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

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I am back shorting a small position (at $145.47) in Apple (AAPL) -- which remains on my Best Ideas List.   Besides my fundamenta…

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I am back long ProShares Trust UltraPro Short QQQ ETF (SQQQ) (for a trade!) at $30.26. 

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Twitter (TWTR) is running like a son of a gun, now up by a little over 10% since I made it my "Trade of the Week' on Monday. I am sta…
Six months ago today I placed Allergan (AGN) on my Best Ideas List at $194. At the time I had a price target of about $270, which later wa…

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I'm selling down some more Allergan (AGN) at $245.50 to $246.00 as the biotech rotation provides an opportunity after a $30 move higher fr…
I have added to my Twitter (TWTR) long (my Trade of the Week). I established a small Dillard's (DDS) long and I am bidding on a sca…
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If you were wondering why the Fed has ramped up its monetary tightening after a 1.6% GDP growth rate in 2016 followed by 1.2% in Q1 and a move from 58 to -76.5 over the past 3 months in the US Citi Surprise index, I think Patrick Harker's comments to the FT laid out their thinking very clearly. The FT reported that Harker "stressed that his business contacts were being 'really pressured' by demands for wage rises given the strong jobs market and that he expected inflation should eventually assert itself." Harker went on to say "You look at this labor market and you do have to question when we are going to start to see some increases in inflation. We know from history that when that happens it happens very quickly." On QT, he said "We need to get on with this" and alluded to the possibility of it starting in September and could come before the next rate hike. Treasuries are not responding to the interview as it still reaffirms what they are hoping to do this year, hike one more time (whether in September or December) and begin QT.  Bottom line, are we approaching the reverse of the David Tepper moment for markets? On September 24th, 2010 on CNBC he laid out two scenarios, both which would be bullish for stocks

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