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

Check out these 12 potential

tax refund buys

.

GlaxoSmithKline

(GSK) - Get Report

and

Merck

(MRK) - Get Report

are

heating up the cervical cancer vaccine wars

.

Stockpickr's

System Trades of the Day

include trades triggering this morning on

Research in Motion

( RIMM) and

BEA Systems

( BEAS).

Analysts are thinking

Costco

(COST) - Get Report

might be a real estate play

.

Wow, the British pound has made a 20-year comeback and is now at a high vs. the dollar. It's interesting to see where it is now relative to when

George Soros destroyed it 15 years ago

.

Here are some

stocks that rose on unusual volume yesterday

, suggesting a possible breakout. Today's trades include a possible breakout from

Global Sources

(GSOL)

, one of my favorite picks from my Internet newsletter days.

As of yesterday, the

S&P 500

is now

up for the millennium

.

Freakonomics has

a fascinating insight

into why

Google's

(GOOG) - Get Report

YouTube worked.

Information Arbitrage

is harsh in its post

titled "MSFT, Xbox 360 and Japan: Failure-in-a-Box."

I was a venture capitalist during a horrible period to be a VC, from March 2000 to July 2001. Paul Kedrosky's list of

top 10 VC lies

definitely rings true.

Seth Godin was kind enough to share with us the

worst CEO PowerPoint slide ever

.

I hate to say it, but with baby boomers aging, I expect that the

stocks in the death care industry

will start getting acquired.

Here's a great case study by Startup Review of online dating company

eCrush

.

TickerSense notes that we reached a new high in

new highs

.

FlyOnTheWall.com

checks out

Jones Soda

(JSDA)

...

... and it worked overtime to also give us

the lowdown

on

Qualcomm

(QCOM) - Get Report

.

I thought I was going all-out when I spent $200 on my RIM Blackberry, but Stockerblog found

a phone that costs $310,000

.

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

Trade Like a Hedge Fund

and

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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