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Stockpickr: Barron's Roundup

A new way to 'go nuclear,' stocks to own if the bull run falters and how to play a greenback snapback.

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 Insider Purchases

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

Research Reports

: Every week

Barron's

publishes research reports on various companies. We build a portfolio of those stocks and provide synopses of the reports. This week's list includes

Bank of America

(BAC) - Get Bank of America Corp Report

and

Riverbed Technology

(RVBD)

.

Dow 14,000

: Which stocks do the managers who took part in the Big Money Poll like the most? Which do they hate the most? As can be expected,

Berkshire Hathaway

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and

eBay

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are among the most-loved, but I was surprised to see

Starbucks

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and

NutriSystem

(NTRI) - Get Nutrisystem, Inc. Report

on the most-hated list.

Bullish and Bearish

: The stocks profiled in individual stories in this week's

Barron's

. This week,

Barron's

was bullish on

Valero

(VLO) - Get Valero Energy Corporation Report

,

Brightpoint

(CELL)

and

Tetra Tech

(TTEK) - Get Tetra Tech, Inc. Report

.

A New Nuclear Age

: Stocks that benefit from the rise in nuclear power. Nuclear reactors may become one of the nation's biggest exports, as

GE

(GE) - Get General Electric Company Report

and others prepare to sell reactors and technology.

Speaking of Dividends

: The dividend-paying stocks that are highlighted in this week's

Barron's

. They include

IBM

(IBM) - Get International Business Machines Corporation Report

and

Chevron

(CVX) - Get Chevron Corporation Report

, both of which just hiked dividends last week.

Technically Speaking, this Bull Needs a Break

: Do the charts think the market is going to break down from here? If so, which stocks could withstand the storm? And which stocks could break down?

AMD

(AMD) - Get Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. Report

is seen as a potential casualty.

The World's Symptoms

: Profile of firm Inferential Focus outlining its concerns about terrorism and the global economy.

A U.S. Dollar Snapback

: The dollar has gone down far enough! Which stocks are poised to do well if the greenback hits bottom and snaps back over the next year.

Scrapbooking Index

:

Martha Stewart Living Omnimedia

(MSO)

is kicking off the world scrapbooking craze. Some stocks aren't positioned to take advantage of this.

Barron's Activist Situations

: Each week

Barron's

picks out the most interesting situations where activist investors are clamoring for change. This week's list include body armor maker

DHB Industries

(DHBT.PK)

.

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

and

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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