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This Week's Barron's Roundup

The tech stocks to own this summer, a top hedge fund manager's picks and more.

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.

Cheap Tech for the Summer

:

Barron's

homes in on the tech stocks with heavy cash flows that might foil any summer doldrums. They include

Intel

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and

eBay

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.

Bridgewater Capital

:

Barron's

interviews Ray Dalio, manager of one of the most successful hedge funds ever, on his outlook for the markets.

Best Ideas from the Best Hedge Funds

: The top hedge fund managers gathered at the Ira Sohn conference and gave their wackiest ideas, including

Johnson & Johnson

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and

EMC

(EMC)

.

Tech Oil

: Whoever has the best technology for finding oil is going to win the next 50 years of the oil race. The story mentions

Apache

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, as well as several other innovative oil companies.

Barron's Insider Purchases

: Each week,

Barron's

provides a rundown of the stocks that company insiders have been purchasing. We tell you which other Stockpickr portfolios include these stocks. The latest list includes

Johnson Controls

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Research Reports

: In every issue,

Barron's

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

Microsoft

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TheStreet Recommends

and

Buffalo Wild Wings

(BWLD)

.

Bullish and Bearish

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

Barron's

.

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and

IBM

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were among the companise that received bullish coverage.

Barron's

was bearish on

Syntax-Brillian

(BRLC)

and others.

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 includes

Biosite

(BSTE)

.

Steakhouses might not taste so good

: With steak prices soaring, these publicly traded steakhouses might suffer. Scroll to the right to see the "Hate List" on this portfolio.

Options Corner: Stocks to Collar

: By selling calls and buying puts you can collar stocks to limit downside.

Barron's

identifies the stocks with the highest degree of upside and the smallest downside in a potential collar.

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 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 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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