When CNBC Contributor and Senior MarketWatch columnist Herb Greenberg is in the house – expect a “Street Fight.”
Of course, Herb and the guys are friends – but they’re also what you might call competitive. And nothing brings Herb more satisfaction than attempting to take the traders down.
Round 1: Pete Najarian
First, Herb takes aim at The Pit Boss because he recommended homebuilder Standard Pacific (SPF) on May 22nd. At the time Pete said “If you take a look at the options in Standard Pacific today you will see absolutely what I'm talking about…(traders) were buying the June 22, the June 25, and the July 25 and that signaled to me that people think we are near a bottom in housing.
Herb says Thursday’s housing data was fallacious and options traders have been known to be wrong and speculative. And when you look at the housing group and SPF in particular - how can this stock rise anytime soon?
Pete Najarian shoots back “Look at some of the building they do…. The luxury builders have a great niche for themselves and they have some safety because of that.”
Dylan gives round #1 to Herb.