Pacific Square Research, CNBC, still sort of a journalist, hype-buster, creator/proprietor of the ORIGINAL Hostile React-o-Meter.

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I don't accept pitches.

Mattel Has Nobody to Blame but Itself for The Learning Co. Fiasco — From the "never mind that note earlier today that said I wouldn't write until Tuesday" department: Every now and then, a company that has been a long-term target of criticism by short-sellers for accounting gimmickry gets out of a jam by getting itself acquired by another company.

Parting advice - MarketWatch — SAN DIEGO (MarketWatch) -- After nearly 34 years as a journalist, the entrepreneur deep inside has finally won and I'm leaving to start a research firm. It is a natural progression after spending most of my career covering business, much of that writing a stocks-related column that specialized in prodding the underbellies of companies.
Jul 14, 2015

I re-read this great @herbgreenberg column to remember why stocks do what they do. —>… Like $INSY today @BoydRoddy

Jul 14, 2015

RT @adamfeuerstein: I re-read this great @herbgreenberg column to remember why stocks do what they do. —>… Like $INS…

Proof the stock market has gone nuts — That post that Hain Foods would buy Boulder Brands within a month was merely one Mergerize member's speculation. It's based on nothing and it's the ultimate in maddening crowds becoming delusional, as we speak. Created several months ago by the same people who launched Estimize, which crowdsources earnings estimates, the site simply says: "Sign up to contribute your M&A predictions."
May 26, 2015

Proof the market has gone nuts and that the maddening crowds have become delusional, my latest cc @LDrogen

May 28, 2015

No, what’s interesting is that these $BDBD’s gluten-free seg has grown JUST 4% over 9 months…

Fake Press Release in Sino-Forest Battle — To show how nasty the emotions around these battleground stocks can get: Today a press release allegedly from the SEC said that Sino-Forest critic Muddy Waters Research and its founder, Carson Block, had been charged with stock manipulation. The press release was posted on a website called, which posts press releases for free.
May 14, 2015

Speaking of fake press releases, there was this beauty regarding @muddywatersre during the Sino-Forest battle:

Greenberg: Questioning ITT’s Share Repurchases — For example: ITT Education's board in recent weeks okayed the purchase of five million shares. This makes zero sense to me because the company has told investors it really doesn't know how it'll be affected by new Education Department rules, a giant chunk of which are expected to be published any day now.
May 12, 2015

One of the great examples of buybacks to bury a story: $ESI circa @2010 (via yours truly)

My Lunch With 2 Fraudsters: Food for Thought for Investors — My lunch with two crooks: "Hi Sammy, it's great to see you." Barry Minkow gave Sam E. Antar a hug as we walked to our table at a fish restaurant overlooking the San Diego Bay.
Mar 13, 2015

I must be connected to Minkow! Here’s my WSJ piece — My lunch with 2 fraudsters: Minkow and @SamAntar… #classic

Does Anyone Still Care About Value? "YOU CAN ONLY WORK WITH MIRRORS FOR SO LONG" — (FORTUNE Magazine) - I've been feeling increasingly irrelevant lately, and can you blame me? I attempt to write a regular column based on traditional fundamentals in a world in which traditional fundamentals no longer appear to apply.
Mar 03, 2015

Proof that I really am a broken record — or broken clock!: My March 1999 column in Fortune:…

Greenberg: Dangers Lurk in Chinese Reverse Mergers — My interest, all found in company documents and/or Internet searches, include: L&L was founded in 1995 as Royal Coronado, a shell looking for business. While not technically a reverse merger, it has similar attributes. It has morphed into a coal mining company in China.
Feb 20, 2015

1. Great to see the ex-ceo of L&L Energy, a China coal co, was sentenced to 5 yrs for sec fraud. My piece from 2010

Bull Market Rewriting Rules On P/e Multiples — Momentum The New Criterion NEW YORK - Who says this market is overvalued? With projections that the bull market will continue well into the future, why worry about price-earnings multiples--a stock`s price divided by its earnings per share--that are hovering near all-time highs? That`s bear talk.
Jan 02, 2015

RT @Jesse_Livermore: Bull Market Rewriting the Rules on P/E Multiples: Momentum the New Criterion… From @herbgreenberg, March 17th, 1986.

The Hole in Dunkin' Donuts Unappetizing Stock -- and Even a 'Cronut' Can't Help — NEW YORK ( TheStreet) -- Everybody has an opinion on why Dunkin' Brands has become an unappetizing stock. On Twitter , my friend Jim Cramer says it's because"people have turned on doughnuts." Must Read: Cramer: What Stocks You Can Still Buy in This Rally Others say its menu is too narrow.
Dec 23, 2014

Day late, dollar short (as usual) but here’s my take on $DNKN — not even ‘Cro-Nuts’ will help:…

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Jul 31, 2015

@AdamLMedia @jimcramer “in a night.” Even Jim would have to be impressed w/a 90-yr old at 1500 in 2 hrs.

Jul 31, 2015

Jimmy Carter signed 1,500 books in 2 hours. And he kept smiling. I should be so lucky if I get to 90.

Jul 30, 2015

Waiting in line w/1500 others so wife can get a book signed by Jimmy Carter. If u have a pbm w/that pls unfollow.

Jul 30, 2015

I just checked… turns out the 1 guy in Canada who asks tough questions of $HCG was on vacation. To HCG’s credit, they always take his call.

Jul 30, 2015

Oh my, if I am not mistaken $HCG did not take a call from the one analyst who usually asks the tough questions.

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