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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

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I have written about Jeopardy contestant James Holzhauer on several occasions and, quite frequently, about the value of non conventional thinking and the dangers of group stink. This article discusses all of the above!

A Market That Has No Memory From Day to Day

* A newsy market will likely produce more volatility * Machines and algos limit true short term price discovery * Use volatility to your advantage, size positions accordingly and reduce your portfolio's "VAR" (value at risk) * Daily market commentar...

May Showers!

More signposts of slowing growth from Danielle DiMartino Booth - a decline in industrial production, weaker retail sales and a fall off in capital spending: VIPs Gross value added of business equipment, a proxy for capex, has declined for two consec...

Chart of the Day

The 30-year mortgage rate is down 87 basis points since December and now stands at the lowest level in 17 months:  

Tweet of the Day

Impact to households from combination of 2017’s tax cuts & 2018-2019’s trade war @GregDaco @OxfordEconomics @TaxPolicyCenter @SoberLook pic.twitter.com/TyijwkTszM — Liz Ann Sonders (@LizAnnSonders) May 17, 2019

Beware of False Narratives and Volatile Markets

S&P 500 futures were down more than 10 handles in the middle of Wednesday evening, but then the S&P 500 was up as much as 40 handles at Thursday's high. That means that the S&P 500 rose by more than 50 handles from Wednesday night's nadir. My instit...

HIG Gets High

Hartford Financial has hit a fresh 52-week high this Thursday. Here's what I wrote last week about the name: Hartford Financial has had a terrific run from the December low at $40 a share to over $53 this morning. The shares are now back to their Au...

Who Is More Scared?

About 20 years ago in my Diary on Real Money Pro I used to conduct a survey,  called Who is More Scared (the bulls or the bears)? I would say unhesitatingly that the bears are the most scared today and the bulls were more scared on Monday.

Thoughts on Huawei

My friend Whitney Tilson just emailed me this thought from a friend of his regarding Huawei and the continued trade riff with China: The market is significantly discounting the importance of the Huawei executive order. Trump's attempt to ban Huawei ...

Today's Market

When a market runs in the fashion it has today - with nearly no downticks - the odds favor that it is machine and algo based.

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