It seems at times Motley Fool & Seeking Alpha have very opinionated publications to companies, both Long & Short. Has anyone in the legal realm explored why or their justifications to such publications, who are these guys and what are their qualifications? They might be providing influence to a stocks movement.
As long as there is no conflict and it is just an opinion all is well, we all have opinions; but it would be interesting to explore is there a conflict of interest or a motive to a publication. By no means am I suggesting either for Motley or Alpha but they certainly command a lot of space on these stocks sites and I imagine influence investors decisions; as such there should be a check and balance to the average investor.
Just curious I am sure both are on the up & up. As they say I thrust everyone I just verify everything.