Here are seven (or so) links at 7AM Eastern.  We will see you later with the daily linkfest.  Good luck out there today.

Slowing inflation gives the Fed some room to maneuver in 2012.  (WSJ)

Where markets stand going into the last week of the trading year.  (Global Macro Monitor, ibid)

Is the breakout real?  (Bonddad Blog)

Ten stocks set up well going into the new year.  (Leigh Drogen)

The SEC is going quant to track down hedge fund malfeasance.  (WSJ)

On the relationship between private investment and the business cycle.  (Calculated Risk)

No wonder retailers love gift cards.  (Real Time Economics)

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