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This Week's Barron's Roundup

Banks with the worst subprime exposure, the rupee's impact on Indian stocks, 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.

Top Banks Linked to Subprime

: Which banks have the most exposure to underperforming subprime loans?


has compiled a list, along with descriptions of interesting trades on their options.

The Rupee Index

: With the Indian currency cruising to new highs, Indian companies whose shares trade in the U.S. could see their stock prices suffer.


looks at



and others.

Fund Profile



takes a close look at the

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Dodge & Cox Income Fund and highlights its top holdings.

Top Insider Purchases of the Week

: We think insider purchases are a more useful indicator of a stock's prospects than insider selling.


lists stocks where company managers have been scooping up shares, and we build a portfolio of those stocks.

Gabelli's Consumer Expert

: In this week's


, Larry Haverty, manager of the Gabelli Multimedia Trust, discusses his picks in the consumer and media spaces, including

Best Buy

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. He also talks about why the market remains strong at current levels.

Stocks That Are Still a Buy

: One year ago,


published a cover story entitled "Time To Buy." The stocks discussed in that article are up an average of 31%. This week,


identifies which of them are still a buy.

Barron's Summaries

: Each week,


has bullish and bearish articles on a variety of stocks. We present summaries of those stories in this portfolio. This week's issue includes bullish takes on


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, and a bearish story on


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The Next Takeover Targets

: The pundits on the


Roundtable have seen many of their picks get acquired. Now they discuss which companies might be the next targets.

Speaking of Dividends

: This


column highlights the latest dividend increases, initiations, and cutbacks. This week, there's news on


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and others.

Research Reports

: Each week,


provides synopses of the latest analyst research reports. In the current issue, there are reports on




Pulte Homes

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Latest Activist Hedge Fund Purchases

: Which companies are the top hedge funds chasing? This week's list includes


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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 a fund of hedge funds. He is also a weekly columnist for

The Financial Times

and 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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