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

Barron's

. There was a bearish cover story on the recent

Blackstone

(BX) - Get Report

IPO.

Barron's

also had bullish pieces on

Cisco

(CSCO) - Get Report

and

Intel

(INTC) - Get Report

, and a bearish story on

Crocs

(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

(SCMLX)

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,

Barron's

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

Mentor

( MNT).

Research Reports

: In every issue,

Barron's

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

,

Yahoo!

(YHOO)

and more.

Barron's Activist Situations

: Each week,

Barron's

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

( 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

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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