Wednesday's Daily Blog Watch

Buybacks vs. dividends, and the end of the Vietnam War.
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Editor's note: Every morning, James Altucher presents the most timely, topical posts from the Web's best business blogs.

I mentioned this in an article yesterday but

here's the portfolio that Bill and Hillary Clinton are currently dumping

. Each position was more than $100,000 for them.

The

Barron's

cover might end up being a good predictor after all. After being on the cover a few weeks ago,

General Electric

(GE) - Get Report

is now at

multi-year highs

.

Stockpickr's System Trades of the Day

has trades triggering this morning

on

Citrix

(CTXS) - Get Report

and

Palm

(PALM)

.

First off, it's interesting that

Yahoo!

(YHOO)

stock is up 275% in the past five years, better than the market and better than other Internet stocks like

eBay

(EBAY) - Get Report

. Maybe at this point,

anyone can run Yahoo!

.

Crossing Wall Street notes that

the Vietnam War is now officially over

.

Unusual stocks of the day:

stocks that rose on unusual volume yesterday

And stocks with

unusual option activity

. These are all potential breakout plays.

HipMojo has an insightful post on the war taking place

between Silicon Valley and Hollywood

.

The Peridot Capitalist plays devil's advocate to

TheStreet.com's

Jen Openshaw on the

stock buybacks vs. dividends

.

24/7 Wall St. has the

latest search statistics

for

Google

(GOOG) - Get Report

, Yahoo!,

Microsoft

(MSFT) - Get Report

and

Time Warner's

(TWX)

AOL, and Google keeps the lead.

Quant Investor recommends

two interesting shopping center REITS

.

Sramana Mitra believes the

Apple

(AAPL) - Get Report

iPhone

will change the future

for

AT&T

(T) - Get Report

.

Guess this stock

.

The Stockmasters

like what they see

at

Best Buy

(BBY) - Get Report

.

Will Google

eventually buy

Apple?

The Fly On The Wall

takes a look

at

Home Depot

(HD) - Get Report

.

Notable Calls notes that Goldman Sachs is adding

Symantec

(SYMC) - Get Report

to the buy list

.

Cramer

answers questions

on Yahoo!,

Brookfield

(BAM) - Get Report

,

Potash Corp.

(POT)

,

Nastech

(NSTK)

and others.

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 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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