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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.





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



(EBAY) - Get Report



answers questions







and more at Stockpickr Answers.


(WMT) - Get Report

gets an upgrade

. Here's why.

Bespoke has the

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



(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


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.


points out a fascinating site

that slices the census data in interesting ways.

Howard Lindzon

gives his two cents


Interactive Brokers

(IBKR) - Get Report


Fascinating, fascinating post about

which public companies own expensive domain names


The Stockmasters

give their full breakdown



(MO) - Get Report


Sramana Mitra thinks that


(DELL) - Get Report

needs to develop a convergence strategy now

or suffer the consequences.

Lloyd's Investments gives a nice analysis of why


(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.

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The Financial Times

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