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Thursday's Blog Watch

Timing the Apple backlash, and solid gold picks.

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

Jim Cramer

answered questions

on

lululemon athletica

(LULU) - Get Report

,

Citigroup

(C) - Get Report

and more.

Crossing Wall Street (via

The Onion

)

has pinpointed the exact date

of the

Apple

(AAPL) - Get Report

backlash.

Stockpickr's

System Trades of the Day

has trades this morning on

3Com

(COMS)

,

SanDisk

(SNDK)

and more.

Microsoft

(MSFT) - Get Report

,

Amazon

(AMZN) - Get Report

, and

Verizon

(VZ) - Get Report

unleash their Apple competitors, but Dealbreaker says,

so what

?

Well, maybe Microsoft is not really that interested in

buying a piece of Facebook

after all.

Sramana Mitra features

Akamai

(AKAM) - Get Report

on her

analysis of companies that benefit from the rise in online video

.

Top gold picks

TheStreet Recommends

from the Toqueville Gold Fund.

Well, at least one person worked at Enron

and became a billionaire

.

Home Depot

(HD) - Get Report

might be the worst-performing

Dow

stock, but

it might be a buy now

.

Ticker Sense has some stats on

the recent correction

.

Here are 28 stock ideas stemming from

the latest durable goods report

.

Notable Calls deals the

latest analyst coverage

on

Intuitive Surgical

(ISRG) - Get Report

.

Quick. Guess how much

televisions.com sold for

.

Buffettesque investor Mohnish Pabrai (and interview subject in my book,

Trade Like Warren Buffett

) recently had his investor conference for his fund, and

Dah Hui Lau took notes

.

Unusual stocks of the day:

stocks that rose on unusual volume yesterday

, and stocks with

unusual option activity

. These are all potential breakout plays.

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 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

and

SuperCa$h

. 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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