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My friends who've worked in banking all say the same thing: the experience

this guy had is completely normal.

Modern Graham has

Papa John's International

(PZZA) - Get Report

as the

overvalued company of the week.

Quant Investor examines the performance of the

dogs of the Dow strategy

. The dogs of the Dow are the current Dow stocks with the

highest dividend yields

.

Will

Google

(GOOG) - Get Report

or

Yahoo!

(YHOO)

buy

Baidu

(BIDU) - Get Report

?

StreetInsider shows some

nice insider trading for

Ibis Technology

(IBIS)

.

Hilary Kramer is

skeptical of

Ralph Lauren

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, in part because you can now buy its clothes at discounter TJ Maxx.

Great post from All About Alpha on why people

don't need hedge funds.

An interesting mashup/timeline of all

Google's acquisitions.

Value Discipline believes

FTD Group

(FTD)

is

harvesting some flowers to grow weeds.

Uber-activist Barington Capital

heats things up at

Lone Star Steakhouse

(STAR) - Get Report

. When I met with people from Barington about a year ago, they mentioned that they hadn't had a down investment since 2001. Here's all of its

top positions

right now.

HipMojo looks at the

trends in online advertising

and analyzes

24/7 Real Media

( TFSM) and

Valueclick

(VCLK)

.

Great advice from garage.com founder Guy Kawasaki for

Web 2.0 startups pitching VCs.

The

Google Cheat Sheet

. I kind of want a t-shirtwith that on it.

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Trade Like a Hedge Fund

and

Trade Like Warren Buffett

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