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.
Potential Winners: Barron's presents the final installment of its annual New York roundtable discussion with professional money managers. Scott Black, Marc Faber, Mario Gabelli and Oscar Shafer offer their ideas. Among the names they like: BHP Billiton (BHP), Telephone & Data Systems (TDS - Get Report) and StealthGas (GASS - Get Report).
Big Oil Buys: This Barron's article says big oil stocks and energy prices are due to rise soon. Some of the names mentioned are ExxonMobil (XOM - Get Report), BP (BP - Get Report) and Petrobras (PBR).
'Speaking of Dividends': This Barron's column highlights the latest dividend increases, initiations and cutbacks. This week there's information on Fastenal (FAST) and Dryships (DRYS).
Bullish and Bearish: Barron's publishes bullish and bearish stories on a variety of stocks each week. We present summaries of those stories in this portfolio. This week there are bullish stories on H.J. Heinz (HNZ), Berkshire Hathaway (BRK.A) and O'Reilly Automotive (ORLY).
Latest Activist Purchases: Which companies are top hedge funds chasing? This week's list includes names like Borders Group (BGP), Republic Services (RSG) and Loud Technologies (LTEC).
Research Reports: The latest analyst research highlighted by Barron's, including reports this week on Dendreon (DNDN), State Street (STT) and Cheesecake Factory (CAKE).
Top Insider Purchases of the Week: Insider purchases are a lot more predictive than insider selling. Barron's lists companies where managers are buying stock, and we build a portfolio with those companies' stocks. There has been interesting activity in Nabi Biopharmaceuticals (NABI), Bank of America (BAC), Oracle (ORCL) and Monsanto (MON - Get Report).