drop brings, but:
Despite protestations in some parts (by those that follow price rather than balance sheets), Sears (SHLD) had some bad news overnight.…

Takeaways & Observations Real Money Pro($)

Risk happens fast. 

Updating Financial Positions Real Money Pro($)

I have moved from a medium-sized to small-sized short position in all of my financial shorts. 

Covering Brokerage Shorts Real Money Pro($)

I am bidding slightly under the market to cover one-third of my Morgan Stanley (MS) ($48 to $42) and Goldman Sachs (GS) ($255 to $233) shorts (trading around a core position).

Hanson on Housing Real Money Pro($)

My new home sales forecast for Thursday has increased slightly; existing sales tomorrow remains a miss New home sales for February released Thursday not much higher than February 2015 Give-back/high comp hurdle period begins soon  Yesterday morning, I put out a note forecasting this week's existing home

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