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Monty¿s Bluff draws attention to

an interesting use of YouTube

. And Micropersuasion has

the latest stats on YouTube.

Quant Investor takes

another look

at PVC pipe maker (and Pirate activist play)

PW Eagle

(PWEI)

.

I love the way Dealbreaker

scours the craigslist personals

for mentions of bankers or hedge funds.

I have never thought of

Caterpillar

(CAT) - Get Report

as a stock for contrarians

.

CXO Advisory looks at how

August stacked up vs. previous Augusts

and what, statistically, might be ahead for September.

Blogging Stocks asks whether Howard Stern

can rescue

Sirius

(SIRI) - Get Report

.

Activist fund Pershing Square is

getting more serious

about

McDonald's

(MCD) - Get Report

.

All of the

S&P 500

stocks with

five-day winning streaks

, courtesy of Ticker Sense.

Please, Please,

PLEASE!

One Guy's Investments

takes a closer look at

Charlie Munger¿s favorite stock,

Costco

(COST) - Get Report

.

Jeff Matthews

calls "bull"

on the idea that

Apple

(AAPL) - Get Report

and

Sun Microsystems

(SUNW) - Get Report

might merge. Just to add to this, people have been speculating about this merger since 1994, when Apple stock was caving in and looked like a bankruptcy under Amelio. It didn't happen then, and I believe Jeff that it won't happen now. Thank God.

Great analysis

by The Peridot Capitalist of all the negatives baked into the

Capital One

(COF) - Get Report

story and why those negatives might not be as bad as people are thinking.

Fantastic post on

how genius works.

This is what I feel like

when I get lucky on an otherwise bad trading day.

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