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.

Bullish and Bearish

: This week,


has bullish articles on


(MDT) - Get Report


Barnes & Noble

(BKS) - Get Report


Openwave Systems

( OPWV) and others. Meanwhile, there are bearish articles on

Nuance Communications

(NUAN) - Get Report


Open Text

(OTEX) - Get Report


Sam Zell's Portfolio



interviews Sam Zell, the billionaire real estate czar. He just made $1 billion selling Equity Office Partners to Blackstone. Now he has only four stocks in his portfolio: two REITs and two homebuilders.

The latest Activist Situations

: Cases where large shareholders (usually hedge funds) try to shake up management in order to unlock value. This week's list includes


(TTWO) - Get Report



( TOPP).

Significant Insider Buying

: The companies that have insiders backing up the truck on their own shares. We shed a little more color than


and tell you which funds own each stock. This week's companies include


(VG) - Get Report



(C) - Get Report


Best Funds to Play Emerging Markets

: With emerging markets down 3.3% on the year, it might be time to buy. Underpinning the bullish case is a belief that countries like Brazil, India and China have undergone major economic restructurings. Here are some top candidates to consider.

Stocks With Unusually High Implied Volatility

: From the article "The Striking Price." The list includes companies that people might have sold off irrationally during the recent stock market rout. Among them are


(AMGN) - Get Report



(CSCO) - Get Report


The Best Stockpicking Brokers

: These are the brokerages whose analysts have been most successful at picking stocks over the past five years. Surprisingly,

Charles Schwab

(SCHW) - Get Report

ranked No. 1, with a 5-year total return of 97% vs. the

S&P 500's

equal-weighted total return of 69%.

Possible Takeover Targets

: The article "Beware the Credit Bubble" analyzes bonds to determine possible LBO candidates. They include


( MOT) and

Sara Lee

( SLE).

The Top Life-Cycle funds

: Funds that offer exposure to stocks, bonds and cash equivalents -- and they automatically switch to less-risky allocations as you get older.

At the time of publication, Altucher and/or his fund had no positions in stocks mentioned, although holdings may change at any time.

James Altucher is a managing partner at Formula Capital, an alternative asset management firm that runs several quantitative-based hedge funds as well as a fund of hedge funds. He is also the author of

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Trade Like Warren Buffett

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