I have been reading Herb Greenberg since he was a financial columnist for the San Francisco Chronicle (yes, there was a time when I had a subscription to that paper).
I followed him to TheStreet.com, and even ponied up $99 a year for a while for the privilege of reading his articles.
Now, he is at CBS Marketwatch, and even better, he has a blog!
You want to read Herb regularly if you are a fundamentals-based investor, and you like to read pieces about hot companies where some of the numbers may be in question. Herb is very good about admitting mistakes, but I have to say, he’s normally very ahead of the curve with company problems. As a result, there are quite a few CEOs out there who hate him.
Here are a couple of posts from his blog today that explain why Patrick Byrne, CEO of Overstock.com, hates Herb:
Overstock: It’s a conspiracy, I tell ya – a conspiracy!
More Overstock: Why Investors got Byrned.
You might not realize it from these pieces, but Herb was writing about rising inventory levels and low turnover long before the public-facing numbers turned.
He’s fairly high on my RSS feed list. I think if you invest in individual stocks, he should be on yours as well.