People write me all the time saying that Herb Greenberg is too negative. They should stop writing -- they're wasting their breath.
blew up. Last week
blew up. The week before
Family Golf Centers
blew up. The week before that
took a big hit.
I might have been in any one of these if Greenberg hadn't written these cautionary columns. If
had ONLY Greenberg I would subscribe just to avoid one of these blow-ups. A blow-up knocks you out of the game. It hurts your record. It kills your performance.
I use Greenberg like I use insurance. I hope that I don't need it. I hope that I am not involved in one of the names he highlights. I know Greenberg has no ax to grind. He doesn't own or short stocks.
But he does flag some real losers. And sometimes that's all you need.
Everybody on the Street told me Greenberg was full of it when his column questioned CHS. But they said the same about Party City and Dell.
Maybe I gotta stop listening to everybody and read the site more.
James J. Cramer is manager of a hedge fund and co-founder of TheStreet.com. At the time of publication the fund had no positions in stocks mentioned in this column, though positions can change at any time. Under no circumstances does the information in this column represent a recommendation to buy or sell stocks. Cramer's writings provide insights into the dynamics of money management and are not a solicitation for transactions. While he cannot provide investment advice or recommendations, he invites you to comment on his column by sending an email to