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.

Bullish and Bearish

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


. There was a bearish cover story on the recent


(BX) - Get Report



also had bullish pieces on


(CSCO) - Get Report



(INTC) - Get Report

, and a bearish story on


(CROX) - Get Report


Schneider Capital Management

: The company's founder, Arnie Schneider, gives his top picks. Pay attention, because he has an excellent track record. His


Schneider Value Fund is up 29.2% annually, on average, since its October 2002 launch.

The Striking Price -- Car Companies

discusses whether or not automakers can emerge from their slump.

The Best ETFs

: Interview with Morgan Stanley's head ETF analyst on his favorite choices in this burgeoning market.

Barron's Insider Purchases

: Each week,


compiles a list of companies where insiders have been purchasing shares. We build a portfolio of these stocks and tell you who else owns them. This week's portfolio of about 20 companies includes homebuilder

Brookfield Homes

( BHS) and breast implant maker


( MNT).

Research Reports

: In every issue,


publishes research reports on various companies. We provide aportfolio of those stocks, along with synopses of the reports. This week, there were bullish reports on

Circuit City

(CC) - Get Report




and more.

Barron's Activist Situations

: Each week,


compiles a list of recent 13D filings. Investors (typically activist hedge funds) must file 13Ds when they accumulate more than 5% of a publicly traded company. Often, these investors plan to push for change, i.e., the sale of the company or some of its assets, replacement of management, a share buyback, etc.

Speaking of Dividends

: Which companiesthis week are sweetening their dividends?


( PALM) and

Home Depot

(HD) - Get Report

are among those doing so.

At the time of publication, Altucher and/or his fund had no holdings in 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 several quantitative-based hedge funds as well as a fund of hedge funds. He is also the author of

Trade Like a Hedge Fund


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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