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Greenberg: How Hertz Fooled So Many Hedge Fund Managers — SAN DIEGO ( RealMoney) -- We should've all known back in 2009 that something wasn't quite right at Hertz . Between then and now the company, which has since been forced to restate years of financial results, fooled some of the smartest hedge fund managers -- who viewed it as one of the must-have investments.

Duracell Not an Impulse Purchase, It's All About Cash Flow — SAN DIEGO ( RealMoney) -- While investors square off over whether Warren Buffett's Berkshire Hathaway ( , ) is getting Duracell for too good of a steal, the bigger question is, why would someone as smart as Buffett buy a business perceived to be as bad as batteries?

Herb Greenberg on the Stock Market: Herbalife's Reset Begins — SAN DIEGO ( RealMoney) -- For two years, I've been reporting and writing on Herbalife . I've been consistent with one message: If nothing else, the company and the multilevel marketing (MLM) industry need to go through a "reset" of their business models, not unlike the kind that rocked for-profit schools.

Herb Greenberg on the Stock Market: Here's Why Twitter Should Sell Itself — NEW YORK ( Real Money) -- After watching Twitter's stock tumble 10% during after-hours trading Monday night following the company's quarterly earnings report -- and listening to its earnings call -- it seems obvious: Twitter execs should just sell the thing.

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.
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Nov 26, 2014

Meanwhile, we’ve shopped at $AMZN for years, but over the past 6 mos or so increasingly stuff (including books) arrive damaged. Anyone else?

Nov 26, 2014

Truth: I am older than @WallStCynic and he is older than God.

Nov 26, 2014

@RevShark @Realmoney Jim, it was my pleasure. We helped each other!

Nov 26, 2014

RT @RevShark: My Thanksgiving column will be on @Realmoney later.I wanted to tell @HerbGreenberg how grateful I am for his help back in the Prodigy days.

Nov 26, 2014

@SallieKrawcheck Sally, that does not surprise me!!!!! ;-) Have a happy!

Nov 26, 2014

@friedrichsgroup We all do the drinking, which is why the cleanup is so despised!

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