James Hamilton at Econbrowser.com writes that “If you haven’t been worrying about the possibility of an inverted yield curve, now might be a good time to start.â€? The question is whether the Fed will pause before they induce a full-blow inversion?

According to Peter Brimelow at Marketwatch.com, Norman Fosback is only projecting a 2% return for the next twelve months.

Russell Kinnel at Morningstar.com highlights a handful of growth funds that invest in a style akin to Warren Buffett. Kinnel points out that while Buffett is often characterized as a value manager, if you look at his current holdings they are split evenly among growth and value stocks.

As the year comes to a close the almost all active investors have an opportunity to do some tax-related transactions. Gregg Greenberg at TheStreet.com relates how investors can use exchange traded funds (ETFs) to avoid the wash-sale rule.