Before you say anything, please go read some books first 1. Mutual funds are NOT allow to hold short positions although they can buy PUT to hedge against their long position, but they are NOT allowed to short stocks. Period.
2. Go read the data again (don't be so lazy), my data is based on fact, not assumption while yours, surely, are Settlement Date ShortInterest Avg Daily Share Volume Days to Cover Mar. 15, 2007 19,721,753 2,165,719 9.11 Feb. 15, 2007 21,314,775 3,292,057 6.47