We were not planning on writing any additional posts on the 9/11 options story. Our prior posts are here and here. However given the continued back and forth on the topic we feel compelled to continue writing.

Eddy Elfenbein at Crossing Wall Street continues to believe that the 9/11 angle the WSJ used was “unfair journalism.”

Daniel Gross takes to task another writer for “pooh poohing” the options backdating scandal.

Bill Sjostrom at Truth on the Market points to an ISS white paper that is both an overview of the topic and provides corporate boards with recommendations on “best practices for option grants.”

Larry Ribstein at Ideoblog rejects the call to invest in the stocks of the offending firms and believes SarBox has already eliminated the potential for further backdating.

Stephen Bainbridge at ProfessorBainbridge.com not only disagrees with the Ritholtz proposal, but turns to name calling by hurling the epithet “technical analyst” at Barry.

Joe Weisenthal at DealBreaker.com knows a good story when he see it, and is hoping for some more back and forth.

In closing we will point you to the Barry Ritholtz response to Bainbridge. Barry explains his analytical process and highlights the success of a great number of so-called technicians.

The larger topic of the validity of technical analysis, and where it stands in the market today, is an interesting one. We plan on quickly revisiting the topic.

This content, which contains security-related opinions and/or information, is provided for informational purposes only and should not be relied upon in any manner as professional advice, or an endorsement of any practices, products or services. There can be no guarantees or assurances that the views expressed here will be applicable for any particular facts or circumstances, and should not be relied upon in any manner. You should consult your own advisers as to legal, business, tax, and other related matters concerning any investment.

The commentary in this “post” (including any related blog, podcasts, videos, and social media) reflects the personal opinions, viewpoints, and analyses of the Ritholtz Wealth Management employees providing such comments, and should not be regarded the views of Ritholtz Wealth Management LLC. or its respective affiliates or as a description of advisory services provided by Ritholtz Wealth Management or performance returns of any Ritholtz Wealth Management Investments client.

References to any securities or digital assets, or performance data, are for illustrative purposes only and do not constitute an investment recommendation or offer to provide investment advisory services. Charts and graphs provided within are for informational purposes solely and should not be relied upon when making any investment decision. Past performance is not indicative of future results. The content speaks only as of the date indicated. Any projections, estimates, forecasts, targets, prospects, and/or opinions expressed in these materials are subject to change without notice and may differ or be contrary to opinions expressed by others.

Please see disclosures here.

Please see the Terms & Conditions page for a full disclaimer.