Editor's note: Welcome to "Barron's Roundup." Each weekend, Stockpickr presents portfolios related to articles in the latest issue of Barron's.Five Fixed-Income ETFs: This Barron's article says investors are flocking into bond ETFs, which have good returns and are secure. Among the stocks mentioned are iShares Barclays Aggregate (AGG), Vanguard Total Bond Market (BND) and PowerShares Build America (BAB).
Bullish and Bearish: 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 Google (GOOG - Get Report), Concur Technologies (CNQR) and Goldman Sachs Group (GS).
'Speaking of Dividends': This Barron's column highlights the latest dividend increases, initiations and cutbacks. This week there's information on Cummins (CMI) and Weyerhaeuser (WY).
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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' shares. There has been interesting activity in Oracle (ORCL), Monsanto (MON), Overseas Shipholding Group (OSG) and Republic Airways (RJET).
Research Reports: The latest analyst research reports highlighted by Barron's, including reports this week on Deckers Outdoor (DECK), CommVault Systems (CVLT) and Raymond James Financial (RJF).
Latest Activist Purchases: Which companies are the top hedge funds chasing? This week's list includes names like Lions Gate Entertainment (LGF), Bowne & Co. (BNE) and Verisign (VRSN).