It is absolutely impossible for an SA editor to know if a short article written right before earnings is meant to manipulate. So whether that editors opinion is right or wrong that editor knows the affect the short article will have and therefore he/she can trade on this information. No reputable forum would allow a formally published article right before earnings.
The appearance of manipulation or in actuality the idea that an editor/family/friends can make a fortune acting in the 24 hours it takes to get an article published should stop you from allowing this.
The fact that it’s impossible that you have not had this brought to your attention or thought of it on your own before is what is leading me to send the same comment to the SEC.
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