We are sure that a great number of traders would love to be able to backdate some of their sell tickets to a couple of weeks ago. The backdating scandal caught another wave with (yet) another story in the Wall Street Journal.

Charles Forrelle and James Bandler in the aforementioned Wall Street Journal track down five more companies that exhibit options backdating behavior.

Paul Carney at DealBreaker.com has a nice summary of the options backdating story.

Jeff Matthews has some kudos for one Wall Street firm (Merrill Lynch) for publishing research on this topic of options backdating.

Paul Kedrosky has some handy links to academic research that underlies the entire options backdating story.

The Peridot Capitalist notes it has been over three and half years since we had a good old fashioned 10% correction.

Brett Steenbarger has another set of (surprising) statistics that again demonstrate why "overconfidence is the greatest pitfall of all."

DealBook looks at the skeptical reaction of the markets to the NYSE Group offer for Euronext.

Tyler Cowen at Marginal Revolution points to a really interesting paper on the role of overconfidence and sensation seeking on trading frequency.

In light of current market conditions, Jay Walker at the Confused Capitalist notes the stamina investors need to maintain their long-term investment positions.

DealBook points to (yet) another story exploring the competition between hedge funds and private equity funds for deals.

Daniel Gross highlights a company that has a seemingly novel solution for a big fuel wasting practice.

William Koch in the Wall Street Journal examines the poor economics of a controversial offshore wind farm.

The Economist has some kind words for the David Warsh's new book on the history of the "new growth" theory.

Steven Goldman at Baseball Prospectus reminds us why in some important ways Barry Bonds, or frankly any other contemporary player, can never be Babe Ruth.

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