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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Treasury yields collapsed to all-time lows. Crude followed suit. The FOMC was upbeat.  Yet the S&P Index dropped by nearly 1.4% and the Nasdaq (up by 30 handles earlier in the day), closed down by 45 points. Volume rose during the afternoon correction, a discouraging sign for the bulls as volatility moved sharply higher (+18%). It was an 87% down day and the second-worst breadth day in five weeks. And it was the first back to back down 1% for the averages since the breakdown in October 2014. While last year the month of January was down and Mr. Market turned higher in February, it might not be so easy this time in 2015. With the exception of bond-equivalent groups, there is no leadership. Financials are conspicuously weak. Multinational large-cap (S&P 100) has underperformed since mid-October. It is time to even question the legendary producer and deliverer of more cowbell, Bruce Dickinson, for the good times may really be over. "Easy guys. I put my pants on just like you guysOne leg at a time.Only once my pants are onI make gold records." -- Bruce Dickinson Yes, that Bruce Dickinson.

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