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

QQQ Update Real Money Pro($)

Housekeeping item: I just covered this morning's (premarket) PowerShares QQQ Trust (QQQ) short at $112.15 for a beaner gain.

Like We Said, Housing Is Weak Real Money Pro($)

If you have been reading real estate maven Mark Hanson's commentaries on housing, you would have expected today's weak new home sales.

Job No. 1: Preserve Capital Real Money Pro($)

"Economists set themselves too easy, too useless a task, if in tempestuous seasons they can only tell us that when the storm is long past, the ocean is flat again."

Recommended Listening Real Money Pro($)

Byron Wien, vice chairman of Blackstone Advisory Partners, offers his view of the second half in this webcast, "Better Second Half or Not" (note: registration is required).

When Buybacks Make Sense Real Money Pro($)

There is a continued discussion of corporate buybacks on CNBC's "Squawk Box."

Long Green from Google Short Real Money Pro($)

"They call you Lady Luck.

A Bond Contrarian ... Again Real Money Pro($)

The 30-year Bull Market in Bonds would be over. This is a multiyear call. But the 10-year note yield would be range-bound between 2.20% and 2.40% this summer -- again against the consensus of rising interest rates.  Blame this on broad deflationary influences that have intensified recently. That the rise in interest rates in 2016-17 would be relatively slow versus what is generally expected. Tactically, over the balance of the year, I expect bonds and bond-equivalent stock sectors to thrive both absolutely and relative to the market. This is also a contrarian view.
| Jul 24, 2015
| 8:21 AM EDT
Neither a buyer or short seller be I.

Shorting More QQQ Real Money Pro($)

In premarket trading I have added to my PowerShares QQQ Trust (QQQ) short at $113.11. See Columnist Conversations.

The Book of Boockvar Real Money Pro($)

The global economic data are growing "soggy," as captured by The Lindsey Group's Peter Boockvar this morning:

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