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This Week's Barron's Roundup

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.

Barron's 12 Stocks That Could Bounce In 2008: This Barron's column highlights 12 stocks that performed poorly in 2007 but that might do well in 2008. Barron's selected names that have depressed valuations and are trading at or near book value. Among them are Starbucks (SBUX - Get Report), Bear Stearns (BSC) and Kohl's (KSS).

J.P. Morgan Investment Management Real Estate Stock Picks: Barron's interviews Scott W. Blasdell, senior portfolio manager at J.P. Morgan Investment Management. Blasdell oversees the (JIRSX) and the (URTLX). Blasdell's picks include Simon Property Group (SPG - Get Report) and Boston Properties (BXP).

Barron's 29 Small-Cap Tech Stocks At Bargain Prices: Barron's "Technology Trader" column discusses Los Angeles-based investment boutique B. Riley, which created the Cash-Rich Technology Stock Index. The index looks for cash-rich small- and mid-cap stocks in the technology sector. Some of the stocks that made the index this year were LookSmart (LOOK), OpenTV (OPTV) and Endwave (ENWV).

Latest Activist Hedge Fund Purchases: Which companies are the top hedge funds chasing? This week's list includes names like MGM Mirage (MGM - Get Report), California Pizza Kitchen (CPKI) and Conseco (CNO).

Research Reports: The latest analyst research reports highlighted by Barron's, including reports this week on SunPower (SPWR), Target (TGT), YRC Worldwide (YRDW) and Time Warner (TWX - Get Report).

Top Insider Purchases of the Week: Insider purchases are a lot more predictive than insider selling. Barron's lists stocks where insiders are buying, and we build a portfolio with those stocks. There has been interesting activity in Lion's Gate Entertainment (LGF), Darden Restaurants (DRI), Hercules Offshore (HERO) and Jabil Circuit (JBL).

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's issue includes bullish stories on Prologis (PLD) and MRV Communications (MRVC).
At the time of publication, Altucher and/or his fund had no holdings in stocks mentioned, although positions may change at any time.

James Altucher is president of Stockpickr LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of and part of its network of Web properties, and a managing partner at Formula Capital, an alternative asset management firm that runs a fund of hedge funds. He is also a weekly columnist for The Financial Times and the author of Trade Like a Hedge Fund , Trade Like Warren Buffett and SuperCa$h . Under no circumstances does the information in this column represent a recommendation to buy or sell stocks. Altucher appreciates your feedback; click here to send him an email. has a revenue-sharing relationship with Trader's Library under which it receives a portion of the revenue from purchases by customers directed there from

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