Tuesday, November 2, 2021

A Historic Set-Up for Cannabis?

By Herb Greenberg

I remember exactly where I was when I started thinking seriously about investing in cannabis... It was early August 2020, and I was walking up a steep hill on my normal walking route. Usually, on the first two miles of the walk, which is flat-to-downhill, I listen to a podcast – most often some kind […]

Friday, October 29, 2021

The Hype Surrounding Autonomous Trucks and Flying Taxis

By Herb Greenberg

► You've seen it before: claims that some new whiz-bang technology will shake up the world at some point in the future... If done right, it will spawn headlines, excitement, and enthusiasm. If the company is public, its stock might even spike. If it isn't, investment bankers are likely to urge it to cash in […]

Tuesday, October 26, 2021

When Should a Company Know Why Business Is Bad?

By Herb Greenberg

► Every now and then, companies surprise investors with warnings that earnings are likely to disappoint... Sometimes these "preannouncements" come before the end of a quarter. Sometimes, after. But the bigger question is: When should management know? This became a hot topic last week when plant-based meat company Beyond Meat (BYND) warned that its third […]

Tuesday, October 19, 2021

The Buyback Bubble at Oracle, and Readers Weigh In on Dutch Bros

By Herb Greenberg

► We all have at least one of them... I'm talking about stocks we never want to hear about again. You know, the stocks that you know you had nailed – long or short – that went on to remind you just how humbling the stock market can be. High on my own list is […]

Friday, October 15, 2021

Despite a Hot IPO, Think Twice Before Rushing Into This Growth Story

By Herb Greenberg

► One of my favorite interviews – many years ago – was with Gordon Segal, founder of home décor retailer Crate & Barrel... We discussed why he never got tempted by the riches offered by investment bankers to take Crate & Barrel public. Segal hated, just hated, the thought of putting up stores for the […]

Tuesday, October 12, 2021

Medicare: The Outrage... and a Company That Stands to Benefit

By Herb Greenberg

► When it comes to the mess at Medicare, if you haven't done this, you have only yourself to blame... Every year since I turned 65, I remind my friends... Medicare open enrollment starts on Friday. But the new pricing is already up on the Medicare website... If I were you, I'd get a head […]

Friday, October 8, 2021

Welcome to My World

By Herb Greenberg

► When I set out to start a short activist firm earlier this year, my motto was: 'Exposing fraud, greed, misrepresentation, and stupidity'... Fraud and greed go hand in hand. Misrepresentation, especially if intentional, isn't far behind. Then there's stupidity, my favorite and maybe the most important of all. That's because smart people do very […]

Thursday, October 7, 2021

When Your Inner Voice Tells You It's Time for a Change

By Herb Greenberg

Editor's note: We're thrilled to announce that longtime journalist and CNBC contributor Herb Greenberg has joined the Empire Financial Research team. Herb is one of the most accomplished journalists around, having appeared in Fortune, the Wall Street Journal, the San Francisco Chronicle, 60 Minutes, the New York Times, the Chicago Tribune, the Financial Times, Barron's, […]

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Herb Greenberg

Herb Greenberg is a senior editor at Empire Financial Research. Previously, he was the co-founder of Pacific Square Research and Greenberg Meritz Research & Analytics – both independent, short-biased investment research firms. Greenberg spent more than 40 years as a financial journalist at some of the country's leading newspapers, websites, and broadcast media, where he covered almost every industry. He served as senior stocks commentator at CNBC and was financial correspondent at the Chicago Tribune. He also spent 10 years as the daily business columnist for the San Francisco Chronicle, during which time he started his five-year run as Fortune's monthly Against the Grain columnist and was the morning business reporter for San Francisco's KRON-TV. When the Internet and online media were still emerging, Greenberg was one of the first mainstream journalists to make the shift online, when he became senior columnist at TheStreet. He later shifted to the same role at MarketWatch. When Dow Jones bought out MarketWatch, he added a weekend investor column for the Wall Street Journal to the mix. Earlier in his career, Greenberg was a reporter at Crain's Chicago Business and a business reporter for the St. Paul Pioneer Press. He also spent a year as an analyst at a risk arbitrage firm. Greenberg holds a bachelor's degree in journalism from the University of Miami and completed the Herbert J. Davenport Fellowship at the University of Missouri.

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