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Wednesday's Blog Watch

Skating to the top with Heely's, and investing in art.

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

The

first day of the month system

at Stockpickr details some successful trading patterns for, of course, the first day of the month.

If you ever want to pitch your idea for a new company to investors, to customers, to family members (to justify the time you're going to be away from them), read this blog post first by Guy Kawasaki on

how to improve your pitch

.

The ultimate dividend list: the

100 highest yielding stocks

that all pay their dividends monthly.

Very interesting analysis by Ticker Sense on the percentages each year, including 2006, of

how many stocks were up

as opposed to down.

10Q Detective spies on IPO highflyer and

roller-sneaker company

Heely's

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(HLYS)

.

24/7 Wall St. has an excellent post on stocks that could go higher

if the CEOs leave

.

Think Intrinsic is

bullish

on

Peace Arch Entertainment

(PAE)

, a company I've never heard of before.

Barron's

had an interesting article on how corporate charitable contributions are positively correlated with future improved sales performance. With that said, here are the top companies ranked by

dollar amount of charitable giving

.

Footnoted.org, on the warpath against egregious compensation, finds the

footnote of the year

in its review of the latest

SEC

filings.

24/7 Wall St. wonders

how

Sprint

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,

Lowe's

(LOW) - Get Lowe's Companies, Inc. Report

,

Texas Instruments

(TXN) - Get Texas Instruments Incorporated Report

and several others made the Forbes 400 list of best companies.

Freakonomics drills down on the economics of

stealing in supermarkets

.

Furthermore, Footnoted finds a rather odd footnote to

begin the new year

.

I reluctantly have to agree with Quant Investor: hedge funds, for the most part,

are a ripoff

.

A friend of mine wants to start a hedge fund that invests in art. I believe this is a horrible idea, but Paul Kedrosky has some interesting stats on the

recent returns in the art market

.

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