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Wednesday's Blog Watch

Editor's note: Every morning, James Altucher presents the most timely, topical posts from the Web's best business blogs.

24/7 Wall St. compares all the companies that offer free trading: Zecco, Wells Fargo (WFC) and Bank of America (BAC).

How much will someone pay for Applebee's (APPB)?

Stockpickr's System Trades of the Day includes moves on American Eagle Outfitters (AEOS), Sun (SUNW) and Xilinx (XLNX).

Ticker Sense wonders what happens when Microsoft (MSFT - Get Report) is down 8 days in a row?

Specious Argument breaks down Blue Nile's (NILE - Get Report) earnings, line item by line item.

Special Situations analyzes Asset Acceptance Corp (AACC)

Omid Malekan looks at how to trade like a congressman.

The Stockmasters want to know who makes better coffee: McDonald's (MCD) or Starbucks (SBUX)?

Finally. Finally! LionsGate (LGF - Get Report) gets its movies on the Ipod. I was getting tired of all the Disney (DIS) movies.

Freakonomics gives advice on how to thwart burglars.

The Kirk Report uncovers the laziest portfolio.

This is fascinating. Compete analyzes Nutrisystem's (NTRI - Get Report) Web traffic to determine whether they will beat earnings estimates.

Is Leo going to play Andrew Fastow?

Think Equity notes that all the greatest tech successes were all backed by venture money, including Microsoft and Cisco (CSCO - Get Report), and then compares them with the recent crop of IPOs.

Information Arbitrage gets serious about Sirius (SIRI).

Today we're launching Stockpickr Video. Each day we'll catalog hundreds of videos from around the Net and cross-reference the videos with all portfolios. Check back to see the videos that talk about the stocks in your portfolio. Today we have new videos from, Wallstrip, CNBC and others.
At the time of publication, Altucher and/or his fund had no positions in any of the stocks mentioned, although positions may change at any time.

James Altucher is a managing partner at Formula Capital, an alternative asset management firm that runs several quantitative-based hedge funds as well as a fund of hedge funds. He is also the author of Trade Like a Hedge Fund and Trade Like Warren Buffett . Under no circumstances does the information in this column represent a recommendation to buy or sell stocks. Altucher appreciates your feedback; click here to send him an email. has a revenue-sharing relationship with Trader's Library under which it receives a portion of the revenue from purchases by customers directed there from

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