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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They may represent the single most attractive industry group in the S&P Index.
Stock picks, in isolation, can obviously produce great returns but my approach is a different regiment.
I see no reason to buy Apple and get in front of the share price decline unless a material new product offering is delivered.
NFLX's recent quarter was great but here are a few problems...
Amazon's competitive threats seem surmountable and its market share appears to have a widening moat.
We should once again learn from the dramatic drop in share prices of former market darlings.
As we move closer toward the Christmas holiday, a news vacuum should develop, allowing for the normal seasonal market strength.
It is now time, after the recent fall, to consider the current risks still associated with holding AAPL's shares.
DB's shares hit another new low overnight.
The principal risks to the shares are a downturn in IT spending, execution challenges and acquisition integration risks.
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