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Monday's Daily Blog Watch

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

We all know education is a good investment. Here are the cheapest education stocks and why they make good buys now.

Yahoo! (YHOO - Get Report) is all set to launch the new I've used as my home page for the past 10 years so I'm excited, and nervous, to see changes.

Stockpick's System Trades of the Day includes new trades on Google (GOOG - Get Report) and Palm (PALM) and a trade in a brand-new system for Pre-Paid Legal (PPD).

24/7 Wall St. figures out how long XM (XMSR) and Sirius (SIRI - Get Report) would've been able to last on their own.

Here are some stocks rising on unusual volume. It turns out this actually results in an effective trading system. I'll have more on that later.

Will Westaff (WSTF) be the next company to get taken over by a private-equity firm?

24/7 Wall St. wonders when the media will stop hating YouTube.

I collected baseball cards as a kid and it was all about Topps (TOPP) cards. No imitations. No rip-offs. Then, from about 2002-05 I was in a constant love-hate relationship with TOPP as a value trap. So I can see why all the activists are disappointed in the current offer for TOPP from Michael Eisner, the former CEO of Disney (DIS).

Clear AM blew my mind with this one. I thought Apple (AAPL) was onto something with the iPhone. But Clear AM takes a look at a recent patent filed by Google for the "Google Phone."

When I was a kid I used to love Friendly's (FRN). They've gone downhill ever since, and now 13D Tracker notes they are putting themselves up for sale. Good luck with that.

If you missed our complete Barrons Roundup yesterday, you can check it out here.

Dealbreaker offers some advice to the latest heir of the Rothschild family.

Information Arbitrage points out that in the gaming industry, Majesco (COOL - Get Report) might not be so cool.

Mystery blogger Scott Rothbort believes Eddie Lampert's Sears (SHLD) might be making a move for BJ's Wholesale Club (BJ).

I never realized Facebook was so addictive until I read this.
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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