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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.

High-Debt, Big-Return Stock Picks

:

Barron's

cover story highlights risky stocks with high debt that could produce big returns if the credit environment improves. Stocks mentioned include

McClatchy

(MNI) - Get McClatchy Company Class A Report

,

Gray Television

(GTN) - Get Gray Television, Inc. Report

and

Idearc

( IAR). However,

Barron's

doesn't like the chances for

Charter Communications

TheStreet Recommends

(CHTR) - Get Charter Communications, Inc. Class A Report

and

Six Flags

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.

Speaking Of Dividends

: This

Barron's

column lists the companies that recently have made dividend increases, initiations and cutbacks. This week, there's information on

Colgate-Palmolive

(CL) - Get Colgate-Palmolive Company Report

among others.

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

Energizer

(ENR) - Get Energizer Holdings, Inc. Report

,

Unilever

(UN) - Get Unilever NV Report

and

Apple

(AAPL) - Get Apple Inc. Report

.

Top Insider Purchases of the Week

: Insider purchases are a lot more predictive than insider selling.

Barron's

lists the companies where officers are buying, and we build a portfolio with their stocks. There has been interesting activity in

Netgear

(NTGR) - Get NETGEAR, Inc. Report

,

Janus Capital

(JNS)

,

MGM Mirage

(MGM) - Get MGM Resorts International Report

and

Marchex

(MCHX) - Get Marchex, Inc. Class B Report

.

Latest Activist Hedge Fund Purchases

: Which companies are the top hedge funds chasing? This week's list includes

Circuit City

(CC) - Get Chemours Co. Report

,

Power-One

(PWER)

and

Sara Lee

( SLE).

Research Reports

: The latest analyst research reports highlighted by

Barron's

. This week, there are reports on

Clean Harbors

( CLHB),

OXiGENE

(OXGN)

and

Extreme Networks

(EXTR) - Get Extreme Networks, Inc. Report

.

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

James Altucher is president of

Stockpickr

LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of TheStreet.com and part of its network of Web properties, and a managing partner at Formula Capital, an alternative asset management firm that runs a fund of hedge funds. He is also a weekly columnist for the

Financial Times

and the author of

Trade Like a Hedge Fund

,

Trade Like Warren Buffett

and

SuperCa$h

. 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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