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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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Recent Articles By The Author

A Forgiving Market

Mr. Market continues to be forgiving. Thanks for reading my Diary today and all week. I will be out tomorrow but you will be in the very capable hands of "Meet" Bret Jensen. Be prepared for "biotech mania" and more! See you back Tuesday morning. Enj...

No Coke, Pepsi

Coca-Cola remains an expensive stock with very low organic growth (and an increasingly competitive business landscape). I find it remarkable how talking heads don't challenge management's failure to respond to a changing environment during interview...

Expanding Short

I added to my expanding short position in the Indices with more $275.11 and $171.55.

Rosenberg on Restaurant Sales

David Rosenberg writes in his commentary today: Restaurant sales have declined in four of the past five months and at a pace we haven't seen in 25 years. That means worse than the depths of the 2001 and 2007-09 recessions. Remember -- they are a lea...

The Impact of Weak Retail Sales on Fourth Quarter GDP

The impact of the weak retail sales number has resulted in the Atlanta Fed GDPNow forecast for Q42018 to fall to 1.5% from 2.7% previously. As today's December number was so far off relative to expectations, I'm hopeful that there were seasonal adju...

RIPS

My strategy is to sell all rips now.

Tweet of the Day (Part Trois)

Worst retail sales since 2009 and worst core control number since 2000. So either recession years, or close to it as an FYI -- and both were missed by market pundits at the time. Learn from history. And is that back-to-back negative PPI prints I see...

More SPY, QQQ

I just put out more and on the short side at $274.23 and $171, respectively.

Riddle Me This Bulls...

Two tweets: US Retail Sales up 2.1% in the past year, slowest YoY growth since August 2016. pic.twitter.com/QuvQ24aVkG — Charlie Bilello (@charliebilello) February 14, 2019 Online retailers https://t.co/wLdznHNkCQ pic.twitter.com/7EOJxe2PnI — zerohe...

That Stinks!

December retail sales, a bit late to be reported but capturing the holiday season and a sharp decline in stock prices, dropped by a sharp -1.7% at the core level (ex auto's, gasoline and building materials), much worse than the estimate of up +0.4%....

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