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


Answers of the Day

from yesterday include responses on whether to start a hedge fund, shorting, and

Annaly Capital

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BigCapital Advisors

has the pro side


Force Protection

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Dan Fitzpatrick is the best chartist out there. I like the way he weaves fundamentals in and is not religious about the technical analysis stuff. So I'm really grateful he does his

chart of the week

on Stockpickr. This week is

TheStreet Recommends


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10Q Detective



( CRYP).

24/7 Wall St. has the

complete breakdown



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Big Ben's Investing Blog encourages us to

stay long the agriculture stocks


Just in case you feel sorry for Paris Hilton (and I actually do), Crossing Wall Street has

just the thing to make you feel better



System Trades of the Day

have been doing phenomenally well so far this year, and I'll provide a summary sometime in the next week or so. Basically, we take all the systems on Stockpickr and find out which ones are generating trades that morning. This morning's trades include





( CMGI).

Dealbreaker summarizes the list of

famous Harvard rejects or dropouts


The Big Mac index

: How much does it cost to buy a


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Big Mac in every currency on the planet.

What I've been waiting for,

the first full-length feature



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Ticker Sense has the

global returns and P/E ratios

from almost every country.

Guess the

second-most-popular name in the U.K.

(Hat tip to Freakonomics.)

Marc Andreesen, founder of Netscape (since bought by AOL, since bought by

Time Warner


), gives his

guide to personal productivity

. I agree with most of the ideas on his list.

Stock Market Beat updates its

Magazine Cover Indicator

. That is, if a stock is on a magazine cover, it's doomed to go down. The latest addition to the list is


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, one of the best-performing stocks of the past year.

Unusual stocks of the day:

stocks that rose on unusual volume yesterday

, suggesting a possible breakout, and stocks with

unusual option activity

, suggesting that you and I are getting screwed by someone who knows something.

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 and part of its network of Web properties, and 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


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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