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Thursday's Daily Blog Watch

Why Baidu is a buy here, and digging into Wal-Mart's upgrade.

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

CDC Corp.

(CHINA)

and

Brocade

(BRCD)

and more

make the Systems Trades of the Day

list for today. Buy at the open if you play these.

24/7 Wall St.

provides some color

on

eBay's

(EBAY) - Get Report

earnings.

Jim

answers questions

on

ValueClick

(VCLK)

,

EMC

(EMC)

and more at Stockpickr Answers.

Wal-Mart

(WMT) - Get Report

gets an upgrade

. Here's why.

Bespoke has the

best- and worst-performing Russell 3000 stocks of the year

.

Crocs

(CROX) - Get Report

is on the list, but I haven't even heard of most of the other companies. Which really underlines why newspapers (which only have stories on "popular" stocks) are not as important as doing your own digging.

Top 10 potential short squeezes

at Stockpickr.

Eddy, a

RealMoney

contributor and Crossing Wall Street blogger,

loves my favorite stock pick

,

Illinois Tool Works

(ITW) - Get Report

.

Timmy Sykes (who turned his bar mitzah money into $2 million through trading) has his

TheStreet Recommends

top three potential small-cap turnaround plays

, the first two of which I've never heard of.

Freakonomics

points out a fascinating site

that slices the census data in interesting ways.

Howard Lindzon

gives his two cents

on

Interactive Brokers

(IBKR) - Get Report

.

Fascinating, fascinating post about

which public companies own expensive domain names

.

The Stockmasters

give their full breakdown

on

Altria

(MO) - Get Report

.

Sramana Mitra thinks that

Dell

(DELL) - Get Report

needs to develop a convergence strategy now

or suffer the consequences.

Lloyd's Investments gives a nice analysis of why

Baidu

(BIDU) - Get Report

is worth investing in now

.

This was

my favorite video as a kid

. If you forget how to multiply by 8, refer to this.

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

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Trade Like a Hedge Fund

,

Trade Like Warren Buffett

and

SuperCa$h

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