Friday's Daily Blog Watch

Some advice for Apple, and a decade of Web advertising.
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Editor's note: Every morning, James Altucher presents the most timely, topical posts from the Web's best business blogs.

Today, Stockpickr takes a look at the

52-week highs

. It's interesting to see who makes the list despite the recent volatility.

This is one of the oddest social networks

I've ever seen

. But it's oddly compelling.

Stockpickr's

System Trades of the Day

includes a trade triggering in the morning for

8x8

(EGHT) - Get Report

.

Information Arbitrage has some interesting ideas about what

Apple

(AAPL) - Get Report

should do with its cash

.

Great post by One Guy's Investments about "indirect investments", i.e.,

buying companies because you really want access to the earnings growth of a subsidiary

. Like buying

Cypress Semiconductor

(CY) - Get Report

because you like their solar power company,

SunPower

(SPWR) - Get Report

.

Is

Chico's

(CHS) - Get Report

finally turning the corner

?

TheFlyOnTheWall.com

takes a closer look

at

Saks

(SKS)

.

Here are some stocks that had

unusual options activity yesterday

.

SeekingAlpha wonders whether

Amazon.com

(AMZN) - Get Report

should just buy

Barnes & Noble

(BKS) - Get Report

.

Here are some fascinating stats on

what the media didn't tell you

about China's market.

Screen for short ideas

: high forward P/E, within 5% of a 52-week low. In other words, that 52-week low is going to be like a magnet for the unsure holders.

Well, the jury is now back, and we can see the result of

the first decade of Internet advertising

.

Quant Investor examines the pathetic struggle to stay alive by the

worst mutual fund

.

Personally, I wouldn't buy

these business cards

. But to each his own.

TheFlyOnTheWall.com

drills down

on

Google

(GOOG) - Get Report

.

Check out

Mad Money

, Suze Orman style.

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;

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