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 website 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 CNBC.com. 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 MartketWatch.
Prior to joining MarketWatch, Greenberg was senior columnist for TheStreet.com. 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.
He also 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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Four or five years ago—when gold was still garbage—I decided to buy a gold ETF. For a reason no better than a coin toss, I chose the IAU (iShares Comex Gold Trust) over the GLD (SPDR Gold Trust). The SGOL (ETFS Physical Swiss Gold Shares) didn’t exist.
Netflix slips and gets bought out, the glow comes off of General Motors stock and investors shun Chinese IPOs.
I’ve always thought guidance was somewhat of a game, if not a joke. Now for the evidence, your honor: Barnes & Noble.
On November 12, the Washington Post announced that Melinda Gates had resigned as a director of the Washington Post, which gets the lion’s share of its operating income from Kaplan University, a for-profit university.
If you're an investor in for-profit schools, note this heads-up: Profit margins are likely headed down—and not by a small amount.
After NetApp’s earnings were leaked prematurely yesterday, it’s stock got clobbered. Seems third quarter guidance was below estimates.
Honeywell took a bold step today when it changed its pension accounting, going going to the sometimes controversial (but generally preferred by accounting types) mark-to-market accounting.