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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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Update: Speaking of Nuance... (Reality Check $)

By Herb Greenberg

Beyond the miss and downward guidance here is the real story: Life just doesn’t seem to be getting better for the speech recognition company.

08:41AM 08/12/14


Update: SolarCity Cash Flow Crushed (Reality Check $)

By Herb Greenberg

Solar panel installer is backing off its emphasis on positive cash flow.

08:23AM 08/08/14


Update: Boulder Brands Slows, Stock Rises (Reality Check $)

By Herb Greenberg

Growth continues to slow, margins continue to compress, cash flow continues to evaporate and the balance sheet continues to look like a high-wire act but Wall Street wants to believe in Boulder Brands’ gluten free story.

02:52PM 08/07/14


Update: Tibco Reaching Out to Suitors (Reality Check $)

By Herb Greenberg

Dow Jones is moving a story that Tibco has reached out to suitors, which is in keeping with the obvious: that the company's showcase product, Spotfire, is wallowing.

03:20PM 08/06/14


Update: Nu Skin’s Visibility is Next to Zero (Reality Check $)

By Herb Greenberg

Nu Skin said it had enough “visibility” to give guidance for the back half of the year, but it's questionable whether it has visibility into what's going on in China.

02:12PM 08/06/14


New Report: Sandstorm that Hit Carbo Could Get Worse (Reality Check $)

By Herb Greenberg

Sometimes the best shorts, or the stocks with the highest risk, show themselves even more clearly after the gold rush, or in the case of Carbo Ceramics, after the sandstorm.

08:40AM 08/06/14

Greenberg: Why Michael Kors Should Stop Giving Guidance

By Herb Greenberg

If Michael Kors is focused on the longterm, not on quarter-to-quarter returns for investors, then it needs to stop giving quarterly guidance.

07:23AM 08/05/14


Update: Why Kors Call Doesn’t Give Comfort (Reality Check $)

By Herb Greenberg

It appears the slowdown is occurring.

01:20PM 08/04/14


Notes from Herb: TIBX, IRDM, USNA, AFH (Reality Check $)

By Herb Greenberg

A few quick updates on Watch List names, and a head’s up on one that’s not on it.

08:46AM 08/04/14


Update: Western Union’s Structural Struggle Continues (Reality Check $)

By Herb Greenberg

In its second quarter it was generally business as usual for a company struggling with structural issues that, in our opinion, are not easy to fix.

08:32AM 08/01/14

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