Daily Blogwatch: What Do Stocks Do on the First Day of the Month?

Below are some of the best reads for investors from around the Web:

Jeff Matthews takes on the economic naysayers and tells us to think for ourselves.
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STEC Inc. (STEC), one of my favorite stocks for 2010 (and I own it), is also THE favorite 2010 stock of the Deutsche Bank analysts.
_______________%%DynaPub-Enhancement class="enhancement contentType-HTML Content fragmentId-1 payloadId-61603 alignment-right size-small"%% A nice study by Quantifiable Edges on what typically happens to stocks on the first day of the month.
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Stocks that go along with New Year's resolutions.
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Haters be damned.Yahoo (YHOO) will kill it in 2010.
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Is TMZ.com really worth one hundred million dollars?
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Uber-blogger Felix Salmon at Reuters disputes my theory that kids would be better off not going to college.
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How capitalism saved your teeth and some stock picks as a result of that.
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What happened when Timothy Geithner met Vladmir Lenin?
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Eleven surprising commodities that kicked gold's butt in 2009.
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