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

America's fiscal house is in disorder, but that's good news for precious metals.

Good Weekend Real Money Pro($)

Thanks for reading my diary this week and enjoy a pleasant, peaceful, safe and long weekend with your families.

Bond Yields Real Money Pro($)

"Just one more thing." -- Lt Columbo

Adding to SPY Short Real Money Pro($)

At $273.40 I have moved back to medium sized in my SPDR S&P 500 ETF (SPY) short -- in the after market.

Tales of the Crypt Real Money Pro($)

In our telephone call Boca Biff told me that a friend of his (who was formerly a broker at the now defunct Lew Lieberbaum & Co.) took him to a bitcoin ATM that was being installed near his house in Boca Raton, Florida. As he watched bitcoin's price rise over the weekend and into early this week, and after seeing the construction of the bitcoin ATM, he had to move quickly and "get on the train." (His words, not mine). Boca

Today's Trades Real Money Pro($)

I added to longs Intel (INTC) , Hartford Financial (HIG) and Campbell Soup (CPB) (more on the earnings report on Tuesday, I have to digest it more fully over the weekend.) I covered some of my SPDR S&P 500 (SPY) rental -- moving back to small sized.

Vigil Real Money Pro($)

I am back from a vigil in Parkland, Florida. Beyond sad -- I saw such unimaginable pain.

Disney Stands Out Real Money Pro($)

Disney's shares (DIS) are a standout today -- rising by nearly $2/share to almost $107. I believe the stock has more to run over the near term Yesterday I suggested that Disney's shares were primed for a rise:

Cutting Back SPY Real Money Pro($)

I have cut back on my (SPY) short.

Action Uneventful Real Money Pro($)

Uneventful action with little price movement. At meetings now.


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