This Week's Barron's Roundup

Investing experts present their midyear outlooks, plus much more.
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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.

This week,

Barron's

published its Midyear Roundtable, in which the newspaper's panel of investment gurus weighs in with opinions on stocks, bonds and the economy. Click on any of the following names to view that expert's latest portfolio updates and views:

A Bullish Options Bet

: The article "A Strategy Built for Bulls" outlines an options play from Goldman Sachs' strategists, who recommend selling puts on mega-cap stocks ahead of the second-quarter earnings season. The names include

AT&T

(T) - Get Report

,

Oracle

(ORCL) - Get Report

,

Sears

(SHLD)

and 12 others.

Mutual Fund Profile

:

(JVIAX) - Get Report

Phoenix Foreign Opportunities Fund. This fund has a 5-year annual return of 20.3% and beats most of its peers, yet it has only an average risk profile. The fund manager outlines his top picks.

Mutual Fund Profile:

(WGGFX)

Winslow Green Growth Fund. How to make money by going green.

Barron's Insider Purchases

: Every week,

Barron's

compiles a list of stocks where company insiders have made recent purchases. This week, the names include

Celgene

(CELG) - Get Report

and

Chesapeake Energy

(CHK) - Get Report

.

Research Reports

: In every issue of

Barron's

there are research reports on various companies. We construct aportfolio of those companies' stocks, along with synopses of the reports.

FuelCell Energy

(FCEL) - Get Report

and

McAfee

(MFE)

were among the companies featured in this week.

Bullish and Bearish

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

Barron's

. Among others,

Barron's

was bullish on

Lehman Brothers

(LEH)

and

Sotheby's

(BID) - Get Report

.

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

Ceridian

(CEN) - Get Report

and

Investment Technology

(ITG)

.

Speaking of Dividends

: A list of the companies that are boosting their dividends. This week it includes

United Technologies

and

Caterpillar

(CAT) - Get Report

.

The January Barron's Roundtable

And just in case you missed the portfolios of the Roundtable members when they first outlined their picks in January, here they are:

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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