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Friday's Daily Blog Watch

A rail-car maker chugs along, and 15 reasons to be bullish.

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

Cramer's Answers of the Day

include responses to questions on

Marvell

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and

Cummins

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.

24/7 Wall St. believes

Gap

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might be

"less bad" than before

.

A lot of trades are triggering on our

System Trades of the Day

this morning.

This is really odd. A random blog out there suggests that maybe it's not $60 that

Dow Jones

(DJ)

would accept from

News Corp.

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, but $65. Hmmm. More interesting is that

the blog is owned by Dow Jones

.

Average Joe believes that

Google

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really has

filled out the shoes the market made for it

.

High yield combined with only medium payout ratio (meaning it's possible the dividend could get increased): Dividend Money does a search for

the yield of dreams

, and finds 12 stocks.

Unusual stocks of the day:

stocks that rose on unusual volume yesterday

, suggesting a possible breakout, and stocks with

unusual option activity

.

Yaser Anwar finds some

interesting closed-end funds

TheStreet Recommends

trading at good discounts.

Ant and Sons believes

Amazon.com

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might be

suffering from a case of irrational exuberance

.

Here's everything you've ever wanted to know about

Facebook but were afraid to ask

(stats, timeline, etc.). I'm predicting right now that NWS pays $4 billion for Facebook. The deal would be accretive within a year. I bet a Facebook/MySpace matchup would pull down $300 million in earnings within a year or so.

Normally The Peridot Capitalist is one of my favorite blogs. But is he serious with

the seven-year double top

he sees forming in the market right now?

VeriChip

(CHIP)

makes a chip that's implantable into humans.

Isn't this creepy

?

Bespoke finds the small-caps

with the highest insider buying

.

Hedge funds just can't get a break. Will this be the

fourth year in a row

they underperform the

S&P 500

? I almost feel sorry for the average hedge fund manager.

Is it time to hop on rail-car maker

FreightCar America

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before it slows down

?

Even though yesterday was such a bad day in the markets, here are

15 reasons to be bullish

.

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 president of Stockpickr LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of TheStreet.com and part of its network of Web properties, and 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

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