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

Great post by Mark Cuban on

connecting with your customers

.

China has been on fire this year, with no end in sight. According to Lipper, Chinese funds rose 33.7% on average through Nov. 1. Here are the top performing

China-focused mutual funds

.

Brett Steenbarger thinks maybe we're all

a bit too optimistic

. Secretly, I wish Steenbarger could be my therapist.

If you're worried about the bear, here's the complete list of

hedge-fundlike mutual funds

-- funds that go both long and short.

Ticker Sense has an interesting look at what

debt as a percentage of GDP

means for the stock market. I was surprised how little the U.S. percentage was compared with other world markets.

Stockmasters makes

some predictions

on

Dell

(DELL) - Get Report

.

Equity Investment Ideas

breaks down

Caterpillar

(CAT) - Get Report

.

What is up with the spike in Web searches for

Ugg boots

?

Investor Geeks has a

review

of

The Little Book of Value Investing

, written by super investor Chris Browne and all-around good guy Tim Melvin.

Super activist fund Steel Partners

raises its stake

in

Brinks

(BCO) - Get Report

.

Wow,

Street Insight

contributor Grange Johnson

gets active

on

1-800 Contacts

(CTAC) - Get Report

. According to public filings, here are Johnson's

top holdings

.

Bloggingstocks believes

MySpace is so over

.

Ticker Sense shows us all of the Russell 3000 stocks with 4% dividends

about to go ex-div

.

Interesting post at footnoted.org about

what stocks Republicans buy

(as revealed by public records of government officials) vs. what stocks Democrats buy.

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