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Herb Greenberg on the Stock Market: Is Coke the New IBM? — SAN DIEGO ( RealMoney) -- As it turns out, Coca-Cola's "Vision 2020," which calls for the company to "double revenues over the decade" is a lot like IBM's now-tattered and abandoned 2015 "roadmap," which was a five-year plan to meet $20 in earnings per share by 2015.

Greenberg: Some Tech Companies Should Stop Giving Forecasts — NEW YORK ( Real Money) -- I have no idea why companies give short-term guidance, let alone long-term guidance -- let alone five-year forward guidance. I've been harping on the danger and absurdity of IBM's five-year guidance for years.

Greenberg: Hedge Funds Should Come Up Short, Not Take the Lazy Way Out — NEW YORK ( TheStreet) -- In recent years, one of the least-talked-about but obvious trends in the hedging world was hedge funds doing less of what I'd call genuine shorting for the hedging portion of their funds. Never mind that the number of genuine short-dedicated funds has shrunk to a handful.

Herb Greenberg on the Stock Market: Confessions of a Short-Seller — SAN DIEGO ( RealMoney) -- For short-seller Jim Chanos of Kynikos Associates, the turning point of his business was 1995, when he started thinking "from a businessman's perspective" that he was in the insurance business. "At that point, we were running less than $200 million dollars, a fraction of what we had been managing at the peak.

New Report Intrexon (XON): On the Verge of Something Very Big? — Intrexon Corporation Message board - Online Community of active, educated investors researching and discussing Intrexon Corporation Stocks.

Greenberg: Is Icahn Signaling a Top in Activist Investing? — SAN DIEGO ( RealMoney) -- I don't agree with Carl Icahn on everything. He and I have agreed to disagree on a few things, though we probably agree on more than we disagree. But here's something we definitely won't agree on: I believe his tweet yesterday, about an open letter he was about to release to Apple CEO Tim Cook, may have signaled a top for activism.

Greenberg on a Stock That Lost Its Fizz: The Lesson of SodaStream — SAN DIEGO ( RealMoney) -- You have to give SodaStream credit: At least it didn't pull punches in its press release warning of remarkably bad results. Rare is it that a company says in plain English that it has "not succeeded in attracting new consumers."

Greenberg: What the HP Split Really Means — This article appeared at 9:50 a.m. EDT on RealMoney Oct. 5. SAN DIEGO ( RealMoney) -- This is the key paragraph from Hewlett-Packard's press release announcing its decision to split itself into two. "Today's announcement comes as HP approaches the fourth year of its five-year turnaround plan.

Why the Shift in Tech Was So Swift — Dell -- screech! Micron and Compaq -- crash! 3Com -- boom! Coulda, woulda, shoulda seen this tech wreck coming. The warnings were all there. This column has been over that ad nauseum. But why was the actual -- or perceived -- decline so swift and why did so many money managers ignore the warnings?

Herb Greenberg: Too Soon to Question GoPro's Earnings Quality? — SAN DIEGO ( RealMoney) -- Trying to find holes in the financials of a fast-growing, newly public company such as GoPro can be (no, make that is) the ultimate in futile exercises. The company, after all, has reported just one quarter since going public. Its products are hot.
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Oct 22, 2014

Always amuses me that this is the visitors' welcome "tent" at the NYSE, center of world capitalism. #TentMakerWins

Oct 22, 2014

The q nobody asking re @TheStalwart’s big move: Will he be required to live by the Bloomberg Way? If not, THAT’s significant.

Oct 22, 2014

RT @airlivenet: BREAKING United #UA965 from Frankfurt to Houston diverting to London LHR reason unknown - @ThorpeDave

Oct 22, 2014

@scott_matagrano and i’m cool w/your right-wing ways (and don’t disagree w/some) as long as they’re not infringing on my social rights! ;-)

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