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Herb Greenberg

Editor, Herb Greenberg's Reality Check

Herb Greenberg is the editor of Herb Greenberg's Reality Check, a subscription newsletter designed to help investors better manage risk. He writes a daily blog for TheStreet's main free Web site and contributes to its Real Money's "Columnist Conversation" column as well as being a regular contributor for CNBC.

Greenberg has been a financial journalist for more than 30 years, working most recently as a senior stocks commentator on CNBC's business day programming and on He was also co-president of Greenberg Meritz Research & Analytics. He is a former weekend investor columnist for The Wall Street Journal and a former senior columnist for MarketWatch.

Prior to joining MarketWatch, Greenberg was senior columnist for TheStreet. He previously spent 10 years as the "Business Insider" columnist for the San Francisco Chronicle and nearly seven years as Fortune magazine's monthly "Against the Grain" columnist. Before that, he was the New York financial correspondent for the Chicago Tribune and a financial reporter in its Chicago newsroom. Greenberg has held various positions at other media outlets including Crain's Chicago Business and the St. Paul Pioneer Press.

Greenberg holds a bachelor's degree in journalism from the University of Miami.

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Micron Headed for a Tumble? (Reality Check $)

By Herb Greenberg

Prices are falling as industry capacity is rising.

08:07AM 03/27/14


Is SolarCity Flying Too Close to the Sun? (Reality Check $)

By Herb Greenberg

Due to the company's admitted complexity, I am adding the stock to my Watch List with a yellow flag.

10:18AM 03/26/14


Greenberg: 3 Stocks on New Short Fund's Radar

By Herb Greenberg

Ask veteran short seller Andy Matthes what three stocks he think are unusually risky and, after thinking a second, he quickly names them: Family Dollar, Fastenal and Sysco. They're among several dozen stocks in the Teton Valley Fund, a new short-selling mutual fund he co-manages with short-selling analyst Gary Cooper. Like the rest of fund's portfolio, these are big, liquid and, unlike so much of the focus in the short community, not shorts because they believe they're disasters in the making. Instead, Matthes says they're "companies that go through the natural business cycle and have a hiccup. It doesn't make them bad people or bad companies." But what it does, if Matthes' and Cooper's financial statement sleuthing is right, is make them ripe for a tumble. Even in markets like this, which have been devastating for the shorts, stocks that somehow turn in unexpectedly bad or disappointing news do tumble.

09:30AM 03/25/14


Take Zagg out of Its Misery (Reality Check $)

By Herb Greenberg

Word is that Logitech may buy Zagg -- and that would certainly be good for Zagg.

08:42AM 03/25/14


Why the Red Flag Remains on Nu Skin (Reality Check $)

By Herb Greenberg

Even the company doesn't likely know how things will shake out.

11:02AM 03/24/14


3 Stocks on New Short Fund's Radar (Reality Check $)

By Herb Greenberg

These stocks aren't disasters in the making, but do have immediate issues.

04:17PM 03/21/14


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09:52AM 03/21/14


What I'm Working On: SCTY, KORS (Reality Check $)

By Herb Greenberg

The goal is to keep you in the loop and, if all goes well, ahead of the news.

08:58AM 03/21/14


Update: Goldman's Upgrade of Ulta (Reality Check $)

By Herb Greenberg

The name is once again a battleground stock.

10:39AM 03/20/14


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