Editor's note: Welcome to Stockpickr's "Barron's Roundup." Each weekend, James Altucher presents Stockpickr portfolios related to articles in the latest issue of Barron's.
Top Insider Purchases of the Week: Insider purchases are a lot more predictive than insider selling. Barron¿s lists the stocks where company managers or officials are buying, and we build a portfolio of those stocks. There's been interesting activity recently in Harley-Davidson (HOG - Get Report), Fannie Mae (FNM), Marchex (MCHX - Get Report) and Six Flags (SIX).
Barron¿s Summaries: Each week, Barron's publishes bullish and bearish stories on a variety of stocks. We present summaries of those stories in this portfolio. This week, there are bullish stories on Harley Davidson and Harrah's Entertainment (HET).
Research Reports: The latest analyst research reports highlighted by Barron¿s. This week they include reports on Blue Coat Systems (BCSI), Cyberonics (CYBX) and Hewlett Packard (HPQ - Get Report).
Latest Activist Hedge Fund Purchases: Which companies are the top hedge funds chasing? This week's list includes names like Blockbuster (BBI) and Transmeta (TMTA).