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This column originally appeared on Real Money Pro at 12:54 p.m. EDT on March 22.


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) -- I have started a new end-of-week column that borrows from the title of a popular 1960s


comedy show hosted by David Frost for my look back at the week's daily diary highlights.

On Monday, I started the week with "

The Cyprus Blight Could Spread

" in which I suggested that the sovereign debt and economic crisis remains very much with us and the

Cyprus chill

("Insane in the Membrane") was yet another example. In "

Bad Omens

," I recapped my comments in Alan Abelson's column in


that Alan Greenspan's and Mila Kunis's bullish market view coupled with some technical concerns suggest a short-term market correction is possible. I

took a trading long rental

, again, in

ProShares UltraShort 20+ Year Treasury

(TBT) - Get Free Report

and then

took a $1-a-share trading profit

. I


that the U.S. housing market's recovery might be uneven in the months ahead. I

pared back



(AAPL) - Get Free Report

long rental after a big run and highlighted what my short book of individual stocks looked like. Late in the day I


the variant performance between the Chinese and U.S. stock markets. Finally, in "

What Happens Next?

," I wrote that the only thing I was certain about was uncertainty.

On Tuesday, I spent most of the day

keeping up

with the crisis du jour in Cyprus. I went back on Apple watch as I

continued to trim

the long rental. In "

The Easy Money Has Been Made in Housing

," I outlined the risks to the residential real estate markets in 2013 and I put the current recovery into perspective. In "

A Growing Disconnect

," I observed that the relationship between bond yields and the

S&P 500

had grown wide and likely signaled that some mean reversion was possible. In "

Another Sign of Euro Stress

," I looked at two spreads to which we should pay attention. There was

takeover chatter


Northwest Bancshares

(NWBI) - Get Free Report

, my favorite small-cap regional bank stock, in


. I closed profitable shorts in


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Goldman Sachs

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. Southwest Securities' Mark Grant

chimed in

on the Cyprus chill.

Wednesday brought a


of why I feel the




interest rates. There were

more insider sales


Green Mountain Coffee Roasters


, which is one reason why I

bought puts

rather than shorting the name. I explained my

favorite pairs trade

-- namely, long


(OCN) - Get Free Report




. In "

On the Wings of Dove

," I discussed my Fed expectations, and in "

Color the FOMC a Nonevent

," I wrote up what the central bank said and how I interpret it. In "

Guess Who? Guess What?

," I highlighted the day of profits (misses). I was



On Thursday, I


why my favorite speculative stock,


(CIM) - Get Free Report

, could be a takeover target. I also

took profits

on my

Altisource Asset Management

(AAMC) - Get Free Report

long (after an 85% gain in 2013!). In "

More Fed Think

," I discussed the lack of incremental impact of quantitative easing on the real economy.

Today's opening missive, "

My Basic Investing Tenets

," was a primer that explained the factors that form my investment consciousness (the do's and don'ts) -- easy to write about, much harder to execute! In "


," my diary continued the theme of why in a "newsy" and volatile market, opportunistic trading will likely trump investing. For now, stocks are "trading sardines, not eating sardines" (hat tip Seth Klarman).

I hope this new column helps put the market week into perspective.

So, that was the week that was -- from my perch.

At the time of publication, Kass and/or his funds were long TBT, AAPL, NWBI, OCN, CIM and AAMC common; long CIM calls; long GMCR puts; short SPY, IWM and NSM -- although holdings can change at any time.

Doug Kass is the president of Seabreeze Partners Management Inc. Under no circumstances does this information represent a recommendation to buy, sell or hold any security.