Tuesday's Daily Blog Watch

Scoping Alcoa's past, and getting sweet on Cheesecake Factory.
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Editor's note: Every morning, James Altucher presents the most timely, topical posts from the Web's best business blogs.

These are the highest-yielding stocks with

tax-free dividends

.

Newsosaur speculates that

New York Times

(NYT) - Get Report

might have to go private

. If it does, I believe the Sulzbergers will win big with the About.com asset.

Stockpickr's

System Trades of the Day

include trades triggering on

Matrix Service

(MTRX) - Get Report

and

Palm

(PALM)

.

The OTC Speculator is back! Here's the latest

update to his favorite micro-cap picks.

I have a long story that doesn't normally fit into Blog Watch. In 2003 I was trying to pitch Jack Binion of Binion's Casino to invest in my hedge fund. I went out to Las Vegas to visit him. He said, "OK, let's go out to dinner." I thought this was going to be off the charts. Going out with Jack Binion in Las Vegas. We would be royalty. Instead, we went to

Cheesecake Factory

(CAKE) - Get Report

and waited in line with the rest

. But the food was unbelievable!

The Quant Investor discusses an interesting

calendar-based trading system

.

Doubleclick is not the only potential acquisition out there.

Google

(GOOG) - Get Report

,

Yahoo!

(YHOO)

and

Kodak

(EK)

could be in a race to buy

the largest photo-sharing Web site out there

, Photobucket.

Alcoa's

(AA) - Get Report

earnings are tonight. Here's how they've traded

the past 20 times they announced earnings

, both up and down.

Stock Market Beat believes the hit against

Advanced Micro Devices

(AMD) - Get Report

was perhaps too much

.

Wow! Stockmasters believes

now is the time

to check out

Vonage

(VG) - Get Report

.

Here's a quirky list of public

small-cap stocks in the Washington, D.C. area

.

This is a nice job by 24/7 Wall St. on

analyzing the breakup value

of

Burlington Northern Santa Fe

(BNI)

prior to the Warren Buffett purchase.

It's just stunning how quickly

the entire music industry fell apart

.

Well, it had to happen.

More women than men are on the Internet

.

Marketbeat looks at

the index of the common man

-- the top stocks owned by investment clubs.

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

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and

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