How to Trade 4 of the Market's Most Active Stocks -- Buy, Sell or Hold?

BALTIMORE (Stockpickr) -- Put down the 10-K filings and the stock screeners. It's time to take a break from the traditional methods of generating investment ideas. Instead, let the crowd do it for you.

From hedge funds to individual investors, scores of market participants are turning to social media to figure out which stocks are worth watching. It's a concept that's known as "crowdsourcing," and it uses the masses to identify emerging trends in the market.

Crowdsourcing has long been a popular tool for the advertising industry, but it also makes a lot of sense as an investment tool. After all, the market is completely driven by the supply and demand, so it can be valuable to see what names are trending among the crowd.

While some fund managers are already trying to leverage social media resources like Twitter to find algorithmic trading opportunities, for most investors, crowdsourcing works best as a starting point for investors who want a starting point in their analysis.

Today, we'll leverage the power of the crowd to take a look at some of the most active stocks on the market.

Intel



Nearest Resistance: $35.50
Nearest Support: $33
Catalyst: Altera Deal Talk

Semiconductor giant Intel  (INTC) is up just over 1% on big volume this afternoon, following reports that the firm is getting closer to the finish line on a deal to acquire programmable logic device maker Altera  (ALTR) for approximately $15 billion. Intel has publicly been in talks with Altera over a potential acquisition since March, and sources are saying that the official announcement could come at the start of next week.

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