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Friday's Daily Blog Watch

Cisco is poised to benefit from online video, and why your alma mater doesn't matter.

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

Tonight, I'm going on


again to pick six stocks in 60 seconds. The segment is called "On the Money in a Minute" and will appear between 7 and 8 p.m. Although the segment itself takes 60 seconds, the picks are based on my own research plus conversations with probably dozens of hedge fund managers during the week about what they are looking at for next week. Here's this week's

Fill in the Blanks

. Copies of all three of my books to the first five who figure out all the clues.

Go ahead,

ask Jim Cramer a question

. Today he answered questions about






and more.

Online video is only going to grow from here, and

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TheStreet Recommends


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will be

one of the largest beneficiaries



System Trades of the Day

includes trades on

CDC Corp.




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24/7 Wall St. wonders

what it will take

to get


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moving again.

Let's say there's a war with Iran.

What stocks have the best chance of going up


Here are some top analysts'

range of expectations

on the

S&P 500

for the rest of the year.

I love

Time Warner


, and I

can't wait for this next movie


Unusual stocks of the day:

stocks that rose on unusual volume yesterday

, and stocks with

unusual option activity

. These are all potential breakout plays.

Blogging Stocks checks out


(NKE) - Get Nike Inc. Report


Warren Buffett's portfolio


Donaldson Capital has a

succinct way of explaining why he's bullish on stocks


Howard Lindzon has

one financial stock that he likes


American Express

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, featured on Wallstrip.

Until I read

this post by Guy Kawasaki

, I did not realize that "ego" was an item on a company's cash flow statement.

Every entrepreneur needs to read Paul Graham. In his

latest post

, he explains why it doesn't matter what college you go to. I would go one step further and state that I'd prefer it if people just didn't go to college.

Notable Calls

summarizes the color

on the


(AAPL) - Get Apple Inc. Report

iPhone price cut yesterday.

Who is hitting

the 52-week low list and why?

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 and part of its network of Web properties, and a managing partner at Formula Capital, an alternative asset management firm that runs a fund of hedge funds. He is also a weekly columnist for

The Financial Times

and the author of

Trade Like a Hedge Fund


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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