E. S. Browning in the Wall Street Journal looks at whether investment managers have been “stampeded” into buying stocks going into the year-end.

Mark Hulbert in the New York Times on lofty equity market sentiment levels.

Eddy Elfenbein at Crossing Wall Street has a very long term look at the stock market.

Barry Rehfeld in the New York Times on using buybacks as a starting point for further stock research.

WRA Strategies Group on the weakening relative strength of the Nasdaq Composite.

Joanna Slater in the Wall Street Journal with an “emerging markets survival guide.”

James M. Bogin in Barron’s reviews two new books on the coming “emerging markets century.”

James Altucher at TheStreet.com points us to a list of business development company (BDC) stocks at Stockpickr.

Chuck Jaffe at Marketwatch.com has a mutual fund wish list.

Barry Ritholtz at the Big Picture on where the housing bust really stands.

Accrued Interest on the yield curve and rumors of yet another mega-buyout.

breakingviews (via the Wall Street Journal) on the value of Eddie Lampert to Sears Holdings (SHLD) and what Kirk Kerkorian’s sale of General Motors (GM) stock means for America.

James P. Miller in the Chicago Tribune on the professor (and study) that helped launch the options backdating scandal.

Roger Ehrenberg at Information Arbitrage looks at the possibility of another major hedge fund organization to go public.

Steven D. Levitt at the Freakonomics Blog on the “…potential value of artificially restricting one’s choices.”

David J. Berri at The Wages of Wins Journal defends “sports economics.”

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