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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



I love the way Dealbreaker

scours the craigslist personals

for mentions of bankers or hedge funds.

I have never thought of


(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


(SIRI) - Get Report


Activist fund Pershing Square is

getting more serious



(MCD) - Get Report


All of the

S&P 500

stocks with

five-day winning streaks

, courtesy of Ticker Sense.

Please, Please,


One Guy's Investments

takes a closer look at

Charlie Munger¿s favorite stock,


(COST) - Get Report


Jeff Matthews

calls "bull"

on the idea that


(AAPL) - Get Report


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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