Warren Buffett does a little after-Christmas shopping. (Deal Journal, FT.com, Dealscape)

Is the Fed ahead of the curve? (A Dash of Insight)

2007 country returns.  (Bespoke Investment Group)

Home prices keep falling. (NYTimes.com)

Are lawsuits an asset class? (Market Movers)

A Christmas ETF wish list. (IndexUniverse.com)

Call writing funds come in a variety of flavors. (TheStreet.com)

Some ETFs are distributing capital gains this year. (WSJ.com)

You shouldn’t buy all your mutual funds from one fund company. (TheStreet.com)

The public hedge fund manager thing just isn’t working out. (Deal Journal)

More on the quirky VIX. (Daily Options Report)

A most predictable holiday press release. (Jeff Matthews)

Herb Greenberg talks business journalism. (Talking Biz News)

(T)he I.R.S. is like a big police force charged with enforcing a bunch of rules that are unpopular, constantly disputed, and set by someone else.” (Freakonomics Blog)

A look back at the year in provocative economic research. (Odd Numbers)

The superrich are getting richer…in India. (csmonitor.com)

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