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

Two popular stocks (and two of my shorts), Starbucks (SBUX) and Disney (DIS) , continue to break down on the charts.

My SDS Membership Is Renewed Real Money Pro($)

I purchased ProShares UltraShort S&P 500 ETF (SDS) at $16.48; I'm medium in size.

The Book of Boockvar Real Money Pro($)

My pal Peter Boockvar of The Lindsey Group invokes Buffalo Springfield ("there's something happening here") in his morning commentary:

(Re)joining the Revolution Real Money Pro($)

"Just when I thought I was out, they pull me back in."

A Trip Down Memory Lane Real Money Pro($)

For old times' sake, I wanted to share my first column written for TheStreet in 1997 with all of you.
"How did it get so late so soon? It's night before it's afternoon. December is here before it's June. My goodness how the time has flewn. How did it get so late so soon? "

The Good, the Bad and the Ugly Real Money Pro($)

Mr. Market. But it seems, these days, the market is again resuming to have no memory from day to day. Bonds' stronger price, lower in yield. The 10-year yield is down three basis points (bps) and the long bond by nearly 5 bps. Importantly the yield curve is really flattening; with the 2s/10s spread down to only 81 bps I remain short the iShares Barclays 20+ Yr Treas. Bond ETF (TLT) . Brokerages and banks rally after being sharply lower on Tuesday. I am short Goldman Sachs (GS) and Morgan Stanley (MS) -- but small Insurance reversing yesterday's "schmeissing." I added to my large Hartford Financial Services (HIG) long. Retail a good sector led by Home Depot (HD) and Target (TGT) . Technology +. Twitter keeps chirping. (T)FANG, save Tesla (TSLA) . Coca-Cola (KO) rallies after recent weakness. (Not good for me, 'cause I am short.) The Bad The price of crude oil is lower today, down by $1.22 to $44.71 a barrel. Gold weaker: down $14 lower to $1330. The Ugly Can't find problem children today.  Programming note: There will be no "Takeaways" as I am going to see the movie "Sully."
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 …


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