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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.

The Alzheimer's Index

: With an anticipated 16 million people expected to suffer from Alzheimer's disease by midcentury (up from 5 million today, thanks to the aging of the baby boomers), the race is on to seize that market.


profiles the public companies that are in the lead, including


( WYE),


(PFE) - Get Pfizer Inc. Report



(LLY) - Get Eli Lilly and Company Report


Bullish and Bearish

: This is a portfolio of all the stocks that had bullish or bearish stories written about them in


TheStreet Recommends

. The latest issue had bullish pieces on





(DELL) - Get Dell Technologies Inc Class C Report

and a bearish article on

First Marblehead

( JOYG).

Barron's Activist Situations

: Each week,


picks out the most interesting situations where activist investors are clamoring for change. The current list includes

Joy Global

( BSG) and

Bisys Group

( BSG).

Barron's Insider Purchases:

The week's insider purchases. We provide a little more color by detailing who it is that's doing the buying. This week's list includes

Bear Stearns

( BSC),

Bisys Group

( BSG) and others.

Low Price-to-Sales Ratios

: Michael Santoli shows how the cheapest companies could be the ones with the lowest price-to-sales ratios and lists the companies that are cheapest according to this measure. His list includes

Valero Energy

(VLO) - Get Valero Energy Corporation Report


Federated Department Stores

( FD).

Newsprint Index

: The newsprint makers might not be in such bad shape after all, with newspaper sales booming in China.

Oil Stocks with Cheap Options

: The "Strike Price" column notes that volatility is at an all-time low for oil stocks. This could prevent an option-buying opportunity, because if volatility rises, the options' value will increase.

The Gatekeepers ¿ Companies That Can Handle a Slowdown

: Some companies will do well, regardless of the economy, because they have something consumers will buy no matter what.

Fixed Income ETFs



profiles the latest batch of ETFs that buy bonds. This could be a useful diversification away from U.S. equities.

Asian Airlines

: With globalism upon us, the Asian airlines are blossoming.


identifies the cream of the crop and how to invest in them.

Research Reports

: Every week


publishes research reports on various small-cap companies. We provide a portfolio of those stocks, along with synopses of the reports.

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

Trade Like a Hedge Fund


Trade Like Warren Buffett

. Under no circumstances does the information in this column represent a recommendation to buy or sell stocks. Altucher appreciates your feedback;

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