You can find the interview online. At 2:12 into this interview he is asked if he shorted the stock. He said they disclosed it on the report BUT they did have a short position in the stock before they released the report. Question...Is that legal?
Since they are an not an investment advisor or investment manager they can do whatever they want. Read the disclosure on their web site - it says they may have a position in stock they report on - even before they report.
I have no idea if the report from M.W. is correct or not, but he had a short position. I would bet it was a big one. Knowing the SEC will not do anything what stops M.W. from doing this again and again, get a short position in a company and then writing a negative report. Just wondering