Monday's Daily Blog Watch

Lazare Kaplan's diamond in the rough, and a closer look at Apple.
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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 might be disappointed in this:

Time Warner


is actually considering

spinning AOL off


Assets in "socially responsible" funds swelled from $2 billion in 2000 to $17 billion in 2005 -- and perhaps with good reason, as the Ave Maria Catholic Values Fund has been in the top half of its Morningstar category for the past one, three and five years. Here are its

top holdings


And, for contrast, here is the

Vice Fund

, run by


contributor Charles Norton.

Mark Cuban discusses how to make a

legal YouTube


Traders Insights

no longer likes


(AAPL) - Get Report

. (Found via the

Festival of Stocks


Cheap Stocks still thinks diamond company

Lazare Kaplan


is trading

less than its net asset value

, thanks to an inventory of uncut diamonds.

Seth Godin is one of the best marketers out there. So when he writes his

10 secrets of marketing

, I like to check it out.

Rough Type summarizes the most

popular Wikipedia searches


Bloggingstocks gives

five stocks to watch

now that the


has hit 12,000.

Don't count



out. Here is its

market share

in the top categories.

Is there a trade deficit, or do we actually have a

trade surplus


Paul Graham is dead on with the

most common mistakes of startups


Speaking of startups, this is a

great idea for a company

. puts up this week's index of the

best stock ideas

from the best value-oriented blogs.

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.

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