This Week's Barron's Roundup

Biotechs get sick, charting a bullish course for Xerox and the ultimate old media play.
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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.

Biotech stocks doomed for failure?



homes in on a few biotech companies that might have troubling lab tests, including


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Abbott Laboratories

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Charting The Bulls Next Move



uses technical analysis to predict which stocks are headed up, and which are headed down. According to this article, the charts are bullish on


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and others. They're bearish on

Whole Foods Market




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The Best Old Media Stock

: Is it possible to fix an old media company?


finds a southern TV company that might be the old media play of the century.

Barron's Insider Purchases

: This week's top insider purchases. We provide a little more color by detailing who it is that's doing the buying. Some of this week's top picks include

Leucadia National




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Speaking Of Dividends



lists a few companies that just increased their dividends.

Research Reports

: Every week,


publishes research reports on various companies. We provide aportfolio of those stocks, along with synopses of the reports. This week'slist includes buys on

Smithfield Foods




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Barron's Activist Situations

: Each week,


picks out the most interesting situations where activist investors are clamoring for change.

Best Global Real Estate Funds

:Is it time to invest in U.S. real-estate investment trusts?


thinks so. This article explains why and lists mutual funds playing in this sector that you should check out.

New Stocks for the Energy Boom

: Is the energy boom just starting?


finds the small- and mid-cap plays that you can ride to the finish line in the next energy boom.

Barron's Summaries - Bullish and Bearish



has bullish stories on


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Dow Jones


and others.

Baron Asset Fund

: The top holdings of one of the best small-cap growth mutual funds ever.

Barron's Top Closed-End Funds

:Many solid closed-end funds trade at sizable discounts to their net asset value. It's like buying a dollar for 90 cents in each situation. Here are the top closed-end funds trading at sizable discounts.

Upcoming Stock Splits

: Often a stock goes up after it splits. Here's the list of upcoming splits in the next two weeks.

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 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

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. 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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