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

Check out

the top stocks in the winning portfolios

for both the "Beat the Street" game and the

CNBC

contest.

John Arnold is the top-paid hedge fund manager this year. The 32-year-old made $1.5 billion for himself personally. Michael Covel

describes how he did it

.

Stockpickr's

System Trades of the Day

include trades triggering this morning on

Steel Dynamics

(STLD) - Get Report

,

Google

(GOOG) - Get Report

and others.

Here's a fascinating stat from Ticker Sense showing that the biggest thing we need to worry about in this market is

that funding has been approved

for the 2nd Avenue subway in New York City.

Paul Kedrosky has the latest search stats, and

Google is in a race for world domination

.

Here's a list of stocks that rose yesterday on

unusual volume

-- a condition that could suggest a breakout is occurring.

Who will be the

Microsoft

(MSFT) - Get Report

of the 21st century

?

I've never known anyone to use Fandango instead of Moviefone, but

Comcast

(CMCSA) - Get Report

is acquiring Fandango

in its largest Internet purchase to date, so somebody must be using it.

Perhaps the great expectations for

Research in Motion

( RIMM)

were too great

.

Has

Harley-Davidson

(HOG) - Get Report

been hiding

inventory problems

?

Is

eBay

(EBAY) - Get Report

the counterfeit capital of the world

?

Clear AM

sees things more clearly

when it's wearing

DSW

(DSW) - Get Report

shoes.

I like to keep track of

the latest activist situations

, where hedge funds are trying to shake things up. Today's list includes new filings on

PDL BioPharma

(PDLI) - Get Report

and

Pier 1

(PIR) - Get Report

.

Cement is the new water (which, a few months ago, was the new oil). And David Merkel,

Real Money

columnist and money manager, blogs about

the top cement pick

,

Cemex

(CX) - Get Report

.

Money manager and

Street Insight

columnist Brian Gilmartin writes about why he's concerned about holding

General Electric

(GE) - Get Report

into its earnings report on Friday

.

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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