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

Working the Count Real Money Pro($)

I looked up to see the S&P Index near its day lows in the market without memory from day to day.   I am offering some more iSh…

Boockvar's Macro Roundup Real Money Pro($)

Here is a good summary of this weeks important macroeconomic events from my pal Peter Boockvar

The Book of Boockvar Real Money Pro($)

My pal Peter Boockvar, chief market analyst with The Lindsey Group, on betting black or red:
While breadth was 2-1 on Thursday it was not as explosive as the large market boost implied. However, NYSE "all issues" is back to a new high and Thursday's market rise came off a moderate oversold. The Summation Index indicates momentum is far from oversold Put/call data indicated less interest in downside protection; the CBOE 10-day P/C ratio stood at 0.98, a low for the last five to six weeks.  I believe a key to the advance continuing or, by contrast, a inconsistent market without memory from day to day, will be seen in market breadth.   With an important French election this weekend, I plan to stay in market-neutral mode.
I am in market-neutral mode with a low gross exposure as I enter the trading day.   One of the problems in the aggressive trading that…
"What's nice about investing is you don't have to swing at pitches. You can watch pitches come in one inch above or one inch below your navel and you don't have to swing. No umpire is going to call you out. You can wait for the pitch you want." --Warren Buffett  Though Warren Buffett could never pitch like my cousin Sandy Koufax, he stil

Takeaways and Observations Real Money Pro($)

"The modern mind is in complete disarray. Knowledge has stretched itself to the point where neither the world nor our intelligence can find a…

Inconceivable! Real Money Pro($)

That was short-lived!   I am back to market neutral.   Inconceivable, but I don't think that means what you think it …
I have added further to my iShares Barclays 20+ Yr Treas.Bond (ETF) (TLT) short at $123.69 just now. It's now large-sized. As well, …
  "You fell victim to one of the classic blunders. The most famous is to never get involved in a land war in Asia. But only slightly…

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