Short-Sellers Test Some Blurry Lines

What exactly are you able to do to knock down stocks? What's fair? I sure wish I knew. As I read through Bill Ackman's comment today about how Herbalife (HLF) is basically lying about how the supplement company sells its product, sticking with his accusations that it's a pyramid scheme, I wonder what you are really allowed to do these days to destroy a company's business.

Right now, the Securities and Exchange Commission has left what you can do pretty unclear. Can Bill Ackman, for example, go to corporate headquarters of Herbalife and stand it front of it and say the company should be indicted? Can he take out an ad that says that it is a completely phony company and that the Justice Department should examine its practices? What's the line that can't be crossed?...208 more words left in this article. To read them, just click below and try Real Money FREE for 14 days.

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