Hyatt Hotels Corporation Class A (H)

1.44 2.66
Prev Close 54.19
Open 55.01
Day Low/High 54.59 / 56.20
52 Wk Low/High 24.02 / 94.98
Volume 509.67K
Exchange NYSE
Shares Outstanding 101.15B
Market Cap 5.59B
P/E Ratio 22.39
Div & Yield N.A. (N.A)

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The Bizarro (Superman) Market (Part Deux)

* It's the mother of all short squeezes (part deux) * Does he live under water?  "Yeah, like Bizarro Superman, Superman's exact opposite, who lives in the backwards Bizarro world. Up is down, down is up, he says hello when he leaves, goodbye when he...

My Prayers Were Answered...

* At least for an afternoon! Some takeaways on the day:  Equities peaked at around 11:30 a.m. and started a steady retreat that intensified late in the day. Market breadth was 3-1 negative. The S&P 500 fell by nearly 40 handles from the day's high. ...

Today's Trades

This morning I moved from small net long to between small and medium net short in exposure: * I have covered my short calls. * I have moved my long to large. * I have initiated an short. * I have added to my individual stock shorts: 1. Added to and ...

The Long and the Short of It

* After "playing" the rally off of the March lows (with plenty of longs) I have recently (again) gotten net short of exposure To summarize some my recent activity: * I took off numerous investment longs (for profits) into the rally -- including , , ...

Why the Markets Could Be Vulnerable

* Fundamental concerns and weakening technical signs might be converging now In the last few weeks and days I have eliminated all my equity investments in my personal pension plan, I have personally shorted S&P futures (at 3202 Monday night), I have...

A Midday Market Review

With the exception of a short and an elimination of my holdings - I have done little this morning. * Breadth is still a strong 3.5:1. * Ss (S&P) over Ns (Nasdaq), again, and despite strong gains in Tesla and Amazon . * Bonds are quiet. (I covered my...

Kass: 1968 Redux?

Kass: 1968 Redux?

Nineteen Sixty-Eight was often considered to be one of the most turbulent and traumatic years of the 20th century in the U.S.

2020 Is Looking a Lot Like 1968, Without the Good Music

We are now in one of those times, like 52 years ago in 1968, that we and our children will always remember. Many of us have spent the weekend watching America burning in despair. As I write this missive, an extended portion of I-95 (in Palm Beach) h...

My Tactical Approach and Current Positioning

* I have liquidated a lot of my long positions and have been averaging into Index shorts lately * I worship at the altar of fundamentals and not of price momentum * Monday I will present a more lengthy analysis of my concerns over the balance of 202...

Time to Revisit Hilton?

I am again considering my former speculative basket of Hilton Hyatt and Vornado -- that I previously profited from in a short-term trading rental. The next leg lower I will be a buyer.

Random Thoughts Near the Close

* This month I learned that being long can be fun. * Breadth has been stuck at 4-1 (positive) for several hours. * Again, we could be seeing a powerful pivot away from growth and towards value. (I am hopeful that this is the start of such a transiti...

Some Stocks That Are Green in a Sea of Red

* May be viewed as possible trading rentals I often defer to the old trading adage that stocks that are green in a sea of red can be considered as trades on a turn in the markets. Today's candidates on my screen that are trading higher include , , a...

Managing Risk

My large put position has a lot of gamma - so as stocks decline, I get shorter. I plan to buy back a number of stocks that I sold out (e.g., , , , etc.) into a further drop in order to maintain close to a market neutral exposure.

New Buy (and Short) Levels

* My revised levels I don't want there to be any ambiguity about the size of my positions or about my buy and short levels as I strive for as much transparency as possible. "When the time comes to buy, you won't want to." --Walter Deemer "When the t...

A Day to Stay Disciplined, Focused and Unemotional

* I reduced my net long exposure today from large to medium-sized * I based my move on the large (+19%) and abrupt 10-day market advance from the lows that has taken the S&P close to its "fair market value" and that had reduced the upside/downside e...

Upside Reward Narrows - Reducing Portfolio Net Long Exposure

In response to the S&P Index approaching my "fair market value" (of 2800), and in light of the magnitude of the move from about 2185 to 2750, I have made the following moves this morning: * I have reduced my very large position to medium-sized * I h...

At 'Bottoms' the Most Bang for Your Buck Is Not in Quality

There is an almost universal view that this is a good time to step up the quality of your portfolios. That observation is not necessarily correct. As I have frequently remarked, if we have seen the bottom in mid-March and there is a consequential up...

Excess Return Opportunity?

On Friday I added to my speculative lodging/real estate theme ( , and ). Though certainly not without risk (!), there may be a lot of excess return opportunity at current prices in this package. The average of these are about +10% in today's trading...

My Trades This Afternoon

This afternoon (and on weakness) I have made the following trades: * I have added to my new investment long Morgan Stanley . * I am bidding for my speculative package of stocks that will benefit mightily from a sooner-than-expected containment of Co...

Less Pontification, More Bottom-Up Ideas

* Will be forthcoming... At all times, but particularly during a crisis, circulating bottom-up investment ideas is of paramount importance. Don't get me wrong, a market view is very important - and so is the analytical discussion surrounding that ma...

Three Speculations With Large Potential Upside

* If Covid-19 is contained reasonably soon * There is a place in most portfolios for some speculation Speculation takes many forms. Sometimes speculative stocks are small caps that trade their float every few days. Sometimes speculative stocks are f...

Disney Roars, Adding to Several Stocks

The mouse is roaring... Disney over $102 (Trade of the Week at $93 yesterday!). Added to banks, ViacomCBS , Goldman Sachs (last week's Trade of the Week) and hotels,  and .  

Investing in These 2 Stocks

and have been great stocks off of the recent bottom. Staying with these as investments despite the big move in the last four days.

Now Comes the Hard Part

Should the stock market continue to follow through after Tuesday's historic advance traders and investors will be faced with some tough decisions: * Does one sell off the trading layer of our portfolios? * Should we maintain our longer term investme...

Updating New Buys

Over the last few days I have established new positions in , , , , , , ,  , , , , and some other more speculative investments. I also initiated a long S&P futures position which I will jettison on an extension of this rally (if it occurs).

Oh, Well

If I only owned , , , and  , I would feel very good today. Alas... that is not the case.

More Buys

Expanded (I don't think I mentioned buying on Friday - was $90 last month, now $47),  , and this morning.

I See a Smorgasbord of Possible 'Generational' Opportunities: Constructing an Investment Portfolio for the Next 1-3 Years

* Before you read this opening missive be sure you understand your risk appetite and profile as well as your time frame * I see a possible "generational" investment opportunity developing and I am now even more aggressively buying for the intermedia...