this has nothing to do with shorts, it's a reaction to CHKR blowing up.... turns out CHKR reserves are nowhere near what they thought when they IPO'ed... oops!! To some extent, all of those trusts that went public about the same time--CHKR, PER, SDT, SDR--tend to get lumped together. Right now they are all sensitive to the issue of reserve adjustments.
Thank you! For once, someone has noticed something indirectly related to the performance of a Trust's price performance, connected the dots most of us couldn't see and then shared the info with the rest of us. Bravo !