JPMorgan still top dog; Doug Kass says short banks; fake strongmen "Chop" and "Steele" pump up morning TV; and more.
Submitted by Doug Kass via Seabreeze Partners, The broad consensus is to own stocks and to sell gold. But, as I have discussed since 2003 in my annual Surprise Lists, the broad consensus of investors is often wrong. Indeed, it is often...Show More Summary
It was a year replete with Asshats, men and women making complete fools of themselves -- as mankind tends to do on a continuous basis. But, just like in the book Animal Farm, some fools are more equal than others. Enter Doug Kass. During the height of Hillary Clinton's campaign, buoyed by a biased media and rigged polls, Mr. Show More Summary
The core thread of next year's relatively downbeat "surprises" from Seabreeze Partners' Doug Kass is that the crowd is wearing Trump-colored glasses and that the single-biggest surprise is how quickly the bloom comes off the Trump flower. In...Show More Summary
Doug Kass tweeted something to the effect 'beware the fundamentalist who talks technicals or the technician espousing fundamentals.' On the Trade Universe, the stochastics oversold column is almost full. That and two dollahs will get you a coffee around here. Show More Summary
Via Seabreeze Partners' Doug Kass, "I begin every day by asking three important questions. One among them is this: 'In a paperless and "cloudy" world, are we as investors and citizens as safe as the markets assume? I've posed this question in my diary on at least 10 occasions in the past year, as it's been a frequent concern of mine. Show More Summary
Apple has a lower P/E ratio than do slow-growth companies like Microsoft, Intel, or IBM, but Doug Kass says it's still not cheap.
I agree with Doug Kass that Tesla's stock is overvalued but differ with him on Apple.
I like to read Doug Kass, who gives me great arguments from the other side of the trade. Here are his factors that could affect markets and the economy into 2016: 12 key “big picture” factors Multiple and unpredictable outcomes: There have likely never been in history more numerous market and economic outcomes some...Read More
Submitted by Lance Roberts via STA Wealth Management, Doug Kass - 12 Big Picture Factors Doug Kass recently wrote a piece for TheStreet.com identifying "12 Big Picture Factors" that may weigh on the markets and the economy. First, a little background for clarity. Show More Summary
Markets were upbeat yesterday on news from Europe. As my pal Doug Kass noted, the Dow rose 140 last Monday, was down 330 on Tuesday, +260 on Thursday, -250 on Friday (before finishing -145), while yesterday +228. And today? We have your morning train reads: • Mutual Funds Pick Year When S&P 500 Is Up 1% to Beat the...Read More
Twitter's stock ended up almost 7% on a mixed day for other tech stocks — and the rise seems to be based on a couple of bits of speculation. First, fund manager Doug Kass of Seabreeze Partners made a 2015 prediction that Carl Icahn would take a 9.9% stake in Twitter, which would in turn spark a bidding war between Facebook and Twitter. Show More Summary
Noted Apple (AAPL) bear Doug Kass of Seabreeze Partners today offers up in his daily missives some new-year surprises that might be in store, one of which, an “improbable” one, in his own view, is that his bear thesis might be wrong on Apple and the stock might end 2015 as a must-own name. Kass, who [...]
Doug Kass is a short-seller, and a chatty one, at that, so he can’t help himself when things look like they finally might start to turn his way. Like next year, for instance, a “pivot point for the market,” if you will. “The year of reckoning,” even. Show More Summary
Aaron Task did a nice video interview of famed short seller Doug Kass on Yahoo! Finance. I am waiting to pull the trigger, says Kass. Kass’s contrarian views are well known on Wall Street. Last December, he predicted that global economic...Show More Summary
Here is Doug Kass' latest: "The Day the Market Died" (to be sung to the tune of Don McLean's " American Pie" and with special recognition to Sean Brady and Tom Kearney who originally presented this concept after the Nasdaq blew up in 2000). Show More Summary
Seabreeze Partners‘s Doug Kass, a noteworthy bear on Apple (AAPL) of late, today took exception to the optimism about Apple’s business shown by Carl Icahn in an open letter the latter published addressing Apple CEO Tim Cook. Icahn thinks the stock is worth $203 per share, rather than a recent $102.07, and in support of [...]
Bill Gross’s departure has sent up Janus Capital’s (JNS) stock more than 33% in trading Friday, but Seabreeze’s Doug Kass thinks that investors should be piling into Oaktree Capital (OAK) instead. Kass writes that the move is the latest blow to Pimco, which is already dealing with redemptions and regulatory problems, and that investors may leave the fund, even [...]
Over at TheStreet‘s Real Money Pro today, Doug Kass of Seabreeze Partners pens a riposte to my article in Barron’s print edition this week that took issue with his negative thesis on Apple (AAPL). (Subscription required to read Real Money Pro articles.) I continue to have the impression Doug is an astute market watcher, and has [...]
From Woodstock to Wall Street Doug Kass Real Money, Aug 18, 2014 | 9:00 AM EDT What a long, strange trip it has been. Well I came across a child of God, he was walking along the road And I asked him tell where are you going, this he told me: Well,...Read More