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

How do you prefer to be pitched on stories?

I don't accept pitches.

Save This Column and Don't Use It Until the Market Crashes / Also, where one contrarian is putting his money

sfgate.com — If the stock market posts a 30 percent loss or greater, I will move into more aggressive stock funds, such as small- company, growth and aggressive growth funds. Nor will I become a "safety first" investor under emotional duress so that I decide to sell stock funds and buy money market funds.
Aug 21, 2015

How to survive a market meltdown? I wrote this in 1995 sfgate.com/news/article/S… and this in 2013 cnbc.com/id/100831715 This time different?

Keurig shares take a big hit

video.cnbc.com — CNBC contributor Herb Greenberg of Pacific Square Research, discusses the outlook for Green Mountain Coffee Roasters, a stock he has hated.

Mattel Has Nobody to Blame but Itself for The Learning Co. Fiasco

thestreet.com — 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

marketwatch.com — 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. —> marketwatch.com/story/columnis… Like $INSY today @BoydRoddy

Jul 14, 2015

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

Proof the stock market has gone nuts

cnbc.com — 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 cnbc.com/id/102707265 cc @LDrogen

May 28, 2015

No, what’s interesting is that these $BDBD’s gluten-free seg has grown JUST 4% over 9 months cnbc.com/id/102707265 twitter.com/LDrogen/status…

Fake Press Release in Sino-Forest Battle

cnbc.com — 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 Briefingwire.com, 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: cnbc.com/id/43479591

Greenberg: Questioning ITT’s Share Repurchases

cnbc.com — 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) cnbc.com/id/39832733

My Lunch With 2 Fraudsters: Food for Thought for Investors

wsj.com — 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 wsj.com/articles/SB117… #classic

Does Anyone Still Care About Value? "YOU CAN ONLY WORK WITH MIRRORS FOR SO LONG"

archive.fortune.com — (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: archive.fortune.com/magazines/fort… pic.twitter.com/BjUP3tH2uR

Greenberg: Dangers Lurk in Chinese Reverse Mergers

cnbc.com — 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 cnbc.com/id/40769682#.

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Aug 28, 2015

I’ve worked with a lot of people in the news biz. Want to know the definition of a good guy? See @jswartz. Smart, also.

Aug 28, 2015

Friday afternoon and… I’m reading earnings call transcripts in pursuit of new names. So much out there people aren’t paying attention to!

Aug 28, 2015

Colbert to interview CEOs: A sign that the market definitely hasn’t fully corrected? bloomberg.com/news/articles/…


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