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Doug Kass

 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. 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."





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What the Business Media Is Not Asking Today

Not a single person in the business media today has asked whether the Fed is now pushing on a string. This, to me, is the single most critical determinant for stock investors. And I believe you all know how I stand. I might be wrong and others might...

The Fed Speaks...

* And investors are listening and buying * But will that buying last? (I don't think so!) The FOMC statement prepared the market for the possibility of a cut, but we don't know when that might occur. They continue to expect that a "sustained expansi...

Three Post-Fed Trades

I typically like to fade the first move after a Fed announcement. Combining this with my ursine market view has me making the following trades now: * Shorting more SPY at $293.25. * Shorting more QQQ at $187.27. * Shorting more AAPL at $199.50 All t...

The Rate Bait and Switch

Tony Dwyer writes, "Don't Cut the Bait":   Don't take the bait - it is about inflation: The media is trying to portray today's Fed decision as something between Chair Jerome Powell and President Donald Trump, but we firmly believe a Fed rate cut was...

Trade of the Week: Apple

Buy Apple July (monthly) $200 Puts at $6.70 or Short AAPL at $198 Apple's shares have moved higher with the broad averages recently -- and I have materially added to my short position. I am of the view that the market is overpriced and that Apple's ...

A Cass for Concern

Yesterday I remarked how weak the Cass Freight Index was during May: Soaring Despite a Souring The market soars as the Cass Freight Index sours.   This morning my pal, Peter Boockvar chimed in on the Index. The following is what he said: The Cass Fr...

Pre Fed Thoughts

* I have no "edge" I don't have a non-consensus view of what the Fed will do this afternoon. My base case (and I believe the consensus) is that the Fed will keep interest rates unchanged and deliver a dovish tone that will likely presage and make it...


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I Am Skeptical of Tuesday's Rally

* At the core of my cynicism is my view that the Federal Reserve and the European Central Bank (ECB) are pushing on a string and the likely negative outcome of the U.S./China trade negotiations "There is an old saying in Tennessee I know it's in Tex...

The Book of Boockvar

My pal Peter Boockvar, chief investment officer at Bleakley Advisory Group, takes a look at the Fed's pending rate decision: The bottom line with today's FOMC statement and Powell press conference is whether they confirm the markets expectations for...

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