Friday's Daily Blog Watch

Running Adidas into the ground, and how to play new game platform releases.
Author:
Publish date:

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

About 170 million people are affected by hepatitis C, and no one has come up with a cure. I've put together the

Hepatitis C Index

of stocks that are close to developing one.

Battle of the heavyweights: ET Stock Ideas

analyzes

Yahoo!

(YHOO)

vs.

Google

(GOOG) - Get Report

.

Nice analysis by Value Discipline on how

Adidas

(ADDYY)

has

killed its brand

.

Bankernotes looks at new economic powerhouse

Vietnam

.

Milton Friedman

, 1912-2006.

Micro-cap energy hedge fund Keyrock Energy has updated its portfolio with

three new picks

and analysis.

The Peridot Capitalist reminds us to look at

Sears'

(SHLD)

investment income

before judging.

Fun analysis: Ticker Sense looks at what happens to game-platform companies' stocks when their

new game stations

are released (for instance, what happens to

Sony

(SNE) - Get Report

when a new Playstation comes out).

Focused portfolio and quality analysis of several

special situations stocks

.

Fly on the Wall constructs the

Trans Fatty Acids Index

.

The Stockmasters likes

Chinese ringtone company

Linktone

(LTON)

.

CXO Advisory looks at various ways to

simulate hedge fund strategies

.

Crossing Wall Street wants to have an intervention with

Cisco

(CSCO) - Get Report

to

stop it from buybacks

.

A bit of '70s TV trivia: I had a crush on the little sister, Kim Richards, in this 1979 precursor to Frasier, "

Hello Larry.

" Guess who her famous stepniece is.

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;

click here

to send him an email.

Interested in more writings from James Altucher? Check out his newsletter, TheStreet.com Internet Review. For more information,

click here

.

TheStreet.com has a revenue-sharing relationship with Trader's Library under which it receives a portion of the revenue from purchases by customers directed there from TheStreet.com.